2021 Genesis GV80 vs 2021 BMW X5

2021 Genesis GV80 vs 2021 BMW X5
2021 Genesis GV80 2021 BMW X5
Starting MSRP *
  $48,900 $59,400
Front & Rear Leg Room
  41.6 in./38.7 in. 39..4 in./37.4 in.
Infotainment Display
  14.5-in. touchscreen 12.3-in. touchscreen
Drivetrain Warranty
  10 yr./100,000 mi. 4 yr./50,000 mi.

2021 Genesis GV80 vs 2021 BMW X5

Serving Troy, MI

For today’s drivers who crave excellence from their next crossover, the Genesis and BMW lines deserve a closer look. The 2021 Genesis GV80 is a midsize luxury crossover that is new to the scene. It joins the BMW X5, which is a higher-priced midsize crossover SUV. Is the 2021 X5 worth paying substantially more for?


As an all-new model, the 2021 Genesis GV80 brings an innovative, appealing style to the table. Every inch of its exterior is sumptuous and bold thanks to sleek, eye-catching surfaces. The definition outlines the smooth hood transitions across the entire length of the side panels at a sporty angle. With a diamond-style mesh on the grille and stacked headlights and taillights, the GV80 turns heads. In comparison, the BMW X5’s style is comparable to that of many other crossovers that have been on the market for years. Its looks are defined by a kidney-style grille, a tall cabin, and dual exhaust finishers.


A similar theme emerges when you explore the interior of the Genesis GV80 and compare it to the X5’s interior. The GV80 is elegant and modern, with quilted stitching across leather seats, wood accents, and an innovative steering wheel design. The X5’s interior is mostly defined by leather material and two digital display screens covering a fair portion of the dashboard. Heated seats, a heated steering wheel, smart device app connectivity, wireless charging, a premium sound system, and other equipment are available in both models.


Through price comparison, you will find that the two engines available for the GV80 are in trims that are priced close to or well below the X5’s entry-level trim. The GV80’s two powertrains are a turbo 2.5-liter that produces 300 horsepower and a twin-turbo 3.5-liter that gives you 375. These can be compared to the 335-horsepower, 3.0-liter engine in the lower X5 trim levels. You will need to pay a much higher price tag to access the 523-horsepower engine in the M-line X5.

With its stunning looks and exceptional capabilities, the 2021 GV80 will command your full attention. To get behind the wheel of the GV80, contact Genesis of Troy to schedule a test drive experience.

* MSRP excludes tax, title, license and destination charges. Destination charges may vary. Dealer sets actual price. Vehicles displayed may contain optional equipment at additional cost.