In comparing the BMW X1's and the BMW X3's specifications and ratings, the BMW X1 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and resale value. The BMW X3 has the advantage in the areas of reliability, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the BMW X1's and the BMW X3's specifications and ratings, the BMW X1 is a better car than the BMW X3.
BMW X1 vs. BMW X3 Pricing
A used 2023 BMW X1 ranges from $41,273 to $48,725 while a used 2023 BMW X3 is priced between $44,200 to $63,987. For a new model, the BMW X1's price is between $41,421 and $50,394, with the BMW X3 priced between $50,193 and $68,828.
BMW X1 vs. BMW X3 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the BMW X1 loses 43.4 percent of its value and the BMW X3 loses 50.5 percent of its value. This means the BMW X1 retains 7.1 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the BMW X3.
BMW X1 vs. BMW X3 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW X1 is 8.6 out of 10 while the BMW X3's quality rating is 8.6 out of 10. This results in the BMW X1 being ranked 6 out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs and the BMW X3 being ranked 5 out of 67.
BMW X1 vs. BMW X3 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the BMW X1 is 7.2 out of 10. For the BMW X3 the reliability rating is 8.3 out of 10. This gives the BMW X3 an advantage in reliability compared to the BMW X1.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the BMW X1’s base engine makes 241 horsepower, and the BMW X3 base engine makes 248 horsepower. The X1 is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 486 miles. The X3 is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 499 miles.This gives the BMW X1 the advantage in fuel efficiency and the BMW X3 the advantage in maximum range. Both models use premium unleaded.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the BMW X1 and the BMW X3 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, both the BMW X1 and the BMW X3 have the same Top Safety Pick+ award.