2019 BMW X1 in blue

2020 BMW X1*

2020 BMW X3 in white

2020 BMW X3

2020 BMW X1 vs. 2020 BMW X3

2020 BMW X1


2020 BMW X3
228 hp 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder

Base Engine

248 hp 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder

Top Engine

335 hp 3.0L turbocharged V6
23/32 city/highway mpg

EPA-Estimated MPG (base engine)

23/30 city/highway mpg
7.2 inches

Ground Clearance

8.0 inches
27.1 cubic feet

Cargo Space

28.1 cubic feet

If you are in Manchester shopping for a new luxury compact SUV, you can’t go wrong with a BMW. But should you choose the BMW X1 or the BMW X3? Compare in terms of performance, interiors, and more at Tulley BMW of Nashua to help you decide which one has what you need to improve your drives around Bedford and beyond.

BMW X1 vs. X3: Performance

No matter which BMW SUV you pick, you’ll be able to enjoy a powerful engine, an 8-speed Automatic transmission with Sport and Manual shift modes, standard front-wheel drive, and available BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive. However, the X3 has three engine options rather than one.

  • BMW X1 sDrive28i (FWD) and xDrive28i (AWD) Engine: 
    • 228 hp, 2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder engine
    • EPA-estimated 23/32 city/highway mpg
  • BMW X3 sDrive30i and xDrive30i (AWD) Engine:
    • 248 hp, 2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder engine
    • EPA-estimated 23/30 city/highway mpg
  • BMW X3 M40i Available Engine:
    • 355 hp, 3.0L M Performance TwinPower Turbo V6 engine
    • EPA-estimated 20/27 city/highway mpg
  • BMW X3 xDrive30e Hybrid Engine:
    • 288 combined hp 2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder engine
    • EPA-estimated fuel economy TBD
2020 BMW X1 driving

BMW X1 vs. X3: Interiors

Both the BMW X1 and X3 both offer comfortable and luxurious cabins for Merrimack drivers, with features like SensaTec upholstery, memory front seats, and a memory mirror. However, the pricier and larger BMW X3 offers a few more amenities as standard:

  • BMW X1 Interior: 8-way power front seats with 1-way manual headrests, high-gloss black interior trim with Pearl Gloss Chrome highlights
  • BMW X3 Interior: 10-way power front sport seats with 2-way power side bolsters and 2-way manual headrests, extra lumbar support, a panoramic moonroof, Dark Oak wood trim, 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats

BMW X1 vs. X3: Technology

In BMW SUVs like the X1 and the X3, you can enjoy similar technology features like Advanced Real-Time Traffic Information and Active Park Distance Control, as well as some differences:

2020 BMW X3 interior dashboard technology
  • BMW X1 Technology: 7-speaker and 205-watt sound system, BMW Navigation Business with a 6.5-inch high-resolution touch display, BMW ConnectedDrive® Services, Dynamic Cruise Control, a rear-window defroster, and rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • BMW X3 Technology: Head-up display, BMW Navigation Professional, Parking Assist Plus, Surround View with 3D View cameras, heated front seats, and steering wheel

Learn More at Tulley BMW of Nashua

If you have any questions about these two vehicles or if you want to compare BMW models in person, contact us at Tulley BMW of Nashua.

*2019 model year shown.

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