Compare 2008 BMW X5 vs 2009 Porsche Cayenne

2008 BMW X5
2009 Porsche Cayenne
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AWD 4-Door 3.0si
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
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AWD 4-Door Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Manual 14 20 $37,910 $44,600
AWD 4-Door Tiptronic 14 20 $40,460 $47,600
AWD 4-Door S 13 19 $50,490 $59,400
AWD 4-Door Manual GTS 11 17 $60,265 $70,900
AWD 4-Door Tiptronic GTS 13 18 $62,815 $73,900
AWD 4-Door Turbo 12 19 $83,045 $97,700
AWD 4-Door Turbo S 12 19 $105,060 $123,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,505
$37,910
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,200
$44,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$770 / month
$743 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 BMW X5 is better than ever, but could use more dramatic styling and an iDrive transplant. The 2009 Porsche Cayenne isn’t as practical as other SUVs its size, but it handles like a Porsche.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 38.9
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.0 40.6
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.4 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.0 58.5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.1 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 8.54
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 188.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.5 66.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.0 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
115.5 112.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
21.9 19.07
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 62.51
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 13.00 x 1.10
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 13.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 26.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.0 38.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 7716
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 771
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4982 4762
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
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
Fuel System
- TBD - SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 2750 273 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.6L/219
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 6600 290 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 16
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 1.0
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Porsche Cayenne
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Integrated Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6

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