Compare 2021 BMW X3 vs 2021 BMW X3 PHEV

2021 BMW X3 vs 2021 BMW X3 PHEV
2021 BMW X3 2021 BMW X3 PHEV


2.0L Turbo I-4 2.0L Turbo I-4 w/ integrated electric motor


248 hp 288 hp

MPG (City/Highway)

25/29 * 60 MPGe combined *

0-60 mph

6.0 seconds ** 5.9 seconds **

Cargo Space

62.7 cu. ft. 59.4 cu. ft.

2021 BMW X3 vs 2021 BMW X3 PHEV

Serving Milwaukee, WI

If you are drawn to the BMW line because of its stellar engineering, you are in good company. Across BMW’s current line of crossover SUVs, numerous well-designed powertrains have what it takes to impress you. For the 2021 BMW X3, you can choose between a gas-powered engine and a plug-in hybrid electric powertrain. Before you can settle on a specific vehicle in our inventory at Tadd Jenkins Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, you need to know how these popular options stand apart.


The base trim level for the 2021 BMW X3 comes with a 2.0-liter TwinTurbo, four-cylinder engine. It is paired with rear-wheel drive and eight-speed auto transmission, and the result is the production of 248 horsepower. This same gas-powered component is included in the plug-in-hybrid variant’s powertrain. With the addition of the electric motor, it produces 288 net horsepower. The auto transmission on the X3 PHEV adds paddle shifters and Launch Control for an extra boost of power.


Throughout the exterior of the X3 and the X3 PHEV, you will notice only one slight variation. The X3 PHEV adds a charging port on the driver’s side above the wheel fender’s air vent. From the front view, the X3 and the X3 PHEV are identical. They both have a segmented grille with vertical bars, a three-part lower fascia, and aggressively slanted headlights. They also share metallic definition throughout the lower panels on the sides, front and rear.


Many of the features that drivers love in the X3 are also standard in the X3 PHEV. Both vehicles come with a HiFi sound system, a hands-free communication system, heated seats, a dual-zone auto climate management system, a wireless hotspot, a heated steering wheel with multiple mounted functions, quality seating materials, HD radio, smart device integration, and other gear.

Are you still on the fence about which crossover SUV you should select for your upcoming purchase? At BMW of Milwaukee North, we are committed to the vital goal of ensuring the satisfaction of each customer. From our focus on maintaining diversity in our extensive inventory to our sales team’s attentive, knowledgeable assistance, we have covered all of the bases so that our customers can enjoy a fantastic shopping experience. To finalize your comparison of the 2021 BMW X3 and the X3 PHEV, make arrangements for a test drive by contacting our sales department today.

* EPA-estimated. Actual mileage may vary.
** BMW AG preliminary test results. Actual acceleration results may vary, depending on specification of vehicle; road and environmental conditions; testing procedures and driving style. These results should be used for comparison only and verification should not be attempted on public roads. BMW urges you to obey all posted speed laws and always wear safety belts.