When we compare the INFINITI QX30's and the BMW X3's specifications and ratings, the INFINITI QX30 has the advantage in the areas of 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 interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the INFINITI QX30's and the BMW X3's specifications and ratings, the INFINITI QX30 is a better car than the BMW X3.
INFINITI QX30 vs. BMW X3 Pricing
A used 2019 INFINITI QX30 ranges from $19,899 to $29,360 while a used 2019 BMW X3 is priced between $24,990 to $41,418.
INFINITI QX30 vs. BMW X3 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the INFINITI QX30 loses 47.9 percent of its value and the BMW X3 loses 50.5 percent of its value. This means the INFINITI QX30 retains 2.6 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the BMW X3.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the INFINITI QX30’s base engine makes 208 horsepower, and the BMW X3 base engine makes 248 horsepower. The QX30 is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 436 miles. The X3 is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 516 miles.This gives the INFINITI QX30 the advantage in fuel efficiency and the BMW X3 the advantage in maximum range. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The BMW X3, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The INFINITI QX30, a crossover/subcompact SUV, has the advantage in the area of front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The BMW X3 has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.