BMW X3 vs Cadillac XT5


When you’re looking to give your Tampa and South Tampa, Florida, travels a boost with a luxury SUV, the 2020 BMW X3 and the 2020 Cadillac XT5 are two great choices. Both vehicles offer power, safety, and premium comfort features, but which is right for you?

To help you decide, we at Reeves BMW Tampa have created this BMW X3 vs. Cadillac XT5 review. After reading, you’ll know which vehicle is better suited for your Brandon and Wesley Chapel trips. Keep reading to get started!

Powerful Performance

BMW X3 Performance Specs

Driving an SUV often means a more powerful engine. The BMW X3 and the Cadillac XT5 are no exceptions. Both models come equipped with a 2.0L engine. However, with the BMW X3 vs. Cadillac XT5, it’s clear not all engines of the same size produce the same amount of power.

BMW X3 vs Cadillac XT5 Engine Specs





2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo

2.0L Turbo

Horsepower (HP)

248 HP

237 HP


258 lb-ft

258 lb-ft

In terms of power, the Cadillac XT5 can’t compete with the X3, even with its optional upgraded 3.6L V6 engine pumping out 310 horsepower. The 382 horsepower in the available 3.0L TwinPower Turbo engine of the X3 leaves the XT5 in its dust.

BMW X3 vs Cadillac XT5 Safety Features

BMW X3 Safety FeaturesKeeping you and your passengers safe is the most important thing. That’s why both vehicles come with advanced safety features. For example, Frontal Collision Warning and Automatic City Collision Mitigation and Daytime Pedestrian Detection are features you’ll find with both models.

Taking a closer look at the BMW X3 vs. Cadillac XT5 safety features shows extra safety features with the X3—like BMW’s Active Protection System—that simply aren’t offered with the XT5.

The Active Protection System uses smart sensors to automatically pretension safety belts, close windows, and activate post-crash braking in the event a collision is unavoidable. Thanks to this extra feature, you can feel more secure behind the wheel.

Learn more about how the safety features of the BMW X3 compare to the competition in our BMW X3 vs. Lexus RX 350 review!

Interior Comfort

BMW X3 InteriorWhether you’re headed out on a cross-country road trip, taking a quick drive around town, or somewhere in between, you’ll want to stay as comfortable as possible. Luckily for you, both the BMW X3 and the Cadillac XT5 offer premium interior features that include multi-way adjustable seats, advanced technology, and multi-zone climate settings.

While these features are found in both vehicles, the X3 offers extra comfort vs. the XT5 with its features that include:

  • 10-way power front seats vs. 6-way power front seats
  • 8.8-inch multimedia touchscreen vs. 8-inch multimedia screen
  • Automatic 3-zone climate control vs. dual-zone automatic climate control

While the Cadillac XT5 offers a comfortable interior, the BMW X3 is always a few steps ahead.

BMW X3 vs Cadillac XT5: The Verdict

When you’re ready to give your Tampa and South Tampa travels an upgrade with a luxury SUV, the BMW X3 and the Cadillac XT5 are two great choices thanks to their performance, safety, and comfort features. However, after reading through our X3 vs. XT5 review, it’s clear the BMW X3 is the better choice.

To learn more about all the ways the X3 can take your commute in and around Brandon and Wesley Chapel, FL, to the next level, visit us at Reeves BMW Tampa—a family-owned and operated dealership since 1971—today!