2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i

2011 BMW X3 Competitors

$37-41k mid-size SUV, designed & built in Germany 19 city / 25-26 hwy 336-460 mile range, gas engine
240 to 300 hp 183 cu. in. 6-cylinder

As well as being compared against other mid-size SUVs and minivan and SUVs, the 2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i is also often compared to luxury cars and cars. The 2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i's top rivals come from Honda (such as the CR-V ) and BMW (such as the X5 xDrive35i and the 550i)

compared to mid-size SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the X3 xDrive28i compared to other mid-size SUV competitors include: it has a slightly longer-lasting basic warranty (4 year vs 3 year), has a slightly longer basic warranty (50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile), slightly faster 0-60 time (6.7 seconds vs 9.1 seconds), has standard power seats (standard vs not available) and has standard passenger power seats (standard vs not available).

However, on average it has much less cargo space (27.6 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3), slightly less towing weight (904 lb vs 1,230 lb), has slightly fewer seats (5 vs 7), has significantly fewer airbags (4 vs 5) and only has a naturally-aspirated engine (none vs twin turbocharger).

2011 Honda CR-V

2011 Honda CR-V
$23,405

Significant advantages of the CR-V (vs the X3 xDrive28i)

  • Much more cargo room: 72.9 ft3 vs 27.6 ft3
  • Power outlets comes standard
  • Power mirrors comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the CR-V (vs the X3 xDrive28i)

  • Significantly less ground clearance for rough terrain: 6.7" vs 8"
  • Significantly slower 0-60 mph time: 9.2 seconds vs 6.7 seconds
  • Only has all-wheel drive: two-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive

common strengths of the CR-V and X3 xDrive28i

  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 123 ft vs 129 ft
  • Both have lots of cupholders: 8 vs 8
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda CR-V vs the 2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i

2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X

2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X
$21,220

Significant advantages of the Forester 2.5X (vs the X3 xDrive28i)

  • Higher towing capacity: 1,230 lb vs 904 lb
  • Power outlets comes standard
  • Much tighter turning radius: 34.4 ft vs 39.0 ft

Significant disadvantages of the Forester 2.5X (vs the X3 xDrive28i)

  • Less powerful: 170 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 240 HP @ 6,600 RPM
  • Significantly slower 0-60 mph time: 9.1 seconds vs 6.7 seconds
  • Significantly shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile

common strengths of the Forester 2.5X and X3 xDrive28i

  • Both vehicles have good cornering ability: 0.81 g vs 0.84 g
arrow Compare the 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X vs the 2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i

2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i

2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i
$48,075

Significant advantages of the X5 xDrive35i (vs the X3 xDrive28i)

  • Much more cargo room: 75.2 ft3 vs 27.6 ft3
  • Significantly higher towing capacity: 1,290 lb vs 904 lb
  • X5 xDrive35i's Twin turbocharger increases power output: Twin turbocharger vs None

Significant disadvantages of the X5 xDrive35i (vs the X3 xDrive28i)

  • Significantly wider turning radius: 42.0 ft vs 39.0 ft
  • No subwoofer
  • Premium radio not available

common strengths of the X5 xDrive35i and X3 xDrive28i

  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 6.4 seconds vs 6.7 seconds
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 130 ft vs 129 ft
  • Longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
arrow Compare the X5 xDrive35i vs the X3 xDrive28i

2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK350

2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK350
$38,375

Significant advantages of the GLK350 (vs the X3 xDrive28i)

  • Significantly more cargo room: 54.7 ft3 vs 27.6 ft3
  • Power outlets comes standard
  • Many more airbags: 6 vs 4

Significant disadvantages of the GLK350 (vs the X3 xDrive28i)

  • Worse highway mileage: 21 mpg vs 25 mpg
  • Significantly more trips to the pumps when driving on the highway: 365 miles vs 442 miles
  • Significantly more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 278 miles vs 336 miles

common strengths of the GLK350 and X3 xDrive28i

  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 7.0 seconds vs 6.7 seconds
  • Longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Both have power seats for the passenger
arrow Compare the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 vs the 2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i

2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion

2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion
$30,990

Significant advantages of the Tiguan SE 4Motion (vs the X3 xDrive28i)

  • Significantly more cargo room: 56.1 ft3 vs 27.6 ft3
  • Significantly higher towing capacity: 1,330 lb vs 904 lb
  • Tiguan SE 4Motion's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Tiguan SE 4Motion (vs the X3 xDrive28i)

  • Significantly less ground clearance for rough terrain: 6.9" vs 8"
  • Folding rear seats not available
  • Significantly shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile

common strengths of the Tiguan SE 4Motion and X3 xDrive28i

  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 7.7 seconds vs 6.7 seconds
  • Both have power seats
  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the {better}'s satellite radio; in the {worse}, too, but it'll cost
arrow Compare the 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion vs the 2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i

2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited

2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited
$26,275

Significant advantages of the RAV4 Limited (vs the X3 xDrive28i)

  • Much more cargo room: 73.0 ft3 vs 27.6 ft3
  • Power outlets comes standard
  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2

Significant disadvantages of the RAV4 Limited (vs the X3 xDrive28i)

  • Much slower 0-60 mph time: 10.0 seconds vs 6.7 seconds
  • Only has all-wheel drive: two-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Significantly shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile

common strengths of the RAV4 Limited and X3 xDrive28i

  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 130 ft vs 129 ft
  • Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
  • Both have lots of cupholders: 10 vs 8
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited vs the 2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i

compared to minivan and SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the X3 xDrive28i compared to other minivan and SUV competitors include: it is much more fuel efficient in the city (19 mpg vs 13 mpg), is much more fuel efficient on the highway (25 mpg vs 18 mpg), costs less ($37,625 vs $69,730), has slightly more spacious back seats (46.6 ft3 vs 37.8 ft3) and has a significantly longer-lasting basic warranty (4 year vs 3 year).

However, on average it has much fewer airbags (4 vs 7), has much less cargo space (27.6 ft3 vs 81.7 ft3), has 2 rows of seats (2 vs 3), has significantly fewer seats (5 vs 7) and is significantly more sluggish (17.1 lb/hp vs 9.6 lb/hp).

2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring

2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring
$33,940

Significant advantages of the CX-9 Grand Touring (vs the X3 xDrive28i)

  • Much more cargo room: 100.7 ft3 vs 27.6 ft3
  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2
  • Significantly more airbags: 5 vs 4

Significant disadvantages of the CX-9 Grand Touring (vs the X3 xDrive28i)

  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 3 year vs 4 year
  • Much shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Significantly slower 0-60 mph time: 8.2 seconds vs 6.7 seconds

common strengths of the CX-9 Grand Touring and X3 xDrive28i

  • Both have a smooth suspension, quite rare in this class of vehicle: Independent vs Independent
  • Both have good brakes for high-performance use
  • Both have electronic stability control
arrow Compare the 2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring vs the 2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i

2012 BMW X6 M

2012 BMW X6 M
$90,375

Significant advantages of the X6 M (vs the X3 xDrive28i)

  • Significantly more airbags: 5 vs 4
  • Significantly more cargo room: 59.7 ft3 vs 27.6 ft3
  • Much more powerful: 555 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 240 HP @ 6,600 RPM

Significant disadvantages of the X6 M (vs the X3 xDrive28i)

  • Much worse city mileage: 12 mpg vs 19 mpg
  • Much worse highway mileage: 17 mpg vs 25 mpg
  • Much more expensive: $90,375 vs $37,625

common strengths of the X6 M and X3 xDrive28i

  • Both have a smooth suspension, quite rare in this class of vehicle: Independent vs Independent
  • Both have good brakes for high-performance use
  • Both have electronic stability control
arrow Compare the X6 M vs the X3 xDrive28i

2011 Toyota Land Cruiser

2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
$69,730

Significant advantages of the Land Cruiser (vs the X3 xDrive28i)

  • Many more airbags: 7 vs 4
  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2
  • Much more cargo room: 81.7 ft3 vs 27.6 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the Land Cruiser (vs the X3 xDrive28i)

  • Much worse city mileage: 13 mpg vs 19 mpg
  • Much worse highway mileage: 18 mpg vs 25 mpg
  • Rougher suspension: Live vs Independent

common strengths of the Land Cruiser and X3 xDrive28i

  • Both have a smooth suspension, quite rare in this class of vehicle: Independent vs Independent
  • Both have good brakes for high-performance use
  • Both have electronic stability control
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser vs the 2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i

compared to luxury car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the X3 xDrive28i compared to luxury car competitors include: it costs less ($37,625 vs $61,075), gets slightly more from a tank of gas in the city (336 miles vs 278 miles), has slightly more cargo space (27.6 ft3 vs 12.4 ft3), has slightly more spacious front seats (53.8 ft3 vs 49.0 ft3) and has slightly more spacious back seats (46.6 ft3 vs 41.4 ft3).

However, on average it doesn't have rear air conditioning (not available vs optional), lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), is slightly more sluggish (17.1 lb/hp vs 10.9 lb/hp), has slightly fewer airbags (4 vs 5) and is slightly less powerful (240 HP @ 6,600 RPM vs 400 HP @ 5,500 RPM).

2011 BMW 550i

2011 BMW 550i
$61,075

Significant advantages of the 550i (vs the X3 xDrive28i)

  • Optional rear air conditioning
  • Power mirrors comes standard
  • Significantly more powerful: 400 HP @ 5,500 RPM vs 240 HP @ 6,600 RPM

Significant disadvantages of the 550i (vs the X3 xDrive28i)

  • Only has all-wheel drive: rear-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Roof rails not available
  • Fewer gears: 6 vs 8

common strengths of the 550i and X3 xDrive28i

  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 5 Series 550i vs the X3 xDrive28i

2011 BMW 328i

2011 BMW 328i
$37,475

Significant advantages of the 328i (vs the X3 xDrive28i)

  • Power mirrors comes standard
  • More airbags: 5 vs 4

Significant disadvantages of the 328i (vs the X3 xDrive28i)

  • Roof rails not available
  • Less cargo room: 12.0 ft3 vs 27.6 ft3
  • Fewer gears: 6 vs 8

common strengths of the 328i and X3 xDrive28i

  • Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions: all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Inexpensive: $37,475 vs $37,625
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
arrow Compare the 3 Series 328i vs the X3 xDrive28i

2011 Audi A6 Premium

2011 Audi A6 Premium
$46,075

Significant advantages of the A6 Premium (vs the X3 xDrive28i)

  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 633 miles vs 442 miles
  • Power mirrors comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the A6 Premium (vs the X3 xDrive28i)

  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 8
  • Only has all-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Roof rails not available

common strengths of the A6 Premium and X3 xDrive28i

  • Inexpensive: $46,075 vs $37,625
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
arrow Compare the 2011 Audi A6 Premium vs the 2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i

2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
$61,175

Significant advantages of the C63 AMG (vs the X3 xDrive28i)

  • Power mirrors comes standard
  • Many more airbags: 6 vs 4
  • Much more powerful: 451 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 240 HP @ 6,600 RPM

Significant disadvantages of the C63 AMG (vs the X3 xDrive28i)

  • Significantly more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 226 miles vs 336 miles
  • Significantly more cramped front seats: 49.0 ft3 vs 53.8 ft3
  • Only has all-wheel drive: rear-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive

common strengths of the C63 AMG and X3 xDrive28i

  • More gears: 7 vs 8
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
arrow Compare the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG vs the 2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i

compared to car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the X3 xDrive28i compared to car competitors include: it has a slightly longer-lasting basic warranty (4 year vs 3 year), has a slightly longer basic warranty (50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile), has much more gears (8 vs continuously variable), significantly faster 0-60 time (6.7 seconds vs 10.7 seconds) and slightly shorter braking distance from 60mph (129 ft vs 136 ft).

However, on average it lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), has slightly fewer airbags (4 vs 5), has much less cargo space (27.6 ft3 vs 72.1 ft3), has slightly less spacious front seats (53.8 ft3 vs 57.2 ft3) and only has a naturally-aspirated engine (none vs turbocharger).

2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited
$29,220

Significant advantages of the Outback 2.5i Limited (vs the X3 xDrive28i)

  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Much more cargo room: 71.3 ft3 vs 27.6 ft3
  • Power mirrors comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Outback 2.5i Limited (vs the X3 xDrive28i)

  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 8
  • Power locks not available
  • Significantly slower 0-60 mph time: 10.7 seconds vs 6.7 seconds

common strengths of the Outback 2.5i Limited and X3 xDrive28i

  • Both have lots of cargo room: 71.3 ft3 vs 27.6 ft3
  • Both have good drivetrains for driving off-road or in poor weather: all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Both have spacious back seats: 48.2 ft3 vs 46.6 ft3
arrow Compare the 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited vs the 2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i

2012 Volvo XC70 T6

2012 Volvo XC70 T6
$39,475

Significant advantages of the XC70 T6 (vs the X3 xDrive28i)

  • Much more cargo room: 72.1 ft3 vs 27.6 ft3
  • Power mirrors comes standard
  • XC70 T6's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None

Significant disadvantages of the XC70 T6 (vs the X3 xDrive28i)

  • Fewer gears: 6 vs 8

common strengths of the XC70 T6 and X3 xDrive28i

  • Both have lots of cargo room: 72.1 ft3 vs 27.6 ft3
  • Both have good drivetrains for driving off-road or in poor weather: all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
arrow Compare the 2012 Volvo XC70 T6 vs the 2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i