I also contemplated the X3 and X5 and same as you I found the interior to be very similar in space. What made me choose the X5 is how it looked and the X3 interior looked cheap.
Originally Posted by kisas
I know many of you had compared with X3 when you were buying X5. I'm in the same situation now. I plan to have one kid next year and another one a year or two later. So I need a car that can seat parents, two kids and another adult passenger. I found that X5 does not provide much more space. And some comments here say that the third row is too tiny even for toddlers. I'm wondering what make you people choose X5 over X3.
Any input is appreciated!
2013 X5 35i Premium, Space Gray, Cinnamon Brown Leather, Dark Bamboo wood trim, Conv. Pkg, CWP, Multi-contour seats, Running board, BMW App. Space saver tire.
2010 535i - Deep Sea Blue w/ NBD Leather, Bamboo Anthracite WT, Sport Auto Trans w/ Paddle shifter, Sports Pkg, PP, CWP, Nav, HD Radio, Ipod. - Returned
2007 525i - Black Sapphire Metallic, Black Nevada Leather, Premium package, CWP, 6MT. - Returned