2021 BMW X3 M

2021 BMW X3 M

2021 Lexus NX

2021 Lexus NX

2021 BMW X3 M vs. 2021 Lexus NX


The 2021 BMW X3 M is a finely crafted SUV that is one of the best models in the sports crossover category. Designed with speed and comfort in mind the X3M delivers an extraordinary ride while remaining functional and a car that can be used for everyday activities. The 2021 BMW X3 M is based on its BMW X3 cousin but is amped up for a far more superior performance.

When it comes to the 2021 Lexus NX, you get a superbly crafted crossover that has the right amount of luxury and tech features to compete with the 2021 BMW X3 M. The 2021 NX offers great functionality thanks to its spacious cabin and generous trunk. Still, like all Lexus models, the NX struggles with build-quality. For example, the cabin looks and feels luxurious but some of the materials used in the interior are plastic and therefore lower the premium feel of the Lexus NX.

Design & Style

With a curved body and an enhanced stance, the 2021 BMW X3 M is an outstanding car that is sure to turn heads wherever you go. With sporty wheels and flared wheel arches, the aggressive profile of the 2021 X3 M makes it one of the best-styled vehicles in this category. Inside the cabin, the 2021 X3 M cocoons its occupants in true luxury. Great attention went to every single component in the cabin. For example, the 2021 X3 M has an intuitively designed instrument panel where everything is placed easily within reach.

When it comes to the 2021 NX, Lexus stuck to the design theme of their SUV models. This works for larger SUVs but on the NX, it doesn’t have the imposing presence that the design brings out in larger vehicles. The interior is comfortable though the attention to detail that you find in the 2021 X3 M is lacking

Technology & Safety

Standard in the 2021 X3 M is a ten-inch touchscreen display that allows you to control the infotainment system as well as other cabin functions like heating. The system is highly responsive and features high-quality graphics. BMW’s attention to detail extends to the audio system where the 2021 X3 M comes standard with a high-end Harman & Kardon audio system that delivers a fantastic sound experience. The 2021 Lexus NSX also features an impressive tech range including a ten-inch infotainment display. Build quality as always is a problem with Lexus and the 2021 NX has a hard-to-use infotainment system that is very unresponsive.


Under the hood, the 2021 BMW X3 M comes with a turbocharged 3-liter V8 engine that gives this crossover incredible power. Off the track, the 2021 X3 M is composed and delivers a smooth ride. Cabin insulation is superb and the suspension system keeps surface imperfections off the cabin. The 2021 Lexus NX on the other hand is motivated by a turbocharged 2-liter engine that does not quite match that on the X3 M. Performance is good although the ride quality is nowhere near that of the 2021 X3 M.

The Bottom Line

While both these crossovers are in the same category, there is a world of difference between the 2021 BMW X3 M and the 2021 Lexus NX. The BMW is better in terms of ride quality, performance, and tech. This is the reason the 2021 BMW X3 M easily wins this category.

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