2021 BMW X5 vs 2021 Porsche Cayenne

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When shopping for a luxury SUV in Bloomington, you’re surely sizing up the 2021 BMW X5 vs. the 2021 Porsche Cayenne, as each deliver on a promise to take family sized vehicles to the next level. But savvy shoppers know that when you compare BMW vs. Porsche, the X5 will afford more cargo space, more passenger seating, and better fuel economy all at a lower starting price. Discover the differences with this guide from BMW of Bloomington.

2021 BMW X5


2021 Porsche Cayenne
$59,400 MSRP

Seating Capacity

5-7 passengers

Seating Capacity

5 passengers
72.3 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Space

60.3 cubic feet
335 hp 3.0L I-6 engine

Base Engine

335 hp 3.0L V6 engine
523 hp 4.4L V8 engine

Top Engine

541 hp 4.0L V8 engine

Drivetrain Options


Porsche Cayenne vs. BMW X5: MPG

Fuel economy is an important factor for any new car purchase, because the farther you can travel between trips to the pump in Decatur, the more enjoyable and budget-friendly your SUV will be. If you’re torn between BMW vs. Porsche, perhaps the 2021 BMW X5 mpg specs may sway you, as they truly go the distance:

  • 2021 BMW X5 mpg: 21 city/26 highway
  • 2020 Porsche Cayenne mpg: 19 city/23 highway (Note: The 2021 EPA estimates have not been released at the time of writing)

Porsche Cayenne vs. BMW X5: Cargo Space

Not only can you travel beyond Pekin for longer in the X5, but you can also bring along more cargo and friends, thanks to generous cargo space and seating capacity that surpasses the Cayenne.

  • 2021 BMW X5 cargo space: 72.3 cubic feet
  • 2021 Porsche Cayenne cargo space: 60.3 cubic feet

BMW also offers an optional third row on the X5 allowing for seating up to seven, whereas the Cayenne maxes out at five passengers.

Porsche Cayenne vs. BMW X5: Features

As expected from luxury vehicles, both the X5 and Cayenne come with an elegant balance of today’s latest technology, connectivity, and comfort features. But BMW goes the above and beyond when it comes to standard features, offering:

  • Heated front seats
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Power rear liftgate
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Customizable ambient lighting

For those who truly want it all, there are many more available interior features on the X5, including massaging seats, remote start, soft-close doors, Harman Kardon surround sound audio system, heated steering wheel, and more!

Porsche Cayenne vs. BMW X5: Price

Starting price is often a major consideration for Normal drivers, but that number signifies more than just the cost: it’s about the value of your purchase. The 2021 BMW X5 price affords all of the above benefits for less than the Cayenne, making it a clear winner:

  • 2021 BMW X5 starting price: $59,400 MSRP
  • 2021 Porsche Cayenne starting price: $67,500 MSRP

Test Drive the X5 at BMW of Bloomington Today!

Visit BMW of Bloomington to experience the stunning 2021 BMW X5 and compare the value of BMW vs. Porsche in person. If you’d like to continue your research, check out our X5 vs. BMW X7 comparison. Make sure to explore our new BMW specials and current X5 lease offers to take advantage of some of the best deals available. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


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