2010 BMW X5 vs. Its Competition

2010 BMW X5 AWD 4-door 30i Angular Front Exterior View
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class has as much seating and off-road ability as the X5, and to some eyes, it's more attractive than the BMW.

The Cadillac Escalade brings more glitz than any of these SUVs; also, its smooth powertrain is available in two-mode hybrid form.

The Porsche Cayenne seats just five and is even less inspiring to look at than the X5, though it too handles well.

The Lexus GX 470 offers a bit smaller overall size but most of the features of this class.

The Land Rover Range Rover is a stylish option, though that premium styling comes with a premium price.

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Quick Specs
8.4
The 2010 BMW X5 offers impressive handling and features, but lacks the styling and interior that makes competitors pop, while the X5 M offers nearly sports car levels of performance with all the utility of a standard X5.
8.6
The 2010 Cadillac Escalade is big, brawny, and very thirsty; yet with segment-leading performance and unrivaled style, the Escalade is hard to beat.
8.8
The 2010 Land Rover Range Rover is a bit pricey, but it delivers a lot of value, too.
9.0
The 2010 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class' nimble ride and elegant cabin charm the mud right off a Range Rover.
7.8
Despite some issues with practicality, the 2010 Porsche Cayenne is a luxurious and supremely capable performer.
7.0
A cramped rear seat and sluggish performance tarnish the otherwise rugged-lux credentials of the 2009 Lexus GX 470.
MSRP From     
$47,600$62,495$78,425$59,950$45,500$47,615
Gas Mileage     
14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas I6Gas/Ethanol V8Gas V8Turbocharged Diesel V6Gas V6Gas V8
EPA Class     
4WD Sport Utility VehicleN/A4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
AWD 4-Door 30i2WD 4-Door Base4WD 4-Door HSE4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTECAWD 4-Door Manual4WD 4-Door
Drivetrain     
All-Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive4-Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive4-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
575755
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle4 Door4 DoorSport Utility4 Door SUV4-Door SUV
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD