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BMW X3
2021 BMW X3
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$43,000
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.8
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Jeep Grand Cherokee
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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$32,370
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.4
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Volkswagen Atlas
2021 Volkswagen Atlas
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$31,545
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.3
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.6-liter V6 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 25 MPG
Hwy: 29 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 19 MPG
Hwy: 26 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 24 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
24.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
7 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
3.6-liter V6 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
248 hp @ 5200 rpm
293 hp @ 6400 rpm
235 hp @ 4500 rpm
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm
260 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
39.4 ft
37.1 ft
38.1 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 7"
18" x 8"
18" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7"
18" x 8"
18" x 8"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Short And Long Arm
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P225/60HR18
P265/60R18
P245/60HR18
Rear Tire
P225/60HR18
P265/60R18
P245/60HR18
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
27 MPG
21 MPG
22 MPG
City
25 MPG
19 MPG
21 MPG
Highway
29 MPG
26 MPG
24 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 Tons/yr
8.4 Tons/yr
8.1 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
17.2 gallons
24.6 gallons
18.6 gallons
Cruising Range City
430 miles
467.4 miles
390.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
498.8 miles
639.6 miles
446.4 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
185.9 in
189.8 in
198.3 in
Height
66 in
69.3 in
70 in
Max Width
74.4 in
76.5 in
78.3 in
Front Width
63.8 in
63.9 in
67.2 in
Rear Width
64.4 in
64.1 in
67.8 in
Wheelbase
112.8 in
114.8 in
117.3 in
Ground Clearance
7.2 in
8.6 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
7 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
40.3 in
40.3 in
41.5 in
Front Seat Headroom
41.1 in
39.9 in
41.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
57.6 in
58.7 in
61.5 in
Front Seat Hip Room
N/A
57 in
58.2 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
36.4 in
38.6 in
37.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom
39.1 in
39.2 in
40.4 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
56 in
58 in
60.8 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
N/A
56.2 in
58 in
Third Row Leg Room
N/A
N/A
33.7 in
Third Row Headroom
N/A
N/A
38.3 in
Third Row Shoulder Room
N/A
N/A
54.9 in
Third Row Hip Room
N/A
N/A
45.1 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,931 lbs
4,513 lbs
4,222 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
N/A
3,500 lbs
N/A

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
62.7 ft³
68.3 ft³
96.8 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
28.7 ft³
36.3 ft³
55.5 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
28.7 ft³
36.3 ft³
20.6 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Jet Black
Bright White Clearcoat
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Pyrite Silver Metallic
  • Tourmaline Blue Metallic

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Carbon Black Metallic
  • Dark Graphite Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Phytonic Blue Metallic
  • Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat
  • Diamond Black Crystal Pearlcoat
  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat
  • Sting-Gray Clearcoat
  • Velvet Red Pearlcoat
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige/Black, SensaTec Upholstery
N/A
  • Titan Black, Cloth Seating Surfaces

Optional Interior Materials

  • Black w/Oyster Stitching, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige/Black, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Cognac w/Contrast Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Oyster w/Contrast Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
N/A
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Standard
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Navigation System
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Power Liftgate
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Automatic Parking
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Heated Front Seat(s)
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Heated Rear Seat(s)
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Seat Memory
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Rear A/C
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Optional
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Optional
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Maintenance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / Unlimited Miles
2 Years / 20,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles