2021 BMW X3 vs 2021 BMW X5 vs 2021 BMW X7

2021 BMW X3 vs 2021 BMW X5 vs 2021 BMW X7
2021 BMW X3 2021 BMW X5 2021 BMW X7


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


248 hp 335 hp 335 hp

MPG (City/Highway)

25/29 * 21/26 * 19/24 *

0-60 mph

6.0 seconds ** 5.3 seconds ** 5.8 seconds **

2021 BMW X3 vs 2021 BMW X5 vs 2021 BMW X7

Serving Seaside, CA

With lovely crossover models like the X3, the X5, and the X7 available for our customers to admire and to make a selection from, BMW of Monterey could have the perfect vehicle in stock and available for you to drive home in soon. While the X3, the X5, and the X7 have many shared qualities, understanding their differences can help you make a smart selection. What should you know about these three BMW crossovers before you narrow down the possibilities?


The 2021 BMW X3’s introductory engine is a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter design that produces 248 horsepower. The X3 is also offered with a 382-horsepower, twin-turbo V6, 3.0-liter engine. In comparison, the 2021 X5 and the 2021 X7 start their trim lines with this same 382-horsepower engine. The X5’s higher-level powertrain is a twin-turbo V8, 4.4-liter engine. The X7’s top powertrain is a bi-turbo variant of this V8 engine.


The 2021 X3 is a compact crossover that accommodates five passengers. The X5 can accommodate seven passengers with an optional third row, and the third row is standard in the X7. The 2021 X3 is the smallest of the three models, and its design features a two-part grille, dual-sectioned LED headlights, and an overall upright stance. The 2021 X5 has a longer nose that descends elegantly into the dual-part grille. The headlights are stunningly modern, and the metal-outlined lower air vents accent their angle. The 2021 BMW X7 has a two-part grille and scalloped LED headlights on an almost-flat nose. Chrome accents, raised roof rails, a hands-free liftgate, and prominent dimensions distinguish the X7 from other BMW crossovers.


The differences between these vehicles extend to their available and included features. Throughout all models, you can enjoy leather seats, powered adjustments, an auto climate control system, Bluetooth hands-free tech, an iDrive system, and more. As you walk up the trim lines, the advanced options introduce a hands-free power liftgate, more refined materials, a wireless hotspot, additional assistive safety features, and more.

Are you available to compare the X3, X5, and X7 in full detail? Please make arrangements to tour our BMW of Monterey showroom and experience these models' refined engineering through a few test drives.

* EPA-estimated. Actual mileage may vary.