2018 BMW X6 vs. Its Competition

2018 BMW X6
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The BMW X6 really only has one direct rival, the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe.

It’s only offered in AMG configurations, which means it’s sportier from the get-go than the X6—although the X6 M and GLE63 S Coupe are ripe for comparison.

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport’s profile doesn’t cast quite the same shadow, but its on-road performance is spectacular.

Throw in the remarkably refined Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT as a budget-friendly option and you’ll be itching for a track day.

If you’re looking for something a bit more sedate, check out the stylish Volvo XC90 and the upmarket Audi Q7, too.

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2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Dragon Challenge 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class (Mercedes-AMG GLE43 SUV)2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
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Quick Specs
6.6
The 2018 BMW X6 delivers eye-catching style and good driving dynamics, but is it still an SUV?
7.8
The 2018 Audi Q7 delivers exactly what luxury buyers want: room for the whole family and some of the most advanced technology ever fitted to a new car.
7.7
Only poor crash test scores keep the Grand Cherokee down, as this talented family hauler offers luxury and utility and buyers can choose off-road capability, track talent, or even more luxury.
8.0
The 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is near the top of the luxury SUV mountain—mostly because it can climb there without trouble.
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Performance, plug-in, or pedestrian: there’s a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE for almost every luxury-SUV buyer.
7.2
The 2018 Volvo XC90 is the crossover success that brought new buyers into the brand. Its mix of good looks and excellent tech make it a major player now.
MSRP From     
$62,950$49,900$30,895$66,750$52,200$46,900
Gas Mileage     
14 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
sDrive35i Sports Activity Coupe2.0 TFSI PremiumAltitude 4x2 *Ltd Avail*V6 Supercharged SEGLE 350 SUVT5 FWD 7-Passenger Momentum
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
575557
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sports Activity Coupequattro Sport UtilitySport 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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