2021 BMW X5

2021 BMW X5

2021 Cadillac XT5

2021 Cadillac XT5

2021 BMW X5 vs. 2021 Cadillac XT5


For those looking for luxury and refinement, it does not get much better than the 2021 BMW X5. This luxury SUV from BMW features a host of tech as standard and has a super-luxurious cabin. Ride quality is excellent and trunk space generous. The 2021 X5 will be a hit with luxury SUV enthusiasts all over.

The 2021 Cadillac XT5 is a roomy SUV that delivers a comfortable ride and respectable handling. As an everyday car, the 2021 XT5 will get the job done. However, anybody looking for a little extra such as a sporty ride or even premium features is likely to be disappointed.

Design & Style

The 2021 BMW X5 is superbly designed and stands out on any driveway. Given the fact that the 2021 X5 is one of the top SUVs in BMW’s range of cars, the interior is top-class and features premium materials. The bold lines, LED lighting and luxury features are exactly what you would expect in an SUV of this pedigree.

While Cadillac has made some attempts to upgrade the luxury features of this car, it still feels dated. The SUV’s styling is still boxy and the interior is less than impressive. Hard plastics are all over the cabin and this makes it harder to view the 2021 XT5 as a serious competitor to the likes of the 2021 X5 or any other luxury SUV in this segment.

Technology & Safety

As one would expect of a car in the luxury SUV segment, the 2021 BMW X5 comes with two 12-inch infotainment displays. Also standard is Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The X5 features a superb audio system that can be upgraded for an even better audio experience.

The 2021 Cadillac XT5 also features a number of tech options including smart p[hone integration. The 8-inch infotainment system is inferior to the one on the 2021 X5 both in size as well as intuitiveness.


Under the hood, the 2021 X5 features a choice of three powertrains with the top model, the V8, being able to move from zero to sixty in a blistering 4 seconds. Despite this power, the 2021 X5 is surprisingly quiet even at high revs. The 2021 X5 also handles superbly and is quite nimble for such a large SUV.

The 2021 Cadillac XT5 features a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which may sometimes struggle to power this large SUV. Ride quality is also adequate although not as refined as that on the X5. For example, the 2021 XT5 struggles around corners, and acceleration are not as fast as one would expect.

The Bottom Line.

When comparing the 2021 BMW X5 against the 2021 Cadillac XT5, it is easy to see why the BMW wins. The 2021 X5 beats the Cadillac in all aspects. From styling to ride quality to available tech, the 2021 BMW X5 is truly a luxury SUV.

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At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving a 2021 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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