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2021 BMW X3 PHEV vs. 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Review

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2021 BMW
X3 PHEV

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2021 Jeep
Grand Cherokee L

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MSRP*
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$49,600
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$36,995 to $58,995
Invoice* $46,630 $36,663 to $56,686
MPG - City N/A 18 - 19
MPG - Hwy N/A 25 - 26
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*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 PHEV, 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 PHEV and the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.

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 PHEV is somewhat more expensive 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 PHEV carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X3 PHEV 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 PHEV, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the BMW X3 PHEV and the Jeep Grand Cherokee L 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 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 PHEV for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the BMW X3 PHEV has a lot less horsepower than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.

Utility
The BMW X3 PHEV 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 PHEV 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 PHEV than that of the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.