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2021 BMW X3 vs. 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Review

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2021 BMW
X3

MSRP*: $43,000 to $56,600
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2021 Jeep
Grand Cherokee L

MSRP*: $36,995 to $58,995
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Invoice* $40,490 to $53,140 $36,663 to $56,686
MPG - City 21 - 25 MPG 18 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 27 - 29 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 62.7 ft3 84.6 ft3
Engine Inline-4, Inline-6 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel Four-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 248 - 382 hp 290 - 357 hp
Towing Capacity 4,400 lbs 6,200 - 7,200 lbs
Exterior Length 185.9 - 186.1 in 204.9 in
Exterior Width 74.4 - 74.7 in 77.9 in
Leg Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 36.4 in
Front 41.3 in
Rear 39.4 in
Head Room Front 40.0 - 41.1 in
Rear 38.5 - 39.1 in
Front 39.8 in
Rear 39.9 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Jeep Grand Cherokee L than in the BMW X3, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the BMW X3 and the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.

Convenience
The Jeep Grand Cherokee L requires fewer stops at the gas station than the BMW X3, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW X3 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW X3 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X3 is much slimmer than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the BMW X3, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.

Handling
The BMW X3 has a larger turning radius than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Jeep Grand Cherokee L is clearly the choice over the BMW X3 for pulling heavy loads. The BMW X3 has a little less horsepower than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the BMW X3 and the Jeep Grand Cherokee L are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
The BMW X3 has less seating than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, making the Jeep Grand Cherokee L the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW X3 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW X3 than that of the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.