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2021 BMW X3 PHEV vs. 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

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2021 BMW
X3 PHEV

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2021 Jeep
Grand Cherokee

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MSRP*
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$49,600
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$33,120 to $88,445
Invoice* $46,630 $32,789 to $84,523
MPG - City N/A 11 - 19
MPG - Hwy N/A 17 - 26
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested **** - *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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 than in the BMW X3 PHEV, due to its greater head- and legroom. The BMW X3 PHEV offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Jeep Grand Cherokee, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

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). Whether you pick the BMW X3 PHEV or the Jeep Grand Cherokee, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 PHEV carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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

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

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is clearly the choice over the BMW X3 PHEV for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the BMW X3 PHEV has a lot less horsepower than the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the BMW X3 PHEV and the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The BMW X3 PHEV has less cargo space than the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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