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2021 BMW X3 PHEV vs. 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Review

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2021 BMW
X3 PHEV

MSRP*: $49,600
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2021 Jeep
Grand Cherokee L

MSRP*: $38,085 to $59,460
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Invoice* $46,630 $36,663 to $56,686
MPG - City Info not available 18 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 25 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 59.4 ft3 84.6 ft3
Engine 288-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Plug-In Electric/Gas) 290-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 357-hp, 5.7-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 288 hp 290 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 6,200 lbs
Exterior Length 185.9 in 204.9 in
Exterior Width 74.4 in 77.9 in
Leg Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 36.4 in
Front 41.3 in
Rear 39.4 in
Head Room Front 41.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 39.8 in
Rear 39.9 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Jeep Grand Cherokee L than in the BMW X3 PHEV, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the BMW X3 PHEV and the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.

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 PHEV is somewhat more expensive than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L. 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 Jeep Grand Cherokee L.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X3 PHEV is much slimmer than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. 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 Jeep Grand Cherokee L.

Handling
The BMW X3 PHEV has a larger turning radius than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the BMW X3 PHEV and the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.

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

Utility
The BMW X3 PHEV has less seating than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, making the Jeep Grand Cherokee L the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW X3 PHEV has significantly less cargo capacity than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW X3 PHEV than that of the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.