2021 BMW X3 PHEV vs. 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe | NewCars.com

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2021 BMW X3 PHEV vs. 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe Review

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2021 BMW
X3 PHEV

MSRP*: $49,600
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2021 Jeep
Wrangler Unlimited 4xe

MSRP*: $49,805 to $53,505
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Invoice* $46,630 $47,951 to $51,436
MPG - City Info not available Info not available
MPG - Hwy Info not available Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 59.4 ft3 67.4 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel Four-wheel
Horsepower 180 hp 270 hp
Towing Capacity 4,409 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 185.9 in 188.4 in
Exterior Width 74.4 in 73.8 in
Leg Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 36.4 in
Front 40.8 in
Rear 38.2 in
Head Room Front 41.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 42.6 in
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 Wrangler Unlimited 4xe than in the BMW X3 PHEV, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the BMW X3 PHEV.

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 Wrangler Unlimited 4xe, 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 Wrangler Unlimited 4xe.

Dimensions
The BMW X3 PHEV is about the same width as the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe. When looking at overall length, the BMW X3 PHEV takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe.

Handling
The BMW X3 PHEV has the same turning radius as the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the BMW X3 PHEV is clearly the choice over the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the BMW X3 PHEV has a lot less horsepower than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the BMW X3 PHEV doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe.

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 Wrangler Unlimited 4xe. The BMW X3 PHEV has less cargo space than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe, 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 Wrangler Unlimited 4xe.