When you need a highway cruiser that can pull triple duty commuting, carting around the kids, and road-tripping-and look good while doing it-you may find yourself considering a small luxury SUV.

If so, there are several great options in the segment for drivers near Hardeeville, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island. We'll help you examine two of them in detail in this Jaguar F-PACE vs. BMW X3 car comparison.

Scope them out and decide which one meets more of your needs. Contact us at Jaguar Hilton Head if you want to learn more!

F-PACE vs X3: Performance Specs

What will we find under the hoods of the 2019 F-PACE and X3? The X3 runs on a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with 248 horsepower its name. It's an energetic option, and it'll get you from 0 to 60 MPH in six seconds flat. For road trips, the EPA-estimated 23 city and 30 highway MPG will suffice.   

The F-PACE has a bit more variety: you'll find four engines to choose from, with options more fuel efficient and more powerful than what the X3 brings to the table. For acceleration, choose the supercharged 3.0L Ingenium V6, and you'll get 380 horsepower for more authoritative driving.

Want a fuel-sipping engine? Choose the available turbodiesel engine for an EPA-estimated 26 city and 33 highway MPG.1 You'll go farther on less fuel than you would in the X3.

Cargo Space & Storage

In terms of total storage space, the Jaguar F-PACE and BMW X3 are highly competitive. You'll find spacious cargo bays in both, especially when the rear seats are folded. Either can hold roughly 63 cubic feet of your items in that scenario-perfect for carrying plenty of small furniture items, like chairs and end tables.

However, with the rear seats in use, the F-PACE presses its advantage. It can store 33.5 cubic feet of your things behind the backseat-so luggage for a family trip will be no problem at all. The X3 is still spacious, but it falls a bit short, with just 28.7 cubic feet.

When your hands are full, you'll like that both SUVs offer an available hands-free power liftgate. If your key fob is on hand, you won't need to drop your items and fumble for your keys to access the cargo area. Just kick your foot under the rear bumper, and the gate will rise automatically for your convenience!

Comfort & Convenience Technology  

Want to let the outdoors into your ride? On those temperate, sunny days, you'll like that the 2019 F-PACE and X3 offer panoramic moonroofs. At the push of a button, you can slide them open and revitalize your ride with some fresh air and rays of sun. However, only the F-PACE has it standard-you'll need to upgrade for a moonroof in the X3.

Those South Carolina summers can be sweltering, but the X3's tri-zone automatic climate control can help you put a lid on the heat. Driver, front passenger, and the rear cabin at large can each set a temperature for their respective "zone," so when it comes to the weather outside, you won't need to sweat it. 

The F-PACE takes that technology even farther. With optional 4-zone automatic climate control, it gives almost every rider their very own temperature control system! There'll be no more fighting in the backseat over the temperature controls.

Jaguar F-PACE vs BMW X3: Choose Your Next Crossover SUV 

Shoppers across Hardeeville, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island have a tough choice ahead of them as they search for their next small luxury SUV. Now that you've read our Jaguar F-PACE vs. BMW X3 comparison, which ride seems like a better fit for you?

Each is impressive in its own way. However, if you want more engine variety, cargo space behind the backseat, and cutting-edge technology, the 2019 Jaguar F-PACE may just be the way to go. Schedule a test drive at Jaguar Hilton Head to find out! 


1 All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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