BMW X5 vs Lexus RX

BMW X5 for Sale near Stratham, NH

In the luxury midsize SUV class, two vehicles that people tend to gravitate towards are the X5 and RX. You may be wondering, though, which one would be the right fit for your lifestyle in Stratham, Portsmouth, or Exeter.

Luckily, the team at BMW of Stratham created this BMW X5 vs. Lexus RX vehicle comparison. Keep reading to see what each automobile has to offer, then contact us to see your favorite in person.

X5 vs RX Cabin Space

BMW X5 Cargo SpaceNo matter which midsize SUV you opt for, you’ll have more than enough space for yourself and four other people. However, both vehicles also have an optional third row, bumping the seating capacity up to seven.

With the ability to fit so many people inside your car, you want to make sure everyone has adequate space. The 2019 BMW X5 gives you plenty of room, especially up front. With 40.8 inches of front headroom, even taller drivers and passengers will feel nice and comfortable.

The 2019 Lexus RX, meanwhile, gives you 39.4 inches of front headroom. As a result, you may feel a bit cramped inside if you’re of a certain height.

You’ll also find more cargo room inside the BMW model, as shown by the following dimensions:

2019 BMW X5

2019 Lexus RX

Behind Second Row 33.9 cubic feet 18.4 cubic feet
Behind First Row 72.3 cubic feet 56.3 cubic feet

However, each SUV does offer a hands-free liftgate, making it easier to access the cargo area, even when your hands are full.

Features Inside the BMW X5 vs Lexus RX

BMW X5 Interior Features In addition to spacious cabins, the X5 and RX have many features to help make your drives more enjoyable.

For instance, they both offer plenty of creature comforts, such as:

  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel

The BMW X5 also offers heated and cooled cupholders. Whether you have a cold smoothie or hot coffee, these cupholders will help keep your drinks at the optimum temperature.

Then, there are the cutting-edge technologies found in both models, such as the iDrive infotainment system with navigation in the X5. Your route is shown clearly on a 12.3-inch display screen and the maps are automatically updated regularly throughout the year.

The RX has a 12.3-inch screen and navigation system, too. Unfortunately, they don’t come standard.

2019 X5 vs 2019 RX Performance Specs

BMW X5 Performance Technology When it comes to performance, the BMW X5 and Lexus RX 350 handle well on crowded city streets and open highways.

However, the X5 also handles well when going off the beaten path. In fact, you can get the optional xOff-Road Package that includes:

  • Unbody protection at the front and rear
  • Two-axle air suspension
  • Electronically controlled rear differential lock

Additionally, the X5 comes standard in xDrive. This all-wheel drive system will continuously monitor road conditions and redistribute torque when needed. The result is having maximum grip on the road, so you can remain in control on slick surfaces.

The RX has an advanced all-wheel drive system, too. However, it comes as an optional feature.

2019 BMW X5 vs 2019 Lexus RX: Verdict

Although the 2019 Lexus RX is an impressive vehicle, it’s the 2019 BMW X5 that comes out on top in this comparison. Read our full review on the 2019 BMW X5 for even more information.

If you want to experience this luxury midsize SUV for yourself near Stratham, Portsmouth, or Exeter, don’t wait. Schedule a test drive at BMW of Stratham today!