Compare 2024 BMW X3 vs 2024 BMW X5

2024 BMW X3 vs 2024 BMW X5
2024 BMW X3 2024 BMW X5


2.0L Turbocharged I-4 3.0L Turbocharged I-6 & 48V Hybrid System


248 hp 375 hp

MPG (City/Highway)

23/29 * 23/27 *

0-60 Miles Per Hour

6.0 seconds ** 5.3 seconds **

Cargo Space

28.7 – 62.7 cubic feet 33.9 – 72.3 cubic feet

2024 BMW X3 vs 2024 BMW X5

Serving Milwaukee, WI

Within the expanse of the 2024 BMW lineup, an array of luxury crossovers and SUVs graces the scene, prominently featuring the well-regarded X3 and X5 models. The compact X3 and the more spacious X5 share key attributes, yet their substantial distinctions are bound to play a pivotal role in your ultimate choice. We’re dedicated to unveiling the full spectrum of these models’ allure at BMW of Milwaukee North.


The 2024 X3 presents a choice of two meticulously engineered powertrains spanning its lineup. The foundation is laid with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, delivering 248 horsepower, while the upper-tier trim is outfitted with a turbocharged inline-six engine boasting 382 horsepower. The initial engine permits the option of an adaptive suspension, upgraded brakes, and adaptive steering, whereas the more robust powerplant comes standard with these enhancements. Turning to the 2024 X5, the base powerplant is a turbocharged six-cylinder engine generating 375 horsepower, featuring adaptive suspension dampers and the availability of an air suspension system. Additionally, the X5 introduces a turbocharged six-cylinder plug-in hybrid engine producing 483 horsepower and a gasoline-powered turbocharged V8 option, delivering an impressive 523 horsepower. Notably, the V8 variant incorporates adaptive suspension, sports brakes, a sports exhaust, and a sports differential.


The X3 exudes an aura of elegance fused with sportiness. Its design showcases graceful accent lines cascading down its gently sloping hood and flowing across its doors. The iconic kidney grille boasts chrome vertical bars and aligns with a dynamic bumper and commanding air vents. The X3’s striking headlights feature rounded LED elements, embodying a captivating visual signature. In contrast, the X5 commands attention with its heightened stature and well-defined character lines. The front fenders showcase air vents, while the grille, reminiscent of the X3’s design, tapers to a peak at its pinnacle. The headlights exude sharper lines and are enhanced with a smoky filter, lending an air of sophistication. The X5 further distinguishes itself with its imposing air vents and a three-sided, metal-accented bumper.


As sought-after luxury crossovers, the X3 and X5 share various features. Both models offer a Harman Kardon sound system, heated front seats, wireless device charging, remote engine start, leather upholstery, a drive recorder, auto parking, a surround-view camera, adaptive cruise control, a head-up display, heated front and rear seats, and a heated steering wheel, among others. The X5 elevates the experience with a Bowers & Wilkins audio system boasting surround sound, hands-free highway driving capabilities, a four-zone climate control system, and more.

The team at BMW of Milwaukee North upholds a steadfast commitment to ensuring every customer’s satisfaction, and we’re eager to assist you in your deliberation between the X3 and X5 models. To delve into a firsthand comparison through test drives, we cordially invite you to explore our BMW of Milwaukee North showroom today.

* EPA-estimated. Actual mileage may vary.