Video: BMW X5 vs Tesla Model X – Fair Comparison?

BMW X5, Videos | August 7th, 2019 by 6
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As Tesla is gaining more and more traction as a car maker, comparisons against traditional cars are bound to get more common. Not long ago …

As Tesla is gaining more and more traction as a car maker, comparisons against traditional cars are bound to get more common. Not long ago we saw the Model 3 compared against the new 3 Series and now we’re looking at another comparison, this time between a Model X and a BMW X5. It seems like BMWs are definitely the preferred brand to compare to the Model X. Why? Because in certain segments, BMW models used to dominate.

Now, as far as comparing an electric car to an internal combustion one goes, you know what I think: it’s not fair for both sides. However, these two are still SUVs and both are meant to haul entire families out for shorter or longer trips. Furthermore, let’s not forget, both have six-digit price tags. So how to they stack up against each other? The guys from Throttle House decided to try and figure out which one is better for them.

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The Model X feels like it comes from the future. It’s a bold move from Tesla, one where they threw convention out the window and went for a different approach. The Falcon doors are pretty cool and they allow you to get in the third row of seats without issue. For some people though, they might be a bit too much, as they do attract a lot of attention. As far as the build quality goes, as some people have complained about that, things don’t look that bad, according to these reviewers.

In the X5 you know what you’re getting. This isn’t the first SUV BMW ever made and it shows. The build quality is extraordinary, the materials used inside exemplary and everything’s just how you’d expect it to be. Furthermore, the X5 has a V8 and that means it’s more fun to drive, according to Throttle House.

6 responses to “Video: BMW X5 vs Tesla Model X – Fair Comparison?”

  1. Clarice Starling says:

    No.

  2. Dom T says:

    Yes, it was fair. It appears though that the build quality of the BMW was not as good as usual, they mentioned it had panel gaps also.

  3. CaligulasRuin says:

    “…the X5 has a V8 and that means it’s more fun to drive” LOL, no. In a behemoth this large the instant and copious amounts of electric torque > an antiquated V8.

  4. dzerres says:

    “they might be a bit too much, as they do attract a lot of attention.” Seriously? Since when is there a BMW owner who doesn’t want to attract a lot of attention. What an absolutely moronic statement. Followed in short order by “a V8 is more fun to drive”? Again, stupid, period. The X is faster, cheaper to own, has those cool doors and receives free updates over the air plus don’t forget Autopilot and Navigate on Autopilot. A V8 is so 1950’s these days.

    • Randy Hermann says:

      I am a BMW owner and I don’t want to attract a lot of attention.

      Have you driven a modern V8 with a great exhaust sound? Different strokes for different folks. I’d love both, respect the qualities of both, and this review does a decent job highlighting some of the differences between the two.

  5. juan combrinck says:

    that teslas front end reminds me of ford figo or something to do with ford…or is it just me ?

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