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BMW X5 vs. Tesla Model Y

When comparing the BMW X5 to the Tesla Model Y, the BMW X5 has the advantage in the area of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. The Tesla Model Y has the advantage in the area of base engine power. Based on this comparison of the BMW X5 versus the Tesla Model Y, the two cars are fairly comparable.

BMW X5 versus Tesla Model Y Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used BMW X5 ranges from $54,885 to $82,876 while a used Tesla Model Y from the same model year range is priced between $57,996 to $69,887.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the BMW X5’s base engine makes 335 horsepower, and the Tesla Model Y base engine makes 346 horsepower. The X5 is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 569 miles. The Model Y is rated to deliver an average of 127 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe), with a highway range of 330 miles. The X5 uses premium unleaded, and the Model Y uses electricity.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The BMW X5 has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity than the Tesla Model Y.

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$63,194 - $92,363

Used Asking Price:

$54,885 - $82,876

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

53.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

-

Used Asking Price:

$57,996 - $69,887

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

46.7%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

8.5 / 10

Retained Value:

7.0 / 10

Safety:

8.6 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

9.3 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

4 / 21
5 / 67
8 / 21
12 / 25
16 / 67

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 14

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

The Tesla Model Y is a two-row, five-passenger crossover. An optional third row with two jump seats is also available in some trims. Like every Tesla, it offers great performance bang for the buck, with acceleration that surpasses most gas-powered crossovers in its price range.

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Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Roomier than its sibling the Model 3
  • Optional third row
  • Segment-leading range

  • No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay
  • No spare tire on any trim
  • Few luxury features 
  • Some early reliability issues

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline, Plug-In Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Electric

Trim Levels

sDrive40i, M50i, xDrive40i

Trim Levels

Long Range, Performance

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

8 years / 120000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.31 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

335 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque:

330 foot-lbs @ 1500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.069 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

346 hp

Torque:

389 foot-lbs

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.078 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

21 / 26 / 23

MPGe:

Not applicable

Range (city/hwy):

460 / 569 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Battery Size/Capacity :

Not applicable

Maximum Charging Rate:

Not applicable

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

Not Applicable

Engine Configuration:

Not Applicable

Number of Cylinders:

Not Applicable

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

Not applicable

MPGe:

127 / 117 / 122

Range (city/hwy):

330 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity

Battery Size/Capacity:

75 kWh

Maximum Charging Rate:

10 hours (240V)

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

N/A

Android Auto:

N/A

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

N/A

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

39.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

60 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

58.1 inches

Cargo Space:

33.9 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

72.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.4 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

40.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54 inches

Cargo Space:

34.3 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

76.2 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4828 lbs

Width:

87.3 inches

Height:

68.7 inches

Length:

194.3 inches

Wheelbase:

117.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.7 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4416 lbs

Width:

83.8 inches

Height:

63.9 inches

Length:

187.1 inches

Wheelbase:

113.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.6 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 9.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

265/50R19

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 9.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum

Tire Size:

255/45R19