If you want to cruise through the streets of Tuscaloosa, Northport, and Starkville, LA, in a luxury SUV, then you're probably considering popular models like the BMW X5 and the INFINITI QX60. So, which one is the right model for your unique lifestyle?

That's what the team at BMW of Tuscaloosa is here to help you figure out with our BMW X5 vs. INFINITI QX60 comparison. Check it out! When you're ready to give one of these stylish vehicles a try, contact us and schedule a test drive.

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BMW X5 vs INFINITI QX60: Rev Your Engine

When you're shopping for a luxury SUV, you'll want something with a smooth, optimized drive that also provides plenty of power. With a standard 6-cylinder engine under the hood, both these vehicles absolutely deliver. You can see their standard engine specs in the chart below:




Standard Engine

3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo I-6

3.5L V6

Standard Horsepower

335 horsepower

295 horsepower

As you probably noticed, the BMW shoots out of the gate with a 335-horsepower standard engine. The INFINITI can't quite keep up with its 295-horsepower standard engine, although that number is still quite impressive.

However, if you're really eager to put the pedal to the metal, then you may want to consider the available M Series performance line from the BMW X5. It equips your SUV with a 4.4L BMW M Twin Power Turbo V8 engine that catapults you forward with 523 horsepower.

Unfortunately, the INFINITI QX60 doesn't offer a performance option with a higher engine output.

Sit Comfortably in the Cabin of the BMW X5 and INFINITI QX60

Now that we've seen where all the work happens, let's enter the cabin and enjoy the calm. Both the BMW X5 and the INFINITI QX60 feature luxurious cabins with plenty of room for everyone who wants to come along for the ride.

They can both accommodate up to seven passengers when properly equipped. The INFINITI comes standard as a 3-row SUV. The BMW offers a bit more versatility. It's a 2-row, 5-passenger SUV as a standard but gives you the option of a third row so you can build the SUV that's ideally suited to your needs.




Maximum Seating Capacity

5 or 7 passengers

7 passengers

Heated Front Seats



Cargo Volume

70+ cubic feet

70+ cubic feet

With either SUV, you'll enjoy comfort features like available heated seats that can warm you up on a chilly winter morning or soothe sore back muscles after a day at the office. They both also provide more than 70 cubic feet of total cargo volume.

However, unloading the cargo area may be a bit more convenient with the BMW X5 thanks to its power split tailgate. With this feature, the top portion opens up like a regular liftgate, while leaving a lower tailgate in place.

This can help prevent wine bottles, baseballs, or any other small items that may have shifted during your drive from falling out. The tailgate portion can also be folded down to allow for the convenient loading and unloading of larger items.

The INFINITI QX60 doesn't have a similarly innovative design feature for the hatch, so you'll want to be careful when you open the liftgate.

Should I Drive the BMW X5 or INFINITI QX60?

It's up to you whether you should drive the BMW X5 or the INFINITI QX60. Both models have a lot to offer drivers like you in Starkville, Tuscaloosa, and Northport. If you're a fan of the BMW, the team at BMW of Tuscaloosa can put you behind the wheel. Simply contact us and schedule your test drive of the BMW X5 today!

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