2019 BMW X3

2019 BMW X3


2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

2019 BMW X3 vs. 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan


BMW is known the world over for class, speed, comfort, style and of course, power. BMW X3 fully lives up to this hype. It is in fact, much better than what one expects from a BMW. Right from its design to other key factors such as transmission and speed, the BMW X3 is by all means a masterpiece.  Volkswagen Tiguan 2019 on the other hand may seem somewhat reliable. When it comes to fuel economy though, BMW X3 stands out.

Design & Style

From the onset, BMW X3 and 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan seem close in design-wise. But like already hinted, it won’t take you long before realizing how and why exactly BMW X3 bags the medal in this two-horse race. Since they are both from the SUV family and make use of similar 5-door body layout and operate on a 4 x 4WD system, the difference lies in their diesel engines. While x3 incorporates a power-packed four-cylinder, sixteen-valves 177 horsepower engine developed by BMW, the VW consists of a four-cylinder, sixteen-valves 170 horsepower unit engine developed by Volkswagen.

BMW X3’s sleep look makes it noticeable from a mile. The same cannot be said about 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan although one must admit they really tried. The design may not be as impressive as BMW X3’s but it is good. Its interior though is in many ways average pretty much the same way its passenger space is.

Technology & Safety

BMW always goes big on technology and safety. The 2019 BMW X3 lives up to the brand’s reputation in that regard with a full suite of driver assistance features like automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and forward-collision warning. Again, this is where BMW X3 beats 2019 VW Tiguan which only goes as far as automated emergency brake assistance.


In terms of speed, BMW X3 is unmatchable. It covers 206km in just an hour. This is far much superior to what 2019 VW Tiguan has to offer by as much as 5km.  Strangely, for the same distance, the two models burn almost the same amount of fuel on average.  Analyze keenly though and you’ll quickly realize BMW X3 still has so much to offer in terms of fuel efficiency.

Bottom line

BMW X3 is agile, with strong power output. This is exactly where it beats nearly all VW models hands down, including the 2019 VW Tiguan. Its 248 hp turbocharged engine makes all the difference. It is more than perfect for those in need of a performance-oriented crossover. Of course, VW Tiguan comes close but not close enough. It does not offer the exhilarating experience BMW X3 offers.  Who wouldn’t love a BMW with a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine? One that has consistently out -accelerated VW Tiguan 2019, the Audi Q5 and even the Porsche Macan S?

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At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving a 2019 BMW X3 for yourself. Come and visit us today or give us a call at (888) 734-3331 to schedule a test drive. Our dealership staff is always on standby to assist you, and we look forward to serving you in the best way possible.


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