Product Comparison: MotorGuide Xi3 vs MotorGuide Xi5

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General Specifications
About the Product
There are plenty of reasons to fish with the new Xi3. For starters, it has a wireless control out of the box, so there’s no need for an expensive add-on. Right from the start you’ll be fishing from anywhere on the boat with the convenient hand-held remote.
Xi5 marks a key milestone in our history. It is the culmination of a renewed focus and significant R&D investment, to design, engineer, and manufacture these best-in-class trolling motors. We’ve made Xi5 stealthy quiet and ultra-responsive.
Xi3-55 / 54"
Xi5-80 / 60"
Key Specs
For Use In
Max Amp Draw
Peak Thrust
55 lbs.
80 lbs.
12 V
24 V
What customers say about "Key Specs"
MotorGuide Xi3 12V Attwood Xi3 Bow Mount Wireless Control
  • This motor is a lot of fun and works like a charm . Pulls boat with no problem.
  • The XI3 trolling motor is a serious piece of equipment. If catching more fish is part of your plans, look no further!
  • Love this motor, very nice and does alot
  • This motor is incredible. Pairs it with a Lowrance G3 HD7 it doesn’t get any better.
MotorGuide Xi5 Trolling Motor
  • The 80 lb thrust moves the boat very well. I like being able to push the anchor mode when I catch a fish so I can focus on landing the fish instead of focusing on keeping the boat off shore or rocks.
  • The motor is so quite I can barely tell it's on (unless on high speed), and it deploys and stows very easily.
  • This motor has changed my life. I know that sounds crazy but Anchor mode and the way point head lock GPS is a game changer.
  • This motor is incredible. Pairs it with a Lowrance G3 HD7 it doesn’t get any better.
  • The XI 5 worked for six weeks and now the gps has gone out again. For this much money it is a really shoddy product.
Size & Weight
68 in.
76 in.
45 lbs.
57 lbs.
20 in.
18 in.
10 in.
11 in.
Shaft Length
54 in.
60 in.
Improved low-profile mount
3-Blade Machete
2-Blade Safari
Recommended Boat Length
16 - 18 feet
17 - 21 feet
What customers say about "Construction"
MotorGuide Xi3 12V Attwood Xi3 Bow Mount Wireless Control
  • I purchased a Xi3 Trolling motor and couldn't be more happy with its installation and performance.
  • Mounted new one on same plate and tested it out. Nice and quiet when running and turning.
MotorGuide Xi5 Trolling Motor
  • I have this mounted on a 22 ft Phantom switchback and fished in 20 mph winds on the Potomac river this past weekend and only used my anchor once..
  • Easy to install, anchor lock works GREAT (if you want to sit completely still, then you're better off using a real anchor or power pole), the heading lock is great.
  • I purchased a Xi5 / 80 Trolling motor and couldn't be more happy with its installation and performance.
  • Installed with quick release mount and 60amp circuit breaker. I expect to have many hours of good fishing with this set up
Type Of Control
Wireless Remote
Wireless Foot Pedal
Number Of Speeds
Digital Variable Speed
Digital Variable Speed
Pinpoint GPS
Lowrance® Connectivity Compatible
Convenient Release Lever, Compact Hand-held Remote, Easy to read LED dashboard, Wireless Pedal for Precise Control, Easy to Use Stow and Deploy
Composite Shaft Material, Forward Motor Direction, Hand-held Wireless Remote available as an accessory, Battery Meter, Easy to read LED dashboard, Next-Gen Digital Technology
Integrated Sonar
Accessories Included
Hand-held Remote, Control Pedal
Wireless Pedal, Connection cables
What customers say about "Features"
MotorGuide Xi3 12V Attwood Xi3 Bow Mount Wireless Control
  • The GPS functions are flawless. The motor is surprisingly quiet compared to other I've own.
  • Pinpoint GPS works great, this unit is much easier to use than the foot controlled models.
  • The handheld remote control took a bit to get use too, but once I got the hang of it it has become my go to way of operating the trolling motor.
  • My only disappointment was it didn't come with a foot pedal. In comparing so many different motors I missed that it didn't come with a foot pedal.
MotorGuide Xi5 Trolling Motor
  • Great trolling motor. I only got out once with it so far. As mentioned in the reviews, the pedal is VERY different from conventional mechanical steer pedals.
  • The anchor feature is awesome. love the fact that i can just hit the anchor button when i get a fish on and not worry about ending up in the rocks by the time i am done.
  • The route feature is great I use it every day. I have a number of routes planned on my lowrance unit that I fish often.
  • The foot pedal is almost useless! By the time you get the motor steering its gone 90 degrees before you can get your foot off it. if it was not for the anchor button on the pedal i would take it off the boat!
  • The remote - no indicator that the motor is on, and no way of telling what setting the motor is on.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
3 year
2 year
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