2020 BMW X5 vs. 2020 Porsche Cayenne: Head to Head

2020 BMW X5 front 3/4 view, 2020 Porsche Cayenne front 3/4 view
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Which Luxury Midsize SUV Will Come Out on Top?

Shopping for a luxury midsize SUV can be overwhelming. These vehicles come with long lists of standard equipment, from safety tech to infotainment systems, and the available features can be dizzying. And then there’s the performance aspect, with a range of engines and options that turn the family SUV into a pavement-munching sports machine. 

The 2020 Porsche Cayenne and BMW X5 are close competitors in this class. They have luxury and performance built into their heritages, with high-quality materials and high-horsepower engines. But which is the better SUV? We compared them head to head in ten categories, such as price, comfort, safety, and performance. It was often a close call, but only one SUV came out on top in the end. 

As new information becomes available, we update our scores. Any scores mentioned in this slideshow might not match the latest information found in the full reviews of these two models.

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