2016 Lexus RX vs. 2016 BMW X52016 Lexus RX vs. 2016 BMW X5 Head To Head Comparison

When it comes to luxury midsize SUVs, the Lexus RX is continuously talked about as one of the best on the market.  The 2016 RX picks up where its predecessors left off, with a bold exterior and luxurious interior.  So how does the 2016 BMW X5 stack up as competition?  Let’s get into the details.

Interior & Design

2016 Lexus RX Interior Seating2016 BMW X5 Interior Seating

One look at the 2016 Lexus RX and you will immediately appreciate its modern appearance.  Its bold, black front grille combined with triple-L LED headlights and sharp lines make for a stunning first impression.  When you enter the 2016 RX, you’ll be struck by its premium materials.  From soft, supportive leather seats to quality trim, the RX exudes luxury.  The 2016 BMW X5 is luxurious in its own right, but its exterior appearance is a bit dated.  Its interior utilizes quality materials and is also rather comfortable, but lacks the extra space provided by the RX.

Technology & Safety

2016 Lexus RX Technology Features2016 BMW X5 Interior Space

Standard technology available in the 2016 RX includes an infotainment system viewable on an 8-inch display screen, Bluetooth audio and HD radio you can hear over a nine-speaker premium audio system, along with USB ports and dual-zone climate control.  The infotainment system in the 2016 X5 has a slightly larger screen at 10.2-inches and is noted for its crisp display, but the audio system leaves a little to be desired when compared to the RX.  As far as safety is concerned, both the RX and X5 are rated very well with a full suite of features.  The RX does include a rearview camera standard, whereas it is optional in the X5.  The 2016 Lexus RX was also recently named an IIHS Top Safety Pick for 2016, getting five stars in all categories.  The X5 did well itself, but did not get a perfect rating due to how it scored in rollover testing.

Performance

2016 Lexus RX Performance Driving2016 BMW X5 Performance Stats

Lexus has always valued a smooth ride on the road with RX, and 2016 is no exception to their standards.  With the 2016 Lexus RX, drivers will get a 3.5-liter direct-injection V6 with nearly 300-horsepower and eight-speed automatic transmission.  A combination of McPherson struts that are tuned for better responsiveness, and an Adaptive Variable Suspension system help to damper firmness and steering behavior for an extremely comfortable ride.  The engine in the base model of the 2016 BMW X5 also offers 300-horsepower with its 3.0-liter twin-turbo, in-line six-cylinder engine.  Known to have quality suspension systems, BMW also offers an an Eco Pro mode that affects throttle progression and the automatic eight-speed shifts on the 2016 X5.  These two vehicles stack up pretty evenly when it comes to performance, but we like the smoothness of the RX’s ride and give it a slight edge.

Verdict

The 2016 Lexus RX For Sale Near Silver Spring, MD

The 2016 Lexus RX was chosen as the #1 overall Luxury Midsize SUV by U.S. News & World Report for 2016.  If you value a comfortable ride, both from your interior and vehicle’s performance, the 2016 RX should be your choice as well.  View our 2016 Lexus RX inventory near Washington D.C. and then come in to test drive a 2016 Lexus RX at DARCARS Lexus of Silver Spring serving Columbia, MD.

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Sedans

IS Base MSRP
$37,825*
22/33 City/Hwy MPG* RWD or AWD
ES Base MSRP
$38,900*
21/31 City/Hwy MPG* FWD
GS Base MSRP
$46,310*
22/33 City/Hwy MPG* RWD or AWD
LS Base MSRP
$72,520*
16/24 City/Hwy MPG* RWD or AWD

Coupes

RC Base MSRP
$40,155*
22/32 City/Hwy MPG* RWD or AWD
LC Base MSRP
$92,000*
16/26 City/Hwy MPG* RWD or AWD

SUVs

NX Base MSRP
$35,085*
22/28 City/Hwy MPG* FWD or AWD
RX Base MSRP
$43,020*
18/25 City/Hwy MPG* FWD or AWD
GX Base MSRP
$51,280*
15/20 City/Hwy MPG* AWD
LX Base MSRP
$89,380*
13/18 City/Hwy MPG* Full-Time 4WD

Hybrids

CTh Base MSRP
$31,250*
43/40 City/Hwy MPG* FWD
NXh Base MSRP
$39,720*
35/31 City/Hwy MPG* FWD or AWD
RXh Base MSRP
$53,035*
32/28 City/Hwy MPG* FWD or AWD
ESh Base MSRP
$41,820*
40/39 City/Hwy MPG* FWD
GSh Base MSRP
$63,635*
29/34 City/Hwy MPG* RWD or AWD
LCh Base MSRP
$96,510*
26/35 City/Hwy MPG* RWD or AWD

Performance

GS F Base MSRP
$83,940*
16/24 City/Hwy MPG* RWD
RC F Base MSRP
$64,165*
16/25 City/Hwy MPG* RWD
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