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BMW X6 vs Lexus RX

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BMW X6
BMW X6

$140,900 - $247,900

2024 price

Lexus RX
Lexus RX

$92,990 - $113,990

2023 price

Summary

2024 BMW X6
2023 Lexus RX
Safety Rating

Engine Type
Turbo 6, 3.0L

Inline 4, 2.5L
Fuel Type
-

Premium Unleaded/Electric
Fuel Efficiency
9.3L/100km (combined)

5.0L/100km (combined)
Seating
5

5
Dislikes
  • Polarising exterior looks
  • Lots of good features embedded in extra-cost packages
  • Updated multimedia system takes a while to get used to

  • Base RX is now $15,000 more expensive
  • Infuriating and confusing capacitive-touch cruise-control
  • Some road noise intrusion
2024 BMW X6 Summary

First launched in 2008, the BMW X6 created history (and a new car category) with its coupe styling on an SUV framework.

It was a polarising effort but one that opened up the SUV market for those wanting the size and presence of an SUV without compromising on the sporty styling of a smaller car.

The 2024 X6 has had a facelift and that brings a more athletic and robust kerb-side appeal that might swing a few fence sitters onto the side of liking it.

The already pleasant interior has been polished with extra customisations available on trims and accents. The technology has seen the biggest upgrade and it now features a more streamlined mild-hybrid component to the engine. It all positions the X6 well and truly within the rank of luxury.

For the last week I’ve been driving the mid-spec xDrive40i M Sport variant to see how the facelifted model holds its own against rivals, the Audi Q8 55 TFSI Dynamic Black and Mercedes-Benz GLE450 4Matic Coupe. 

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2023 Lexus RX Summary

Let's face it. Previous Lexus RXs – and there've been three whole generations since 2003 in Australia and an earlier one (from 1998) if you're reading this from abroad – have always felt a little bit like, well, Toyota Klugers in drag.

Lacking sufficient charisma and talent, none really possessed the appropriate dynamics, sophistication or comfort to effectively take on rivals like the Audi Q7, BMW X5 and Volvo XC90.

At least Lexus had the uniqueness and nerve to release a hybrid version way back in 2006 in the pioneering 400h. Remember that?

Now, there's an all-new RX, and it's had quite the transformation. But is it any good? Let's find out.

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