2022 Lexus RX vs. 2021 BMW X5

2021 Lexus RX vs. 2021 BMW X5
2022 Lexus RX 350


2021 BMW X5
$45,170 MSRP*

Starting Price

$59,400 MSRP


3.5L V6


3.0L turbo
8-speed automatic


8-speed automatic
20 city / 27 highway mpg**

Fuel Economy

21 city / 26 highway mpg

Belleair shoppers looking for a stunning new luxury SUV have great options with the new 2022 Lexus RX 350 and the 2021 BMW X5. Each presents its own distinct engineering, pricing, and warranty coverage, but only one can be truly right for your next high-end ride. Discover which you’ll bring home when you take a closer look at the Lexus RX 350 vs. BMW X5, then shop for your next luxury crossover or SUV at Lexus of Clearwater. Explore more luxury vehicle comparison like our breakdown of the Lexus RX 350 vs. Acura MDX.

Lexus RX 350 vs. BMW X5: Price

When you compare the Lexus RX 350 vs. BMW X5 in terms of pricing, the Lexus RX already takes the lead thanks to its more competitive starting price. This enables you to save more and even invest in the OEM parts and accessories you’re looking for to make your luxury SUV all your own. Plus, you’ll have a wider range of RX packages to choose from so you can find the perfect fit for your driving need and budget, compared to the four BMW X5 available to customers. Take a look at the prices and trims of the BMW X5 vs. Lexus RX 350 below:

Lexus RX 350

  • RX 350 FWD: $45,320 MSRP*
  • RX 350 AWD: $46,720 MSRP*
  • RX 350 F Sport: $48,800 MSRP*
  • RX 350 F Sport AWD: $50,200 MSRP*
  • RX 350L FWD: $48,150 MSRP*
  • RX 350L AWD: $49,550 MSRP*
  • RX Black Line Special Edition FWD: $46,450 MSRP*
  • RX Black Line Special Edition AWD: $50,850 MSRP*
  • RX 350L Black Line Special Edition FWD: $52,805 MSRP*
  • RX 350L Black Line Special Edition AWD: $53,930 MSRP*


  • sDrive40i/xDrive40i: $59,400 MSRP
  • X5 xDrive45e: $64,400 MSRP
  • X5 M5Oi: $82,800 MSRP
  • X5 M: $105,100 MSRP

Lexus RX 350 vs. BMW X5: Performance

You need a luxury SUV that can keep you moving around St. Petersburg and far from home with ease. That’s why you’ll be impressed with not only the larger engine that comes with the Lexus RX over the BMW X5 but also the fact that you’ll have a better fuel economy rating for fewer stops to your next destination. Here’s a peek at the specs of the BMW X5 vs. Lexus RX 350 below:

2021 Lexus RX 350

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • 20 city / 27 highway mpg**

2021 BMW X5

  • 3.0L turbo engine
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • 21 city / 26 highway mpg

Lexus RX 350 vs. BMW X5: Warranty Coverage

Another major consideration when shopping for a luxury ride is the coverage you’ll have on St. Petersburg roads and beyond. Both Lexus and BMW offer a 4-year/50,000-mile New Vehicle Warranty, however, BMW bundles its new car warranty with its powertrain coverage. Lexus keeps these options separate and provides longer coverage with its Lexus Powertrain Warranty which protects your vehicle’s essential components for up to 6 years or 70,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Find a New Lexus RX for Sale at Lexus of Clearwater

Now that you’ve previewed the new BMW X5 vs. Lexus RX 350, take the next step to bring home your own Lexus SUV on Palm Harbor roads. Lease or finance a new Lexus RX for sale from Lexus of Clearwater and discover how you can save on your favorite new Lexus package when you shop our new vehicle specials. Check out more helpful Lexus comparisons or get started right at home with our online financing application. Take a look at the interior of the 2022 Lexus RX with us. Contact us today for more information on the Lexus RX vs. BMW X5, and to schedule a test drive at our dealership in Clearwater. If you’re set on a Lexus SUV but you’re not sure where to begin, start by comparing the 2022 Lexus NX vs. 2022 Lexus RX at our dealership to find the right model for your needs.


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*MSRP excludes delivery, processing and handling fee of $1,075, which may be subject to change at any time. Excludes taxes, title, license, optional equipment, and dealer fees. Dealer price will vary.
**EPA-estimated MPG. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.
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