2022 BMW X5 vs. Its Competition

2022 BMW X5 Black Vermilion Edition
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

It should be no surprise that the Mercedes-Benz GLE most closely reflects the qualities of the X5 with a multitude of models and capabilities.

The Audi Q8 is a roomy five-seat version of the Q7 that’s as big on tech as it is on space.

It’s a similar story with the Acura MDX three-row SUV, though we miss the Sport Hybrid’s blend of power and efficiency.

The Genesis GV80 appeals to our eyes, but its strong engines are limited by handling tuned more for cruising than sport.

With a plug-in hybrid and a proper third row, the Volvo XC90 offers a compelling though less potent alternative to its German rivals.

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2021 Volvo XC902021 Volvo XC902021 Genesis GV802021 Genesis GV80
Quick Specs
The 2022 BMW X5 represents the brand’s center, with equal parts comfort, convenience, and performance.
The 2022 Acura MDX wears its new flagship mantle with confidence, from its styling to its eager road manners.
The 2022 Audi Q8 edits the Q7 into fighting form by cutting out the third-row seat and pasting in scintillating V-8 power.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is a no-compromise SUV with excellent performance, a spacious interior, and tons of style.
Low-key luxury lies in the 2021 Volvo XC90’s serene cockpit, in its strong acceleration, and in its gray-wool confines.
The gorgeous 2021 Genesis GV80 could pass for a six-figure SUV.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Standard SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDN/ASmall SUV 2WDStandard SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
sDrive40i Sports Activity VehicleFWDPremium 55 TFSI quattroGLE 350 SUVT5 FWD Momentum 7P2.5T RWD
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sports Activity VehicleSport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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