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2021 BMW X3 PHEV vs. 2021 Dodge Durango Review

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2021 BMW

MSRP*: $49,600
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2021 Dodge

MSRP*: $33,877 to $80,995
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Invoice* $46,630 $32,203 to $78,416
MPG - City Info not available 12 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 17 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 59.4 ft3 85.1 ft3
Engine 288-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Plug-In Electric/Gas) 293-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 295-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 360-hp, 5.7-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 475-hp, 6.4-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), V-8
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T, Auto Manual
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, All-wheel, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 288 hp 293 - 710 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 6,200 - 8,700 lbs
Exterior Length 185.9 in 200.1 - 200.8 in
Exterior Width 74.4 in 75.7 - 76.4 in
Leg Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 36.4 in
Front 40.3 in
Rear 38.6 in
Head Room Front 41.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 39.9 in
Rear 39.8 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available ****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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

Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Dodge Durango than in the BMW X3 PHEV, due to its greater head- and legroom. The BMW X3 PHEV offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Dodge Durango, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

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). Whether you pick the BMW X3 PHEV or the Dodge Durango, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 PHEV carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Dodge Durango.

The BMW X3 PHEV is a little narrower than the Dodge Durango, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the BMW X3 PHEV, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Dodge Durango.

The BMW X3 PHEV has a smaller turning radius than the Dodge Durango, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the BMW X3 PHEV and the Dodge Durango.

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

The BMW X3 PHEV has less seating than the Dodge Durango, making the Dodge Durango the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW X3 PHEV has significantly less cargo capacity than the Dodge Durango.

You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW X3 PHEV than that of the Dodge Durango.