Compare 2020 BMW X5 vs 2019 BMW X5

2020 BMW X5 vs 2019 BMW X5
2020 BMW X5 2019 BMW X5


3.0L Turbo I-6 3.0L Turbo I-6


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2020 BMW X5 vs 2019 BMW X5

Serving Santa Rosa, CA

The BMW X5 is understandably at the top of your list of possibilities as you prepare to take home a new SUV soon. This is a midsize SUV that was initially offered in 1999, and its fourth generation was introduced in 2019. The 2019 BMW X5 brought substantial changes, including new features, fresh design elements, and more. Now that you are preparing to purchase a new BMW SUV from Hansel BMW of Santa Rosa, you may be wondering if the 2019 BMW X5 is the right option for you or if you should move into the 2020 model. While the 2020 BMW X5 reflects many of the updates that have been made to the 2019 model year, it has a few updates of its own that you need to be aware of before you buy your new SUV.


For 2019, the BMW X5 is offered in both gas-powered and hybrid powertrains, and these carry up to the 2020 model year. One of the carryover options is the BMW X5 SDrive 40i, which comes with a TwinPower Turbo, 3.0-liter, V6 engine. This is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission featuring sport and manual shift modes, and it delivers 335 horsepower. For 2020, the M50i trim is offered for the first time. It is powered by a TwinPower Turbo, 4.4-liter, V8 engine, and it will impress you with 523 horsepower. The xDrive45e is another new option for the 2020 model year, and this is a plug-in hybrid model that also delivers superior performance.


The stunning exterior design of the BMW X5 holds steady across the 2019 and 2020 model years. The profile is confident with mild rounding across the roof and a subtle incline down the sculpted hood. The vertical bars in the chrome grille highlight BMW’s iconic look, and the horizontal lines across the lower fascia and ribbons in the LED headlights stand in juxtaposition. Individualized styling continues with black body molding, a sporty air vent near the front wheel well, integrated roof rails, and other eye-catching elements. Multiple wheel designs and exterior colors are available for personalization.


The well-equipped trims for the 2019 X5 are relatively unchanged as you step up to the new model year, but there is one notable exception. For the 40i base trim, the 2020 model now comes with keyless entry. Additional features that are available or standard in some or all trims include Apple CarPlay, voice recognition, USB connections, the Connected Package, leather seating with heating and memory, SiriusXM satellite radio, a Harman Kardon sound system with an impressive array of speakers, dynamic cruise control, the Live Cockpit Control technologies and more.

At Hansel BMW of Santa Rosa, we focus primarily on customer satisfaction, and we are thrilled to help you pick out a vehicle that continues to satisfy and impress you for many years. Are you ready to explore the X5’s trims and powertrains for the 2019 and 2020 model years in greater detail? Reach out to our pros at Hansel BMW of Santa Rosa for further assistance.

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