BMW X3 vs Toyota RAV4 Comparison

    BMW X3

    Toyota RAV4

    2024 BMW
    X3
    vs
    2024 Toyota
    RAV4
    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
    8.3
    0.0
    Based on the BMW X3 sDRIVE20i
    Based on the Toyota RAV4 EDGE (AWD) HYBRID
    Best suitable for...
    Driving the familyDriving the family
    LuxuryLuxury
    Long distance drivingLong distance driving
    Fuel Efficiency
    50L - 68L
    160 to 721 km
    55L
    264 to 385 km
    ANCAP Safety Rating
    Warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    MSRP
    $76,600 - $178,000
    $39,760 - $58,360
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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
    James Wong
    Production Editor
    James Wong drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Still the efficiency leader
    • Still the people's choice
    • Tech updates are welcome
    Misses
    • Far more expensive than it once was
    • Doesn't go as hard as 163kW might suggest
    • Lacks the premium feel of some rivals

    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 Toyota RAV4 is available in nine different colours, however not all are available across all variants. The following are available on the Cruiser and GXL:

    • Glacier White
    • Crystal Pearl
    • Silver Sky
    • Graphite
    • Atomic Rush (red)
    • Eclipse Black
    • Mineral Blue
    • Saturn Blue

    The GX misses out on Crystal Pearl. The XSE missed out on Crystal Pearl, Atomic Rush, Eclipse lack and Saturn Blue.

    The top-spec Toyota RAV4 Edge misses out on the two white colours and Saturn Blue but it does get its own unique Jungle Khaki colour.

    Premium paint is a $675 option.

    A full list of colours for the 2022 range has yet to be announced.

    Specs

    Type
    TURBO CDI, TURBO DIRECT F/INJDIRECT FUEL INJ
    Size (cc)
    1995 - 29981987 - 2487
    Size (L)
    2.0L, 3.0L2.5L, 2.0L
    Induction
    DIESEL TURBO 4, DIESEL TURBO 6, TURBO 6, TURBO 4INLINE 4
    Camshaft
    VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAMVARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM
    Valves/Ports per Cylinder
    16 - 2416
    Power
    135kW - 375kW127kW - 152kW
    Power RPM
    4000 - 59505700 - 6600
    Torque
    300Nm - 650Nm203Nm - 243Nm
    Torque RPM
    1350 - 27503600 - 4400
    Bore Stroke
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    Compression Ratio
    9.3 - 16.513 - 14

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