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2019 BMW X3

2019 BMW X3


2020 Dodge Journey

2019 BMW X3 vs. 2020 Dodge Journey


Much has been said and written about the BMW X3. Over and over though, one thing has remained constant – that the BMW X3 is a masterpiece. It impresses from the moment you see it. It is fast, nimble and invigorating in a way that is hard to explain. It is by all means, the perfect embodiment of automotive innovation, reliability and performance. It gets even better with the fact that it offers the best of both worlds for those who crave for a sporty yet functional ride. 2020 Dodge Journey is widely seen as its closest rival. You do not have to ride in one though to see why the BMW X3 takes the medal.

Design & Style

Talk of design and style and you can be sure the new BMW X3 leaves no stone unturned. It boasts of a stylish interior complete with 10-way front seats that are power-adjustable. Side bolsters make it easy for a passenger or the driver to find a comfortable position. Rear seats come equipped with reclining seatbacks and comfortable cushioning to keep everyone comfortable for long drives. The rest of the car’s cabin is well put together with tight panel gaps and other extras that will leave you in awe. You will most likely fall in love with X3’s glossy wood grain trim, stitched leather dash and door coverings that exude an additional element of luxury. In terms of space, seven carry on suitcases fit well behind the second row, a sure indication that you do not have to worry about space at all with BMW X3.

Dodge Journey’s interior is not anywhere close to upscale. Despite this seemingly obvious fact though, 2020 Dodge Journey is spacious. It won’t take you long before noticing plasticky bits. Its hollow-sounding interior door trim panels have been described in several reviews as egregious. Space is an issue solely because getting into the third row will force passengers in the second row to compromise their legroom.

Technology & Safety

This is where everything gets interesting. BMW X3’s full suite of driver assistance features will blow your mind. Nothing is standard here. Everything is exceptional. Automated emergency braking, forward collision warning and adaptive cruise control are just but some of the technological perks that BMW X3 comes complete with. Then there is the car’s infotainment system which is another marvel.  Two USB ports for those who wish to juice two devices at once is available. Then there is of course, a 6.5-inch infotainment display. You can, however, opt for a much larger 10.3-inch display which is standard. Bluetooth connectivity is also guaranteed.

Although the Dodge Journey has an impressive touchscreen, it has fewer features compared to BMW X3. There is also the fact that it does not feature innovative solutions that boost safety such as automated emergency braking or the forward collision warning like the BMW X3.


It is easy to describe a 248 hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder – simply powerful! That’s what the BMW X3 is all about. You also get to enjoy BMW’s xDrive 3Oi which takes just 6.2 seconds to clock the 60mph mark. The car’s 355 hp turbocharged 3.0 ltr inline six-cylinder engine makes accelerating fun with a form or brutish power that will make others on the road notice magnificence and power on wheels.

2020 Dodge Journey’s greatest undoing is without a doubt its underpowered four-cylinder engine. It does not hold a light or even come close to what BMW X3 is all about. The 172 hp engine is simply woefully underpowered. Its automatic transmission, which appears to be its only saving grace, has already be described by many as unreliable.

The Bottom Line

The BMW X3 was made with perfection in mind. It is all you need if you’re into class. It is all you need too if you’re an adrenaline junkie with a soft spot for torque. It gets better with the fact that the car is also both comfortable and spacious.

Ready to Schedule a 2019 BMW X3 Test Drive Today?

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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