2021 BMW X5 vs 2021 Porsche Cayenne

2021 BMw X5 vs 2021 Porsche Cayenne comparison banner

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.


More on BMW Models & Features

  • 2021 BMW X3 Towing Capacity

      The 2021 BMW X3continues to push the envelope when it comes to compact SUVs, with great interior features and impressive performance specs. The 2021 BMW X3 towing capacity goes up to 4,400 pounds with the right equipment. BMW of Bloomington covers your engine options, performance specs, and other perks of BMW towing below! View X3 Models…

  • 2021 BMW X5 Seating

      If you want a versatile luxury vehicle with plenty of space for your Normal travels, then the 2021 BMW X5 is an obvious choice. Not only can you adapt the X5 seating to free up extra passenger or cargo space as needed, but the X5 dimensions are spacious enough to really stretch out over…

  • 2021 BMW X3 Cargo Space

      Have you heard about the latest BMW X3? This new version updates the already-impressive specs of this high-performance compact SUV. Another great advantage the X3 has over other vehicles is the expertly designed X3 dimensions, which provide a surprising amount of cargo space to Bloomington drivers. BMW of Bloomington explores the X3 trunk space and X3…

Saved Vehicles ×


You don't have any saved vehicles!

Look for this link on your favorites:


Once you've saved some vehicles, you can view them here at any time.

Contact Us ×


Call Now

1604 Commerce Pkwy • Bloomington, IL 61704

Get Directions

Today's Hours:

Open Today! Sales: 8:30am-8pm

Open Today! Service: 7am-6pm

Open Today! Parts: 7am-6pm

BMW of Bloomington

1604 Commerce Pkwy Bloomington, IL

Phone: (309)-661-2691



Phone: (309) 439-9483

1604 Commerce Pkwy Bloomington, IL


Phone: (309) 271-1306

1604 Commerce Pkwy Bloomington, IL


Phone: (309) 948-6495

1604 Commerce Pkwy Bloomington, IL
40.4573646 -88.9743698
BMW of Bloomington 40.4573646, -88.9743698.