Your next adventure is up ahead. Will you choose the 2021 BMW X3 or the 2021 Lexus RX 350 to get you there? Your road to independence runs straight through one of these luxury SUVs—let’s compare them!

Discover how these vehicles can help you live life at full capacity. From performance to the best creature comforts, learn how it feels to drive in the lap of luxury! Drop us a line at Sandy Sansing BMW to explore your options and see what differentiates your favorite crossover.

2021 BMW X3 vs Lexus RX 350 Pensacola FL X3 vs RX 350: Style Meets Substance

Even the most beautiful luxury SUV should make “utility” the first order of business. To varying degrees, the 2021 X3 and the RX 350 accomplish this—but the BMW outmuscles and outmatches its competitor.

The BMW X3 can tow up to 4,400 pounds when properly equipped. You can bring along the boat, trailer, or camper provided it’s the right size! Meanwhile, the Lexus RX 350 has a max towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. While you can still hitch a trailer, the BMW offers the freedom to tow significantly more.

With the Lexus RX 350, you’ll likely be limited to moving tent trailers or some ATVs. By comparison, the BMW X3 may be able to tow a mini trailer or a small fishing boat to your relaxation destination.

All-Star Performance? Choose BMW

While the BMW X3 and the Lexus RX 350 have power-packed engine options, only the former is known for its high-performance chops. Are you ready for a more thrilling adventure machine?

Powering the BMW X3 M40i is a TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder engine that sends 382 horsepower to the wheels. It outstrips the sole engine available on the Lexus RX 350—a vigorous V6—that can generate up to 295 horsepower. Accelerate in seconds and really take command of your drive in the BMW!

You’ll find the spirit of BMW M in every aspect of the X3 M40i. The sport-tuned suspension will help you tackle even the most treacherous twists and turns in the road.

2021 BMW X3 vs Lexus RX 350 Pensacola FL BMW X3 vs Lexus RX 350: Cargo Bay

You’ll choose your luxury vehicle in part for its utility, so why not put it to good use? Both the 2021 X3 and the RX 350 have spacious cargo areas, though the BMW tops its Lexus competitor in a major way.

The BMW X3’s standard power tailgate lets you access up to 62.7 cubic feet of cargo volume when the 40/20/40 split rear seats are folded. You can make room for your camping gear or even a couple bikes for a cycling adventure on your favorite trails.

There’s less cargo space available in the Lexus RX 350. Even the larger RX 350L offers just 58.5 cubic feet of cargo space for your gear.

Should I Buy the Lexus RX 350 or BMW X3?

Sooner than you think, you’ll be on the streets of Pensacola, Myrtle Grove, and Cantonment, FL. These two luxury SUVs may seem perfect for the job at hand, and they’re well matched in many respects.

While the 2021 Lexus RX 350 has its advocates, the BMW X3 really delivers on performance and utility. In fact, it even offers a plug-in hybrid option for eco-conscious drivers! See for yourself how special a drive can be in the X3 and schedule your test drive at Sandy Sansing BMW.

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