2015 BMW X5 vs. Its Competition

2015 BMW X5 M
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The Porsche Cayenne still wins in the performance category, especially as you move to it most expensive versions, but the BMW X5 has a richer, warmer interior.

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class offers similar seating and quality of build, but feels more rugged and traditional behind the wheel.

The Lexus GX is an older style of SUV its body-on-frame build with more rugged off-road abilities.

The Cadillac Escalade looks especially bold this year, and its interior is finally up to snuff with the rest of the segment.

There's also the Land Rover Range Rover, which carries the torch as the most luxurious option in the luxury SUV category, and it's also more capable off-road than virtually anything else in its class.

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8.4
The 2015 BMW X5 is a handsome, capable, tech-filled vehicle for the shopper who wants a luxury SUV.
8.2
The 2015 Cadillac Escalade promises--and delivers--more of everything a full-size luxury SUV buyer could want.
9.0
The 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport takes the last part of its name very seriously, offering the best driving dynamics yet from the famed off-roading brand.
7.2
The 2015 Lexus GX can go where few others can, but how many luxury car owners really take their SUVs off-road?
8.6
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class offers the most Mercedes luxury to the most people, with a pleasant ride and easy driving dynamics to boot.
8.2
The 2015 Porsche Cayenne is no longer the only blasphemous off-roader in the Porsche family; this year, it gets improved powertrains and massaged looks in a familiar package.
MSRP From     
$53,900$72,970$63,350$49,485$63,600$61,700
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Gas V8Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
EPA Class     
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/AStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDN/AN/AN/A
Style Name     
RWD 4-Door sDrive35i2WD 4-Door Standard4WD 4-Door SE4WD 4-Door4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTECAWD 4-Door Diesel
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
575775
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sports Activity VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility4MATICSport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD