2022 BMW X3 vs. 2021 BMW X1

2021 BMW X1 vs. 2021 BMW X3
2022 BMW X3


2021 BMW X1
248-hp 2.0L TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder

Base Engine

228-hp 2.0L TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder
473-hp 3.0L M TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder

Top Engine

25/29 city/highway mpg

EPA-Estimated MPG (base engine w/ FWD)

24/34 city/highway mpg
40.3/36.4 inches

Front/Rear Legroom

40.4/37 inches
28.7 cubic feet

Trunk Space

27.1 cubic feet

If a compact luxury SUV is on your wishlist, then you’ll want to take a look at this BMW X1 vs. BMW X3 comparison from BMW of Peoria. Both of these vehicles offer sophisticated and sporty styling, dynamic performance, and a host of upscale features that will enhance any drive in and around Pekin. But there are a few key differences between them that may help you decide which is the better fit with your lifestyle. Compare the BMW X1 and X3, then visit our dealership in Peoria to get behind the wheel of your favorite BMW BMW SAV® today!



BMW X1 vs. X3: Performance

Both the BMW X1 and X3 come equipped with a powerful engine, a smooth-shifting 8-speed sport automatic transmission with Sport and Manual shift modes. Front-wheel drive is standard and BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive is available to provide enhanced traction and control in all kinds of Dunlap-area weather and road conditions. It is important to note that the X1 has only one engine option, while the X3 has three engines to choose from. Compare the BMW X1 and X3 engine specs below:

BMW X1 Performance Options

  • Base engine: 228-hp 2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder
  • Standard sDrive FWD, available xDrive AWD
  • EPA-estimated 24/34 city/highway mpg w/ FWD
  • EPA-estimated 23/31 city/highway mpg w/ AWD

BMW X3 Performance Options

  • Base engine: 248-hp 2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder (standard sDrive FWD, available xDrive AWD)
  • Top available engine: 473-hp 3.0L BMW M TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder (standard M-Tuned xDrive AWD)
  • Base engine EPA-estimated 23/29 city/highway mpg w/ FWD
  • Base engine EPA-estimated 21/28 city/highway mpg w/ AWD
  • 3.0L BMW M engine EPA-estimated 15/20 city/highway mpg w/ AWD

BMW X1 vs. X3: Interior

When you compare BMW models, you can count on finding that all share a meticulously crafted cabin space loaded with features that are designed to keep you comfortable on those long drives outside of Galesburg. Looking at the BMW X1 vs. X3 interiors specifically, you’ll enjoy standard features such as SensaTec upholstery, automatic climate control, memory front seats, and a memory mirror. Compare the BMW X1 and X3 interior space and the feature highlights of each:

BMW X1 Interior

  • 40.4/37 inches front/rear legroom
  • 27.1 cubic feet trunk volume
  • 8-way power front seats including 1-way manual headrests
  • High-gloss black interior trim with Pearl Gloss Chrome highlights

BMW X3 Interior

  • 40.3/36.4 inches front/rear legroom
  • 28.7 cubic feet trunk volume (62.7 cubic feet w/ seats folded)
  • 10-way power front sport seats including 2-way power side bolster with 2-way manual headrests
  • Extra lumbar support
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Dark Oak wood trim
  • 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats

BMW X1 vs. X3: Technology

The BMW X1 and X3 come equipped with the latest technology features that can keep you and your passengers connected, informed, and entertained wherever you drive. Both models include Advanced Real-Time Traffic Information, Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™, BMW ConnectedDrive®, and Active Park Distance Control. Review the additional tech features of each of these BMW SAV®s below:

BMW X1 Technology

  • HiFi Sound System with 7 speakers and a 205-Watt digital amplifier
  • BMW Navigation Business with 8.8-inch high-resolution touch display
  • BMW Remote Services (Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Remote Lock/Unlock, BMW Connected App)

BMW X3 Technology

  • HiFi Sound System with 12 speakers and a 205-Watt digital amplifier
  • Live Cockpit Plus with 5.1-inch analog instrument cluster and 10.25-inch central information display
  • WiFi Hotspot including 3 GB/3-month trial
  • Connected Package Professional (Concierge Services, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Remote Lock/Unlock, BMW Connected App)

Compare BMW Models In Person at BMW of Peoria

The best way to compare the BMW X1 and X3 is to take each out for a test drive at BMW of Peoria. We offer a range of lucrative BMW specials as well as BMW X3 lease deals that can suit any budget. Ready to compare BMW models? Contact us to schedule your visit today! If you think a BMW sedan is more your style, compare the BMW 3 Series vs. BMW 5 Series today with our team.


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