New BMW BMW X3 vs BMW X5 Info for Sale in Bluffton, SC

Compare The Differences Between The 2018 BMW X3 And BMW X5

BMW X3 vs BMW X5

The 2018 BMW X3 and BMW X5 are available at Hilton Head BMW

Pick The Perfect Driving Partner

What do you do when you have to choose between 2 great options? You pick the one that fits you best. If you’re looking for a BMW Sports Activity Vehicle® at Hilton Head BMW, this is the situation you face, but it’s a great situation to be in. The 2018 BMW X3 and 2018 BMW X5 are both fantastic choices for drivers seeking a luxury vehicle with space.

The 2018 BMW X3, comparable to similarly sized compact SUV vehicles, has 2 available configurations: X3 xDRIVE30i and X3 M40i. The BMW X3 xDRIVE30i comes standard with all-wheel drive and a number of advanced features. You can also equip one of many optional packages, including a convenience package and a dynamic handling package, to enhance your drive even further. The X3 M40i, also coming standard with all-wheel drive, is a performance-focused trim that brings authentic thrills to each ride. The BMW X3 keeps it simple with 2 trims and 2 engine options between them.

For drivers seeking to customize their ride a bit more, take a look at the 2018 BMW X5 and its 5 trims: sDRIVE35i, xDRIVE35i, xDRIVE35d, xDRIVE40e iPerformance and xDRIVE50i. Each trim has its own accompanying engine, with each offering a unique angle that warrants serious consideration. Like the BMW X3, the BMW X5 also offers several packages that allow you to get everything about your BMW just right.

Make the choice for yourself after test-driving both the 2018 BMW X3 and the 2018 BMW X5 at Hilton Head BMW today.

Exterior of the BMW X3 and BMW X5 at Hilton Head BMW

A Whole New World Of Luxury

When it comes to luxury, you can’t go wrong with either the 2018 BMW X3 and the 2018 BMW X5. Both Sports Activity Vehicles are outfitted with luxury in every inch of the interior, but the size of the interior may be what determines the vehicle you choose. For drivers seeking a more compact ride, then the BMW X3 is the way to go. The BMW X3 offers 101.4 cubic feet of overall passenger volume. While more compact than the larger BMW X5, it is still more spacious than the Audi Q5, particularly in the rear cargo area.

The BMW X5 offers more room for the interior design that you love and expect from BMW. The BMW X5 offers 76.7 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the front seats, more than the 71.6 cubic feet offered by the 2018 Audi Q7. Comfort is the focus of the interior of the BMW X5, with a number of standard features to contribute to this goal. For example, the sport seats in the front are 14-way power-adjustable seats that make finding that perfect position effortless.

Hilton Head, SC drivers will want to experience the comfort for themselves. Do just that by visiting Hilton Head BMW. You can test-drive the 2018 BMW X3 and the 2018 BMW X5 today.

High Tech Is A Synonym For BMW

The BMW X3 and the BMW X5 offer a large selection of standard and available technologies, like wireless charging, that make driving a true experience. Gesture controls, available in the BMW X3 and the BMW X5, allow you to adjust volume, reject phone calls and more with a simple hand motion. Both vehicles feature the iDrive infotainment system, controlled by a premium control knob in the center console. You’ll find yourself flying through the intuitive menus in no time.

If you’re used to smartphone integration technology like Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, then you’ll find yourself comfortable in both Sports Activity Vehicles. Apple CarPlay is an available feature for both models. The X3 comes standard with tri-zone automatic climate control, a 12-speaker audio system, a USB port and more. The BMW X5 comes standard with a panoramic moonroof, rain-sensing windshield wipers, push-button start, and more.

The technology in both vehicles extends to its elite safety systems. Available safety features on both the BMW X3 and the BMW X5 include: Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Warning, Pedestrian Detection, a Head-Up Display, Adaptive Cruise Control and more. Additionally, the BMW X5 earned an overall 5-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA. When you put your confidence in BMW, your confidence is rewarded.

When it comes to technology and safety, you can’t go wrong with either the 2018 BMW X3 or the 2018 BMW X5. Test-drive both to see which one fits you best at Hilton Head BMW today.

Safety features and interior of the 2018 BMW X3 and BMW X5 - available at Hilton Head BMW in Hilton Head near Bluffton, SC

The Luxury Of Choice

By signing up for a luxury Sports Activity Vehicle, you get the luxury to choose what’s best for you at no extra cost. If you’re looking to uncomplicate the car shopping process, you’ll want to check out the 2018 BMW X3. There are just 2 trims to choose from on the BMW X3, and each one comes with its own engine. The BMW X3 xDRIVE30i trim carries a 248-horsepower 2.0L 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine combined with an automatic transmission. Drivers looking for increased performance can opt for the BMW X3 M40i trim that is home to a 355-horsepower V6 engine.

Drivers seeking to customize more of their driving experience can look at the 2018 BMW X5. Both the BMW X5 xDRIVE35i and the sDRIVE35i are packing a V6 3.0L engine that generates 300 horsepower. If you’re looking for the superior traction control that all-wheel drive provides, then you might want to look at the former.

The BMW X5 xDRIVE35d trim provides an inline V6 engine that delivers 255 horsepower. The BMW X5 xDRIVE40e iPerformance is the lone plug-in hybrid trim that combines the eDrive electric motor and a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine along with an 8-speed automatic transmission to produce 308 horsepower. Performance lovers will fawn over the 4.4L TwinPower Turbo V8 engine on the BMW X5 xDRIVE50i that generates 445 horsepower. For maximum exhilaration, the BMW X5 M trim contains a 4.4L V8 engine that kicks out a devastating 567 horsepower. Don’t even think of coming in last place with that one.

Drivers who prefer better fuel economy will want to stick with the BMW X3, earning an EPA-estimated 22 MPG city and 28 MPG highway. The BMW X5 is more focused on power, though its standard EPA estimates of 18 MPG city and 25 MPG highway edge out the EPA estimates of the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class (18/23 city/highway).

Hilton Head, Bluffton, and Beaufort drivers should take advantage of having the luxury of choice available to them. Drivers looking for a more compact ride with more fuel efficiency will want to check out the 2018 BMW X3. If you’re in the market for a larger and more powerful vehicle, then the 2018 BMW X5 is the SAV for you. No matter what you choose, you can’t go wrong. It’s the perfect problem to have. Test-drive both at Hilton Head BMW today.