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2021 BMW X3

2021 BMW X3

2021 Ford Bronco

2021 Ford Bronco

2021 BMW X3 vs. 2021 Ford Bronco


The 2021 Ford Bronco is a rugged yet refined SUV which is designed for superior off-road performance and handling. But what happens when it goes up against the 2021 BMW X3, an SUV which is highly regarded for its graceful handling, potent engine, and superb fuel economy?

Design & Style

The BMW X3 incorporates a conservative design that long time enthusiasts will love. Unlike other SUVs which sacrifice rear space, the X3 does not, and passengers in the back and front will have more than enough room. The second row can be folded to provide extra space for luggage or groceries. The seats are powered and can be adjusted ten ways while providing lots of cushioning, and are covered in stitched leather.

The Ford Bronco is as boxy as an SUV can get, with few curves to speak off. This results in a retro look that appeals to longtime aficionados and it can be purchased with a hard or soft top roof that is removable. The cabin is made with surfaces that are both durable and waterproof and buyers get the option of a two or four door based body style.

Technology & Safety

The Ford Bronco comes with an extensive array of safety features, which includes parking sensors, automated high beams, frontal impact alerts, emergency automated brakes, blind area monitoring, notifications for cross traffic in the rear, and a mechanism which makes it easier to perform trail driving or rock crawling at lower speeds. Luxuries within its cabin include twelve inch touch displays, wireless smartphone compatibility, an audio system from B&O, and infotainment.

The BMW X3 has received a perfect 5 star rating from the NHTSA. It too has a full range of safety countermeasures, which includes all the gear found in the Bronco along with cruise control that is adaptive. Luxuries within its cabin include a USB port, Bluetooth connectivity, ten inch display and navigation which are built in.


Those that purchase the BMW X3 M40i will get an inline 6, 3 liter engine that can generate 382 horsepower, which enables it to accelerate from zero to sixty in just 6.2 seconds. The Ford Bronco can be equipped with a V6, 2.7 liter engine that is dual turbocharged and capable of generating 330 horsepower.

The Bottom Line

While both of these sport utility vehicles are impressive, the BMW X3 has a distinct performance advantage and better safety credentials. Additionally, the Ford Bronco comes with doors that are frameless and compromised, its top trims are devoid of flamboyance and it should have a better exhaust note, which makes the BMW X3 the winner.

Ready to Schedule a 2021 BMW X3 Test Drive Today?

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


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