2019 BMW X1 sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle

2020 BMW X1*

2019 BMW X3 sDrive30i Sports Activity Vehicle

2020 BMW X3*

2020 BMW X1 vs. 2020 BMW X3

2020 BMW X1


2020 BMW X3

Starting MSRP



2.0L TwinPower Turbo

Base Engine

2.0L TwinPower Turbo
228 hp

Base Engine Horsepower

248 hp
62.9 inches

Exterior Height

66.0 inches
58.7 cubic feet

Max Cargo Capacity

62.7 cubic feet

Fresno drivers in the market for a luxury sport utility vehicle elevate their standards when they turn to BMW. The BMW Sports Activity Vehicle® lineup offers alluring options like the classic 2020 BMW X1 or the adventurous BMW X3. In the following guide, we’ve made it easy for you to compare BMW models — the BMW X1 vs. X3, so you can see which option would best fit your Fresno lifestyle.

BMW X1 vs. X3: Trim Levels

To compare BMW X1 and X3 models, we’ll first look at the trim level options corresponding to each vehicle. The BMW X1 offers two options, while the BMW X3 comes in four configurations with increasingly powerful and luxurious features available at each tier.

2020 BMW X1 Models

  • BMW X1 sDrive28i
  • BMW X1 xDrive28i

2020 BMW X3 Models

  • BMW X3 sDrive30i
  • BMW X3 xDrive30i
  • BMW X3 M40i
  • BMW X3 xDrive30e

BMW X1 vs. X3: Performance

The BMW X1 is a fantastically versatile, compact BMW. With precise 50/50 weight distribution and active performance features like standard Dynamic Stability Control and Dynamic Traction Control, the BMW X1 will drive throughout Fresno with comfort and sporty handling. Compare BMW models in the chart above and you’ll see the X1 shares a 2.0L TwinPower Turbo engine with the X3 for plenty of pick-me-up and power like it’s 0-60 mph acceleration in just 6.6 seconds.

The BMW X3, on the other hand, is made for the extra-adventurous Clovis family. It’s same base-model 2.0L TwinPower Turbo generates a bit more horsepower at 248 hp. It also reaches 60 mph in just 6.0 seconds. This natural athlete sits higher on the road, has sedan-like agility, and offers super-charged options like the BMW X3 M series model with racetrack-inspired power. If you’re looking for something with a bit more all-terrain capability, the X3 may be the best option for you.

Compare BMW X1 and X3 at BMW Fresno

While the BMW X1 vs. X3 choice may come down to what better fits your Madera lifestyle, both options will forever change your daily drives and far-out adventures. To make the ultimate decision, you can compare the BMW X1 and X3 with a test drive at BMW Fresno. Contact us today to schedule a time to test drive and learn more about these outstanding SAVs, as well as any current new vehicle specials. You can also see how the X3 stacks up against the X5.

2019 model images used.

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