BMW X3 vs Subaru Forester Comparison

    BMW X3

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    2024 BMW
    X3
    vs
    2024 Subaru
    Forester
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    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
    7.8
    0.0
    Based on the BMW X3 sDRIVE20i
    Based on the Subaru Forester 2.5i-S (AWD)
    Best suitable for...
    Driving the familyDriving the family
    LuxuryLuxury
    Off-roadingOff-roading
    Fuel Efficiency
    50L - 68L
    160 to 721 km
    48L - 63L
    322 to 466 km
    ANCAP Safety Rating
    Warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    MSRP
    $76,600 - $178,000
    $37,890 - $50,140
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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
    Assistant Production Editor
    Jack Quick drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Excellent outward visibility
    • Rear doors open to 90 degrees
    • Practical second row and boot
    Misses
    • Uninspiring performance
    • In dire need of an interior overhaul
    • Short-ish service intervals

    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

    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 Subaru Forester is available in the following exterior paint colours, depending on the variant:

    • Crystal White Pearl
    • Ice Silver Metallic
    • Brilliant Bronze Metallic
    • Crimson Red Pearl
    • Autumn Green Metallic
    • Horizon Blue Pearl
    • Cascade Green Silica
    • Magnetite Grey Metallic
    • Crystal Black Silica
    • Sapphire Blue Pearl

    Specs

    Type
    TURBO CDI, TURBO DIRECT F/INJDIRECT FUEL INJ
    Size (cc)
    1995 - 29981995 - 2498
    Size (L)
    2.0L, 3.0L2.5L, 2.0L
    Induction
    DIESEL TURBO 4, DIESEL TURBO 6, TURBO 6, TURBO 4FLAT 4
    Camshaft
    VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAMDUAL OVERHEAD CAM
    Valves/Ports per Cylinder
    16 - 2416
    Power
    135kW - 375kW110kW - 136kW
    Power RPM
    4000 - 59505800 - 6000
    Torque
    300Nm - 650Nm196Nm - 239Nm
    Torque RPM
    1350 - 27504000 - 4400
    Bore Stroke
    --
    Compression Ratio
    9.3 - 16.512.1 - 12.5

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