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2023 BMW X5 vs. 2023 Chevrolet Suburban Review

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2023 BMW
X5

MSRP*: $61,600 to $85,400
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2023 Chevrolet
Suburban

MSRP*: $56,900 to $80,100
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MPG - City 16 - 21 MPG 14 - 15 MPG
MPG - Hwy 22 - 26 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 seats 7 - 9 seats
Cargo Space 72.3 ft3 144.7 ft3
Engine
  • 335-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 523-hp, 4.4-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 355-hp, 5.3-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 420-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 335 - 523 hp 355 - 420 hp
Towing Capacity 6,603 lbs 7,900 - 8,300 lbs
Exterior Length 194.3 in 225.7 in
Exterior Width 78.9 in 81.1 in
Leg Room Front 39.8 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 44.5 in
Rear 42.0 in
Head Room Front 40.7 - 40.8 in
Rear 38.7 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.9 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Suburban than in the BMW X5, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Chevrolet Suburban will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the BMW X5.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW X5 as you will with the Chevrolet Suburban, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW X5 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Chevrolet Suburban.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X5 is much slimmer than the Chevrolet Suburban, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the BMW X5, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Chevrolet Suburban.

Handling
The BMW X5 has a smaller turning radius than the Chevrolet Suburban, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Chevrolet Suburban is clearly the choice over the BMW X5 for pulling heavy loads. The BMW X5 has a little less horsepower than the Chevrolet Suburban.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the BMW X5 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Chevrolet Suburban.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the BMW X5 and the Chevrolet Suburban. The BMW X5 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Chevrolet Suburban.