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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 3.0si 17 23 $42,505 $46,200
AWD 4-Door 4.8i 15 21 $50,415 $54,800
4WD 4-Door
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,505
$41,164
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,200
$47,315
Monthly Payment Estimate
$770 / month
$789 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 BMW X5 is better than ever, but could use more dramatic styling and an iDrive transplant. The 2008 Lexus GX 470 brings off-road credentials to the Lexus brand, but its skimpy rear-seat room and sluggish performance tarnish the image.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.0 57.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Third Leg Room (in) NA NA
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 40.0
Third Hip Room (in) NA NA
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 57.4
Front Leg Room (in) 40.0 41.8
Third Head Room (in) NA NA
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.4 103.9
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA NA
Second Leg Room (in) 36.6 36.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 40.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.0 62.2
Wheelbase (in) 115.5 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.1 74.0
Track Width, Front (in) 64.7 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.3 8.3
Length, Overall (in) 191.1 188.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 69.5 74.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 21.9 49.7
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) 61.8 77.5
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
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) 12.6 x 0.79 12.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.1 x 1.18 13.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 23.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42.0 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/55HR18 265/65HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact 265/65HR17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/55HR18 265/65HR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 600 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4982 4871
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V8
Fuel System - TBD - SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 2750 323 @ 3400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/183 4.7L/285
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 260 @ 6600 263 @ 5400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 14
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.34 2.04
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.44 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.14 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - 2.57
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.17 3.52
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.40
Trans Type 6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 3.22
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4-Door SUV
Vehicle Name BMW X5 Lexus GX 470
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link 4-Link Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Integrated Adaptive Variable
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double Wishbone,
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Multi-Link Adaptive Variable
 
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