The BMW X5 is undoubted, the most noticeable mid-size luxury SUV in the market and has been a major part of pop culture for a long time. With a bulky build and BMW’s well-known powertrain offerings, the X5 has contributed significantly to BMW’s legacy. That said, competition is inevitable in a lucrative segment such as this, and the Lexus RX 350 is one of the most capable competitors. In this article, we are going to look at what makes the 2021 BMW X5 a class apart from the Lexus RX 350.
For the 2021 model year, the X5 receives SiriusXM satellite radio as standard, remote start & ventilated front seats for the M50i configuration, and a replacement of the xDrive50i trim with a new plug-in hybrid xDrive45e variant. Interested in the 2021 BMW X5? Contact us today to schedule a test drive.
2021 BMW X5
2021 Lexus RX 350
|3.0-liter Turbocharged Inline-Six Cylinder
|335 hp / 330 ft-lbs.
||295 hp / 267 ft-lbs.|
|33.9 cu. ft.
||16.0 cu. ft.|
|21 / 26 / 23||MPG (City/Highway/Combined)||20 / 27 /23|
It is clearly evident from the table above that the BMW X5 is a lot more powerful than the Lexus RX 350. While the other trims of the RX 350 offer cosmetic and feature additions, for the most part, the other trims of the X5 offer varied performance figures making it a lot more flexible for customers to decide based on their requirements. For example, the X5 M50i trim is powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine that produces 523 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. Also, the X5’s eight-speed automatic transmission works seamlessly making it a more favorable option of the two. Also, the X5 has a better 0 – 60 MPH time compared to RX 350, making it more fun to drive as well.
As far as the interior is concerned, the X5 offers a lot of features like synthetic leather upholstery, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 26-way power-adjustable front sport seats, a 12.3-inch touchscreen display, wireless Android Auto, wireless Apple CarPlay, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, a touchpad controller, a 10-speaker sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, Voice recognition, HD Radio, five USB ports, automatic climate control, and a panoramic sunroof. Optional features are also in plenty such as quad-zone automatic climate control, wireless device charging, Wi-Fi Hotspot, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system, a 20-speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio system, a dual-panel panoramic LED roof, and rear sunshades, to name some of them.
With also a range of standard safety features like forward-collision warning, a rearview camera, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and lane departure warning, to name some of them, the 2021 BMX X5 is a wholesome SUV making it a better option of the two.