BMW X3 vs Mazda CX-5 Comparison

    BMW X3

    Mazda CX-5

    2024 BMW
    X3
    vs
    2024 Mazda
    CX-5
    Select Variants...

    How they stack...

    CarExpert Score
    CarExpert has rated other vehicles in the suv medium category, between scores of 7.2 and 8.8.
    0.0
    8.1
    7.9
    0.0
    Based on the BMW X3 sDRIVE20i
    Based on the Mazda CX-5 GT SP TURBO (AWD)
    Best suitable for...
    Driving the familyDriving the family
    LuxuryLuxury
    Long distance drivingLong distance driving
    Fuel Efficiency
    50L - 68L
    160 to 721 km
    56L - 58L
    386 to 476 km
    ANCAP Safety Rating
    Warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    MSRP
    $76,600 - $178,000
    $36,560 - $54,970
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    CarExpert's Take

    Scott Collie
    Head of Content
    Scott Collie drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Practical, spacious interior
    • Base engine has just enough go
    • Better equipped than old-school base models
    Misses
    • It's still pricey
    • No adaptive cruise control
    • Lack of AWD undermines versatility
    Jack Quick
    Journalist
    Jack Quick drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Strong, powerful engine
    • Sweet engine note
    • Suave, upmarket interior
    Misses
    • Quite thirsty around town
    • Second-row space is on the small side
    • Dated infotainment hardware

    Standard Features

    Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    Wireless phone charger
    Powered tailgate
    Rear air vents
    Adaptive cruise control
    Climate control
    Reversing sensors
    Reversing camera
    Autonomous emergency braking

    Optional Features

    NA
    • Premium Paint (+$795)

    Colours Available

    The 2023 BMW X3 is available in the following exterior paint colours, depending on the variant.

    • Alpine White
    • M Carbon Black
    • Black Sapphire
    • Sophisto Grey Brilliant Effect
    • Mineral White (not available on M40i)
    • Phytonic Blue
    • M Brooklyn Grey
    • M Sao Paulo Yellow (M Competition only)
    • M Marina Bay Blue (M Competition only)
    • M Toronto Red (M Competition only)

    The 2024 Mazda CX-5 is available in the following exterior paint colours:

    • Soul Red Crystal metallic
    • Eternal Blue mica
    • Deep Crystal Blue mica
    • Jet Black mica
    • Rhodium White metallic
    • Sonic Silver metallic
    • Zircon Sand metallic
    • Machine Grey metallic
    • Polymetal Grey metallic
    • Platinum Quartz metallic

    Metallic finishes cost an extra $795.

    Specs

    Type
    TURBO CDI, TURBO DIRECT F/INJTURBO DIRECT F/INJ, DIRECT FUEL INJ
    Size (cc)
    1995 - 29981997 - 2488
    Size (L)
    2.0L, 3.0L2.5L, 2.0L
    Induction
    DIESEL TURBO 4, DIESEL TURBO 6, TURBO 6, TURBO 4TURBO 4, INLINE 4
    Camshaft
    VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAMVARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM
    Valves/Ports per Cylinder
    16 - 2416
    Power
    135kW - 375kW115kW - 170kW
    Power RPM
    4000 - 59505000 - 6000
    Torque
    300Nm - 650Nm200Nm - 420Nm
    Torque RPM
    1350 - 27502000 - 4000
    Bore Stroke
    --
    Compression Ratio
    9.3 - 16.510.5 - 13

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