2021 BMW X6 vs. Its Competition

2021 BMW X6
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The BMW X6 opened up the market for the luxury crossover coupe, and now has many followers.

The most direct competitor is the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe, which is a little lumpier and not as powerful as the M50i.

On the more traditional side of luxury crossovers is the Audi Q7, and its new performance variants accelerate from its comfy reputation.

The Porsche Cayenne Coupe looks sharper and has an available 670-hp plug-in hybrid.

The redesigned Jaguar F-Pace balances style and performance, while the interior gets a welcome upgrade.

The BMW X7 is a solid choice if a third row is needed, or if the best-selling X5 is too mainstream.

2021 BMW X62021 BMW X6
2021 Audi Q72021 Audi Q7
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class (GLE 63 S AMG)2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS2021 Porsche Cayenne
2020 Jaguar F-Pace Checkered Flag Edition2020 Jaguar F-Pace
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Quick Specs
The 2021 BMW X6 trades some of the X5’s utility for a fashion moment, but doesn’t miss a performance beat.
The 2021 Audi Q7 three-row SUV features more standard safety and convenience features, an excellent infotainment system, and a soft, luxurious ride.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is a no-compromise SUV with excellent performance, a spacious interior, and tons of style.
The 2021 Porsche Cayenne has sport sedan moves and prodigious power, and it can carry the family in comfort.
The 2020 Jaguar F-Pace sticks to its performance and style formula, and remains one of the best luxury SUVs.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Standard SUV 2WDStandard SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDN/ASmall SUV 4WD
Style Name    
sDrive40i Sports Activity CoupePremium 45 TFSI quattroGLE 350 SUVAWD25t AWD
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sports Activity Coupequattro Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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