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2015 BMW X5 vs. 2015 Lexus RX 450h Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The BMW X5 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Lexus RX 450h, with comparable head- and legroom. The Lexus RX 450h offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW X5, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the BMW X5, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Lexus RX 450h.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The BMW X5 is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus RX 450h. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the BMW X5 and the Lexus RX 450h have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X5 is much wider than the Lexus RX 450h, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the BMW X5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus RX 450h.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the BMW X5 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Lexus RX 450h.

Handling
The BMW X5 has a larger turning radius than the Lexus RX 450h, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW X5 has a little more horsepower than the Lexus RX 450h.

Utility
The BMW X5 offers greater seating capacity than the Lexus RX 450h, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The BMW X5 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Lexus RX 450h.

Warranty
The BMW X5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus RX 450h.

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2015 BMW
X5

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MSRP*: $53,200 - $69,100

2015 Lexus
RX 450h

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MSRP*: $47,620 - $49,020
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 2.16%
City MPG: 14 - 23 30 - 32
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 22 - 31 --
Engine(s): Inline-6, V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $48,945 - $63,570 $44,761 - $46,077

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