2021 BMW X1 vs. 2021 BMW X3
2021 BMW X1


2021 BMW X3
228-hp 2.0L TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder

Base Engine

248-hp 2.0L TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder

Top Engine

382-hp M TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder
24/34 city/highway mpg

EPA-Estimated MPG (base engine w/ FWD)

25/29 city/highway mpg
40.4/37 inches

Front/Rear Legroom

40.3/36.4 inches
27.1 cubic feet

Trunk Space

28.7 cubic feet

2021 BMW X1 vs. 2021 BMW X3

Interested in finding the best luxury SAV® for you and your Westlake Village driving needs? Compare the 2021 BMW X1 vs. 2021 BMW X3 with us at Rusnak BMW and we can help you decide on the right model. Check out the specs, interior features and more of each model in our BMW X1 vs. X3 comparison below.

BMW X1 vs. X3: Performance

With BMW, you can rest assured that no matter which BMW SUV you pick, you’ll have an upgraded performance for your Thousand Oaks commutes. These models offer a powerful engine, an 8-speed sport automatic transmission with Sport and Manual shift modes, standard front-wheel drive, and available BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive. The main difference between the BMW X1 and X3? The BMW X3 has three engine options for those from. Check out the performance specs below:

BMW X1 Performance Options

  • Base engine: 228-hp 2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder
  • Standard sDrive FWD, available xDrive AWD
  • EPA-estimated 24/34 city/highway mpg w/ FWD
  • EPA-estimated 23/31 city/highway mpg w/ AWD

BMW X3 Performance Options

  • Base engine: 248-hp 2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder (standard sDrive FWD, available xDrive AWD)
  • Available engine: 382-hp BMW M TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder (standard xDrive AWD)
  • Hybrid engine: 288-combined-hp 2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder with integrated electric motor (standard xDrive AWD)
  • Base engine EPA-estimated 25/29 city/highway mpg w/ FWD
  • Base engine EPA-estimated 23/29 city/highway mpg w/ AWD
  • BMW M engine EPA-estimated 21/27 city/highway mpg w/ AWD
  • Hybrid engine EPA estimates TBD

BMW X1 vs. X3: Interior Space & Luxuries

Though both the BMW X1 and X3 provide comfortable and high-tech interiors, you’ll prefer one over the other. They both have SensaTec upholstery, automatic climate control, memory front seats, and a memory mirror, but the X3 offers a few more luxurious features. Here are the interior dimensions and feature highlights:

BMW X1 Interior

  • 40.4/37 inches front/rear legroom
  • 27.1 cubic feet trunk volume
  • 8-way power front seats including 1-way manual headrests
  • High-gloss black interior trim with Pearl Gloss Chrome highlights

BMW X3 Interior

  • 40.3/36.4 inches front/rear legroom
  • 28.7 cubic feet trunk volume
  • 10-way power front sport seats including 2-way power side bolsters with 2-way manual headrests
  • Extra lumbar support
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Dark Oak wood trim
  • 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats

BMW X1 vs. X3: Technology

Compare the BMW X1 and X3, and you’ll find both offer plenty of technology features to keep you safe, connected, and entertained no matter how long your drive is. Both models offer great features such as Advanced Real-Time Traffic Information, Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™, BMW ConnectedDrive®, and Active Park Distance Control. When it comes to different technology offered in each model, here’s what you’ll find:

BMW X1 Technology

  • HiFi Sound System with 7 speakers and 205-Watt digital amplifier
  • BMW Navigation Business with 8.8-inch high-resolution touch display
  • BMW Remote Services (Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Remote Lock/Unlock, BMW Connected App)

BMW X3 Technology

  • HiFi Sound System with 12 speakers and 205-Watt digital amplifier
  • Live Cockpit Plus with 5.7-inch analog instrument cluster and 10.25-inch central information display
  • WiFi Hotspot including 3 GB/3-month trial
  • Connected Package Plus (Concierge Services, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Remote Lock/Unlock, BMW Connected App)

Compare BMW Models at Rusnak BMW

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