Comparison - BMW X3 xDrive30e 2021 - vs - Volkswagen Taos SEL 2022

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
49,600
Updated: 
08 Apr 2019
$
33,045
Updated: 
08 Dec 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
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: 
13.20gals
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
Mineral White Metallic
#E7E7E7
Jet Black
#141414
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

Electric

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

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

The 2022 Taos is a completely new model in VW showrooms. Leading up to its official reveal, we learned about its engine specs and size details as well as its handsome design and available features.

Pros
Huge back seat for its subcompact designation,
generous cargo storage,
really good fuel-economy figures.

Cons
Acceleration isn't as spunky as some rivals,
some chintzy cabin materials,
maladroit dual-clutch automatic.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Pros
Comfortable ride
Great gas mileage
Spacious, supportive seats
Excellent cargo capacity

Cons
Some cheap cabin materials
Unrefined transmissions

By: 
usnews.com

All-new two-row subcompact SUV that slots below the Tiguan.

Pros
Sharp handling and smooth driving character
Comfortable interior that's easy to get in and out of
Big cargo area for a little SUV
Impressive technology features

Cons
Transmission can be slow to frustratingly slow to downshift
Noticeable road and engine noise at highway speeds

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

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

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
1.50L
Torque: 
258ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
184ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
Horsepower: 
288hp
at 6 500rpm
158hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
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: 
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: 
185.90in
175.80in
Width: 
74.40in
72.50in
Height: 
66.00in
64.60in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
6.60in
Front Track: 
63.80in
Rear Track: 
64.40in
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: 
59.40cu.ft
60.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
4400lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
27.20cu.ft
24.90cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.10degrees
17.70degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.40degrees
24.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
4586.00lbs
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
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 Thigh Extension
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
Turn Signal In Mirrors
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
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
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.0 In.
19 X 8.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Run flat tires
Null Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
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: 
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
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
Dynamic Handling Package
Parking Assistance Package
Premium Package
Convenience Package
Shadowline Package
Driver Assistance Professional Package
M Sport Package
Taos MDO Package
VW Care
First Aid Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit
Combination Roadside Kit
Panoramic Sunroof 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
Roof Rack
Splash Guards
Wheel Locks
Side Steps
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
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, 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
Color: 
French Roast/Black, leather
#645954
Gray/Black, leather
#37363B