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2021 BMW X3 PHEV vs. 2020 BMW X4 Review

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2021 BMW
X3 PHEV

MSRP*: $49,600
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2020 BMW
X4

MSRP*: $51,100 to $61,000
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Invoice* $46,630 $48,025 to $57,230
MPG - City Info not available 21 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 27 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 59.4 ft3 50.5 ft3
Engine 288-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Plug-In Electric/Gas) 248-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 382-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 288 hp 248 - 382 hp
Exterior Length 185.9 in 187.4 - 187.5 in
Exterior Width 74.4 in 75.5 - 76.3 in
Leg Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 36.4 in
Front 40.7 in
Rear 35.5 in
Head Room Front 41.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 39.5 in
Rear 37.2 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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 PHEV than in the BMW X4. The BMW X3 PHEV offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW X4, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW X3 PHEV will have less of an impact on your bank account than the BMW X4. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the BMW X3 PHEV and the BMW X4 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW X3 PHEV is a little narrower than the BMW X4, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the BMW X3 PHEV takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the BMW X4.

Handling
The BMW X3 PHEV has the same turning radius as the BMW X4, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW X3 PHEV has a little more horsepower than the BMW X4.

Powertrain
The BMW X3 PHEV has much lower torque than the BMW X4, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the BMW X3 PHEV and the BMW X4. The BMW X3 PHEV has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the BMW X4.

Warranty
The BMW X3 PHEV comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW X4.