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2020 BMW X3 vs X5 Key Differences in Plano, TX

2020 BMW X3 vs X5 Key Differences in Plano, TX

BMW X5

Vehicles shown above are the 2020 BMW X3 (left) and 2020 BMW X5 (right) with optional features. 

Here at Classic BMW we don’t think you can go wrong with any of the vehicles in the BMW crossover lineup, but there may be one that is best suited to your needs. If you’ve been looking at the X3 and the X5, keep reading for a few of the main differences that set them apart. We would be happy to set you in a test drive when you’re ready, so feel free to call us soon!

Interior Space

We’ll start by opening up the doors and taking a look at the cabin of these two vehicles. As you may expect, the X3 is a smaller vehicle so it provides a little less space for you and your companions. Rear passengers have 36.4 inches of legroom compared to 37.4 in the second row of the X5. You may be surprised to see that with 40.3 inches of front legroom the X3 actually offers you more than the X5 which has 39.8 inches for the driver and co-pilot. What may end up being the deciding factor for your lifestyle is that the X5 does come with the option to equip a third row of seating, which the X3 does not. Looking at the cargo space of these two vehicles show fairly similar numbers with 28.7 cubic ft. behind the second row in the X3 and 33.9 cubic ft. behind the second row in the X5.

Performance

When it comes to the muscle working under the hood of the 2020 BMW X3 and X5, you’ll find that both offer plenty of power despite their differences. The X3 come equipped with a 2.0L TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine that kicks out 248-hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. If you live having options, you’ll appreciate that the 8-speed automatic transmission comes with sport and manual shift modes. The 2020 X5 offers the same transmission mated to its 3.0L TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder engine, which achieves 335-hp and 330 lb.-ft. of torque. As a smaller vehicle, the X3 is going to be the more efficient choice at 25/29 MPG city/hwy1, but the X5 still keeps you on the move with 21/26 MPG city/hwy1. Last, but not least, both offer xDrive AWD trims if you’re interested in maximum traction control.

Still Deciding?

Which one is right for you? As you can tell, both the X3 and the X5 match up fairly even in many categories. If you don’t need a third row of seating, we recommend thinking about what kind of driving you typically do. For those are often commuting alone and only occasionally need to transport large items or a full load of passengers, you may appreciate the efficiency and easy maneuvering of the X3. Growing families or camping and sports enthusiasts may want the additional room that the X5 provides along with the added muscle of the larger engine to fuel their adventures.

Explore all the fine details of the 2020 BMW X3 vs X5 key differences in Plano, TX. Classic BMW looks forward to showing off both of these vehicles in our state-of-the-art showroom.


X3 Interior

Rear Seating in the X3

X5 Interior

Rear Seating in the BMW X5

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1-20-2020
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1-19-2020
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This is a great dealership! We walked in to the BMW pre-owned and certified department and were confronted with a great sales advisor, Wahleed. He was very helpful during the process and offered a great price for my current vehicle. I highly recommend him for offering great deals and a friendly service experience.

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1-17-2020
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Jim Francis and Alex Mills are the best! This is the 8th car we’ve purchased from Jim. He never fails to deliver. Alex was super patient and very thorough walking me through all of my new car’s features. I tell all my friends to go to then when ready to buy a car.

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1-14-2020
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Great Service Department! I highly recommend Carlos Villegas if you truly want to have a good time while handling your service needs.

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1-13-2020
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Wanted to share my wonderful experience with Byron and John in the service department. They both went out of their way to make a customer happy and have earned my business for life. I will see you in about 30,000 miles to trade in my X5 for an X7. Thanks again for all your help!

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1-13-2020
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This dealership is great! My father was in the car business, and was a service director for BMW for years. I was very apprehensive to actually walk in the dealership and the fact that I just bought my first used BMW from another dealer I was scared I would be dismissed. This did not happen AT ALL! Cody Garcia my service advisor was phenomenal! He greeted me immediately. Gave me a complete tour of the dealership. You could tell he was very proud and had a lot of respect for the dealership and the personal touches of the owner displaying his own collection there was very welcoming. Cody listened to my fears since I had just been in a really bad car accident due to a tire blowout on the tollway, and this new car needed to be in tip top shape and covered completely. Cody went thru every page of my new warranty, we made a future plan of when we had to cover the vehicle with other warranties, which made me feel safe and comfortable and happy with my BMW purchase. The staff, the other employees were all very nice, and professional. And they treat each other nice too. I've been to the dealership for 2 scheduled maintenance services now and they are still wonderful. Consistent customer service is a quality that is priceless. I absolutely recommend this dealership, and recommend Cody Garcia as a service advisor. 5 star all the way!

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1-11-2020
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Alex Miles has been super helpful throughout the whole process. He’s very attentive to detail, and has been available to answer any questions I’ve had.

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Alex was very friendly and knowledgable about the vehicle and taught me how to get the most out of new 7 Series. Chris Stiles and Othman were awesome to work with on the sales team. Awesome car buying experience and will definitely be back. Thanks to entire Classic BMW staff for a great experience.

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1-11-2020
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Great experience buying from John Brunson. He found a car that fit what I needed. He was flexible with my schedule also. I recommend buying from John at Classic BMW.

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1-10-2020
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Very pleased to do business with Classic BMW in Plano, especially nice to deal with Robin McCormick for the second time. His assistant Max also a helpful guy.

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1-10-2020
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I purchased my first BMW this past week. We went to Classic BMW of Plano. The dealers were very knowledgeable of their cars. The professionalism of the staff was top notch. I recommend you check them out.

Reese Jelks
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1-9-2020
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Fred Nour did an exceptional job providing me with an overview of my vehicle! Job well done. Not only was he patient, he was extremely knowledgeable too.

Linda McAlister
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1-9-2020
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Great customer service as always. I brought my new car in to get my plates put on. They checked everything, tire pressure, fluids, etc and washed it. Fred Nour went out of his way to ensure I received excellent customer service.

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1-7-2020
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5 stars for all of those years they hosted Cars & Coffee!

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1-7-2020
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Fred Nour provided an excellent service, my license plate installation and the complimentary car wash was totally hassle-free. He did go an extra-mile!!

Jessica Jochim
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1-7-2020
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Great customer service in all departments.

Brian Hickenbotham
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1-6-2020
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Thank you Lauren (Brett) for helping me with my 1st CPO BMW purchase!! It is my dream car and Brett helped me to realize my dream!! There was no pressure and no upselling just plain upfront honesty. Brett is a down to earth, no bs, and no smoke and mirrors sales woman! The process was smooth and relatively fast. She got me into finance quick. My car was detailed and waiting for me by the time finance was done. Great job!! Joe in finance was very friendly and helpful! Got me in and out relatively fast eventhough I had a lot of questions as a 1st time BMW buyer. Overall great experience!! Thanks again, Brett, Joe, and Classic BMW!!

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1-6-2020
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Jaime was excellent and patient. Would recommend them to anyone. I bought the vehicle and could not be happier.

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1-5-2020
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Jaime Peralta did a great job with my experience.

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1-3-2020
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I’ve been purchasing cars from Robin at Classic for 16 years. I highly recommend Robin and Classic BMW if you’re looking for a dealer who builds long-term relationships by treating you well, being honest and fair, and making the process simple and easy!

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1-3-2020
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Advisor z was very nice and lovely and very helpful. What an amazing experience.

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1-3-2020
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My service advisor Z is the most outstanding advisor! He is awesome and will come back again!

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1-1-2020
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This place is AMAZING! Mallory, my service advisor has helped me consistently throughout 2019 with my very old, constantly in-need 2003 Z4. She's kind, professional, and always takes care of anything super timely. Love this place and love her.

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Greg Nichols
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1-1-2020
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Tim DeLaRosa was very helpful helping me with my car! Would recommend him to anyone!

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1-1-2020
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Thanks for the great service Cody Garcia you rock!

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1-1-2020
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I am glad I found Classic BMW as my new service center. They make me feel important. Chip Koestler is my advisor and he is very helpful.

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1-1-2020
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