2017 BMW X6 vs. Its Competition

2017 BMW X6
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The BMW X6 may most often compete with the X5, and other than the sheet metal, we're not sure what it does better.

The X6 has similar powertrains and a more familiar shape for less money.

The Range Rover Sport is the pinnacle for many luxury SUV buyers, and can go more places than the X6.

The Porsche Cayenne is the most direct performance rival, but be prepared to pay dearly for a Cayenne Turbo.

A Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT may be less expensive, but it doesn't feel as buttoned down as the taut X6 suspension.

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The 2017 BMW X6 started the coupe-like SUV trend, and keeps above the fold with potent powertrains.
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.
The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a benchmark SUV; it's a luxury vehicle, a talented off-roader, a scalding-hot track runner, and a family wagon extraordinaire.
Blending sport and utility like almost no other SUV, the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is impressive in any configuration.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class pared down its powertrains to gas only or a plug-in hybrid, although it still has plenty of stops in between for luxury buyers.
The 2017 Porsche Cayenne is versatile and roomy, yet it possesses road and even track performance to satisfy enthusiasts.
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14 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6
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Standard SUV 2WDStandard SUV 2WDStandard SUV 2WDN/AStandard SUV 2WDN/A
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sDrive35i Sports Activity CoupesDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicle75th Anniversary Edition 4x2 *Ltd Avail*V6 Supercharged SEGLE 350 SUVAWD
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
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Sports Activity CoupeSports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
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