2010 BMW X5 vs. Its Competition

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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
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.
The 2010 Escalade Hybrid provides performance, functionality, and luxury, but uses far less fuel.
The 2010 Land Rover Range Rover is a bit pricey, but it delivers a lot of value, too.
The 2010 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class' nimble ride and elegant cabin charm the mud right off a Range Rover.
Despite some issues with practicality, the 2010 Porsche Cayenne is a luxurious and supremely capable performer.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
12 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Gas I6Gas/Ethanol V8Gas V8Turbocharged Diesel V6Gas V6
EPA Class    
4WD Sport Utility VehicleN/A4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
AWD 4-Door 30i2WD 4-Door Base4WD 4-Door HSE4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTECAWD 4-Door Manual
All-Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive4-Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle4 Door4 DoorSport Utility4 Door SUV
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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