2020 BMW X5 vs. 2021 Lexus RX: Head to Head

2021 Lexus RX | 2020 BMW X5 front 3/4 view
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Two Top Luxury Midsize SUVs Face Off

From a distance, all luxury midsize SUVs can look pretty similar. They’re big boxes with posh leather, quiet rides, and more safety features than you can list. They’re functional yet elegant. And, understandably, they’re expensive. 

But looking at two of the most popular luxury midsize SUVs – the 2020 BMW X5 and the 2021 Lexus RX – demonstrates the true diversity in this market segment. In this article, we’ll look at how these two models compare across 10 categories, which will show the sometimes stark differences between the X5 and the RX. We’ll also name our overall winner, so you’ll be able to see which vehicle’s strengths are most aligned with your own tastes.

We may refer to vehicles’ U.S. News scores, crash-test performance, pricing, and other factors. We continuously update this information in our new car rankings, which is why they may reflect new data points that weren’t available as this article was written. 

Read on to learn more about these luxury midsize SUVs and which of the two is our top recommendation. 

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