Comparison - BMW X3 xDrive30i 2019 - vs - Land Rover Discovery Sport SE 2018

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Average Price: 
$
43,000
Updated: 
15 Apr 2019
37,795
Updated: 
23 Mar 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.70gals
18.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Alpine White
#EDEEF2
Black Sapphire Metallic
#030404
Carbon Black Metallic
#495062
Phytonic Blue Metallic
#315D84
Glacier Silver Metallic
#A0A3B2
Jet Black
#4F5055
Dark Olive Metallic
#524B38
Dark Graphite Metallic
#545454
Mineral White Metallic
#7B7F89
Terra Brown Metallic
#4B3830
Color: 
Aintree Green Metallic
#0F7D40
Aruba Premium Metallic
#DAD6CB
Carpathian Grey Premium Metallic
#3C3E44
Corris Grey Metallic
#5C5B5F
Farallon Black Premium Metallic
#242930
Firenze Red Metallic
#64191E
Fuji White
#FAFAFA
Indus Silver Metallic
#A6A6A6
Kaikoura Stone Metallic
#786A65
Loire Blue Metallic
#253A84
Narvik Black
#1D1D1D
Phoenix Orange Premium Metallic
#F8691D
Santorini Black Metallic
#12140F
Scotia Grey Metallic
#6F847D
Silicon Silver Premium Metallic
#9F9E9C
Waitomo Grey Premium Metallic
#676060
Yulong White Metallic
#D2D4D8

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 BMW X3 ranked #6 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the BMW X3 has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 22 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

The X3 also becomes a more full-fledged member of the BMW family with its upgraded interior. And at a time when some of the brand’s passenger-car offerings have strayed from BMW’s historically strong dynamics, the new X3 makes an encouraging showing there as well.

Pros
Chassis tuning like BMWs of old,
improved interior,
plenty of passenger and cargo space.

Cons
Imprecise variable-ratio steering,
goofy electronic shifter,
the entry-level four pales next to the six-cylinder.

By: 
caranddriver.com

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 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport builds on the automaker’s reputation in all the right ways. It’s comfortable, relatively affordable, and still capable.

Pros
Capable off-road
Well-equipped at every trim level
Handsome exterior
Comfortable for four adults

Cons
No standard heated seats?
Somewhat thirsty
Pricey uprated engine
Gets expensive with just a few options

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport ranked #15 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Land Rover Discovery Sport has a score of 7.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 25 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Outstanding interior
Plenty of standard tech features
Quiet, smooth ride

Cons
Unimpressive handling
Infotainment system unresponsive at times
Transmission has poorly timed shifts
Below-average fuel economy

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Discovery Sport gains a few updates. Most notably, the turbocharged four-cylinder engine is now more powerful and efficient and is available with two different output levels. Changes have also been made to front-seat adjustments and comfort. Some changes have been made to trim-level equipment and options.

PROS
Above-average off-road and all-weather capabilities
Available third-row seating
Plenty of passenger and cargo space

CONS
Active safety features and driver aids are pricey extras
Cabin is well-made but less luxurious than those of rivals
Below-average fuel economy

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
22.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
25.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
258ft-lbs
at 1 450rpm
251ft-lbs
at 1 250rpm
Horsepower: 
248hp
at 5 200rpm
237hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.40Feet
38.30Feet

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
no
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: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio 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.)
Cargo Floor Mats
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Keyless Ignition
Rear Parking Sensors

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
185.90in
181.00in
Width: 
74.40in
81.50in
Height: 
66.00in
67.90in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
8.30in
Front Track: 
63.80in
Rear Track: 
64.10in
Wheel Base: 
112.80in
107.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.10
40.10
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
38.70
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
62.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
4400lbs
4409lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
28.70cu.ft
34.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.10degrees
23.40degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.40degrees
31.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4167.00lbs
3960.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
no
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no

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
Remote keyless power door locks
4 one-touch power windows
4 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette
8 -way power driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Sport Front Seats
8 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Leather/Cloth
Bucket front seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding Center armrest
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
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: 
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
no
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
12 total speakers
205 watts stereo output
10 total speakers
190 watts stereo output
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection

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
Intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 7.0 In.
18
Wheels more: 
Run flat tires
Null tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18

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: 
Parking Assistant
ACC Stop & Go + Active Driving Assistant
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system
Adaptive headlights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
2 Front Headrests
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear height adjustable headrests
Post-collision safety system
4-Wheel ABS
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Service
Roadside Assistance
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
3 Rear Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Driving Assistance Package
Premium Package
Executive Package
Luxury Package
Dynamic Handling Package
Driver Assistance Plus Package
Parking Assistance Package
M Sport Package 2
Convenience Package
18" Black Design Package
Discovery Sport Tow Pack- 7 Seat
Convenience Package
3rd Row Package
Chrome Wheel Lock Pack
Black Design Package
Climate Comfort Package
Driver Assist Plus Package
Vision Assist Package
Protection Pack
Chrome Wheel Lock Pack
Discovery Sport Tow Pack- 5 Seat
Black Wheel Lock Pack
Audio Upgrade Package
Exterior Options: 
19" V-Spoke Wheels W/Run-Flat All-Season Tires
Panoramic Moonroof
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
Roof Rails In Satin Aluminum
Trailer Hitch
19" V-Spoke Wheels W/Non-Run-Flat All-Season Tires
19" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Run-Flat Performance Tires
Moonroof Deletion
Space-Saver Spare
Black Roof Rails
18" Black Design Package W/Santorini Black Contrast Roof
18" 5 Split Spoke Style 511 Wheels W/Gloss Dark Grey Finish
19" 5 Split-Spoke Style 521 Alloy Wheels
Interior Options: 
Rear Manual Side Window Shades
Heated Steering Wheel
Front And Rear Heated Seats
Navigation System W/Touchpad
Front Ventilated Seats
Heated Front Seats
Active Cruise Control
Wireless Charging
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
InControl Apps
Loadspace Cover
InControl Wi-Fi
Ebony Morzine Headliner
SiriusXM Satellite Radio & HD Radio
12-Way Power Front Seats (4-Way Lumbar)
InControl Touch/SD Card Navigation
Perforated Grained Leather Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
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
Black SensaTec, leatherette
#0B0B0B
Mocha Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#5A5653
Black Vernasca w/Blue Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#000000
Oyster Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#C4C0B5
Black Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#000000
Color: 
Cirrus/Lunar, leather/cloth
#B4B6B3
Ebony/Cirrus, leather/cloth
#232428
Glacier/Lunar/Cirrus, leather/cloth
#898F89