Compare 2020 BMW X3 vs X5 vs X7

2020 BMW X3 vs 2020 BMW X5
2020 BMW X3 2020 BMW X5 2020 BMW X7


2.0L Turbo I-4 3.0L Turbo I-63.0L Turbo I-6


248 335 335

MPG (City/Highway)

25/29 * 21/26 * 20/25 *

2020 BMW X3 vs 2020 BMW X5

Serving Brentwood, TN

When the BMW X5 was released in 1999, it became the automaker's first SUV. The X3 joined this executive luxury SUV in 2004. As a midsize luxury crossover SUV, it sits below the X5 in the lineup. In 2019, the X7 debuted. This full-size luxury SUV is placed above the X5 in the lineup, and it is currently BMW's flagship SUV. A common question that customers at BMW of Nashville have is tied to the differences between these three vehicles. Are you ready to learn how they compare?


The 2020 BMW X3 is the perfect SUV to be in when adventures are knocking at your door. It is available with the same 248-horsepower engine across both of its trim levels. Upgrades are available to the steering and suspension systems, and a trailer tow package can be added to haul your boat or other toys. The 2020 BMW X5 is offered in three trims. The lower trims provide you with 335 horsepower, and the top option delivers 456 horsepower. Notably, this is a rear-wheel-drive SUV that has more towing power than the X3. It also has an available adaptive suspension system and available intelligent all-wheel drive in select trims. The 2020 X7 delivers 335 horsepower or 456 horsepower depending on the trim selected. It comes with x-Drive and intelligent all-wheel drive as standard equipment.


The 2020 X3 has a sporty yet sophisticated façade as well as the smallest stance out of all three vehicles. It is a 2-row SUV that boasts a sporty front fascia and a tapered roof. The side windows angle upward at the rear to highlight the roof's angle. A side air vent is placed next to the front wheel fender, and a dramatic contour element starts at this air vent and fades to the rear. In comparison, the X5 is a 3-row SUV that has a comparable grille with sharper, longer headlights than you will find on the X3. The lower fascia has a horizontal bar design, and the side air vent is muted. The shapes of the roof and side windows are traditional. The X7 for 2020 makes the most significant impact with its large size and prominent profile. While it has a signature BMW grille design, the LED headlights have a multi-elemental design. The hood and sides boast elegant flow, and a modified air vent is placed in a lower position on the side. A crisp personality line runs from the vent throughout the side.


The price differential between the base MSRP for the X3 and the top trim level for the X7 is substantial, so you can reasonably expect to find significant differences in features from model to model and from trim to trim. All of these vehicles have smart device integration, a premium audio system, leather material with heated seating, engine start-stop, a memory key, an extensive moonroof, and other equipment.

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A comparison of the X3 to the X5 and X7 can continue via a test drive at BMW of Nashville. We proudly maintain a large inventory that includes multiple unique options representing all of these models. Connect with the BMW of Nashville team today for further assistance.

* EPA-estimated. Actual mileage may vary.

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