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BMW X3 vs. Porsche Macan

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

BMW X3 versus Porsche Macan Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used BMW X3 ranges from $36,367 to $55,989 while a used Porsche Macan from the same model year range is priced between $52,175 to $88,030. For a new model, the BMW X3's price is between $46,787 and $64,090, with the Porsche Macan priced between $58,895 and $86,900.

BMW X3 versus Porsche Macan 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 12 out of 29. Out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs, the BMW X3 is ranked 67 and the Porsche Macan is ranked 28.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the BMW X3’s base engine makes 248 horsepower, and the Porsche Macan base engine makes 261 horsepower. The X3 is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 499 miles. The Macan is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 428 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

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

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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:

$58,895 - $86,900

Used Asking Price:

$52,175 - $88,030

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

37%

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:

7.5 / 10

Reliability:

6.1 / 10

Retained Value:

8.9 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

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

iSeeCars Rankings

10 / 29
12 / 29
28 / 67
29 / 67

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, GTS, S, T

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 / 50000 miles

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:

261 hp @ 5000 rpm

Torque:

295 foot-lbs @ 1800 rpm

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

0.063 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:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

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

19 / 25 / 21

Range (city/hwy):

325 / 428 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:

N/A

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

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:

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:

N/A

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

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:

Not yet available

Front Leg Room:

Not yet available

Front Shoulder Room:

Not yet available

Rear Head Room:

Not yet available

Rear Leg Room:

Not yet available

Rear Shoulder Room:

Not yet available

Cargo Space:

17.2 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

53 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:

4151 lbs

Width:

82.6 inches

Height:

63.8 inches

Length:

186.1 inches

Wheelbase:

110.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.9 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:

19.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

235/55R19