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BMW X3
2020 BMW X3
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$41,950
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.8
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Land Rover Defender
2020 Land Rover Defender
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$49,900
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8.1
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Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Plug-in Hybrid
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Plug-in Hybrid
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$50,650
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7.8
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Plug-in Hybrid
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Four-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 25 MPG
Hwy: 29 MPG
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
23.8 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Plug-in Hybrid
Horsepower
248 hp @ 5200 rpm
296 hp @ 5500 rpm
315 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm
295 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
413 lb-ft @ 1200 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
7-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
39.4 ft
42.1 ft
38.7 ft

Wheels

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

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
N/A
Multi-Link
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
N/A
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P225/60HR18
P255/60VR18
P235/60HR18
Rear Tire
P225/60HR18
P255/60VR18
P235/60HR18
Spare Tire
N/A
Full-Size
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
27 MPG
N/A
25 MPG
City
25 MPG
N/A
N/A
Highway
29 MPG
N/A
N/A

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 Tons/yr
N/A
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
17.2 gallons
23.8 gallons
13.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
430 miles
N/A
N/A
Cruising Range Highway
498.8 miles
N/A
N/A

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Height
66 in
77.4 in
65.3 in
Max Width
74.4 in
79.1 in
74.4 in
Front Width
63.8 in
67.1 in
63.5 in
Rear Width
64.4 in
66.9 in
63.1 in
Wheelbase
112.8 in
119 in
113.1 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
8.6 in
5.9 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
40.3 in
39.1 in
40.8 in
Front Seat Headroom
41.1 in
40.6 in
41.9 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
57.6 in
60.8 in
57.3 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
36.4 in
39.1 in
37.3 in
Rear Seat Headroom
39.1 in
40.4 in
38.5 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
56 in
59.2 in
N/A

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
4,034 lbs
N/A
4,564 lbs
Maximum Trailering Capacity
N/A
7,716 lbs
3,500 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
62.7 ft³
78.8 ft³
56.5 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
28.7 ft³
34 ft³
19.4 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
28.7 ft³
34 ft³
19.4 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Jet Black
Fuji White
  • Black
  • Polar White

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Carbon Black Metallic
  • Dark Graphite Metallic
  • Dark Olive Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Phytonic Blue Metallic
  • Terra Brown Metallic
  • Eiger Grey Metallic
  • Gondwana Stone Metallic
  • Indus Silver Metallic
  • Pangea Green Metallic
  • Santorini Black Metallic
  • Tasman Blue Metallic
  • Brilliant Blue Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Mojave Silver Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Selenite Grey Metallic
  • designo Cardinal Red Metallic
  • designo Diamond White Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige/Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Ebony/Ebony, Fabric Seat Trim
  • Black MB-Tex, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Saddle Brown/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Silk Beige/Black MB-Tex, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Silk Beige/Black, Leather Upholstery

Optional Interior Materials

  • Black w/Blue Stitching, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Black w/Contrast Stiching, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige/Black, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Cognac w/Contrast Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Mocha w/Contrast Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Oyster w/Contrast Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Acorn, Windsor Leather Seat Trim
  • Ebony, Windsor Leather Seat Trim
  • Khaki, Windsor Leather Seat Trim
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Optional
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Optional
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Optional
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Standard
Optional
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Optional
Optional
Optional

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Optional
Standard
Optional
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Standard
Optional
Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Standard
Optional
Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Standard
Optional
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

Airbags

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

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
6 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Maintenance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles