2021 vs 2020 BMW X5

2021 BMW X5 vs 2020 BMW X5
2021 BMW X5 2020 BMW X5


3.0L Turbo I-6 3.0L Turbo I-6


335 335

MPG (City/Highway)

21/26 * 21/26 *

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

Standard Standard Apple CarPlay Only; Android Auto not available

2021 BMW X5 vs 2020 BMW X5

Serving Fairfax, VA

The BMW X5 is a top pick among many of Fairfax’s luxury-minded SUV shoppers. This midsize crossover launched its fourth generation in 2019, and the X5 continues to be in its fourth generation for 2020 and 2021. However, the 2021 model year displays several impressive updates that could influence your selection process.


The updates to the 2021 X5 begin under the hood. Specifically, the xDrive50i trim level is no longer available. This has been replaced with the xDrive45e trim level, which has a plug-in hybrid motor connected to an I-6 engine. This duo produces 394 net horsepower. The two gas-powered engines offered in other trim levels are a 3.0-liter, I-6 engine, and a turbo V8 alternative. Both the rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are available.


The alluring exterior and interior designs of the 2020 and 2021 X5 are identical. This is a sophisticated vehicle with a prominent grille and large LED headlights on the front end. Mild definition over the curved hood and flowing across the sides give the X5 personality. The interior design is equally exquisite. It blends premium materials with advanced technologies.


The feature lineup in the X5 is comparable between 2020 and 2021 versions, but there are a few differences that you need to learn about. Specifically, Android Auto becomes a standard feature in the 2021 X5. Other minor adjustments have also been made. Throughout the X5’s trim line for both years, you can appreciate heated seats, Apple CarPlay, a panoramic moonroof, an elite auto system, and more.

Is the 2020 BMW X5 of the 2021 X5 a better option for you? To receive personalized assistance with in-person research, contact BMW of Fairfax today.

* EPA-estimated. Actual mileage may vary.