2019 BMW X3 vs. 2019 BMW X5

2019 BMW X3 in white

2019 BMW X3

2019 BMW X5

2019 BMW X5

$41,000 MSRP


$60,700 MSRP

Maximum Seating

7 with optional 3rd row
62.7 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Space

72.3 cubic feet
2.0L I-4 engine


3.0L I-6 engine

If you’re in the market for a new luxury SUV, the 2019 BMW X3 and 2019 BMW X5 are both popular options. However, depending on your needs, one might be a better fit than the other. The difference between the BMW X3 and X5 comes down to starting price, performance, and standard features. Drivers from Manchester and beyond can find out more in this BMW X3 vs. X5 comparison today, then explore BMW X5 towing or compare the X3 vs. Audi Q5 to research further!


Arguably the biggest difference between the X3 and X5 is their size. The 2019 BMW X3 is a compact crossover, and the 2019 BMW X5 is a midsize crossover. One will likely meet your seating and cargo needs better than the other:

  • 2019 BMW X3 Dimensions
    • Max. Cargo Room: 62.7 cubic feet
    • Front Legroom: 41.1 inches
    • Rear Legroom: 36.4 inches
    • Max. Seating: 5 passengers
  • 2019 BMW X5 Dimensions
    • Max. Cargo Room: 72.3 cubic feet
    • Front Legroom: 39.8 inches
    • Rear Legroom: 37.4 inches
    • Max. Seating: Up to 7 passengers with available 3rd row seating

If you need an even larger SUV, the new BMW X7 offers more interior and cargo space than the X5 model.

BMW X3 vs. X5 Specs

Under the hood, the X3 and X5 offer different engines and different performance levels. While the X3 comes standard with an efficient 4-cylinder engine, the X5 includes a V6 engine which prioritizes performance. Take a look at their specs and fuel economy estimates to see which one is better for your needs:

  • 2019 BMW X3 Specs
    • Horsepower: 248 hp
    • Torque: 258 lb-ft
    • Standard Drivetrain: RWD, AWD available
    • EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy (City/Highway): 23 mpg/30 mpg
  • 2019 BMW X5 Specs
    • Horsepower: 335 hp
    • Torque: 330 lb-ft
    • Standard Drivetrain: AWD
    • EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy (City/Highway): 20 mpg/26 mpg

Standard Features

Both the BMW X3 and the BMW X5 maintain the high level of luxury that BMW SUVs are known for, offering high tech features that are sure to please Bedford BMW fans. The following features are included in both models:

  • Voice activated navigation
  • Bluetooth® connectivity
  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Leatherette seat trim
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • HD Radio™
  • SiriusXM®
  • Available advanced real-time traffic information
  • Available head-up display

Which BMW Crossover Will You Drive Home in Nashua?

For more information about the 2019 BMW X3 interior or BMW X5 interior and safety features, turn to Tulley BMW of Nashua near Stratham. We have a generous inventory of both new BMW X3 and new BMW X5 models, so take a look at your configuration and color options before visiting us. We’re also happy to help you compare this compact SUV to other popular BMW models like the 2019 BMW X1. Contact us today to learn more about our lineup of BMW crossovers and SUVs! And if you’re looking for a sporty car for weekend trips, look into pre-ordering the new BMW Z4 Roadster.

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