What’s better than driving a luxury SUV? In looking at the 2020 BMW X3 and the 2020 INFINITI QX50, there’s nothing much better. That’s why these vehicles are usually always at the top of the list when it comes time to purchase a new car.

Of course, when deciding which vehicle is right for your Tampa and South Tampa, FL, commute, you can only choose one of these vehicles. That’s why we at Reeves BMW Tampa, a family-owned and operated dealership since 1971, have created this BMW X3 vs. INFINITI QX50 review.

After reading, you’ll be ready to cruise Brandon and Wesley Chapel from behind the wheel of your luxury SUV. Let’s get started!

BWM X3 vs INFINITI QX50 Dimensions

BMW X3 Interior BMW X3 Cargo

One of the many benefits to driving an SUV is the extra space it provides passengers. The BWM X3 and the INFINITI QX50 are no exceptions. Both vehicles provide ample room for comfortable commutes, especially for front-seat passengers. Let’s take a look!

BMW X3 vs INFINITI QX50 Dimensions





185.9 inches

185 inches

Front Headroom

41.1 inches

39.1 inches

Front Legroom

40.3 inches

39.6 inches

Thanks to its slightly larger stance, front-seat passengers are treated to a far more spacious commute in the BMW X3 than in the INFINITI QX50. This extra room makes it that much easier to stretch out and get comfortable on even the longest drives.

Performance Capabilities

BMW X3 Performance Specs

Another perk of driving a luxury SUV is the powerful performance it packs. For example, both vehicles come standard with a 2.0L turbo engine. Comparing the engines of the BMW X3 vs. INFINITI QX50, the QX50 takes an early lead with the extra boost provided by its higher horsepower.

With the BMW X3, however, you can upgrade your engine to the optional 3.0L TwinPower Turbo engine for extra hair-raising power. The INFINITI QX50 has no other engine configuration.

BMW X3 vs INFINITI QX50 Engine Specs





3.0L TwinPower Turbo

2.0L VC-Turbo

Horsepower (HP)

382 HP

268 HP


365 lb-ft

280 lb-ft

Not only does the BMW X3 offer more power for day-to-day commutes, but this extra power also allows you to bring along your outdoor toys on your next adventure, too. When properly equipped, the BMW X3 can tow up to 4,400 pounds. The INFINITI QX50, on the other hand, can only tow up to 3,000 pounds.

Curious to see how the X3 compares to other vehicles in its class? Check out our BMW X3 vs. Lexus RX 350 review!

Safety Features

BMW X3 SafetyWhen you’re loading up your whole family for a trip, you’ll want to ensure everyone arrives safely. That’s where the standard safety features of the BMW X3 and the INFINITI QX50 come into play. Both offer comprehensive safety features—like Frontal Collision Warning, Automatic City Collision Mitigation and Braking, and more—but the features of the X3 are far more comprehensive.

With the standard Active Protection System, you’ll get an extra layer of safety in the event a collision is unavoidable. This feature will automatically pretension safety belts, close windows, and activate post-crash braking—something not offered with the QX50.

For a more comprehensive safety system, the BMW X3 is the way to go.

BMW X3 vs INFINITI QX50: The Verdict

While both the BMW X3 and the INFINITI QX50 offer great performance, safety, and space for Tampa and South Tampa drivers, it’s clear from our BMW X3 vs. INFINITI QX50 review that the X3 is the better choice.

To learn more about this vehicle and how it will take your Brandon and Wesley Chapel, Florida, travels to the next level, visit our team at Reeves BMW Tampa. We’re sure to exceed your expectations.