Compare the BMW X7 to the Lexus Competition

See How the BMW X7 Measures Up Against the Lexus LX

If you appreciate the finer things in life, you should drive the new BMW X7. This large luxury SAV coddles you with a comfortable ride, while also providing ample power to pass other drivers in Macon, GA. Of course, it's not enough to be athletic. You also want an SAV with plush, spacious seats and innovative technology that makes getting to your destination just as fun as what you do when you've arrived. The new X7 offers all this and more.

The Lexus LX is also a fine luxury SUV. It has a well-built cabin and impressive off-road capability. The BMW X7 isn't quite the off-road monster that the LX is, but its standard xDrive all-wheel-drive system and 8.7 inches of ground clearance make it plenty proficient at navigating rough terrain near Macon. More importantly, the BMW is more powerful, nimble, and spacious than the Lexus. To help make the choice clearer for you, BMW of Macon has taken the time to directly compare these two luxury SAVs. Keep reading to see why the BMW X7 outmatches the Lexus LX in several important areas.

Direct Comparison: BMW X7 vs. Lexus LX


When zipping through rush hour traffic in Macon, you want an SAV that can accelerate quickly. The BMW X7 offers three engine choices, including an available 456-horsepower V8 motor that can get it from 0 to 60 in just 5.2 seconds. The Lexus LX only comes with one engine option. Its 383-horsepower motor takes 7.2 seconds to go from 0 to 60. 

Ride and Handling

The BMW X7 strikes a nice balance between ride quality and handling agility, due in part to its self-leveling air suspension. This system absorbs bumps and dips in the pavement, yielding a smooth, composed ride while also keeping the X7 stable around turns in Macon. The Lexus LX is not as well-balanced. It has pronounced body lean when taking turns, and its firm suspension makes its ride less cushioned than that of the BMW X7.


If you ever need to pull a boat or a car behind you, the BMW X7 has the grit to get it done. It has a stout, 7,500-pound tow rating when properly equipped. The Lexus LX cannot quite pull as much. Its towing capacity is only 7,000 pounds.


While the BMW X7 comes standard with seating for seven, the Lexus LX only seats five in its base setup, with an optional third row that boosts its capacity to eight people. The X7 gives you more room to stretch out, with plenty of head- and legroom for adults in all three rows. In the Lexus LX, the third row is cramped, and the seats are difficult to access.


You'll have more space for your luggage, kid's toys, or camping supplies in the BMW X7 than you will with the Lexus LX. The X7 has 12.8 cubic feet of cargo space with all of its seats up. Fold down the third row, and you’ll have 48.6 cubic feet of room. With both the second and third rows folded, you have 90.4 cubic feet of space. The LX has 16.3 cubic feet behind the third row, 41.6 cubic feet with the third row folded, and just 81.3 cubic feet of cargo room with all its back seats down.


The BMW X7’s user-friendly iDrive infotainment system is a delight to use. Its screen has crisp graphics, and it responds quickly to inputs. You can manage the system by tapping and swiping on the screen, but there’s also a knob and touchpad on the center console, buttons on the dash for certain functions, and voice recognition, which can really come in handy on the go. The Lexus LX uses a remote touch controller that's distracting and difficult to adjust while driving.

Test Drive the new BMW X7 at BMW of Macon

The new BMW X7 is an elegant large luxury SAV with the power, comfort, and cargo space Macon drivers yearn for. It even comes standard with a panoramic sunroof! The Lexus LX can't match the X7 when it comes to acceleration, spaciousness, or infotainment technology. BMW of Macon invites you to browse our inventory and compare models to find the X7 trim that suits you best. Then stop by our dealership and take it for a test drive. We look forward to seeing you soon.