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Genesis GV80 vs BMW X5


When you’re looking for a beautiful, strong SUV to drive around Parker, Littleton, and Castle Rock, CO, two vehicles you’ll want to consider are the Genesis GV80 and the BMW X5.

Not all vehicles are created equal, though, and we at Genesis of Littleton want to detail the similarities and differences to help drivers figure out which one will be better suited to handle their lifestyle.


Genesis GV80 Interior Tech

Genesis GV80 vs BMW X5: Infotainment

Why not listen to some music to enhance the driving experience? The 2021 Genesis GV80 and 2021 BMW X5 offer a great deal of amazing infotainment and audio options.

Both vehicles come standard with wireless Bluetooth® connectivity, as well as Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. If the touchscreen in your vehicle is important to you, you’ll find that the 14.5-inch display in the Genesis stands above the 12.3-inch display in the BMW.

So, what’s good music without a premium audio system? If you want to get the most out of your audio experience in these vehicles, you’ll want to give the speaker system in the Genesis GV80 a much closer look. This vehicle features a Lexicon® premium audio system with Quantum Logic® Surround. With a 1,050-watt, 21-speaker system with subwoofers, your songs and phone calls will be stronger than ever.

By comparison, the BMW X5 offers a 464-watt, 16-speaker audio system by Harman Kardon®, which is not as powerful.


Safety Features in the Genesis GV80 and BMW X5

Safety is key, and both the Genesis GV80 and the BMW X5 were built with that in mind. These vehicles offer a host of many similar safety features, including:

  • Lane-Change Oncoming (Lane Departure Warning in the BMW)
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (Active Blind Spot Detection in the BMW)
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (Frontal Collision Warning in the BMW)

However, the base trim GV80 stands out over the base trim of the X5 in the safety department, due to Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist. This feature will let you know if vehicles are approaching from the side and can automatically engage the brakes to help stop an accident from occurring.

To get this feature in the BMW, you would need to upgrade to a higher trim level.


Blue Genesis GV80 Driving Off Road

Interior That Truly Pops

When you think luxury vehicle, you might first consider the interior. The 2021 GV80 and 2021 X5 offer a laundry list of amazing interior features, such as:

  • Heated leather seating
  • Optional third-row seating
  • Rearview camera

If you want to maximize comfort for you and your passengers, however, the Genesis GV80 offers available touchscreen HVAC controls for all three zones. With available shortcuts like “swipe for fan speed,” you can easily turn the temperature up and down and customize air output for each passenger—always ensuring they are enjoying their preferred interior climate.

The BMW has a similar HVAC system that covers all of its zones, but it does not have the technology behind it that the Genesis GV80 has.


2021 Genesis GV80 vs 2021 BMW X5: Which One Will You Choose?

By now, you know a little more about some of the most important features of the Genesis GV80 and the BMW X5. At Genesis of Littleton, we believe drivers near Parker, Littleton, and Castle Rock, Colorado, will prefer the GV80 over the X5, due to its premium audio capabilities, as well as its standard safety and interior features.

Ready to test drive the GV80? Contact us via phone or the web or stop into our dealership today!


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