Comparison - BMW X3 M40i 2020 - vs - Volkswagen Taos SEL 2022

General

Other Names:

Also called:

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Also called:

Tharu

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
55,900
Updated: 
08 Apr 2019
$
33,045
Updated: 
08 Dec 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2022
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
7-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.70gals
14.50gals
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
Sunstone Metallic
#C8C6C1
Color: 
Cornflower Blue
#2F71B5
King's Red Metallic
#B4011C
Dusk Blue Metallic
#2E436B
Pure Gray
#868580
Pure White
#F8F8F8
Pyrite Silver Metallic
#9A9A95
Platinum Gray Metallic
#626262
Deep Black Pearl
#1E1E1E

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 X3 receives minor packaging changes for this year. Navigation is newly standard, and some of the switchgear is now silver instead of black. LED headlights with cornering lights are also new on 30i models.

Pros
Sure-footed handling,
authoritative powertrains,
fuel-efficient engines.

Cons
No Android Auto,
small mirrors hamper visibility,
auto stop/start could be smoother.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 BMW X3 ranked #3 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the BMW X3 has a score of 8.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 16 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Powerful engines
Fun to drive
Easy-to-use infotainment system
Plenty of passenger and cargo space

Cons
More expensive that most rivals
Less stylish interior than some competitors

By: 
usnews.com

The 2020 BMW X3 comes with rear wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic.Navigation now included with Live Cockpit Plus and Live Cockpit Pro.

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

Cons
Android Auto is conspicuously absent from the options list

By: 
edmunds.com

We know that VW is bringing a new small SUV to America. However, we don't know if it'll be named Tharu (as in other markets) or Tarek. We think it'll be called the latter when it eventually reaches U.S. dealerships in 2021. It'll likely have dimensions similar to its corporate counterpart, the luxury-subcompact Audi Q3, and share mechanical equipment with the size-up Tiguan.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
25.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
32.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
1.50L
Torque: 
365ft-lbs
at 1 520rpm
184ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
Horsepower: 
382hp
at 5 800rpm
158hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.70Feet
37.60Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
no
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
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
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
Keyless Ignition
Adaptive Cruise Control
Rear Parking Sensors
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
186.10in
175.80in
Width: 
74.70in
72.50in
Height: 
66.00in
64.60in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
6.60in
Wheel Base: 
112.80in
105.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
40.70
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
39.80
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
40.10in
Rear leg room: 
36.40in
37.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.60in
56.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.00in
55.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
62.70cu.ft
60.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
4400lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
28.70cu.ft
24.90cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.10degrees
17.70degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.40degrees
24.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
4317.00lbs
3430.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

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
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

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
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Manual Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding center armrest
Reclining Rear Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Three Zone Climate Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual Zone Front Climate Control

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
1 Subwoofer(S)
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
400 Watts Stereo Output
8 Total Speakers
Beats Audio Premium Brand Speakers
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control
Satellite Radio Satellite Radio
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
AM/FM Stereo

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 7.5 In.
19 X 8.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Run flat tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Null Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
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 Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
M Sport brakes
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
LED Headlamp
Post-collision safety system
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Brake Drying
Emergency Braking Preparation
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors
LED Headlamp
Adaptive Headlights
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Cornering Lights
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
4-Wheel ABS
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Executive Package
Driving Assistance Package
Driver Assistance Plus Package
Premium Package
Parking Assistance Package
Taos MDO Package
VW Care
First Aid Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit
Combination Roadside Kit
Panoramic Sunroof Package
Exterior Options: 
19" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Run-Flat Performance
20" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Run-Flat Performance Tires
21" M Double-Spoke Cerium Grey Wheels W/Run-Flat Performance Tires
Space-Saver Spare
Trailer Hitch
Acoustic Glass
Roof Rack
Splash Guards
Wheel Locks
Side Steps
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
Luggage Net
Rubber Mats Kit
Rearview Mirror W/HomeLinkĀ® Connect
Carpeted Mats
Privacy Cover

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
Color: 
French Roast/Black, leather
#645954
Gray/Black, leather
#37363B