2020 X5

2020 BMW X5

2021 Ford Edge

2021 Ford Edge

2020 BMW X5 vs 2021 Ford Edge


BMW models typically emphasize performance, with 2020 BMW X5 though, you will quickly notice that both performance and luxury fight for the driver’s seat. It is designed to go head to heat with its siblings in the X Series. From behind the wheel, it blends enthusiast friendly performance with a high level of elegance, comfort, class and style. It stands tall as one of the most practical yet luxurious models BMW has ever produced.

The 2021 Ford Edge stands out as one of 2020 BMW X5’s fiercest competitors. Make no mistake though. It does not knock the Beamer off the perch. It boasts of a quiet cabin with a slew of standard features and enough space for 4 adults. Notably, it scores a bang average on aesthetics, performance and safety.

Design & Style

Three rows make up 2020 BMW X5’s interior. The third row is specially designed for kids. There’s plenty of charging points for your devices and depending on the options you go for, a wide range of luxury features. Power adjustable seats with memory will make your driving experience cozy while you on X5’s power adjustable steering. It gets even better with other luxurious extras like heated front armrests, soft close doors, massage seats, a panoramic sunroof, a leather dashboard and remote start. The whole cabin is covered in high definition displays and finished in either genuine or synthetic leather.

2021 Ford Edge features a spacious interior. The cabin is without a doubt a comfortable space for road trip or a quick commute. Materials throughout the cabin are also nicely chosen. The panel finish and fit could be better though. You may also notice misaligned dashboard pieces as is noted in several online reviews.

Technology & Safety

Twin 12.3 inch display screens add a modern look to X5’S cockpit which is otherwise restrained. One of the displays serves as the main digital gauge display while the other one is designed to provide access to the beast’s infotainment system. It is important to note that the infotainment system runs on the latest and most advanced version of the BMW iDrive Software. The system can be controlled by gesture controls which are less intuitive and fast as opposed to touching the screen. You can also use the center console mounted on the rotary knob.  Lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring and, rear cross traffic alert and automated emergency braking complete with pedestrian detection are just but some of the safety and driver assistance features that the new 2020 BMW X5 comes along with.

Technophiles will find it hard to get impressed by 2021 Ford Edge for pretty obvious reasons. The model’s Sync 3 infotainment system is anything but user friendly. Gadgetry on the cabin also causes too much distraction with the driver somewhat straining to access functions. Automated emergency braking is guaranteed.


2020 BMW X5’s turbo 6 or V8 power engine is ample, strong yet predictably smooth. It blends well with a powerful 8 speed automatic transmission complete with a rear or all-wheel drive. The turbo 6 option is by all means a wonder as it serves up to 340hp with generous slices of torque. The V8 option takes all the bragging rights with its astonishing 450hp.

The Bottom Line

There are highlights you can be certain of when it comes to the 2020 BMW X5 – performance, agility, safety, elegance, comfort and eminence are all guaranteed. Fuel efficiency is also guaranteed. BMW got it right with the model which so far is miles ahead of its competition.

Ready to Schedule a 2020 BMW X5 Test Drive Today?

At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving a 2020 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.


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