Compare 2020 BMW X3 vs 2020 BMW X5 vs 2020 BMW X7

2020 BMW X3 vs 2020 BMW X5
2020 BMW X3 2020 BMW X5 2020 BMW X7


2.0L Turbo I-4 3.0L Turbo I-6 3.0L Turbo I-6


248 335 335

MPG (City/Highway)

25/29 * 21/26 * 20/25 *

2020 BMW X3 vs 2020 BMW X5 vs 2020 BMW X7

Serving Milwaukee, WI

Our customers at BMW of Milwaukee North commonly ask us about the differences between the X3, X5, and X7 crossover SUVs. At first glance, these three crossover SUVs are mostly comparable, but a closer look at their individual characteristics reveals their essential differences. The 2020 BMW X3 is classified as a compact luxury crossover SUV. The X5 is a luxury executive SUV, and the X7 is a full-size luxury SUV. These vehicles vary by size and price, and there are other differences that you should know about before you select the exact SUV that you want to take home.


The 2020 BMW X3 carries one powertrain across its two trims. This is an inline-4 twin-turbo, 2.0-liter engine that generates 248 horsepower. In comparison, the 2020 BMW X5 and X7 are both available with two powertrains. The base powertrain for these models is a 3.0-liter, inline-6 twin-turbo engine that produces 335 horsepower. The higher-level option is a 4.4-liter, V8 engine with X-Drive tech, and it gives off 456 horsepower. Across all three models, you can find the intelligent all-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive drivetrain options.


With a quick look at the exterior designs of the X3, X5, and X7, you will notice that they all have the BMW signature grille with vertical chrome bars. The X3’s grille has two distinctive parts, and its angled headlights are significantly smaller than its cousins’ headlights. The sides and hood carry smoothed-over contours, and the hood has a dramatic slope toward the front. The X5, on the other hand, has a larger grille with connected segments. The angles across the roof and hood are more prominent, and the sides carry crisper personality lines. The 2020 BMW X7 has a bold stance with a large grille that sits over a stunning air vent with a black finish. The LED headlights have dual ribbon accents, and strong chrome accents run along the lower front fascia and sides.


Regardless of whether you drive home in an X3, X5 or X7, you can appreciate its spacious cabin and refined features. The X3 and X5 are 2-row vehicles, and the X7 has a third row. All vehicles are available with ConnectedDrive services, hands-free Bluetooth tech, a premium sound system, Apple CarPlay, heated seats, and Sensatec upholstery. The X5 adds on a few additional features to this mix. The X7 includes features like a WiFi hotspot, a connectivity package, and other items.

Visit BMW of Milwaukee North Today

At BMW of Milwaukee North, we want to support you as you continue your comparison of these beautiful models. Stop by our convenient location soon to visualize the differences between these models and to compare their abilities through a few test drives.

* EPA-estimated. Actual mileage may vary.