New BMW BMW X5 vs Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, and Volvo XC90 for Sale in Columbia, SC

SUV Shootout: 2018 BMW X5 vs Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, and Volvo XC90 in Columbia, SC

BMW X5

The 2018 BMW X5 is available at BMW of Columbia in Columbia, SC

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BMW of Columbia is the home of the locally manufactured 2018 BMW X5, a top choice among luxury midsize SUVs. The BMW X5 is more than just that, though. As a Sports Activity Vehicle®, the 2018 X5 provides tremendous value over its competitors as it leads into the fourth generation BMW X5 for the next model year.

The BMW X5 is available in 5 trim levels: BMW X5 sDrive35i, BMW X5 xDRIVE35d, BMW X5 xDRIVE40e iPerformance, BMW X5 xDRIVE50i and the performance-oriented BMW X5 M model. Our BMW factory in South Carolina is the sole global producer of the BMW X5 and the BMW X5 M, so when you go car buying at BMW of Columbia, you're supporting local businesses, knowing that your vehicle was made right around the corner.

The BMW X5 and its long list of features outperform many of its competitors, including the Audi Q7, the Porsche Cayenne and the Volvo XC90. South Carolina drivers can test-drive the 2018 BMW X5 at BMW of Columbia today.

Exterior of the BMW X5 at BMW of Columbia in Columbia, SC

Smarter And Cozier Than The Audi Q7

With an interior flushed with rich and high-quality materials, the 2018 BMW X5 offers a cozy ride each time you start the ignition. The BMW X5 seats 5 passengers comfortably, offering plenty of space, including 40.5 inches of front head room. The Audi Q7's interior only offers 38.4 inches of front head room. You'll notice the difference.

The BMW X5 also has superior cargo space, offering 76.7 cubic feet of cargo room behind the front seats and 35.8 cubic feet behind the rear seats. The Audi Q7 offers just 71.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the front seats. The BMW X5 also comes with the option to equip Nappa® leather seats, a leather-wrapped dashboard, ceramic controls and aluminum running boards.

The 2018 BMW X5's iDrive infotainment system is remarkably intuitive with easy-to-navigate controls. Drivers can use the standard touchscreen or the central knob to get around the iDrive system that is designed to include natural language understanding. With available features such as Wireless Charging and a Wi-Fi hotspot, the 2018 BMW X5 is packed with a number of features that really add a new dynamic to the Ultimate Driving Machine®.

You can test-drive the superior 2018 BMW X5 when you visit our Columbia, SC car dealership, BMW of Columbia, today.

Stronger Than The Volvo XC90

Looks aren't everything. The 2018 BMW X5 follows up an elegant exterior with powerful performance under the hood. The xDRIVE 35i is equipped with a 3.0L V6 TwinPower Turbo engine that generates 300 horsepower along with an all-wheel drive system. For comparison, the standard engine on the Volvo XC90 emits a mere 250 horsepower with its standard 4-cylinder engine. The BMW X5 packs more of a punch right out of the gate.

While already superior to the Volvo XC90, drivers desiring even more performance can opt for the xDRIVE50i featuring a “reverse-flow” 4.4-liter V8 engine that generates a beastly 445 horsepower, and this isn't even the most powerful BMW X5 model available. Meanwhile, the most powerful engine on the Volvo XC90 kicks out just 400 horsepower. The BMW X5 M and its 567-horsepower monster of an engine blows the XC90 and all of its engine options out of the water.

If you're more of a fan of impressive fuel economy, the BMW X5 xDRIVE40e is a plug-in hybrid trim that earns an EPA-estimated 56 MPGe. The xDRIVE35d also earns an impressive EPA-estimated 23 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway. When it comes to the BMW X5, you have the luxury to choose exactly how you want your BMW to drive.

Test-drive the powerful and efficient 2018 BMW X5 today at our Columbia, SC car dealership: BMW of Columbia.

Safety features and interior of the 2018 BMW X5 - available at BMW of Columbia near Lexington and Irmo, SC

Safer Than The Porsche Cayenne

The 2018 BMW X5 prioritizes your safety more than any other competitor. The new Porsche Cayenne hasn't been tested by the NHTSA or the IIHS, but the 2018 BMW X5 earned top marks in crash tests. The 2018 BMW X5 earned a 5-star rating from the NHTSA behind strong results with frontal and side crash tests. The BMW X5 also earned the highest score in tests from the IIHS.

The BMW X5 comes with a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors and rain-sensing windshield wipers and as standard safety features. The Porsche Cayenne doesn't offer rain-sensing windshield wipers as a standard safety feature. The BMW X5 also offers available safety features including a Head-Up display, Active Blind Spot Monitoring, Night Vision with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, Frontal Collision Warning and a long list of more available features.

Despite strong competition, the 2018 BMW X5 towers over competing luxury midsize SUV vehicles, and a large part of that is because the BMW X5 is bigger than the box it's been placed in. There's a reason why it's called a Sports Activity Vehicle as opposed to its competitors. Drivers in Lexington, Irmo and Columbia, SC can visit BMW of Columbia to test-drive the 2018 BMW X5, find out financing options and more. Stop in today.