BMW X5 vs Lexus RX

2020 BMW X5

Congratulations! You’ve decided it’s time to upgrade your commute in and around Tampa and South Tampa, Florida. What better way to upgrade your commute than with a luxury SAV® (Sport Activity Vehicle®)? While you have lots of brands to choose from, none can compete with BMW and Lexus, specifically the 2020 BMW X5 and the 2020 Lexus RX.

To help you decide between these vehicles, we here at Reeves BMW Tampa have put together this BMW X5 vs. Lexus RX comparison. After reading, you’ll know which of these two vehicles will enhance your travels around Brandon and Wesley Chapel the most. Let’s get started!

Performance Capabilities

2020 BMW X5 Engine Specs BMW X5 Performance

SAV®s are known for their great power to begin with, but when you drive a luxury SAV®, you can expect even more power. The BMW X5 and the Lexus RX are no exceptions. Both vehicles are equipped with engines that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand tall, but which vehicle produces the power you need?

BMW X5 vs. Lexus RX Engine Specs





3.0L TwinPower Turbo V6

3.5L V6

Horsepower (HP)

335 HP

295 HP

Acceleration (0-60 MPH)

5.2 seconds

7.7 seconds

In addition to a more powerful standard engine, the optional 4.4L BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo V8 engine is an unstoppable force of nature. Capable of churning out 523 horsepower and the ability to go from 0 to 60 MPH in just over four seconds leaves no competition with the optional 3.5L V6 engine of the Lexus RX and its 308 horsepower.

Interested in seeing how the BMW X5 performs against other vehicles? Check out our BMW X5 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE review!

BMW X5 vs Lexus RX: Entertainment Technology

BMW X5 Technology FeaturesWhether you’re taking a quick trip to the grocery store or you’re headed out on a road trip, you never want to find yourself without the technology you know and love. Luckily for you, both the BMW X5 and Lexus RX come with advanced entertainment technology.

With the Lexus RX, you can opt for the available 12.3-inch multimedia touchscreen, where your entertainment and navigation features will be displayed. With the X5, on the other hand, you’ll have the iDrive 7.0 system that also includes a 12.3-inch multimedia touchscreen.

The difference between the entertainment systems of the X5 vs. RX is that, with the RX, this large screen is only available with a vehicle upgrade. With the BMW X5, this is a standard feature.

BMW X5 drivers will also have the extra benefit of the standard Harman Kardon® Surround Sound Audio System, a 16-speaker system that ensures crystal-clear audio for all passengers. Lexus RX drivers, on the other hand, will only have 15 speakers with the optional Mark Levinson® Premium Surround Sound Audio System.


Standard Safety Features

BMW X5 Safety FeaturesWhen it comes to driving around town, safety is the most important thing. That’s why the BMW X5 and the Lexus RX come standard with comprehensive safety features. With the RX, you have the Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 that  features monitoring features like the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist.

Once again, the BMW X5 takes the lead by providing more safety features thanks to both the standard Active Driving Assistant and Active Protection System.

The Active Driving Assistant uses monitoring systems to alert you to potential hazards when driving. The Active Protection System works to help keep you safe during and after a collision by pretensioning seat belts, closing windows, and more. This feature isn’t offered with the Lexus RX.


BMW X5 vs Lexus RX: The Verdict

While both the Lexus RX and the BMW X5 are top-tier luxury vehicles, it’s clear the Lexus RX can’t compete with the BMW X5. To learn more about this clear performance, technology, and safety winner, we here at Reeves BMW Tampa invite you to visit our dealership.

Here, you’ll get an up-close look at the BMW X5 and its features and learn how it will improve your commute around Tampa, South Tampa, Brandon, and Wesley Chapel, FL. What are you waiting for? For exceptional service, valet service for sales, and the option for drop-off home deliveries, visit our dealership to learn more about the 2020 BMW X5 today!