Compare 2021 Genesis GV80 vs 2021 BMW X5

2021 GV80
2021 BMW X5

2021 Genesis GV80


2021 BMW X5

2.5L 4cyl


3.0L 6cyl Turbo
300 HP


335 HP
21 city / 25 hwy*

Fuel Economy

21 city / 26 hwy*

Serving Brunswick, GA

The 2021 Genesis GV80 and the BMW X5 are 5-seater luxury crossover SUVs. Going into 2021, these two car brands are actively competing for the top spot in this category. Luxury crossover SUV’s are famous for their maximized utility, efficiency, versatile nature, and athletic build. They are designed in a manner that allows for more cabin space without neglecting fuel efficiency and performance. Their crossover nature gives them the manoeuvrability of a sedan blended with a top-tier SUVs luxury to give an extremely comfortable driving experience. Their design also allows them to be fitted with the latest in innovative technology.

The Genesis of Brunswick dealership is located in Georgia and is a point-of-sale for Genesis vehicles from the South Korean Hyundai Company. The German BMW X5 even comes with a Hybrid-Engine option. While the Genesis is considerably cheaper, the BMW makes up for the difference in pricing with its considerable power and more tech options and features. This article will give an in-depth look at what each brand has to offer to determine which of the two would be best suited to your preferences.

Fuel Efficiency

The 2021 Genesis GV80 at Genesis of Brunswick has a fuel tank capacity of 21.1 liters expected to give you a highway cruising range of 527.5 miles on the highway and 443.1 miles in the city, while the BMW X5 has a capacity of 21.9 liters that allows you to go 569.4 miles on the highway and 459.9 miles in the city. The four-cylinder engine from the Genesis GV80 at Genesis of Brunswick has an estimated fuel consumption of 21 mpg in city driving and 25 mpg on the highway. The thirstier v6 does 18 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. For the BMW X5, the M50i trim’s engine does a costly 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. The more efficient sDrive40i and the xDrive40i do 21 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. The Genesis GV80 is the more fuel-efficient option of the two.

Engine options and performance

The BMW X5 comes with three diverse powertrains and models, namely xDrive40i, sDrive40i, and the xDrive45e. The first two make use of a turbocharged in-line six, kicking out 335hp. The xDrive45e comes with the usual turbocharged in-line six and a supportive electric motor that produces 389hp. The pricier high-end M50i trim model makes use of a twin-turbo v8 engine that produces an astonishing 523hp. All these BMW engine options are mated to an eight-speed transmission (automatic), allowing for adequate power supply through all driving situations.

The 2021 Genesis GV80 comes with two engine options and either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive options. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine produces an impressive 300hp. The GV80 also has a 3.5 liter v6 twin-turbo engine that produces 375hp. There has been word of a hybrid engine for the GV80, but it is yet to be seen in production. The production of this engine will be a welcome addition. For its pricing, the Genesis GV80 is extremely powerful and performs extremely competently.


At Genesis of Brunswick, the Genesis GV80 retails for between $58,475 and $77,540, depending on the trim level and specific upgrades. The BMW X5, on the other hand, retails at a starting price between $59,400 and $82,800. The BMW X5 tends to be more pricey, as it delivers more powerful performance, unique German luxury, and innovative technological features that are notably lacking in the GV80. The Genesis GV80, albeit competitive, is more affordable and, as such, offers modest power and performance options. If you are to go by their high-end trims, the M50i is way more expensive than the GV80’s 3.5 liter V6. The GV80 from Genesis of Brunswick also gives you an impeccable interior finish, the latest in smart features, and athletic performance for more affordable pricing. This makes it a better option.

The GV80 is taking this vehicle category by storm. It delivers it all for modest pricing. Interested buyers can quickly get the Genesis GV80 at Genesis of Brunswick.

*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.