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I like the GV80 3.5T AWD with the prestige package in gold coast silver. Also looking at the X5 with AWD. I have driven the BMW but not the GV80, but will soon. Just curious to know people's thoughts on how the GV80 stacks up against the X5. Thanks.
 

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Welcome @Villages Golfer!
What features and characteristics are you looking for in an SUV? Because the BMW X5 is sporty and athletic. Meanwhile, the GV80 is more for luxury and comfort. It doesn't try to be sporty at all but the traditional powertrain setup provides decent get up and go power.
 

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I like the GV80 3.5T AWD with the prestige package in gold coast silver. Also looking at the X5 with AWD. I have driven the BMW but not the GV80, but will soon. Just curious to know people's thoughts on how the GV80 stacks up against the X5. Thanks.
Hi @Villages Golfer! Which trim level of the X5 are you looking at? becas because the GV80 3.5T AWD Prestige is around $70,000 and an X5 can go over $100,000 depending on which model.
 

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Kurt, looking at the X Drive 40i. Thanks for the response.
I think the biggest thing comes down to value and whether or not you think the X5 is worth the extra money over the GV80. Which you'll figure that out when you test drive the GV80, it really punches above its weight class.

From a design standpoint you can't go wrong with either because they both satisfy a need like @GenesisFan explained. Here's some stuff you might want to look at.


 

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Welcome @Villages Golfer!
What features and characteristics are you looking for in an SUV? Because the BMW X5 is sporty and athletic. Meanwhile, the GV80 is more for luxury and comfort. It doesn't try to be sporty at all but the traditional powertrain setup provides decent get up and go power.
That's a great question, I guess the best I can say is a combination of the two. Thanks.
 

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I think the biggest thing comes down to value and whether or not you think the X5 is worth the extra money over the GV80. Which you'll figure that out when you test drive the GV80, it really punches above its weight class.

From a design standpoint you can't go wrong with either because they both satisfy a need like @GenesisFan explained. Here's some stuff you might want to look at.


Very interesting. It's no surprise that they favor the X5, but still favorable comments on the GV80. Thanks.
 

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@Villages Golfer, @Kurt67 brought up a great point about price.

The more of a BMW fan you are, the easier it will be to accept the big margin required to get a comparable X5. Have you started to look into it? Online configurators for them are super useful for this.

Also, have you test driven the X5 as yet? Along with the GV80?
That first hand experience can go a long way in deciding which one to get.
 

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@Villages Golfer, @Kurt67 brought up a great point about price.

The more of a BMW fan you are, the easier it will be to accept the big margin required to get a comparable X5. Have you started to look into it? Online configurators for them are super useful for this.

Also, have you test driven the X5 as yet? Along with the GV80?
That first hand experience can go a long way in deciding which one to get.
Yes, have done a lot of research, have driven the X5, not the GV80, but will soon. Thanks.
 

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Yes, have done a lot of research, have driven the X5, not the GV80, but will soon. Thanks.
Edmunds said the GV80 "was neck and neck with the BMW X5 xDrive40i"!
 

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Edmunds said the GV80 "was neck and neck with the BMW X5 xDrive40i"!
Thanks for posting.
 

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Yes a 2002 back in the 70's and a 528i in the 80's
One thing I have noticed in my brief discussions with Genesis dealers is that you are limited to cars that they have in stock, or might be able to find at other dealers. You cannot walk in and say this is the car I want to order from the factory.
 

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I cross shopped both and they came down to my final two choices. I preferred the BMW (top level Excellence Trim) over the GV80 (Prestige Trim). I ended up buying the GV80 for a number of reasons: GV80 is $15-$20K cheaper (CDN$) - Very similar features - Better warranty and maintenance programs - GV80 Home Valet service - and just tired of dealing with BMW sales and service (my last two cars were BMW). There are a few X5 features I wish the GV80 had but I believe the GV80 is a much better value.

Make sure you test drive the GV80 and let us know which one you end up choosing.
 

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I cross shopped both and they came down to my final two choices. I preferred the BMW (top level Excellence Trim) over the GV80 (Prestige Trim). I ended up buying the GV80 for a number of reasons: GV80 is $15-$20K cheaper (CDN$) - Very similar features - Better warranty and maintenance programs - GV80 Home Valet service - and just tired of dealing with BMW sales and service (my last two cars were BMW). There are a few X5 features I wish the GV80 had but I believe the GV80 is a much better value.

Make sure you test drive the GV80 and let us know which one you end up choosing.
I am pretty much in agreement with you and am definitely leaning toward the GV80. I am having a hard time finding the car I want, have called several dealerships here in Florida without luck.
 

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One consideration that has always steered me away from BMW X5's is that where I live they are everywhere. Great vehicles but everywhere here. You see yourself coming and going down the street. They are comically known as "the Scottsdale Chevy".
 

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One consideration that has always steered me away from BMW X5's is that where I live they are everywhere. Great vehicles but everywhere here. You see yourself coming and going down the street. They are comically known as "the Scottsdale Chevy".
I know what you mean, down here in Florida I see lots of Lexus's everyday.
 

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I know what you mean, down here in Florida I see lots of Lexus's everyday.
So I visited a dealership in Central Florida today. They have the car I am looking for coming in at beginning of next month. It's a 3.5T AWD with Prestige package in gold coast silver. I told them I would pay cash and trade in my current vehicle which they valued at $15K. They quoted me a price of my car plus a check for $81K. Your thoughts?
 

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So I visited a dealership in Central Florida today. They have the car I am looking for coming in at beginning of next month. It's a 3.5T AWD with Prestige package in gold coast silver. I told them I would pay cash and trade in my current vehicle which they valued at $15K. They quoted me a price of my car plus a check for $81K. Your thoughts?
I live in Canada so my comments are likely worthless ... but if I understand correctly that is a total of USD$96K. I paid CDN$81K (plus 5% tax) for a 3.5T AWD Prestige. Now mine was a demo so it was discounted but it only had 185 miles! Your price seems crazy to me.
 
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