Compare 2021 vs 2020 BMW X3

2021 BMW X3 vs 2020 BMW X3
2021 BMW X3 2020 BMW X3


2.0L Turbo I-4 2.0L Turbo I-4


248 hp 248 hp

MPG (City/Highway)

25/29 * 25/29 *

Smartphone Compatibility

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Apple CarPlay only

Active Blind Spot Detection

Standard Available on other styles

2021 BMW X3 vs 2020 BMW X3

Serving Milwaukee, WI

The 2020 BMW X3 is the compact luxury crossover SUV that many Milwaukee area drivers have thoroughly enjoyed driving over the last year. Now that you are excited about making an auto-upgrade soon, you need to know about BMW’s updates into the 2021 X3. After you get more familiar with the latest X3 on the market, which version will you decide to drive home in?


In 2020, the X3 crossover is available with a twin-turbo four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine at the base trim level. This powertrain puts off 248 horsepower, and it is tied to a rear-wheel-drive drivetrain. The X3 is also available with a BMW M twin-turbo I-6, 3.0-liter engine. It generates 382 horsepower, and it is linked to an intelligent all-wheel drive drivetrain. The other powertrain is a hybrid four-cylinder engine that offers 288 net horsepower, and it also is mated with an intelligent all-wheel drive drivetrain. All of these powertrains that are offered in the 2020 X3 are available in the 2021 version.


With its small, athletic stature, the X3 exudes confidence from bumper to bumper, and its style is identical in 2020 and 2021. It has the smooth, prominent surfaces through its sculpted sides and hood that you expect from a BMW crossover SUV. It also has gold trim accents on the lower sides, skid plates in the front and rear, raised roof rails, and dual exhaust tips. Both the front and rear LED lights have a sharp, aggressive quality. The stretched foglamps that are mounted underneath the headlights sit on metallic accent pieces for an extra touch of personality.


The primary updates that BMW has introduced in the 2021 X3 are in the cabin and safety features. Specifically, Android Auto is available in the X3 for the first time. Also, several advanced safety features have been introduced or have been elevated from optional equipment. In 2021, some of the BWM X3’s more innovative safety features are front and rear parking sensors, a lane departure warning, front collision mitigation, adaptive headlights, adaptive cruise control, a heads-up display, a surround-view camera, and other gear.

Our inventory at BMW of Milwaukee North is always filled with incredible options for our customers to explore. To get to know more about the 2020 and 2021 BMW X3 crossovers, stop by our luxury auto dealership at your convenience.

* EPA-estimated. Actual mileage may vary.