Comparison - BMW X5 xDrive45e 2021 - vs - Toyota Highlander Platinum hybrid 2021

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
65,400
Updated: 
20 Jan 2021
$
50,315
Updated: 
20 Dec 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.20gals
17.10gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Mineral White Metallic
#EAEAEA
Jet Black
#000000
Arctic Gray Metallic
#65666D
Alpine White
#FFFFFF
Dark Graphite Metallic
#404143
Carbon Black Metallic
#171C24
Manhattan Green Metallic
#5C614F
Phytonic Blue Metallic
#315D84
Black Sapphire Metallic
#000000
Color: 
Moondust
#7E8DA0
Midnight Black Metallic
#24231E
Blueprint
#323C71
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#4E4E4E
Blizzard Pearl
#ECE7EA
Celestial Silver metallic
#979CA0
Opulent Amber
#6A5954
Ruby Flare pearl
#740000

Electric

Battery: 
24.0 kWh
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
5.30s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

For 2021, the X5's xDrive50i model has been replaced by the plug-in hybrid xDrive45e. The new plug-in hybrid powertrain consists of a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six and an electric motor for a total output of 389 horsepower. A 24.0-kWh battery pack is said to provide up to 30 miles of electric-only driving range. The regular 40i models also receive some light electrification in the form of a 48-volt hybrid system.

Pros
Wide range of available engines,
high-quality cabin materials,
intuitive infotainment interface.

Cons
Somewhat vague steering feel,
tight third-row passenger space,
V-8 performance costs a lot extra.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The xDrive45e plug-in hybrid model debuts.Last year's xDrive50i is discontinued.Android Auto is now standard.Minor feature changes.

Pros
Strong performance from available engines
Luxurious, comfortable cabin lives up to its price tag
Spacious cabin and cargo area

Cons
Small mirrors and wide roof pillars create blind spots
Limited interior storage
Wide doorsills inhibit entry and exit

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Toyota Highlander learned new tricks to keep us entertained on the road, when we’re not asleep in the back anyway..

Pros
Better style
New sporty XSE look
Still practical…
...and fuel efficient
Great standard safety

Cons
Infotainment is still a headache
Exterior is a little busy
Pricey top models
Small-ish third row

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The sporty-looking XSE trim level joins the Highlander lineup for 2021. It punches up the looks with more aggressive exterior styling, unique 20-inch wheels, black exterior accents, and a sportier calibration for the suspension. Elsewhere, LED projection headlamps are now a standard feature and all models receive additional driver-assistance features, including semi-automated emergency steering technology that's designed to help a driver avoid collisions.

Pros
Attractive design,
optional hybrid powertrain,
generous standard features.

Cons
Few driving thrills,
skimpy third-row room,
fussy interior styling.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The sporty XSE trim debuts in the Hybrid lineup.More advanced safety features are standard.LED headlights are now standard.

Pros
High fuel economy for a three-row SUV
Sensibly priced compared to the non-hybrid Highlander
Comfortable ride quality
Plenty of standard and available safety features

Cons
Third-row seats are cramped
Not a whole lot of cargo space behind the third-row seat
Engine sounds unrefined at full throttle

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
35.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
34.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
2.50L
Torque: 
331ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
389hp
at 6 000rpm
243hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
41.40Feet
37.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Automatic Parking Assist

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
194.30in
194.90in
Width: 
78.90in
76.00in
Height: 
68.70in
68.10in
Ground Clearance: 
8.30in
8.00in
Front Track: 
66.10in
Rear Track: 
66.90in
Wheel Base: 
117.10in
112.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.70
38.40
Rear Head Room: 
38.70
37.10
Front Leg Room: 
39.40in
42.00in
Rear leg room: 
37.40in
41.00in
Front Hip Room: 
57.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
60.00in
59.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.10in
58.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
71.20cu.ft
84.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7200lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
33.10cu.ft
16.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.10degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.70degrees
Curb Weight: 
5646.00lbs
4595.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
no
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
12 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
12 -Way Power Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Multi-Level Heating
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
205 Watts Stereo Output
10 Total Speakers
USB Connection
JBL Premium Brand Stereo System
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
JBL Premium Brand Speakers
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
11 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 9.0 In.
20 In.
Wheels more: 
Run Flat Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Brake Drying
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Driving Assistance Professional Package
Luxury Seating Package
Luxury Seating Package 2
Premium Package
Executive Package
M Sport Package
Parking Assistance Package
Convenience Package
All-Weather Floor Liner Package
Preferred Accessory Package W/All-Weather Floor Liners
Protection Package
Preferred Accessory Package W/Carpet Mats
Exterior Options: 
20" V-Spoke Wheels W/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
Trailer Hitch
21" M Y-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
21" Y-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
20" M Star-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
Aluminum Running Boards
Extended Shadowline Trim
Paint Protection Film (Front Bumper)
Tow Hitch Receiver
Alloy Wheel Locks
Door Edge Guards
Special Color
Body Side Moldings
Rear Bumper Applique
Running Boards
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Paint Protection Film
Interior Options: 
Front Massaging Seats
Alcantara Headliner In Upholstery Color
Rear Manual Side Window Shades
Front And Rear Heated Seats
Anthracite Alcantara Headliner
Multi-Contour Seats
Android Auto Compatibility
Heated Front Seats Armrests And Steering Wheel
Leather Dashboard
Universal Tablet Holder
Cargo Net - Envelope
Cargo Tote
Carpet Floor Mats And Cargo Liner Package
Carpet Mat Package
All Weather Floor Liners
Cargo Liner
Carpet Cargo Mat
Carpet Floor Mats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Cognac Vernasca, leather
#9C745B
Tartufo Extended Merino, premium leather
#9D7866
Black Vernasca, leather
#000000
Black SensaTec, leatherette
#000000
Canberra Beige/Black SensaTec, leatherette
#D9D3C7
Canberra Beige Vernasca, leather
#D9D3C7
Ivory White/Night Blue Extended Merino, premium leather
#F1F2ED
Ivory White Vernasca, leather
#E4E1D9
Coffee Vernasca, leather
#675C56
Ivory White Extended Merino, premium leather
#F1F2ED
Black Extended Merino, premium leather
#000000
Coffee Extended Merino, premium leather
#675C56
Color: 
Harvest beige, leather
#740000
Black, leather
#191919
Glazed Caramel, leather
#8A582F
Graphite, leather
#404042