2022 BMW X3

2022 BMW X3

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe

2022 BMW X3 vs. 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe


The 2022 BMW X3 and 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe are two of the most popular vehicles in their class, each receiving very high marks for overall performance. The BMW X3 is more stylish than the Hyundai Santa Fe, but the Hyundai also offers some great features that may make it a better choice for you. Let’s take a look at these two SUVs and determine which one would be best for your needs.

Design & Style

  • Exterior Design

The exterior of the 2022 BMW X3 is designed to look like a sport utility vehicle, but it’s much more refined than most. It has a wide stance with its large wheels, which makes it look bold and powerful. The lines are clean and give it an athletic appearance.

The Hyundai Santa Fe has less of an aggressive look to it than the X3, which means that some people may not find it as attractive as the BMW. That being said, there’s nothing wrong with having something that looks more traditional—it just depends on what you’re looking for in your vehicle!

  • Interior Design

The 2022 BMW X3 has a pleasant interior. The materials are high quality, and the layout is easy to use. You’ll find straightforward controls, a large infotainment screen, and supportive seats that make long drives less taxing. There’s also plenty of storage space throughout the cabin—including standard bins in both rows and a substantial amount of cargo room under the floor.

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe has an attractive interior design with soft-touch materials and an attractive panoramic sunroof. But you have to be willing to opt for higher trims like the Ultimate trim level because they come standard with leatherette seats (as opposed to cloth). If you’re looking for more upscale options (like Nappa leather), you’ll need to step up into the Limited or Ultimate trim levels gradually.

Technology & Safety

The 2022 BMW X3 comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Still, if you want to go above and beyond that, there are plenty of options available in their iDrive system that can add more features than you could ever imagine (including being able to control your car from your phone). There are also customizable driving modes that make sure everything is working at its best performance level.

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe offers many of these same features as well! It also comes standard with Android Auto/Apple CarPlay integration, so you don’t need any other apps besides what comes pre-loaded on your phone when connecting via Bluetooth connection between devices within range. However, they do not offer additional software upgrades or customizations through their dashboard interface except for color choices beyond those already provided within base models available upon purchase (including black leather seats). Both offer similar safety features, including automatic emergency braking systems built into each vehicle though neither company discloses how long before collision impact occurs; these systems activate-this information may only be known once used during actual traffic accidents involving these vehicles themselves-but. We’re sure both companies would love nothing more than for their customers’ cars never have collisions, so we’ll keep hoping!


The 2022 BMW X3 has a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with a 10.7:1 compression ratio, direct injection, and variable valve timing (VANOS). It weighs 169 pounds and produces 248 horsepower at 5,500 rpm.

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe has a 2.3L V6 engine with 16 valves and four valves per cylinder technology (Hex Valve). It weighs 304 pounds and produces 191 horsepower at 6,200 rpm; 181 lb-ft of torque at 5,500 rpm.

The Bottom Line

The 2022 BMW X3 is a fantastic SUV with a lot of value and style. While it’s not quite as luxurious as the Santa Fe, it makes up for its performance, handling, and fuel efficiency. The 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe offers many of the same features at a lower price point, but its handling isn’t quite as sharp, and we prefer the look of the BMW X3’s interior.

Ready to Schedule a 2022 BMW X3 Test Drive Today?

At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving a 2022 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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