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2021 BMW X3 M

2021 BMW X3 M

2021 Porsche Macan

2021 Porsche Macan

2021 BMW X3 M vs. 2021 Porsche Macan


The 2021 BMW X3 M is an incredible SUV that combines the handling of a sports car and the utility of a sedan. As a compact crossover, the 2021 X3 M has the acceleration of true sports sedans and its large engine can muster up to 500 hp. It has a spacious rear seat and generous trunk making it a practical everyday car.

The 2021 Porsche Macan is a compact SUV that also offers excellent ride quality and badge prestige. However, the 2021 Macan features a sub-standard cabin with cheap plastics in the base model. Given the price tag on this SUV and the fact that it is a Porsche, this is a surprising fact. Let us examine these cars and determine which of the two is the better one.

Design & Style

The 2021 BMW X3 M is a beautifully designed car with stylish curves and an aggressive stance. The interior is equally as stylish and everything on the instrument panel is placed exactly where one would expect it to be. We were able to fit a number of suitcases in the trunk and the rear seat offers ample head and legroom.

The 2021 Porsche Macan is also stylish and follows the design cues of Porsche models. Cabin space is problematic however and the Macan has a smaller trunk. The biggest problem with the interior of the 2021 Macan is a lack of premium materials. Hard plastics are everywhere, something that most buyers will find unacceptable in a car that is worth this much.

Technology & Safety

When it comes to tech and safety features, buyers of the 2021 BMW X3 M get a 10-inch infotainment system, phone charging capabilities as well as a Harman Kardon audio system. Smartphone integration is also standard and for those who want more, a host of options can enhance these features.

In keeping up with its spartan theme, the 2021 Porsche Macan offers very few tech features as options. There are phone charging facilities and an infotainment system but that’s just about it. To get other features, one has to choose a higher trim or purchase these as options.


The 2021 BMW X3 M is powered by a twin-turbo 3-liter engine that is incredibly powerful. Naught to sixty is achieved in just 3 seconds, which is comparable to many supercars. The 2021 X3 M is built to deliver a sporty performance in an every-day car package. It does this superbly.

The 2021 Porsche Macan is powered by a turbocharged 2-Liter engine that is pretty adequate but nowhere near comparable with the 2021 BMW X3 M. Still, ride quality is decent and the Macan comes with a well-tuned suspension and a well-insulated cabin.

The Bottom Line

Even though the 2021 Porsche Macan is often referred to as a sports SUV, the fact is that the 2021 X3 M has the true sports pedigree. The BMW also edges out the Porsche when it comes to tech features, cabin quality, and a lot more. The 2021 X3 M thus easily wins this comparison.

Ready to Schedule a 2021 BMW X3 M Test Drive Today?

At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving a 2021 BMW X3 M 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 serve you in the best way possible.


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