2016 BMW X6 vs. Its Competition

2015 BMW X6 with BMW M Performance upgrades
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Is there anything—other than styling—that the X6 can do better than its more conventional rivals? The BMW X5 may be the best argument against the X6, as it offers the same core performance, luxury, and technology in a more useful form factor, though it's certainly no match for the X6's design-driven sheet metal.

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport may be the X6's closest rival, but the British sport-SUV has a reputation for go-anywhere off-road ability and interior refinement that tops even the BMW.

Infiniti's QX70 is sleek and modern, and while its six-cylinder versions pack even more power, the V-8 QX70 can't match the X6 xDrive50i's brawn, and the Infiniti doesn't offer as much high-end technology.

The Porsche Cayenne offers even more impressive performance and handling, though as with the X6, the styling isn't for everyone.

2015 BMW X6 with BMW M Performance upgrades2016 BMW X6
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2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Td62016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
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The 2016 BMW X6 stays ahead of the SUV curve with its graceful roofline and hard-charging M performance—but at what point is it not an SUV anymore?
The benchmark of mid-size luxury SUVs, the 2016 BMW X5 offers handsome looks, a choice of powertrains, an abundance of tech features, sporty on-road dynamics, and even some off-road capability.
Though aging, the 2016 Infiniti QX70 still offers an appealing mix of sporty dynamics, coupe-like looks, and luxurious appointments.
The 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport adds two new dimensions to its performance profile: a turbodiesel V-6 and a supercharged HST edition.
The 2016 Porsche Cayenne offers more than enough on-the-road (or on-the-track) performance to satisfy enthusiast cravings, and it's likely to surprise and delight with its versatility and ruggedness.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
14 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class    
Standard SUV 2WDStandard SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDN/AN/A
Style Name    
RWD 4-Door sDrive35iRWD 4-Door sDrive35iRWD 4-Door4WD 4-Door V6 SEAWD 4-Door
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sports Activity CoupeSports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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