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Bmw X6 Vs X5 Comparison Essay

Compare 2015 BMW X5 vs 2015 BMW X6

2015 BMW X5

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StyleMPG CityMPG HwyInvoiceMSRP
RWD 4-Door sDrive35i 19 27 $55,330 $59,600
AWD 4-Door xDrive50i 15 22 $67,570 $72,900
AWD 4-Door 14 19 $94,430 $102,100

$50,090

$55,330

$53,900

$59,600

$898 / month

$993 / month

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The 2015 BMW X5 is a handsome, capable, tech-filled vehicle for the shopper who wants a luxury SUV. The 2015 BMW X6 continues to stun with its controversial style, while improving its on-road performance with a rear-drive option and a more powerful V-8.
  • Warm cabin trims
  • New Traffic Jam Assistant
  • Emphasis on handling, driving dynamics
  • Fresh new face on a stylish body
  • More power for V-8 model
  • Available night vision technology
  • Overwrought front-end look
  • Still a very small third row
  • Can get very pricey with options
  • Coupe-crossover styling is still a love it or leave it proposition
  • Ride isn't all that plush
  • Neither as luxurious nor as off-road capable as some alternatives
19 mpg 19 mpg
27 mpg 27 mpg
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
40.4 40.4
5 5
38.8 37.2
58.3 57
40.5 38.3
60.5 59.9
36.6 35.9
65 67.2
115.5 115.5
76.1 78.1
64.7 64.7
191.1 192
68.5 66.5
35.8 26.6
76.7 59.7
35.8 26.6
12.6 12.6
NA NA
Yes Yes
13.7 13.7
NA NA
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Yes Yes
22.4 22.4
41.7 42
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
NA NA
P255/55HR18 P255/50HR19
NA NA
NA NA
NA NA
P255/55HR18 P255/50HR19
595 600
5952 6000
5952 6000
5952 6000
595 600
4680 4630
18 X 8.5 19 X 9
NA NA
Aluminum Aluminum
18 X 8.5 19 X 9
Aluminum Aluminum
NA NA
210 210
300 @ 1200 300 @ 1300
NA NA
3.0 L/182 3.0 L/183
300 @ 5800 300 @ 5800
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
19 19
22 22
27 27
0.67 0.67
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
1.00 1.00
4.71 4.71
3.15 3.15
2.11 2.11
8 8
0.84 0.84
1.29 1.29
NA NA
3.29 3.29
3.14 3.14
205 2TB
1.67 1.67
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sports Activity Vehicle Sports Activity Coupe
BMW X5 BMW X6
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Multi-Link Multi-Link
8.0 (Est) 8.0
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2017 BMW X5 vs 2017 BMW X6

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At first glance, the 2017 editions of the BMW X5 and the BMW X6 might seem to be the same type of vehicle. They are both mid-size SUVs with slightly different appeal. The BMW X5 has always stuck to the traditional SUV template, while the X6 adopts a car-based approach to design and driving feel.

Performance

One of them is in off-road capability. Weighing nearly 5,000 lbs, the 2017 BMW X5 is admiringly rugged in build and appearance, supremely designed for wild adventures in the outdoors on rough terrain. The double wishbone front suspension and lightweight multi-link rear suspension absorbs turbulence very well to keep the ride smooth and poised, and the electric power steering ensures precise and nimble cornering for a vehicle its size. There’s also the option of adding Dynamic Damper Control or Dynamic Performance Control for even sharper, sportier handling. By comparison, the 2017 BMW X6 is designed to drive more like a family-friendly sedan, and is thus not as suited for off-road driving as the X5.

Design

Also, the differences in exterior design elements give the 2017 BMW X5 the edge in interior space and comfortability. While the X5 is shaped like a regular SUV with a virtually straight roof, the X6 has a sloping roof. The result is lessened rear cabin space and cargo space. The X5 has 0.9 inches more head room and an inch more of leg room in the back than the X6. The same applies to the front seating; for instance, there’s 0.6 inches less head room in the X6. So, ultimately, if you are a frequent traveler or treasure as much room as possible when driving, you’re better off with the BMW X5.

Safety

Both, the 2017 BMW X5 and X6 are great choices to go with in terms of safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, awards X5 a perfect 5-star rating for overall performance in the organization’s crash tests. Similarly, the new X5 scored the best possible ratings (“Good”) in the Moderate Overlap Front and Side portions of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS’s) Crashworthiness Test. It also got the best possible ranking (“Superior”) in the IIHS Crash Avoidance & Mitigation Test, which measures a vehicle’s front crash prevention ability. The 2017 BMW X6 has not currently been reviewed by the NHTSA but is equipped with many of the same features as the X5.

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* EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.

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