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2021 BMW X5 vs. 2021 Chevrolet Suburban Review

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2021 BMW
X5

MSRP*: $59,400 to $82,800
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2021 Chevrolet
Suburban

MSRP*: $52,300 to $75,400
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Invoice* $55,740 to $77,505 $49,476 to $71,328
MPG - City 16 - 21 MPG 14 - 16 MPG
MPG - Hwy 22 - 26 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 seats 8 - 9 seats
Cargo Space 72.3 ft3 144.7 ft3
Engine Inline-6, V-8 V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel Four-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 335 - 523 hp 355 - 420 hp
Towing Capacity 7,200 lbs 7,600 - 8,000 lbs
Exterior Length 194.3 in 225.7 in
Exterior Width 78.9 in Info not available
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
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW X5 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Chevrolet Suburban.

Dimensions
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
With the Chevrolet Suburban, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the BMW X5. 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
The BMW X5 has less seating than the Chevrolet Suburban, making the Chevrolet Suburban the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW X5 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Chevrolet Suburban.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW X5 than that of the Chevrolet Suburban.