BMW X1 vs BMW X3


At Faulkner BMW, we’re dedicated to pairing you with the luxury SUV that best aligns with your lifestyle. When comparing the BMW X1 vs. BMW X3, you’ll find each model is able to elevate your drives around Lancaster, York, Ephrata, and Reading.

To help you determine which SAV® deserves a special place in your lineup, we placed both in a head-to-head comparison. Continue reading to see how they stack up!

BMW X3 Engine Specs

BMW X1 Specs vs BMW X3 Specs

A perfect companion for city commuters and weekend road trippers, the BMW X1 is equipped with an efficient 2.0L TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine. Paired to an 8-speed STEPTRONIC automatic transmission with Sport and Manual shift modes, it delivers 228 horsepower. When properly configured, it can achieve 0 to 60 MPH in just 6.3 seconds.

Similarly, the BMW X3 also provides a 2.0L 4-cylinder and 8-speed automatic transmission. Drivers looking to dominate the roadway can also opt for the X3 M40i trim. Featuring a powerful 3.0L BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder engine, it seamlessly produces up to 382 horsepower.

On a straight shot, the BMW X3 can reach 0 to 60 MPH in a jaw-dropping 4.4 seconds. It achieves these impressive specs while also earning an EPA-estimated 24 city/29 highway/26 combined MPG.*

In terms of the BMW X1 MPG, it earns an EPA-estimated 24 city/33 highway/27 combined MPG.* Each SAV® employs Auto Start-Stop function, while the BMW X3 adds special Brake Energy Regeneration to help close the efficiency gap.

BMW X3 Dimensions


BMW X1 Technology BMW X3 Interior

BMW X1 Dimensions vs BMW X3 Dimensions

Having enough space to fit the gear you need for your busy life is important when choosing a new BMW SAV®. You’ll also want to choose a vehicle you’ll feel comfortable driving over long distances.

Meticulously designed inside and out, both the BMW X1 and the BMW X3 take advantage of every square inch:



Exterior Length/Width/Height

175.5/71.7/62.9 inches

185.9/74.4/66 inches


41.9 inches

41.1 inches

Legroom (Front/Rear)

40.4/37 inches


Available Cargo Capacity

58.7 cubic feet

62.7 cubic feet

BMW X1 Interior

BMW X1 Interior vs BMW X3 Interior

Each SAV® provides a flexible and inviting space for up to five passengers. Both vehicles are outfitted with a power tailgate, SensaTec upholstery, and Advanced Vehicle & Key Memory. They also make it easy for you and your crew to load up and settle in for a peaceful drive.

To keep the information that you need front and center, the BMW X1 and the BMW X3 also come with an iDrive system with 8.8-inch center screen. This includes the BMW ConnectedDrive® Services to keep all your favorite music, news, and apps in one convenient place.

Speaking of your favorite tunes, each BMW is also outfitted with a crystal-clear Hi-Fi Sound System. The BMW X1 has a total of seven speakers, while the BMW X3 places a whopping 12 speakers throughout the cabin.

Additional technologies you’ll find inside each SAV® include Apple CarPlay™, HD Radio™, and Bluetooth® wireless technology.

2019 BMW X1

BMW X1 vs BMW X1: Come Decide for Yourself

At Faulkner BMW, our team is ready to help you find the luxury SAV® of your dreams. Now that you have a better idea of your options, we encourage you to stop by our dealership or go online to schedule a test drive.

Before you know it, you’ll be hitting the streets of Lancaster, York, Ephrata, and Reading in a new BMW SAV®!

*Preliminary EPA-estimated figures are for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on speed, driving habits, trip length and driving conditions; actual mileage may be lower. Note for MPGe: All data are provisional and subject to official confirmation. The provisional power consumption figures have been calculated based on the ECE test cycle.

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