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2021 Porsche Macan vs. 2021 BMW X3

If you’re searching for a powerful SUV that has plenty of style and amenities, it’s natural to compare the 2021 Porsche Macan vs. 2021 BMW X3. Both are crafted by luxury automakers and feature hearty standard engines, yet you’ll only be able to add one to your garage in Saratoga. Make an informed decision between the Porsche or BMW with our luxury SUV comparison below. 

2021 Porsche Macan VS 2021 BMW X3
2.0L 4-cylinder engine Base Engine 2.0L 4-cylinder engine
248 hp Standard Horsepower 248 hp
354 lb-ft Standard Torque 258 lb-ft
434 hp Maximum Available Horsepower 382 hp
405 lb-ft Maximum Available Torque 365 lb-ft
7-speed automatic Transmission 8-speed automatic

2021 Porsche Macan vs. BMW X3: Standard Engine Specs

A turbocharged 2.0L engine lies under the hood of both the Macan or X3. These engines deliver identical horsepower, but when it comes to torque, the 2021 Porsche Macan cranks out more. Specs for these strong entry-level engines are as follows: 

2021 Porsche Macan Standard Engine Specs

  • Engine- 2.0L Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
  • Horsepower- 248 hp
  • Torque- 354 lb-ft
  • Transmission- 7-Speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

2021 BMW X3 Standard Engine Specs

  • Engine- 2.0L inline 4-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo gasoline engine
  • Horsepower- 248 hp
  • Torque- 258 lb-ft
  • Transmission- 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission
2021 Porsche Macan

2021 Macan

2021 Porsche Macan vs. BMW X3: Upgraded Engine Options

While the base model engines are iterations of a 2.0L turbo, the upgraded engines differentiate the Macan vs. X3 even further when it comes to sheer power: 

2021 Porsche Macan Upgraded Engine Specs

  • Engine: 2.9L twin-turbocharged V6 engine
  • Maximum Horsepower: 434 hp
  • Maximum Torque: 405 lb-ft

2021 BMW X3 Upgraded Engine Specs

  • Engine: 3.0L BMW M TwinPower Turbo V6 engine
  • Maximum Horsepower: 383 hp
  • Maximum Torque: 365 lb-ft

2021 Porsche Macan vs. BMW X3: Niceties

Some SUVs emphasize utility to the point of sacrificing comfort and luxury, but not with these SUVs. User-friendly touchscreens and brand-specific infotainment systems are just part of the many interior appointments waiting for you inside the new Macan or X3. What’s more, the Macan include some features that you can’t get or have to pay extra for on other models, like: 

  • 14-way power adjustable sport seats
  • Unique exterior trim
  • Sport exhaust
2021 Porsche Macan

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You’ve researched the 2021 Porsche Macan vs. the 2021 BMW X3, but how does the Macan compare to other Porsche SUVs? You can learn more about the Macan vs. Cayenne, and then test drive one or both at our Fremont showroom today.

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