BMW X3 vs Volkswagen ID.4

2022 BMW X3
2022 BMW X3
$43,700MSRP
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2024 Volkswagen ID.4
2024 Volkswagen ID.4
$39,735MSRP
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2022 BMW X3
$43,700MSRP
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2024 Volkswagen ID.4
$39,735MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$43,700

MSRP

$39,735

Average price

$29,938

Average price

$26,644

Listings

8960

Listings

4852
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.8 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.5 out of 10
Pros
  • Standard advanced safety features
  • Excellent value for money
  • Spacious
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Underwhelming base engine
Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Standard advanced safety features
  • Excellent value for money
Cons
  • Unimpressive electric range (base model)
  • Seat-sensor vehicle on/off activation
  • Touch-sensing controls

Reviews Summary

Since its inception in 2003, the BMW X3 has grown to become one of the brand’s top sellers. And starting with its second generation (circa 2010), the luxury compact crossover has been built at BMW Spartanburg—the automaker’s only United States manufacturing facility. Incidentally, because Spartanburg is the global producer of every gas-powered BMW crossover besides the X1 and X2, the plant also boasts the highest production numbers of any BMW plant worldwide. One can speculate that the popular X3 has a lot to do with that.

Last redesigned for 2018, the X3 receives a rather hefty mid-cycle refresh for 2022. Although the xDrive30e plug-in hybrid has been dropped from the lineup, updates to the remaining models include design tweaks, new engines, more technology, and an expanded suite of safety features.

Reviews Summary

Thanks to a new, more powerful rear-drive motor, increased driving range to nearly 300 miles, a next-generation infotainment system with substantial user-experience improvements, and a handful of comfort and convenience upgrades, the 2024 Volkswagen ID.4 is a better electric SUV than before. However, it no longer includes complimentary DC fast charging for three years. Instead, you get up to 500 kWh of free charging, after which you’ll pay to play.

Verdict: While the downgrade in free charging is a bummer, the updated 2024 Volkswagen ID.4 is not. With the technology better sorted, improved comfort, an impressive sound system, and more power, performance, and range, VeeDub’s electric SUV need not make apologies.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.0L 248 hp I4

Engine

201 hp Electric

Drive Train

RWD

Drive Train

RWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

248 hp @ 5200 rpm

Horsepower

EV Battery Capacity

EV Battery Capacity

62 kWh

MPG City

23

MPG City

115

MPG Highway

29

MPG Highway

98

Battery Charge Time (120V)

Battery Charge Time (120V)

65 hours

Battery Charge Time (240V)

Battery Charge Time (240V)

6.25 hours
2022 BMW X3
2022 BMW X3
$43,700MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2024 Volkswagen ID.4
2024 Volkswagen ID.4
$39,735MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2022 BMW X3
$43,700MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2024 Volkswagen ID.4
$39,735MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$43,700
$39,735
Average price
$29,938
$26,644
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.5
4.6
Expert reviews

7.8 out of 10

Read full review

7.5 out of 10

Read full review
Pros & cons
Pros
  • Standard advanced safety features
  • Excellent value for money
  • Spacious
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Underwhelming base engine
Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Standard advanced safety features
  • Excellent value for money
Cons
  • Unimpressive electric range (base model)
  • Seat-sensor vehicle on/off activation
  • Touch-sensing controls
Summary

Since its inception in 2003, the BMW X3 has grown to become one of the brand’s top sellers. And starting with its second generation (circa 2010), the luxury compact crossover has been built at BMW Spartanburg—the automaker’s only United States manufacturing facility. Incidentally, because Spartanburg is the global producer of every gas-powered BMW crossover besides the X1 and X2, the plant also boasts the highest production numbers of any BMW plant worldwide. One can speculate that the popular X3 has a lot to do with that.

Last redesigned for 2018, the X3 receives a rather hefty mid-cycle refresh for 2022. Although the xDrive30e plug-in hybrid has been dropped from the lineup, updates to the remaining models include design tweaks, new engines, more technology, and an expanded suite of safety features.

Thanks to a new, more powerful rear-drive motor, increased driving range to nearly 300 miles, a next-generation infotainment system with substantial user-experience improvements, and a handful of comfort and convenience upgrades, the 2024 Volkswagen ID.4 is a better electric SUV than before. However, it no longer includes complimentary DC fast charging for three years. Instead, you get up to 500 kWh of free charging, after which you’ll pay to play.

Verdict: While the downgrade in free charging is a bummer, the updated 2024 Volkswagen ID.4 is not. With the technology better sorted, improved comfort, an impressive sound system, and more power, performance, and range, VeeDub’s electric SUV need not make apologies.

Shop for a new Volkswagen ID.4

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.0L 248 hp I4
201 hp Electric
Drive Train
RWD
RWD
Seating Capacity
5
5
Horsepower
248 hp @ 5200 rpm
EV Battery Capacity
62 kWh
MPG City
23
115
MPG Highway
29
98
Battery Charge Time (120V)
65 hours
Battery Charge Time (240V)
6.25 hours
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