2017 BMW X5 vs. Its Competition

2017 BMW X5
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

Although the Lexus GX has aged significantly, it's one of few luxury SUVs that can match the ride quality and feel of a BMW X5.

The Range Rover Sport may be the standard bearer for the luxury SUV class, but many won't ever need its go-anywhere capability or massive power.

Cadillac's Escalade is a more refined machine than in years past, but doesn't feel screwed together as well as the X5.

Mercedes-Benz's GLE-Class is a more traditional look at luxury SUVs, but we prefer the X5's superior engines.

Porsche's Cayenne can run with the X5—unfortunately, so can it's price.

2017 BMW X52017 BMW X5
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2017 Cadillac Escalade2017 Cadillac Escalade
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2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
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2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition2017 Porsche Cayenne
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 AMG Coupe2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
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Quick Specs
7.2
The 2017 BMW X5 boasts a solid set of powertrains and features that move the sedan toward the top of any list of luxury SUVs.
7.7
A pop culture icon in its own time, the Cadillac Escalade offers unmatched gravitas and presence—if that's your thing.
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Blending sport and utility like almost no other SUV, the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is impressive in any configuration.
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The 2017 Porsche Cayenne is versatile and roomy, yet it possesses road and even track performance to satisfy enthusiasts.
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The M-Class gets a new lease on luxury-crossover life as the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class—and it's joined by a swoopy new Coupe variant.
MSRP From    
$56,600$73,395$65,650$59,600$51,100
Gas Mileage    
14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Gas V8Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class    
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/AStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDN/AStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name    
sDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicle2WD 4-DoorV6 Supercharged SEAWDRWD 4-Door GLE 350
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
57555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sports Activity VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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