Sport utility has never looked so good! As the 2021 BMW X5 and the Lexus RX 350 drive onto the scene, we know our Pensacola, Myrtle Grove, and Cantonment, Florida, readers want to know how they compare.

In your quest for a balance of convenience, utility, and luxury, which SUV will you choose? Explore these remarkable models and their passion for performance. Then, drop us a line at Sandy Sansing BMW when you’re ready to seek a segment leader that can move you forward!


BMW X5 vs Lexus RX 350 Pensacola FL Power-Packed Performance Leader

Vacation rides, daily drives: Whatever your time on the road looks like, you’ll want an SUV that will rise to meet every challenge. Luckily, the 2021 X5 and the RX 350 have powerful engines under their hoods.

The BMW Sports Activity Vehicle® has a bit more muscle to tap into, however. With the X5, expect up to 335 horsepower from the base TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder engine—and an astounding 523 horsepower from the available TwinPower Turbo V8 that powers the performance-inspired X5 M50i.

The Lexus ES won’t drive you to the same performance heights. The sole power source is a V6 engine that has up to 295 horsepower on tap. It can accelerate quite fast, but not BMW-level fast.

BMW X5 vs Lexus RX 350: Features

Luxury is about more than specs: It involves every sweeping line on the hood and polished surface in the cabin. The BMW X5 and the Lexus RX 350 know luxury like few other performance SUVs do.

But once again, the BMW has a sportiness edge over the competition from Lexus. The BMW X5 M50i has a standard Shadowline exterior trim and Cerium Gray elements that lend your car a presence.  The black and glossy trim sets a bold tone for every late-night or early-morning drive in the mist.

The panorama glass roof available on the Lexus lets a broad swath of light reach rear-seat passengers. It can’t hold a candle—or 15,000 points of light—to the available BMW Sky Lounge Panoramic LED Roof. In the BMW X5, this feature turns the panoramic moonroof into a light show in six vibrant LED colors!


BMW X5 vs Lexus RX 350 Pensacola FL X5 vs RX 350: The SUV Goes Digital

Technology barrels ever forward into the 21st century. It’s unstoppable, and the best luxury vehicles can harness its trends for more convenient drives. How do the 2021 X5 and the RX 350 compare in this respect?

You’ll find more access and more ease with the BMW and Lexus digital apps. You can command your car from your smartphone. Schedule a service appointment or start your SUV’s engine from a distance. You’ll have your X5 or RX 350 ready for the road the moment you are.

BMW goes further with digital entry. The standard BMW Digital Key lets you use your iPhone® to lock or unlock your vehicle simply by holding it near the door handle. Make a smartphone your key in the X5!


Which SUV Is Better, Lexus or BMW?

We know how difficult it can be to choose between lavish luxury SUVs like these. For shoppers in Myrtle Grove, Pensacola, and Cantonment, FL, there’s a lot to love in both models.

Still, the 2021 BMW X5 has a clear edge over Lexus RX 350 in many categories. Whether you care about world-class performance or subtle Shadowline style, only the BMW Sports Activity Vehicle® can deliver.

So, see how you feel behind the wheel. Schedule a test drive today at Sandy Sansing BMW to see the X5 in action!


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