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BMW X3 vs. BMW X4 M

In comparing the BMW X3 to the BMW X4 M, the BMW X3 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 X4 M has the advantage in the area of base engine power. Based on this comparison of the BMW X3 versus the BMW X4 M, the BMW X3 is a better car than the BMW X4 M.

BMW X3 versus BMW X4 M Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used BMW X3 ranges from $36,367 to $55,989 while a used BMW X4 M from the same model year range is priced between $66,335 to $77,863. For a new model, the BMW X3's price is between $46,787 and $64,090, with the BMW X4 M priced between $77,717 and $88,308.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the BMW X3’s base engine makes 248 horsepower, and the BMW X4 M base engine makes 473 horsepower. The X3 is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 499 miles. The X4 M is rated to deliver an average of 17 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 344 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The BMW X3 and BMW X4 M are comparable in regards to rear shoulder room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The BMW X3 has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity, while the BMW X4 M has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance.

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$46,787 - $64,090

Used Asking Price:

$36,367 - $55,989

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

50.5%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$77,717 - $88,308

Used Asking Price:

$66,335 - $77,863

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.6 / 10

Reliability:

8.2 / 10

Retained Value:

7.6 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

7.9 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

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

iSeeCars Rankings

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

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

xDrive30i, M40i, sDrive30i

Trim Levels

Base

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):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

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

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

473 hp @ 6250 rpm

Torque:

457 foot-lbs @ 2750 rpm

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

0.103 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:

RWD / AWD

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

23 / 29 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

396 / 499 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

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

15 / 20 / 17

Range (city/hwy):

258 / 344 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:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

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:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

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

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:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

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

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56 inches

Cargo Space:

18.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

50.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

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

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4597 lbs

Width:

84.2 inches

Height:

63.8 inches

Length:

187.5 inches

Wheelbase:

112.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.1 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

245/50R19

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

20.0 x 9.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

255/45ZR20