Comparison - BMW X3 xDrive30e 2021 - vs - Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid FLAIR PLUS 2020

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
49,600
Updated: 
08 Apr 2019
‎£
28,935
Updated: 
11 Jul 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
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
Mineral White Metallic
#E7E7E7
Jet Black
#141414
Color: 
#292929
#2A525E
#8C8F96
#B8381B
#464447
#B5B9B8
#F5F5F5

Electric

Battery: 
12.0 kWh li-Ion
Full Charge Time: 
Time To Charge Battery (At 240V) - 3.0 hr
Top Speed: 
130mph
131mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
5.90s
8.60s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2021 BMW X3 is a do-all small crossover loaded with luxury, technology, and usability, with a dash of sporty personality.

Pros
The best BMW to buy?
Strong engine choices
Decent standard safety gear
Comfortable, well-appointed cabin
Ferocious M versions

Cons
Mighty expensive when loaded up
Wallflower styling
Grabby hybrid brakes
A few cheap touches inside

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2021 BMW X3's #1 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Compact SUVs category. Currently the BMW X3 has a score of 8.6 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 30 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Muscular engine options
Poised ride and handling
Easy-to-use infotainment system
Roomy seating and cargo space

Cons
Higher starting price than many rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The 2021 BMW X3 Hybrid comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic.Many advanced safety features are now standard.Android Auto is finally available.A few previously optional features are now standard.

Pros
Smooth ride and comfortable seats
Wide variety of standard and optional features for personalization
Roomy interior for both front and rear passengers

Cons
Limited real-world EV range
Lower overall fuel economy than the gas-only X3
Questionable value proposition of the plug-in hybrid

By: 
edmunds.com

It doesn’t really do sharp handling, it’s not quite big enough to match the best in class for practicality, nor does it come with seven seats. Yet don’t overlook the C5 Aircross if those limitations don’t worry you, because it has a lot of other things going for it; its ride is superb on most roads, it cruises along supremely quietly, it has a reasonable purchase price and very reasonable running costs.

Pros
Mostly a super-smooth ride
Quiet inside at speed
Frugal engines

Cons
Wallowy handling
No seven-seat option
Question marks of Citroën's reliability

By: 
whatcar.com

The C5 Aircross is Citroen's (late) leap onto the family-crossover bandwagon.A plug-in hybrid arrives early in 2020. The big draw with that one will be better fuel economy for commuting, and lower tax. Interestingly Citroen elected to make its PHEV front-drive only to keep the price down. Whereas Peugeot, which sells 3008s at a higher price, went for a more expensive PHEV system with 4WD via an extra rear-mounted motor.

Pros
Very comfortable in all sorts of ways.
Looks different.
No sporty pretence

Cons
No sporty actuality.
Ride not as consistent as billed.
Occasionally irritating screen system

By: 
topgear.com

Pros
Eye-catching looks
Generous boot space
Comfortable to drive

Cons
Some low-rent interior bits
Awkward infotainment system
Rear space is tight

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Hybrid
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
1.60L
Torque: 
258ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
295ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
288hp
at 6 500rpm
174hp
at 3 750rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.60Feet

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
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: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Cargo Floor Mats
12V socket in front of cabin
Hands-Free Tailgate (Button on Key, Dashboard or foot operation possible)
Keyless Entry and Start
Electric power steering
Park Assist function (with auto parallel and bay parking)
Leather steering wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
185.90in
177.10in
Width: 
74.40in
82.60in
Height: 
66.00in
65.70in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
Front Track: 
63.80in
Rear Track: 
64.40in
Wheel Base: 
112.80in
107.40in

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: 
59.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
4400lbs
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
27.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.10degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
4586.00lbs
3152.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
no
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
Gear Efficiency Indicator (GEI)

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
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 Thigh Extension
Sport Front Seats
Driver 2 way lumbar adjustment
Electric driver seat adjustment (height, fore/aft and backrest angle
Manual passenger seat adjustment (height, fore/aft and backrest angle
Driver and front passenger adjustable headrests
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding center armrest
Reclining Rear Seats
Folding center armrest
3 independent same-width rear seats with adjustable recline angle
Rear seats with adjustable height headrests ●

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Multi-link rear suspension with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions
Suspension Info: 
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
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Anti odour and pollen filter
Automatic dual zone climate control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
USB With External Media Control
12 Total Speakers
205 Watts Stereo Output
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Central 8 inch capacitive touch screen
Citroen Connect Nav
6 speaker
Bluetooth connectivity
Mirror Screen (Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto)
12.3 inch customisable TFT instrument display
2x USB sockets

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Dark tinted rear windows and rear windscreen
Black Exterior Look Pack
Acoustic windscreen with rain sensor and light sensor
Auto-dimming electro-chrome rear view mirror
Electric, heated and folding body coloured door mirrors with integrated LED indicator and kerb puddle light
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.0 In.
19"
Wheels more: 
Run flat tires
Puncture repair kit with compressor
Tyre under inflation indicator
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
205.00millimeters
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
Front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear 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: 
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
Post-collision safety system
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Brake Drying
Cornering Lights
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors
force limiters in the outer rear seats
Rear three-point retractable seatbelts (x3), with pre-tensioners
Seatbelt unfastened on the move audible and visual alert for front and rear seats
Hill Start Assist
Collision Risk Alert
Post Collision Safety Brake
Coffee Break Alert
Driver Attention Alert
Extended Traffic Sign Recognition and Recommendation
Active Lane Departure Warning System
Active Blind Spot Monitoring System
Intelligent Beam Headlights
Automatic door locking when moving off

Options

Packages: 
Executive Package
Dynamic Handling Package
Parking Assistance Package
Premium Package
Convenience Package
Shadowline Package
Driver Assistance Professional Package
M Sport Package
Exterior Options: 
19" Y-Spoke Ferric Grey Wheels W/Run-Flat All-Season Tires
Panoramic Moonroof
Comfort Access Keyless Entry
20" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Run-Flat Performance Tires
19" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Run-Flat All-Season Tires
Trailer Hitch
19" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Run-Flat Performance Tires
Interior Options: 
Ambient Lighting
Rear Manual Side Window Shades
Front And Rear Heated Seats
Heated Steering Wheel
Connected Package Pro
Front Ventilated Seats
Heated Front Seats
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
Wireless Charging

Colors

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