The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class offers similar seating and quality of build, but feels more refined and traditional behind the wheel.
The Land Rover Range Rover, which carries the torch as the most luxurious option in the luxury SUV category, is more capable off-road than virtually anything else in its class, though the Range Rover Sport is a closer competitor for the X5, with similar dynamics and closer pricing.
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 Cadillac Escalade looks especially bold, and its interior is up to snuff with the rest of the segment, but it's much bigger and more truck-like.
The Lexus GX is also an older style of SUV, with its body-on-frame build and more rugged off-road abilities.
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|2016 BMW X5Browse Used Listings||2016 Cadillac EscaladeBrowse Used Listings||2016 Land Rover Range Rover SportBrowse Used Listings||2016 Mercedes-Benz GL ClassBrowse Used Listings||2016 Porsche CayenneBrowse Used Listings|
|14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6||Gas V8||Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6|
|Standard SUV 2WD||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|RWD 4-Door sDrive35i||2WD 4-Door Standard||4WD 4-Door V6 SE||4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC||AWD 4-Door|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|Sports Activity Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||4MATIC||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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