If you are looking for a new, premium SUV, the 2021 BMW X5 and 2021 Lexus RX 350 are two options that come with spacious cabins and upscale designs.

To make the most of each drive throughout Montgomery, Auburn, and Prattville, our BMW of Montgomery team takes a closer look at what these vehicles offer in terms of space, performance, and features.


Comparing the Engine Options of the X5 vs RX 350

Across all of its trim levels, you will find a 3.5L V6 engine powering the RX 350. With it, this Lexus SUV is able to generate 295 horsepower and 268 lb-ft while also getting up to 20 city/27 highway MPG.

While those are impressive figures, the BMW X5 gives you more options when configuring your new SUV. Starting with its standard 3.0L BMW TwinPower turbo inline 6-cylinder engine, which produces 335 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque, you will enjoy faster acceleration as it takes the X5 from 0 to 60 MPH over two seconds quicker than the RX 350. It also gets up to 21 city MPG.

That's not even its most powerful option in the 2021 BMW X5. The available 4.4L BMW M TwinPower turbo V8 engine creates 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft for even more athletic performance. If you are looking for extremely efficient performance, the 2021 X5 also has an available plug-in hybrid configuration that gets up to 50 combined MPGe!


Space and Features Inside the BMW X5 vs Lexus RX 350

If you look at the standard configurations for these SUVs, you'll notice room for five passengers, as well as additional space in the back for items you need to take along with you.

Although, the 2021 BMW X5 gives you and your passengers more headroom. You can also use up to 72.3 cubic feet of interior space for all your cargo. The Lexus RX 350 has 32.7 cubic feet of cargo volume with the rear seats folded down.

Along with that space, the 2021 BMW X5 comes standard with 16-way power front sport seats and panoramic moonroof. Standard in the 2021 Lexus RX 350 are 10-way power front seats, and a moonroof isn't a standard feature. 


2021 BMW X5 vs 2021 Lexus RX 350: Tech

The 2021 BMW X5 also comes with a high-tech cabin design, featuring the following:

  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • 12.3-inch central informational display
  • Cloud-based navigation system

With the Lexus RX 350, there is just a standard 8-inch multimedia display and a navigation system is only an available feature. While each vehicle also has various safety technology systems ready to assist you while driving, there are a few that you can only get in the X5.

With the available Driving Assistance Professional Package, the BMW X5 is able to control certain driving situations, thanks to features like Traffic Jam Assist and Evasion Aid, for more peace of mind when behind the wheel. 


Discover More About the 2021 BMW X5 At Our Dealership

The high-tech, spacious, and balanced performance of the 2021 BMW X5 checks all the boxes for drivers in Montgomery, Auburn, and Prattville looking for a premium SUV.

Want to get a closer look at the BMW X5? Stop by BMW of Montgomery to check out our inventory and be sure to contact us now to schedule a test drive!

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