The 2021 BMW X7 Is “Worth Every Penny,” Says Consumer Reports

by Gabrielle DeSantis

There’s a lot to like about the 2021 BMW X7. It’s a large luxury SUV that competes with the Audi Q7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS and, according to Consumer Reports, is “worth every penny.” It comes equipped with a “punchy engine” and offers up both a comfortable ride and a spacious interior. That’s not all this large luxury SUV has going for it either.

CR ranks the 2021 BMW X7 as the best large luxury SUV

There’s no beating around the bush here. The 2021 BMW X7 ranks as the best large luxury SUV, according to Consumer Reports. In fact, the organization awarded it with an 82 overall score, which is certainly nothing to scoff at. This year’s model outranked some pretty hefty competitors too.

In fact, based on Consumer Reports’ data, the 2021 BMW X7 ranks higher than large luxury SUVs like the 2021 Buick Enclave, the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser, and the 2021 Infiniti QX80. As for how the BMW X7 was able to outrank so many of its competitors? According to Consumer Reports, it all came down to the large luxury SUV’s road test score and predicted owner satisfaction rating.

Why Consumer Reports is singing the 2021 BMW X7’s praises

2021 BMW X7 | BMW

There are plenty of reasons Consumer Reports is enamored with the 2021 BMW X7. First, let’s talk about how well it did in road tests. Consumer Reports awarded it with a 94 overall score in road tests, which is nothing short of impressive. According to the organization, the 2021 BMW X7’s 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine and eight-speed automatic transmission “delivers immediate power and is seemingly always in tune with the driver’s intentions.”

Handling is pretty on point, too, Consumer Reports added. The large luxury SUV takes on turns with absolute confidence, and its steering “responds quickly to inputs without feeling twitchy.” The X7 has no problem taking on uneven or broken pavement either and, according to the organization, absorbs large bumps reasonably well.

The 2021 BMW X7 Interior
2021 BMW X7 | BMW

As for its interior? As Consumer Reports so aptly put it, “The X7’s fit and finish is an example of upmarket luxury done right.” It features premium materials and finishings throughout, provides the driver with the perfect amount of visibility, and comes well-stocked with a long list of features. It’s no wonder the organization gave this year’s model a five out of five predicted owner satisfaction rating.

CR isn’t the only one impressed by this large luxury SUV

Now, Consumer Reports isn’t the only one impressed by the 2021 BMW X7. Car and Driver had plenty of positive things to say about this large luxury SUV too. In fact, the publication awarded it with an Editors’ Choice award. Though, it’s no surprise as to why. 

According to Car and Driver, the 2021 BMW X7 “brings an undeniably upscale aura and impressive levels of performance.” Car and Driver added that the large luxury SUV’s interior is “well-appointed, tech-packed, and spacious,” too.

Edmunds couldn’t help but sing the BMW X7’s praises, either. The organization gave it a 7.9 overall score, ranking it ahead of large luxury SUVs like the 2021 Lexus LX 570. According to the organization, the 2021 BMW X7 offers the perfect balance of solid engine performance, a smooth ride, and an impeccably outfitted interior space.

It’s worth every penny but how much does it cost?

Sure, Consumer Reports says that the 2021 BMW X7 is worth every penny. But how much does this large luxury SUV actually cost? As it turns out, a pretty penny. Opt for a base model, and this year’s new X7 will have you spending upwards of $74,900. At its most expensive, this luxury SUV costs a whopping $141,300.

In the end, the 2021 BMW X7 is an expensive luxury SUV. But, as Consumer Reports said, this large luxury SUV is worth every penny. But does that mean you should buy the X7? Not necessarily. To find out whether or not it’s the right SUV for you, we recommend taking it out for a test drive.

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