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2023 BMW X3 vs. 2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

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2023 BMW
X3

MSRP*: $46,200 to $61,000
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2023 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

MSRP*: $40,220 to $52,625
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MPG - City 21 - 23 MPG 35 - 36 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 29 MPG 34 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 62.7 ft3 84.3 ft3
Engine
  • 248-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 382-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 243-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 248 - 382 hp 243 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 185.9 in 194.9 in
Exterior Width 74.4 - 74.7 in 76.0 in
Leg Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 36.4 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 38.7 in
Head Room Front 41.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 38.4 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.1 - 39.4 in

*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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Convenience
With the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the BMW X3, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Highlander Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X3 is much slimmer than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The BMW X3 is slightly shorter than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, which may make it easier to park.

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the BMW X3 and the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the BMW X3 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Utility
The BMW X3 has less seating than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, making the Toyota Highlander Hybrid the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW X3 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.