BMW X3 vs Toyota 4Runner Comparison

bmw x3 vs toyota 4runner comparison

BMW and Toyota produce some of the best vehicles on the market in every aspect, including family cars, luxury, off-roading, and sporty cars. With that being said, like many other automakers, BMW and Toyota sell high-end vehicles equipped with high-end features and technology. Here’s a look at the BMW X3 and Toyota 4Runner.

N.B: Prices are reflective of average BE FORWARD pricing as of August 2022.

 BMW X3Toyota 4Runner
Capacity/Doors5 doors/5 seater4 doors/5 seater
Torque290 Nm – 600 Nm

376 Nm – 382 Nm
Top Speed260 km/h180 km/h
0-100 km/h5.8 sec – 9.9 sec

8.2 sec
Max Power180 hp – 360 hp157 hp – 270 hp
Engine2.0L – 3.0L2.0L – 4.7L
Fuel Tank Capacity67L

55L – 91L
Key FeaturesSRS Airbags, Curtain airbags, DCS

and TCS, ABS, Electronic Stability

Control, Adaptive Headlights
Crawl Control, Kinetic Dynamic

Suspension System (KDSS),

Multi-Terrain Select
Fuel Consumption19.68 Km/l - 22.23 Km/l6.8 Km/l - 8.0 Km/l
Length x Width x Height4.65×1.88×1.67 m4.83×1.92×1.82 m
BE FORWARD PRICEUSD 4,070 – USD 74,460USD 6,680 – USD 32,490

Interior & Exterior Comparison

BMW X3

(a) Cabin Storage

The BMW X3 is roomy for a car of its size, given with adequate legroom and headroom in the driver’s cabin. The passenger cabin can accommodate three adult passengers and is comfortable as well, the legroom for the center seat passenger is somehow limited due to the transmission tunnel but 2 will be much more comfortable too. All variants come dressed with leather seats.

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Inside the BMW X3, you will find storage facilities in the cabin that are useful for storing items such as handbags, goggles, beverages, smartphones, etc. In the driver row, there is a glove box, door panel storage, 4 cup-holders, and the center box. In the passenger row, there are 4 cup holders, front seat jacket pockets, and door pockets.

(b) Cargo Space

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The boot space is somehow great and can comfortably carry luggage for a family of five. The back seats can fold flat in a split format to create an even bigger space when more space is required.

Exterior

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The BMW X3 exterior is smooth and angular front to the curvy rear and well-crafted. The M Sport comes with extra detailing that gives it a commanding posture with all higher grades dressed with bigger alloy rims.

Toyota 4Runner

(a) Cabin Storage

The Toyota 4Runner has numerous storage booths fit for storing handbags, smartphones, beverages, and bottles. In the driver cabin, you will find the door panel storage, center box, 2 cup holders in the control panel, and glove box. In the passenger cabin, you will find 2 cup holders in the armrest when it flips down, a storage compartment with 1 USB port, and door panel storage.

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The 4Runner is equipped with technology and features like 8 speakers, a 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment display, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, HD Radio, navigation, satellite radio, Siri Eyes Free, Bluetooth, and a rearview camera.

(b) Cargo Space

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The Toyota 4Runner has 88.8 behind the first row and 46.3 cubic feet of boot space behind the second row of seating and an overall height of 71.5 inches. Therefore the Toyota 4Runner has a larger size of cargo.

Exterior

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The Toyota 4Runner is a luxury SUV/4-door body style with 5 passengers seating. The Toyota 4Runner is equipped with full-time 4WD and part-time systems.

Engine, Performance & Fuel Consumption

BMW X3

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(a) Engine & Performance

The BMW X3 third-generation is powered by four engine size options, I4 turbo 2.0L, I6 turbo/twin-turbo 3.0L petrol engines, I4 turbo 2.0L petrol plug-in hybrid with an electric motor, turbo 2.0L, and I6 turbo 3.0L diesel engine. All these engines are paired to 8-speed ZF 8HP automatic Single-speed with fixed ratio (iX3) and the petrol plug-in hybrid is equipped with a 12 kWh Lithium-ion (PHEV) and 80 kWh Lithium-ion (iX3).

(b) Fuel Consumption

The fuel consumption of the BMW X3 is around 19.68 Km/l to 22.23 Km/l depending on the engine fitted under the bonnet and the fuel used.

Toyota 4Runner

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(a) Engine & Performance

The latest 4Runner is powered by two engine options: a 2TR-FE 2.7L I4 petrol engine which generates a maximum power output of 157 hp, and a 1GR-FE 4.0L V6 which produces a maximum power output of 270 hp. These engines are attached to a 4-speed automatic or a 5-speed automatic and are available in 2WD and 4WD.

(b) Fuel Consumption

The 4Runner’s fuel consumption is around 6.8 Km/L to 8.0 Km/L depending on the model, type of engine fitted under the hood, or the transmission.

Final Verdict

Whether you’re an SUV guy or not you will be in love with one among these SUVs that like to go across the roads, then you either own a BMW X3 or the 4Runner.

The BMW X3 looks like a luxury vehicle with no capabilities of hitting off-road while the 4Runner looks special for off-road driving. If you are looking for stylish, fuel economy, and exterior appearance better to choose the new BMW X3 but the real fact is Toyota 4Runner is the best for hiking to the mountains or off-road driving.

Apart from having hard work looking, the 4Runner has adequate boot space compared to the BMW X3. Toyota 4Runner can accommodate more luggage when all seats are occupied, compared to the BMW X3 which cannot carry the same luggage carried by the 4Runner when all seats are occupied.

Both vehicles are good for long and town trips and the 4Runner is more capable in off-road driving. While for the luxury and more comfortability, BMW X3 scores many points ahead of the 4Runner.

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Written by: Josephat Lukaza

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