2020 BMW X3 vs. 2020 Toyota 4Runner: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 BMW X3 vs. 2020 Toyota 4Runner Review

New 2020 BMW X3

2020 BMW
X3

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New 2020 Toyota 4Runner

2020 Toyota
4Runner

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MSRP*
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$41,950 to $55,900
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$36,120 to $49,865
Invoice* $39,515 to $52,485 $33,230 to $45,876
MPG - City 21 - 25 16
MPG - Hwy 27 - 29 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, Inline-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5 - 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW X3 than in the Toyota 4Runner. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the BMW X3 and the Toyota 4Runner.

Convenience
The BMW X3 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota 4Runner, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The BMW X3 is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota 4Runner. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW X3 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Toyota 4Runner.

Dimensions
The BMW X3 is a little narrower than the Toyota 4Runner, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The BMW X3 is slightly shorter than the Toyota 4Runner, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the BMW X3 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Toyota 4Runner.

Handling
The BMW X3 has a larger turning radius than the Toyota 4Runner, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Toyota 4Runner, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the BMW X3. The BMW X3 has a little less horsepower than the Toyota 4Runner.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the BMW X3 and the Toyota 4Runner. The BMW X3 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota 4Runner.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW X3 than that of the Toyota 4Runner.