2020 BMW X5 vs Lexus RX


When you’re looking for a versatile SUV, two contenders come to mind—the 2020 BMW X5 and the Lexus RX. Both ranks highly among luxury SUVs, and you observe drivers in Jackson, Clinton, and Ridgeland, Mississippi, behind the wheels of both. To help you select one of these two popular cargo vehicles, BMW of Jackson designed a guide to compare them.  


2020 BMW X5

Performance BMW X5 vs Lexus RX

The X5 asserts itself immediately by its ability to accelerate from 0-60 MPH in just 5.2 seconds. If you really want to push the pedal to the metal, it charts a top speed of 130 MPH.

This Sports Activity Vehicle® (SAV®) achieves these impressive stats using 335 horsepower backed by 330 lb-ft of torque. With a 117.1-inch wheelbase, and a ground clearance of 8.7 inches, it offers stability and swiftly sweeps across uneven surfaces.

If you decide to drive in the RX, you can go from 0-60 MPH in 7.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 124 MPH. It manages these stats with its horsepower of 295 that is girded by 268 lb-ft of torque. A shorter wheelbase of 109.8 inches and a ground clearance of 8.2 inches gives you enough stability and capability to pass over varying terrain.


Seating Options

While you take advantage of the rip-roaring performance that your utility vehicle demonstrates, you want to feel comfortable. In the BMW X5 interior, your 16-way power front sport seats adjust to any comfort level. The driver’s seat features a standard heated seat with power memory and power lumbar support as well.

When you sit in the Lexus RX, your power-adjustable driver’s seat can reconfigure in 10 ways while your front passenger’s seat adjusts in eight. Amenities like heat, power memory, and power lumbar support can be found as extra upgrades.


Tech Services X5 vs RX

As you navigate near “The City with Soul”, use your navigation through the standard BMW Live Cockpit Professional system that features two 12.3-inch displays. In the Lexus, their navigation system is available on one optional 12.3-inch touchscreen.

If you and your passengers need to connect your electronic devices, the BMW ConnectedDrive® Services comes with Wi-Fi Hotspot and can power up to seven devices. Lexus also provides comparable capability through the standard Lexus Enform Wi-Fi™, which accommodates up to five devices.



Safety Systems

You’ll feel confident when backing up or moving into another lane with the assistance of BMW’s Active Blind Spot Detection and rear Cross Traffic Alert. It alerts you to what is in your blind spot and warns you about anything moving behind your vehicle. These features comprise two of the five safety systems within the standard Active Driving Assistant.

While the Lexus offers Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Braking, it’s an available tool to protect you while you go in reverse or change lanes. Luckily, Lexus packaged these two helpful systems together, so you only need to choose one extra device for your RX.

Decide Between the 2020 BMW X5 and Lexus RX

As you can see, the 2020 BMW X5 and the Lexus RX offer many similar standard and available features. Hopefully, this comparison narrowed down your decision for your commutes through Jackson, Clinton, and Ridgeland. If you need to meet with a contender face to face, schedule a test drive at BMW of Jackson.


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