Compare 2022 BMW X3 vs 2022 BMW X5

2022 BMW X3 vs 2022 BMW X5
2022 BMW X3 2022 BMW X5


2.0L Turbo I-4 3.0L Turbo I-6


248 hp 335 hp

MPG (City/Highway)

23/29 * 21/26 *

0-60 mph

6.0 seconds ** 5.3 seconds **

Cargo Space

62.7 cu. ft. 72.3 cu. ft.

Rear Leg Room

36.4 in. 37.4 in.

2022 BMW X3 vs 2022 BMW X5

Serving Fairfax, VA

Finding your perfect crossover is easy when you check out the luxury models available at BMW of Fairfax. The 2022 X3 is a small crossover that could satisfy all of your expectations for excellent performance capabilities and premium features. It is closely related to the X5, a midsize crossover SUV that sits above the X3 in the lineup. While these models are undeniably similar in bold ways, they stand out with their exciting individuality.


The X3 is offered with three trim levels and two powertrains. The base and mid-level trims come with a 248-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbo, four-cylinder engine. The high-end powertrain is a hybrid 3.0-liter V6 system that produces 382 horsepower. On the other hand, three powertrains are available for the 2022 BMW X5. The options start with a turbo 3.0-liter, six-cylinder system that gives out 335 horsepower. A 389-combined horsepower hybrid variation of this engine is also available. The most powerful engine is a 4.4-liter turbo V8, 523-horsepower system.


The 2022 X3 has energized styling with an upright cabin and a strong angle down the well-defined hood. The sides are contoured and sharply defined, supported by a chrome element that runs between the wheel wells. The headlights are stunning with arrow-like, dual-elemental accents. These are detached from the tall, chrome grille with BMW’s signature, two-part design. The X5 has a more elevated, longer profile with comparable definition through the hoods and sides. Notably, the rear fender is molded beautifully. The grille is almost identical to the X3’s grille. The LED headlight design has a dual-elemental look, but the elements are more rounded.


Depending on the 2022 X3 trim level that you pick out, your crossover may have gear like a head-up display, a surround-view camera, rear side window shades, a Harman Kardon sound system, a wireless charging pad, a navigation system, smart device integration, a 12.3-inch digital instrument screen and more. The X5 includes many of these features, adding massaging front seats, parking assistance, heated front and rear seats, a four-zone climate management system, and a few extra items.

At BMW of Fairfax, we are eager to show off our current inventory of new crossovers. When you are ready to continue your comparison of the X3 and the X5, simply drop by our convenient location or call ahead to schedule your visit to the showroom.

* EPA-estimated. Actual mileage may vary.
** BMW AG preliminary test results. Actual acceleration results may vary, depending on specification of vehicle; road and environmental conditions; testing procedures and driving style. These results should be used for comparison only and verification should not be attempted on public roads. BMW urges you to obey all posted speed laws and always wear safety belts.