2016 BMW X5 vs. Its Competition

2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Despite recent diesel issues, the BMW X5 xDrive 35d remains our top pick for its balance of power and fuel economy.

2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e2016 BMW X5
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2015 Cadillac Escalade Platinum2016 Cadillac Escalade
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2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Td62016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 AMG Coupe2016 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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2015 Porsche Cayenne2016 Porsche Cayenne
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Quick Specs
The benchmark of mid-size luxury SUVs, the 2016 BMW X5 offers handsome looks, a choice of powertrains, an abundance of tech features, sporty on-road dynamics, and even some off-road capability.
Imagine what a full-size luxury SUV should be and you'll almost certainly picture the 2016 Cadillac Escalade.
The 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport adds two new dimensions to its performance profile: a turbodiesel V-6 and a supercharged HST edition.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class wraps up to seven people in luxury, and offers a pleasant ride with either diesel fuel economy or willing gasoline power.
The 2016 Porsche Cayenne offers more than enough on-the-road (or on-the-track) performance to satisfy enthusiast cravings, and it's likely to surprise and delight with its versatility and ruggedness.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Gas V8Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class    
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/AStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDN/AN/A
Style Name    
RWD 4-Door sDrive35i2WD 4-Door Standard4WD 4-Door V6 SE4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTECAWD 4-Door
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sports Activity VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility4MATICSport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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