2018 LEXUS RX 350L VS. 2018 BMW X5
If you've been thinking about getting a new luxury SUV, you might have your options narrowed down to the 2018 BMW X5 and the 2018 Lexus RX 350L. If you can't decide which vehicle to get, it helps to know the similarities and differences between the two. Discover more about each vehicle so you can choose the one that best suits your needs.

Part of the fun of owning an SUV is the power and performance it offers, and the BMW X5 and Lexus RX 350L are no exceptions. If you decide to go with the X5, you can drive around with a 3.0-liter TwinPower turbo engine and eight-speed automatic transmission. However, choose to get the RX 350L and you'll enjoy a 3.5-liter V-6 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission. The RX 350L also comes with available paddle shifters for even more excitement and control during your drive.

Luxury and Convenience

Another advantage of getting an SUV is its interior space. With the BMW X5 and Lexus RX 350L, you'll not only enjoy plenty of room inside the cabin, you'll also be surrounded by impressive luxuries and conveniences. The Lexus RX 350L has an additional third row to provide seating for up to seven people. The X5 comes standard with seating for up to five people. You would need to add the optional rear seat to gain another two spots. The RX 350L also includes dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-trimmed steering wheel, and a built-in garage door opener.

Safety and Security

To help give you a secure drive every time you get behind the wheel, the BMW X5 and Lexus RX 350L come with plenty of safety features. For example, both vehicles come standard with a rearview camera. Additionally, the RX 350L comes with the Lexus Safety System+. This suite of active safety equipment includes lane-departure alert with lane keep assist, pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, intelligent high beams, and all-speed dynamic radar cruise control.


One important consideration to keep in mind when comparing the 2018 BMW X5 and the 2018 Lexus RX 350L is the price, and these vehicles have a significant difference in that area. The BMW X5 has a starting MSRP of $57,200, while the Lexus RX 350L starts at $47,670.

Fuel Economy

If you're looking for an SUV that offers nice fuel economy, you'll find the Lexus RX 350L has a slight edge. While the BMW X5 gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg highway and 18 mpg city, the RX 350L gets an estimated 26 mpg highway and 19 mpg city.


If you're getting an SUV for room to stretch out, you'll appreciate that the Lexus RX 350L offers a few extra inches over the BMW X5. While both vehicles have comparable headroom in the front, the RX 350L provides 44 inches of legroom in the front while the X5 only offers 40 inches.

When you're ready to discover even more reasons to love the Lexus RX 350L, be sure to stop by Hennessy Lexus of Gwinnett today to get behind the wheel of this stylish SUV.