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2008 BMW X5

2008 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

  2008 BMW X5-Series 3.0si 2008 Mercedes Benz GL Class 4.6L
MSRP
$46,200
$53,400
Invoice $42,505 $49,662
MPG
City/Highway
15/23 13/24
Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
9.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2008 BMW X5 is better than ever, but could use more dramatic styling and an iDrive transplant. Read Full Review The 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a superior sport-ute with lots of room and power. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Expanded utility
  • Sharp handling
  • Well-balanced steering

Dislikes:

  • Styling is same-old, same-old
  • Stiff tariff for a family vehicle
  • iDrive controller

Likes:

  • Well-tailored sheetmetal
  • Plenty of interior room, even in back
  • Sophisticated interior
  • Strong off-road capability

Dislikes:

  • Gas engines have poor fuel economy
  • Pricey
Crash Test Ratings
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Frontal Passenger:
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NHTSA Rollover Rating:
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