2012 BMW X6 vs. Its Competition

2012 BMW X6 AWD 4-door 35i Side Exterior View
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

The Range Rover Sport is, well, sporty, and a more compact version of the standard Range Rover, much like the X6's relationship to the X5.

The Porsche Cayenne offers similar or better handling, with slightly better cargo space than the X6.

Finally, Infiniti's pair of FX models closely mimics BMW's engine offerings, with a potent V-6 and an even stronger V-8, but with more classical styling, much lower prices, and more car-like demeanor.

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8.2
The 2012 BMW X6 is no longer alone in the coupe-like SUV market, but it remains one of the best options, for its performance, luxury, utility, and style.
8.2
The 2012 Infiniti FX35 and FX50 look like they sacrifice some practicality in the name of a sexy design and scorching performance—and that's exactly the case.
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The 2012 Infiniti FX35 and FX50 look like they sacrifice some practicality in the name of a sexy design and scorching performance—and that's exactly the case.
7.8
An impressive performer both on and off-road, the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport has the broadest reach of any luxury SUV we know.
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The 2012 Porsche Cayenne comes equipped to take on a rugged trail, the racetrack, and child ferrying, all in the same day.
MSRP From    
$59,600$43,700$59,800$60,045$48,200
Gas Mileage    
14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Turbocharged Gas I6Gas V6Gas V8Gas V8Gas V6
EPA Class    
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility4WD Sport Utility4WD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle 4WD
Style Name    
AWD 4-Door 35iRWD 4-DoorAWD 4-Door4WD 4-Door HSE LUXAWD 4-Door Manual
Drivetrain    
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
45555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4dr Sports Activity Coupe4 Door SUV4 Door SUVSport UtilitySport Utility Vehicle
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/CommandShiftManual