2019 BMW X5 vs. Its Competition

2019 BMW X5
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

BMW’s just-right size approach to the X5 means it makes a lot of sense as a five-seater, and a bit less with three rows.

If you regularly carry more than five, the Volvo XC90 and Audi Q7 work exceptionally well.

The Q7 is at the opposite end of the spectrum: so nearly perfect that it can be almost forgettable.

The XC90 is dripping with personality and class, although its powertrains aren’t as refined as those in the BMW.

For five-seaters, the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class lineup gets a new generation this year, one with mild-hybrid technology and a plethora of advanced safety features, as well as a third-row seat.

If your weekend cabin is well off the beaten path, head straight to your Lexus dealer for a GX 460.

It’s not as pleasant on the highway as any of its rivals, but its trucky roots mean it can go much further.

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport offers a third row that, frankly, you don’t want, but it is so polished on and off-road that you’ll forget all about that demerit.

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Quick Specs
7.0
The 2019 BMW X5 grows even closer to being the do-it-all vehicle in its family.
7.2
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class delivers no-compromise crossover SUV comfort and luxury.
7.3
The 2019 Audi Q7 delivers on the factors most important to large luxury SUV buyers: space, comfort, style, safety, and impressive technology.
7.8
The 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport climbs to the peak of the luxury-SUV niche with its tasteful looks and exceptional performance.
5.0
The 2019 Lexus GX 460 delivers formidable capability, but it’s well behind crossover rivals in the ways most drivers use their SUVs.
7.5
The 2019 Volvo XC90 is a standout effort from the Swedish brand, offering style, luxury, and practicality in a way many other luxury SUVs don’t.
MSRP From     
$60,700$53,700$53,550$67,500$52,505$47,700
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDN/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
xDrive40i Sports Activity VehicleGLE 350 SUVPremium 45 TFSI quattroV6 Supercharged SE *Ltd Avail*GX 460 4WDT5 FWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
557577
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sports Activity VehicleSport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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