2020 BMW X5 vs. Its Competition

2020 BMW X5
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is closest to the X5 in price, size, and mission.

It offers good engines, including a new V-8, and great tech.

The Audi Q8 is the two-row version of the Q7 crossover and it’s just as comfortable as the X5.

The Cadillac XT6 is a three-row crossover from Caddy that’s handsome from the outside but doesn’t feel as special inside.

The Acura MDX is an aged three-row crossover, but offers a hybrid powertrain that BMW doesn’t yet.

Same goes with the Volvo XC90, but it’s not as efficient with its interior space.

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Quick Specs
7.2
The 2020 BMW X5 is a big SUV on a big budget that does nearly everything great.
6.8
The 2020 Acura MDX is a stately three-row family crossover that has aged well.
6.6
The 2020 Cadillac XT6 takes a more family-friendly tack to the three-row crossover than the big Escalade.
7.2
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class delivers no-compromise crossover SUV comfort and luxury.
7.5
The 2020 Volvo XC90 gets a few tweaks, but remains a stylish, practical, and safe luxury SUV.
MSRP From     
$58,900$44,400$68,200$52,695$53,700$48,350
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6Gas V6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/ASport Utility VehiclesStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
sDrive40i Sports Activity VehicleFWD 7-PassengerPremium 55 TFSI quattroFWD 4-Door Premium LuxuryGLE 350 SUVT5 FWD Momentum 7 Passenger
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
575757
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/A4N/AN/A
Body Style     
Sports Activity VehicleSport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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