2020 BMW X1

2020 BMW X1

2020 BMW X3

2020 BMW X3

2020 BMW X1 vs. BMW X3

Compare BMW models and you’ll find a lot of similarities no matter which two you put side-by-side: legendary power, industry-advancing innovation, prestige, luxury, and character. But when we look specifically at the 2020 BMW X1 vs. BMW X3, we can help your Escondido family decide which Sports Activity Vehicle® is best for your lifestyle. In the following guide, we’ve made it easy for you to compare BMW X1 and X3 models. Read on below to discover more.

2020 BMW X1


2020 BMW X3

Starting MSRP

2.0-liter BMW TwinPower
Turbo inline 4-cylinder

Base Model Engine

2.0-liter BMW TwinPower
Turbo inline 4-cylinder
228 hp

Base Model Horsepower

248 hp
175.5 / 71.7 inches

Exterior Length/Width

185.9 / 74.4 inches

Passenger Capacity

24 / 33

Fuel Economy

25 / 29

Hybrid Option


2020 BMW X1 vs. X3: Dimensions & Capacities

Overall, the BMW X1 is the most compact Sports Activity Vehicle® available in the BMW lineup. If you need a bit more cargo space— whether that be for groceries or adventuring equipment— the 2020 BMW X3 may be your San Marcos family’s best choice. Let’s compare BMW X1 and X3 measurements below: 

2020 BMW X1 Dimensions & Capacities

  • Exterior Length: 175.5 inches
  • Exterior Width: 71.7 inches
  • Exterior Height: 62.9 inches
  • Interior Headroom: 41.9 inches
  • Interior Front Legroom: 40.4 inches
  • Maximum Cargo Capacity: 58.7 inches

2020 BMW X3 Dimensions & Capacities

  • Exterior Length: 185.9 inches
  • Exterior Width: 74.4 inches
  • Exterior Height: 66.0 inches
  • Interior Headroom: 41.1 inches
  • Interior Front Legroom: 40.3 inches
  • Maximum Cargo Capacity: 62.7 inches

2020 BMW X1 vs. X3: Performance

In the chart above, you’ll note that both a BMW X1 for sale and a BMW X3 for sale will come outfitted with a 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder. While they have the same engine, you may be wondering why the BMW X3 base model packs a little more horsepower than the X1. With a more aerodynamic design built for speed and power, the X3 is able to edge out the X1 in horsepower. The X3 also reaches 60 miles per hour in only 6.0 seconds, while it takes the X1 6.6 seconds. 

If speed and pick-me-up are important to your San Diego drives, consider the X3 or even the exceptionally powerful M performance series trim level, the X3 M40i. Additionally, on the topic of options the X3 has a hybrid engine option for more efficient drives throughout Poway and beyond, while the X1 SAV® does not. 

Compare BMW X1 and X3 at BMW of Escondido

When you find the BMW X1 for sale or BMW X3 for sale that’s perfect for you, you’ll know. Schedule your test drive today to compare BMW models side-by-side and introduce yourself to the power and luxury both the X1 and X3 present. Contact us today to learn more about these outstanding models, or apply for financing online when there’s a BMW X1 for sale or BMW X3 for sale you’re ready to bring home.

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