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J.D. Power just released its list of the best SUVs of 2021, and BMW dominates that list. The 2021 BMW X4, 2021 BMW X6, and 2021 BMW X7 are three of the best SUVs you can buy. What makes these SUVs so great, and what is BMW doing right to dominate J.D. Power’s rankings?

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The 2021 BMW X4 is the best SUV because of its appeal

In order to determine the best SUVs, J.D. Power studied consumer ratings of hundreds of thousands of vehicles. From this they determined that the 2021 BMW X4 is one of the best SUVs of 2021. They use two studies, the Initial Quality Study (IQS) as well as the Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study. The 2021 BMW X4 is the overall best SUV out of all those that J.D. Power studied.

The 2021 BMW X4 is a small SUV that’s almost like a coupe, according to J.D. Power. It’s a sporty SUV and has a super nice interior. It’s not exactly a spacious SUV, but what it lacks in extra space it more than makes up for in style. The 2021 X4 is based on the X3. Its base model comes with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 248 hp though you can upgrade to a six-cylinder engine that puts out 382 hp. The 2021 BMW X4 price starts at $51,600.

The 2021 BMW X6 is a larger coupe-style SUV

If you like the 2021 BMW X4, you just might love the 2021 BMW X6. That’s in no small part thanks to the similarities between the two. The BMW X6 is also a coupe-style luxury SUV, but it’s based on the slightly larger frame of the X5. There are a variety of models to choose from which range in performance and equipment.

The 2021 BMW X6 base model is the sDrive40i and it puts out 335 hp with a turbocharged six-cylinder engine. You can upgrade to various trim levels which offer more and more horsepower, topping out at the 2021 BMW X6 M Competition, which makes an astonishing 617 hp. The 2021 BMW X6 price starts at $68,345.

The 2021 BMW X7 is the ‘flagship’ model

You’re probably already familiar with the 2021 BMW X7, as it’s BMW’s flagship model. It shares a platform with the BMW X5 and X6, but it’s longer and heavier. This may make it appeal to families and those looking for something a little bit more substantial than the X5 and X6. It has three rows, giving it the ability to carry up to seven passengers easily.

The 2021 BMW X7 xDrive40i is the base model. It puts out 335 hp with a 3.0-liter inline six engine. The 2021 BMW X7 price starts at $74,900.

It’s clear from the J.D. Power rankings that BMW knows what it’s doing. BMW SUVs blend style, speed, and a solid construction. Each of these BMW SUVs offer something unique for those looking for a new SUV, and are worth considering if you’re in the market for one of the best luxury SUVs.


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