In comparing the BMW X3 M40i's and the Porsche Macan S's specifications and ratings, the BMW X3 M40i 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, reliability, overall quality score and base engine power. The Porsche Macan S has the advantage in the area of resale value. Based on this comparison of the BMW X3 M40i's and the Porsche Macan S's specifications and ratings, the BMW X3 M40i is a better car than the Porsche Macan S.
BMW X3 M40i vs. Porsche Macan S Pricing
A used 2023 BMW X3 M40i ranges from $58,973 to $70,197 while a used 2023 Porsche Macan S is priced between $71,883 to $88,305. For a new model, the BMW X3 M40i's price is between $64,245 and $72,342, with the Porsche Macan S priced between $76,374 and $92,733.
BMW X3 M40i vs. Porsche Macan S Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the BMW X3 M40i loses 50.5 percent of its value and the Porsche Macan S loses 37 percent of its value. This means the Porsche Macan S retains 13.5 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the BMW X3 M40i.
BMW X3 M40i vs. Porsche Macan S Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW X3 is 8.6 out of 10 while the Porsche Macan's quality rating is 7.5 out of 10. This results in the BMW X3 being ranked 2 out of 29 Best Luxury Small SUVs and the Porsche Macan being ranked 11 out of 29. Out of 60 Best Luxury 5-seater SUVs, the BMW X3 is ranked 4 and the Porsche Macan is ranked 23. The BMW X3 is also ranked 5 out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs while the Porsche Macan is ranked 28 out of 67.
BMW X3 M40i vs. Porsche Macan S Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the BMW X3 is 8.3 out of 10. For the Porsche Macan the reliability rating is 6.1 out of 10. This gives the BMW X3 an advantage in reliability compared to the Porsche Macan.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the BMW X3 M40i’s base engine makes 382 horsepower, and the Porsche Macan S base engine makes 375 horsepower. The M40i is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 447 miles. The S is rated to deliver an average of 19 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 393 miles. This gives the BMW X3 M40i the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Porsche Macan S. Both models use premium unleaded.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The BMW X3 M40i has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the BMW X3 M40i has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.