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2021 BMW X3 vs. 2021 Toyota 4Runner Review

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2021 BMW
X3

MSRP*: $43,000 to $56,600
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2021 Toyota
4Runner

MSRP*: $36,765 to $50,745
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Invoice* $40,490 to $53,140 $33,823 to $46,684
MPG - City 21 - 25 MPG 16 MPG
MPG - Hwy 27 - 29 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 62.7 ft3 88.8 - 89.7 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 270 hp
Towing Capacity 4,400 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 185.9 - 186.1 in 190.2 - 191.3 in
Exterior Width 74.4 - 74.7 in 75.8 in
Leg Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 36.4 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 32.9 in
Head Room Front 40.0 - 41.1 in
Rear 38.5 - 39.1 in
Front 38.6 - 39.3 in
Rear 38.6 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW X3 than in the Toyota 4Runner. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the BMW X3 and the Toyota 4Runner.

Convenience
The BMW X3 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota 4Runner, 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). The BMW X3 is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota 4Runner. 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 Toyota 4Runner.

Dimensions
The BMW X3 is a little narrower than the Toyota 4Runner, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The BMW X3 is slightly shorter than the Toyota 4Runner, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The BMW X3 has a larger turning radius than the Toyota 4Runner, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Toyota 4Runner, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the BMW X3. The BMW X3 has a little less horsepower than the Toyota 4Runner.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the BMW X3 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Toyota 4Runner.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the BMW X3 and the Toyota 4Runner. The BMW X3 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota 4Runner.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW X3 than that of the Toyota 4Runner.