At BMW of Rochester Hills, we know how important it is to pick a luxury car with the exact performance and specifications you want to support your lifestyle around Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, and Sterling Heights, MI. Our team created this head-to-head comparison of the BMW X5 vs. Lexus RX to help you make an informed decision.

As you read ahead, contact one of our knowledgeable associates with any additional questions that arise along the way.

2022 BMW X5 vs Lexus RX: Interior Dimensions & Awe-Inspiring Features

When it comes to adjusting your seat on your daily commute or in the backseat on a long car ride, it helps to have a few extra inches of wiggle room. Though both the BMW X5 and Lexus RX offer conveniently spacious SUV body styles, the BMW X5 offers a bit more headroom and shoulder room:

Interior Dimensions


Lexus RX 350

Headroom (Front/Rear)

40.8 in./38.7 in.

39.4 in./39.1 in.

Shoulder Room (Front/Rear)

60 in./58.1 in.

57.8 in./57.6 in

To give you and your fellow passengers a stunning view of the sky above, the BMW X5 also features a standard panoramic moonroof that makes the cabin feel even airier and more spacious. It includes a fully automatic 2-piece glass panel with a wind deflector and power interior sunshade.

If you want to enjoy an additional window to the world in the Lexus RX, you will need to upgrade your trim with an optional package.

BMW X5 vs Lexus RX: Innovative Touchscreens & Infotainment

Similarly, when it comes to touchscreen real estate, you get more in the BMW X5. It comes standard with a Live Cockpit Professional that features a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch touchscreen central information display.

In the Lexus RX, you will find a smaller standard 8-inch Lexus Multimedia System with a color LCD multimedia display. If you want larger icons, you need to upgrade to get the available 12.3-inch touchscreen multimedia display in this model.

To go along with their expansive touchscreens, both these luxury models offer immersive audio systems and ambient lighting. However, once again, the BMW X5 offers more in both categories:



Lexus RX 350

Audio System Ambient Lighting

BMW Extended Ambient Lighting (Standard)

LED Ambient Interior Illumination (Available)

Audio System


16-speaker (Available)

12-speaker (Available)

For the full sensory ambient lighting experience in the Lexus RX, you will need to upgrade to a higher trim level and add an available package with LED ambient illumination & LED-illuminated door sills.

The optional BMW Extended Ambient Lighting on the BMW X5 M50i in the BMW X5, though, includes door handle-area lighting, illuminated driver and front passenger vanity mirrors, front footwell lights, front and rear reading lights, and 12 predefined selectable interior light designs.

2022 BMW X5 vs Lexus RX: Palpable Power

The BM X5 continues to deliver options with its three-engine lineup, including a 3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo gasoline engine, a 4.4L V8 BMW M TwinPower Turbo gasoline engine, and a combination 3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo gasoline engine with an electric motor.

Over in the Lexus RX, you will find a single engine option-a 3.5L V6 motor that churns out a maximum available 308 total system horsepower. In comparison, the BMW X5 offers a 617 maximum available horsepower-for the greatest thrill seekers-when equipped with the 4.4L V8 BMW M TwinPower Turbo gasoline engine.

Which Luxury SUV: BMW X5 or Lexus RX?

Though the Lexus RX offers some enchanting features, the BMW X5 ultimately offers more when it comes to interior amenities and engine responsiveness. To see this luxury vehicle in action, contact us at BMW of Rochester Hills to take the BMW X5 around Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, and Sterling Heights, Michigan, today.

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