Comparison - BMW X4 M40i 2021 - vs - BMW X3 M40i 2019

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
61,700
Updated: 
23 Jan 2020
$
54,650
Updated: 
08 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.20gals
17.70gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
FLAMENCO RED METALLIC
#A5413E
SUNSTONE METALLIC
#CAC3B5
PHYTONIC BLUE METALLIC
#13264A
DARK GRAPHITE METALLIC
#3C3C3C
GLACIER SILVER METALLIC
#8E8F93
CARBON BLACK METALLIC
#2E333F
ALPINE WHITE
#DADADA
Color: 
Alpine White
#EDEEF2
Black Sapphire Metallic
#030404
Carbon Black Metallic
#495062
Dark Graphite Metallic
#545454
Glacier Silver Metallic
#A0A3B2
Phytonic Blue Metallic
#315D84

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2021 BMW X4 is a crossover worth coveting, though our money would be on the more practical, cheaper, and really not much different X3.

Pros
Willing turbocharged engines
Balanced handling
Excellent interior tech
Lots of available safety gear
M versions especially fun

Cons
Mega price tag
So-so cargo space
So-so rear-seat human space
Style not for everyone

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Newly standard equipment includes SiriusXM satellite radio, Android Auto compatibility, and several driver-assistance features. There are also some changes to the various option packages.The M40i’s turbocharged inline-six is impressive, but the 30i’s turbo four-cylinder provides plenty of power.

Pros
Entertaining to drive,
two powerful engine choices,
design-forward exterior.

Cons
Costs more than the X3,
less cargo space than X3,
tighter on rear-seat room than X3.

By: 
caranddriver.com

No significant changes for 2021.

Pros
Both available engines are smooth, powerful and fuel-efficient
Easy personalization thanks to abundant standard and optional features
Impressive handling for an SUV

Cons
Sloping roofline compromises rear headroom and cargo space

By: 
edmunds.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 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

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
AUTOMATIC COMBINED (mpg) 23
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
Inline
6
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
368ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
369ft-lbs
at 1 520rpm
Horsepower: 
382hp
at 5 800rpm
355hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.00Feet
39.70Feet

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
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Variable Sport Steering
Dynamic Cruise Control
3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function M sport steering wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Cargo Floor Mats
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
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

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
187.50in
186.10in
Width: 
76.30in
74.70in
Height: 
63.80in
66.00in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
8.00in
Front Track: 
63.20in
Rear Track: 
65.60in
Wheel Base: 
112.70in
112.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.30
40.00
Rear Head Room: 
37.50
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
40.70in
40.30in
Rear leg room: 
35.50in
36.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.50in
57.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.00in
56.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
50.50cu.ft
62.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
4400lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.50cu.ft
28.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.10degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
4284.00lbs
4317.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Power windows with key-off operation; "one-touch" opening and closing of all door windows, anti-trapping feature
Power tailgate
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Heated mirrors
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Hands-Free Entry
4 one-touch power windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
2 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Leatherette
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
2 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
40/20/40 split-folding rear seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding center armrest
Reclining Rear Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front anti-roll (stabilizer) bars
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear anti-roll (stabilizer) bars
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: 
Automatic climate control with micro-filter and air recirculation
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Apple CarPlay Compatibility
Enhanced smartphone connectivity with additional microphone, USB connections, and ability for simultaneous device pairing
HD Radio™ with "multicast" FM station reception
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with 1-year All Access subscription
Anti-theft AM/FM stereo with Radio Data System (RDS)
HiFi Sound System with 12-speakers and 205-watt digital amplifier
Systems, speakers and more.
Live Cockpit Professional features a 12.3" instrument cluster, and 10.25" central information display. The multi-input iDrive 7.0 system is operated by voice, touchscreen, and iDrive touchpad Controller. The modern design of the digital instrument cluster
205 Watts Stereo Output
USB Connection
12 Total Speakers
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
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

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Panoramic moonroof with fully automatic, 2-piece glass panel, power slide and lift control, wind deflector, and power interior sunshade
Rain-sensing windshield wipers with adjustable speed and automatic headlight control
Rear-window defroster
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 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Run Flat Tires
Run flat tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
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 anti-lock disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
ventilated anti-lock disc brakes
rear ventilated 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
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
BMW's Active Protection System detects imminent accidents, then prepares by automatically pretensioning safety belts, closing windows and activating post-crash braking; includes Fatigue and Focus Alert feature
Head Protection System (HPS), front and rear
Park Distance Control, front and rear
Automatic-locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts (for installation of child-restraint seats)
Central locking system on driver and front passenger doors (leaves fuel filler door unlocked)
Front safety belts with automatic pretensioners
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
Adaptive Brakelights
Anti-theft alarm system
BMW Remote Services includes Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Remote Door Unlock and My BMW Remote app
Active Guard with Frontal Collision Warning and Automatic City Collision Mitigation and Braking including Daytime Pedestrian Detection
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
LED Headlamp
Self-Leveling Headlights
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
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

Options

Packages: 
Executive Package
Driver Assistance Professional Package
Premium Package
Shadowline Package
Parking Assistance Package
Executive Package
Driving Assistance Package
Driver Assistance Plus Package
Premium Package
Parking Assistance Package
Exterior Options: 
20" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
20" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Orbit Grey Wheels W/Performance Non-Run-Flat Tires
Roof Rails In High-Gloss Shadowline
Space-Saver Spare
21" M Double-Spoke Cerium Grey Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
19" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
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: 
Ambient Lighting
Front And Rear Heated Seats
Heated Steering Wheel
Front Ventilated Seats
Heated Front Seats
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
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: 
Tacora Red Vernasca w/Contrast sitting, leather
#9C615B
Cognac Vernasca w/Contrast sitting, leather
#9C745B
Oyster Vernasca w/Contrast sitting, leather
#C4C0B5
Black SensaTec, leatherette
#000000
Canberra Beige/Black SensaTec, leatherette
#D9D3C7
Canberra Beige/Black Vernasca w/Contrast sitting, leather
#D9D3C7
Black Vernasca w/Contrast sitting, leather
#000000
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