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Selected Style AWD 4-Door 30i
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 30i 15 21 $43,700 $47,500
AWD 4-Door 48i 14 19 $51,705 $56,200
xDrive 4-Door 35d 19 26 $47,105 $51,200
4WD 4-Door
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,700
$41,164
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,500
$47,315
Monthly Payment Estimate
$792 / month
$789 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 BMW X5 is one of the better-handling utility vehicles of any shape, and a newly available diesel makes it even more appealing, but its styling and interior fail to wow. 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 15 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 40.0 41.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 103.9
Third Head Room (in) NA NA
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.1
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA NA
Second Leg Room (in) 36.6 36.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 40.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.0 57.5
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
Exterior Dimensions
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) 69.9 74.6
Liftover Height (in) 30.0 - TBD -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x - TBD - 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 - TBD - 13.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 23.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.5 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42.0 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/55HR18 265/65HR17
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4916 4871
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 3.0L/183 4.7L/285
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 260 @ 6600 263 @ 5400
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V8
Fuel System - TBD - SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 2750 323 @ 3400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.40
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 3.22
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
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW X5 Lexus GX 470
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4-Door SUV
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link 4-Link Rigid Axle
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 -
 
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