Compare 2012 Acura ZDX vs 2012 BMW X5

2012 Acura ZDX
2012 BMW X5
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 16 23 $42,691 $46,120
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 16 23 $46,809 $50,620
AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 23 $52,346 $56,670
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AWD 4-Door 35i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 35i 16 23 $43,700 $47,500
AWD 4-Door 35i Premium 16 23 $50,785 $55,200
AWD 4-Door 35d 19 26 $52,165 $56,700
AWD 4-Door 35i Sport Activity 16 23 $53,085 $57,700
AWD 4-Door 50i 14 20 $59,065 $64,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,691
$43,700
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,120
$47,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$769 / month
$792 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
It doesn't pop with the styling or interior plushness of its competitors, but the 2012 BMW X5 has the powerful X5 M and frugal diesel up its sleeve.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
31.1 36.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 36.6
Second Hip Room (in)
55.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.7 60.0
Second Head Room (in)
35.3 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.2 102.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 58.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 40.0
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 - TBD -
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 76.1
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
192.4 191.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
62.8 69.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.7 65.0
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 115.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.3 21.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
55.8 75.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 13.7 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 x - TBD - 12.6 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 22.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 19.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 42.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/50HR19 255/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P255/50HR19 255/55R18
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 900
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 6000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4424 4960
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 4.0 NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 11.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 210
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4500 300 @ 1300-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 300 @ 5800-6250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.71
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 2.11
Trans Type
6 8
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Acura ZDX BMW X5
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.0 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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