Are you looking for a luxury midsize SUV that will add elegant style, peerless performance and premium luxury to your day-to-day commute? The 2020 Lexus RX is a fan favorite at Earnhardt Lexus that will check all the boxes. Learn more about the Lexus RX and how it measures up to a popular option in the class with this 2020 Lexus RX vs 2020 BMW X5 comparison.
Born and bred to provide families with a luxurious ride, the 2020 Lexus RX is available in a standard five-passenger variant that provides 99.8 cubic feet of passenger space with 18.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. With the rear seats laid flat, the Lexus RX provides 56.3 cubic feet of storage space. Phoenix-area families in need of more passenger space can opt for the Lexus RXL – which makes room for seven passengers with the available third-row seating.
Differences Between the 2020 Lexus RX and 2020 BMW X5
Drivers who choose the five-passenger 2020 Lexus RX will have a pair of standard trim levels to choose from – RX 350 and RX 350 F Sport – with a price tag that starts at $44,150. Seven-passenger 2020 Lexus RXL variants are available in a single base trim level – RX 350L – that starts at $47,300. Powerful and fuel-efficient 2020 Lexus RX Hybrid models are available in three grades – RX 450h, RX 450h F Sport and RX 450hL – with a base MSRP of $46,800. In this 2020 Lexus RX vs 2020 BMW X5 comparison, the Lexus RX will provide premium luxury at a more affordable price than its German-manufactured counterpart.
To deliver signature Lexus-brand luxury and value, the 2020 Lexus RX 350 is loaded with high-end features and technology. Lexus RX 350 editions come standard with Lexus NuLuxe® synthetic leather upholstery, a dual-zone automatic climate control system, Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 technology and an 8-inch Lexus Enform touchscreen infotainment system with one-touch access to Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Available add-ons include premium leather interior, a power sunroof, heated and cooled front seats, a 12.3-inch Lexus Enform touchscreen display with integrated navigation, a hands-free power liftgate and a 15-speaker Mark Levinson® premium sound system. Features that the BMW X5 cannot match for the price.
With a foundation built on athletic performance, the 2020 Lexus RX employs a power-packed 295-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine that is married to a responsive eight-speed automatic gearbox. Front-wheel drive Lexus RX 350 models will earn 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. Entry-level BMW X5 models are powered by a 335-horsepower 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder that is backed by an eight-speed automatic transmission and will make 26 mpg on the highway.
To upgrade performance, the Lexus RX Hybrid employs a 3.5-liter V-6 gas engine and a pair of high-torque electric motors to make 308 horsepower. Paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission, the Lexus RX Hybrid will achieve 31 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway – numbers the BMW X5 cannot match. BMW X5 models are available with a powerful 4.4-liter turbocharged V-8 in select trims.