Comparison - BMW X3 M40i 2019 - vs - Mazda CX-8 ASAKI 2019

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
54,650
Updated: 
08 Apr 2019
$
64,990
AUD
Updated: 
22 Feb 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.70gals
19.70gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Alpine White
#EDEEF2
Black Sapphire Metallic
#030404
Carbon Black Metallic
#495062
Dark Graphite Metallic
#545454
Glacier Silver Metallic
#A0A3B2
Phytonic Blue Metallic
#315D84
Color: 
DEEP CRYSTAL BLUE MICA
#2B3147
SOUL RED CRYSTAL METALLIC
#A00429
TITANIUM FLASH MICA
#4C3A2A
JET BLACK MICA
#181818
MACHINE GREY METALLIC
#373743
SONIC SILVER METALLIC
#A7B0B5
SNOWFLAKE WHITE PEARL MICA
#FFFFFF

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 BMW X3 is a versatile compact crossover that delivers on rising expectations.

Pros
Handsome exterior
Responsive and sharp powertrains
Standard automatic emergency braking this year
Good outward vision
Ample interior room

Cons
Can easily reach more than $60,000
CarPlay with a subscription? Really?
Conservative compared to competitors
No electrified version yet
Relatively heavy steering

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 BMW X3 ranked #5 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the BMW X3 has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 13 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Powerful engines
Nimble handling
Spacious, supportive seats
Above-average cargo capacity

Cons
Rivals are more opulent inside
Above-average starting price

By: 
usnews.com

Fifteen years ago, it might have been difficult to foresee the success of the X3. Back then, BMW's 3 Series wagon set the standard for the class and offered all the practicality you could want in a vehicle that size. Why get something that didn't handle as well and got worse fuel economy? But that original 2004 X3 helped pioneer the entry-level luxury SUV class, and the 2019 X3 is now a hugely important staple in the BMW lineup.

Pros
Both available engines are fuel-efficient and powerful
Wide variety of standard and optional features for personalization
Plenty of room for front and rear passengers

Cons
Android Auto is conspicuously absent from the options list

By: 
edmunds.com

Need a big Mazda SUV, but don't want petrol? The brand now has the answer - it's called the CX-8. Paul Maric checks it out.

Pros
Excellent fuel efficiency
Stacks of standard features, especially in top-specification Asaki model
Plenty of room inside for a growing family

Cons
Diesel engine can run out of breath when overtaking
Quality of 360-degree camera is very poor
Three year warranty with no roadside assistance starting to fall behind the pack

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Diesel
Fuel Economy Info: 
Urban/Extra Urban/Combined(L/100km) - 6.9/5.5/6
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Diesel

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
2.20L
Torque: 
369ft-lbs
at 1 520rpm
331ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
355hp
at 5 500rpm
187hp
at 4 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.70Feet
38.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Hands-Free Calling*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Cargo Floor Mats
Electric power assist Steering type
Auxiliary 12 volt power outlets 2 (including cargo area)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
186.10in
192.90in
Width: 
74.70in
72.40in
Height: 
66.00in
67.90in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
8.00in
Front Track: 
62.80in
Rear Track: 
62.90in
Wheel Base: 
112.80in
115.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
Rear leg room: 
36.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
62.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
4400lbs
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
28.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.10degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
4317.00lbs
4314.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
Instrument panel light dimmer
Low fuel warning light
Active Driving Display
Critical function warning lights/chimes
Driver's left footrest

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Hands-Free Entry
4 one-touch power windows
power steering

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
10-Way Power Passenger Seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette
10-Way Power Driver Seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Sport Front Seats
Bucket front seats
Floor covering
Gear shift knob Leather
Heated seats Front and second row
Passenger assist grips
Seats (front) with: adjustable head restraints Driver & passenger
Seats (front) with: lumbar adjustment Driver
Seats (front) with: power adjustment 10-way with 2-position memory (driver), 6-way (passenger)
Seats (front) with: rake and slide adjustment
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding center armrest
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Seats (second row) with: adjustable head restraints
Seats (second row) with: centre fold down armrest
Seats (second row) with: split fold backrest 60/40

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
MacPherson strut
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Multi-link
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Three Zone Climate Control
Air-conditioning Three zone climate control with rear control and vents (second row)
Rear door window sunshade
Vanity mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
12 Total Speakers
205 Watts Stereo Output
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Audio System Premium Bose 273 watt amplifier and 10 speakers
Auxiliary-audio input jack (3.5mm mini-stereo)
Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio capability
Infotainment screen 7-inch colour touch
Multi-function commander control
USB-audio input port 2, MP3, WMA, AAC, iPod compatible

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Tail-lamps
Headlamps Adaptive LED (ALH) with auto on/off function
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 7.5 In.
19 x 7.0
Wheels more: 
Run flat tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
solid disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), including Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assistant, Brake Drying, and Brake Stand-by features; with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
M Sport brakes
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
LED Headlamp
Post-collision safety system
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
LATCH attachments for child-restraint safety installation
3-point safety belts with force limiters and head restraints at all seating positions
Adaptive headlights
Front and rear Head Protection System (HPS)
Impact sensor that activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery; automatically unlocks doors; and turns on hazard and interior lights
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Brake Drying
Emergency Braking Preparation
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
4-Wheel ABS
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors
Blind Spot Monitoring
Driver Attention Alert
Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
Forward Obstruction Warning
High mount stop lamp
Hill Launch Assist (HLA)
Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA)
Intrusion-minimising brake pedal
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Lane-keep Assist System (LAS)
Left-hand-side convex (wide angle) exterior mirror
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
Seat-belt warning
Smart Brake Support (SBS)
Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR)
Whiplash-minimising front seats

Options

Packages: 
Executive Package
Driving Assistance Package
Driver Assistance Plus Package
Premium Package
Parking Assistance Package
Exterior Options: 
19" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/All-Season Tires
20" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Mixed Performance Tires
21" M Double-Spoke Cerium Gray Wheels W/Mixed Performance Tires
Space-Saver Spare
Trailer Hitch
Interior Options: 
Front Ventilated Seats
Rear Manual Side Window Shades
Wireless Charging
Heated Front Seats
Front And Rear Heated Seats
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
Navigation System W/Touchpad
Active Cruise Control
Heated Steering Wheel

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black SensaTec, leatherette
#000000
Cognac Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#9C745B
Canberra Beige/Black SensaTec, leatherette
#D9D3C7
Canberra Beige/Black Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#D9D3C7
Mocha Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#5A5653
Black Vernasca w/Blue Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#000000
Black Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#000000
Oyster Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#C4C0B5