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The 2019 BMW X5 comes with a high-quality interior and terrific performance, while the Lexus GX is an off-road performer. It ranks lower than X5 due to outdated interior and stiff ride quality. Let’s take a deep insight into both the models.
Design & Style
The base Lexus GX model is a 7-seater SUV with standard power-adjustable front seat. It can be upgraded for heated seats, captain’s chair and reclining third row seats. Even though the front seats are comfortable and spacious, the back seats have confined space, which is only ideal for short trips. The interior is replete with quality materials such as perforated leather and wood. Given today’s standard, the overall appeal looks rather cheap.
The 2019 BMW X5 can seat up to 5 people in standard configuration, and you have an option to add a third row. There is ample legroom and headroom to stretch out, and excellent outward visibility for drivers. All the rows are adult-friendly for longer trips. From build quality and standpoint, the BMW X5 is a class leader.
Technology & Safety
Standard tech features in the 2019 Lexus GX include an 8-inc touch screen, Amazon Alexa, USB ports, Bluetooth, 9 speaker, satellite radio, Siri Eyes Free, Amazon Alexa and a moonroof. You can upgrade to Lexus Enform App suite and a dual screen rear-seat entertainment system. The system works fine, but it is outdated compared to other rivals. Neither Android Auto nor Apple CarPlay is provided, and the graphics feel antiquated.
Standard features in the 2019 BMW X5 include iDrive infotainment interface with Apple CarPlay, three USB ports, Bluetooth, navigation and 10-speaker system. The iDrive system is easy to use, and the controls are easy to access. The touch screen is highly responsive and the crisp graphics make it easy to read the icons. Standard safety features include blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, rearview camera, pedestrian detection, forward collision warning parking sensors and rear cross traffic alert.
The 2019 Lexus GX comes with a V8 powertrain that can put out 301 HP and 329 lb-ft of torque. Four wheel drive and 6-speed automatic transmission are standard. It offer enough power for daily driving, but there is an acceleration lag when full capacity on-board.
With the 2019 BMW X5, you get a 355-HP turbocharged engine that has enough juice to tackle most driving situations. You can also opt for a V8 engine, for more energy.
The Bottom Line
The BMW X5 is a great vehicle to travel in style. If you are looking for a cruiser offering a composed ride, elegant interior and updated tech features, you cannot have a better option than X5.
Ready to Schedule a 2019 BMW X5 Test Drive Today?
At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving a 2019 BMW X5 for yourself. Come and visit us today or give us a call at (888) 734-3331 to schedule a test drive. Our dealership staff is always on standby to assist you, and we look forward to serve you in the best way possible.