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BMW X1 vs. BMW X3

When comparing the BMW X1 to the BMW X3, 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. The BMW X3 has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The BMW X1 and BMW X3 have the same overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the BMW X1 versus the BMW X3, the BMW X1 is a better car than the BMW X3.

BMW X1 versus BMW X3 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used BMW X1 ranges from $31,499 to $40,969 while a used BMW X3 from the same model year range is priced between $36,367 to $55,989. For a new model, the BMW X1's price is between $37,934 and $45,327, with the BMW X3 priced between $46,787 and $64,090.

BMW X1 versus BMW X3 Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW X1 and BMW X3 is 8.6 out of 10. With both vehicles earning the same number they are extremely competitive in their vehicle segment. BMW X1 is ranked 7 out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs and BMW X3 is ranked 6 out of 67, with their respective reliability, retained value, and safety ratings used to break the tie, in that order.

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. Both models use premium unleaded.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The BMW X1 has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity than the BMW X3.

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$37,934 - $45,327

Used Asking Price:

$31,499 - $40,969

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

43.4%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$46,787 - $64,090

Used Asking Price:

$36,367 - $55,989

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

50.5%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.6 / 10

Reliability:

7.2 / 10

Retained Value:

8.5 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.6 / 10

Reliability:

8.2 / 10

Retained Value:

7.6 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 12
1 / 12
7 / 67
17 / 67

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 29
2 / 29
6 / 67
9 / 67

Summary Review

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Summary Review

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Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

xDrive28i

Trim Levels

xDrive30i, M40i, sDrive30i

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

241 hp @ 4500 rpm

Torque:

295 foot-lbs @ 1500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.064 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

248 hp @ 5200 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 1450 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.061 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

25 / 34 / 28

Range (city/hwy):

358 / 486 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

23 / 29 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

396 / 499 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

N/A

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

42.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.3 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.1 inches

Cargo Space:

25.7 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

57.2 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.6 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56 inches

Cargo Space:

28.7 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

62.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3750 lbs

Width:

82.8 inches

Height:

64.6 inches

Length:

177.2 inches

Wheelbase:

106 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.1 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4079 lbs

Width:

84.2 inches

Height:

66 inches

Length:

185.9 inches

Wheelbase:

112.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

8 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

225/55R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

245/50R19