Compare 2023 BMW X3 vs 2023 BMW X5

2023 BMW X3 vs 2023 BMW X5
2023 BMW X3 2023 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 **

Max Cargo Space

62.7 cubic feet 72.3 cubic feet

2023 BMW X3 vs 2023 BMW X5

Serving Fairfax, VA

Today’s luxury crossover SAV shoppers have solid expectations for their next vehicle’s strengths in technologies, features, capabilities, and design. As you have recently compared the possibilities on the market, your attention may have naturally settled on prime picks like the 2023 BMW X3 and the X5. While these all-around superior crossovers are comparable in thoughtful ways, they also showcase prominent differences. Our BMW of Fairfax associates are available to assist with your continued review of these premium models.


The 2023 BMW X3 is a compact crossover with three trim possibilities. The first two trims are powered by a 248-horsepower, four-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged system. The top M40i trim draws 382 horsepower from its 3.0-liter V6 engine. The midsize BMW X5 has a hybrid engine option and two gas powertrains. Its plug-in hybrid model features a V6 turbo gas engine and electric motor, and they produce 389 total horsepower. The two gas powertrains available for the 2023 X5 are a 4.4-liter V8, 523-horsepower system and a 3.0-liter turbo, V6, 335-horsepower unit.


A side-by-side review of these BMW crossovers will reveal differences in size and a few standout design traits. You may also notice that both models have a sloped, well-defined hood, a subtle curve through the roof, and linear accentuation through the sides. They also display BMW’s segmented grille with vertical bars. A scooped element individualize the X3 through the LED headlights and robust definition on the lower body. The X5 stands out with molded rear fenders, LED-topped headlights, larger vents in the front bumper, and a longer nose.


Likewise, there are numerous similarities and a few differences in these models’ features. For example, the X3 and the X5 are both offered with a Harman Kardon sound system, a hands-free liftgate, heated front seats, parking sensors at the front and rear, remote engine start, auto-dimming side mirrors, a driving recorder, an auto three-zone climate management system, wireless smart device connections, advanced safety equipment, a navigation system, and a wireless internet connection. The 2023 X5 is uniquely available with an auto four-zone climate control system, massage functions for the front seats, heated seats in the second row, and park assist.

Our associates at BMW of Fairfax understand the importance of finding a luxury crossover that fits all of your expectations and needs. We are looking forward to supporting you with your search, and we invite you to drop by the showroom soon to get more details about these models through a test drive.

* 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.