2019 BMW X3 Vs. 2019 Porsche Macan

2019 BMW X3 Vs. 2019 Porsche Macan side by side comparison

By this point, it’s universally understood that nothing offers the performance, luxury and technology of German engineering. With BMW being a hallmark manufacturer in the German luxury performance segment, it’s typically the next place drivers go when they think about what they want in a German-engineered vehicle. For those looking for a small SUV, however, there are a few options. Among them, the BMW X3 and Porsche Macan.

Today, we’re comparing the 2019 BMW X3 to the 2019 Porsche Macan to see which small luxury performance SUV offers better performance, more comfort and a cutting-edge futuristic palette of technology features.

2019 BMW X3 xDrive 30i


2019 Porsche Macan

248 horsepower / 25 combined MPG (xDrive30i) Standard horsepower / fuel consumption 248 horsepower / 22 combined MPG (base AWD)
355 horsepower (M40i) Available horsepower 348 horsepower (S)
4,400 lbs. Towing capacity 1,653 lbs.
62.7 cubic feet Maximum cargo volume 52.9 cubic feet
12 speakers Standard audio system 10 speakers
$43,000 MSRP starts at $49,900

No Comparison Between the Powerful X3 and Lackluster Macan

When drivers choose a compact luxury SUV, it’s because they want performance, capability and an interior space that feels like a vacation.

Looking above, it’s clear that the 2019 BMW X3 offers this in a small-wheelbase SUV. The 2019 BMW X3 has similar horsepower, but significantly improved fuel economy over the 2019 Porsche Macan. If you want a performance variant, the M40i offers a stronger engine than the 2019 Porsche Macan S.

The 8-speed automatic transmission chosen by BMW engineers allows both better fuel economy and a higher available tow-capacity rating of over 4,000 lbs. compared to the paltry 1,653 offered by the 2019 Porsche Macan. Inside, you’ll find cargo to be at a similar advantage in the 2019 BMW X3 as it comes just shy of offering 10 additional cubic feet for cargo placement.

A luxury SUV through and through, the 2019 BMW X3 also gives you a better audio system.

You may think that with all of the obvious advantages the X3 enjoys over the Macan that it would be thousands more. As you’ll see, however, it’s actually significantly less than the small SUV from Porsche.

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