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Selected Style AWD 4-Door 35i
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 35i 16 23 $42,595 $46,300
AWD 4-Door 35i Premium 16 23 $47,930 $52,100
AWD 4-Door 35i Sport Activity 16 23 $50,230 $54,600
AWD 4-Door 50i 14 20 $54,190 $58,900
AWD 4-Door 35d 19 26 $47,655 $51,800
AWD 4-Door Manual
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Engine

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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Manual 15 22 $42,750 $47,700
AWD 4-Door Tiptronic 16 23 $45,300 $50,700
AWD 4-Door Hybrid S 21 25 $60,750 $67,700
AWD 4-Door S 16 22 $57,780 $64,400
AWD 4-Door Turbo 15 22 $95,220 $106,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,595
$42,750
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,300
$47,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$772 / month
$795 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 BMW X5 offers impressive handling and features, but lacks the styling and interior that makes competitors pop, while the X5 M offers nearly sports car levels of performance with all the utility of a standard X5. The new 2011 Porsche Cayenne is one of the few vehicles you can take off-road and out to the track on the same day; it's leaner and more athletic than before, without giving up the off-road ability.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in) NA -
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.6 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 36.6 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.4 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.0 58.9
Third Leg Room (in) NA -
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Third Hip Room (in) NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) 40.0 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.2 190.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 69.9 67.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.0 65.7
Wheelbase (in) 115.5 114.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.1 76.3
Track Width, Front (in) 64.7 65.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 23.7
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 62.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.7 x 1.2 13.8 x 1.3
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 0.8 13.0 x 1.1
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 26.4
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42.0 39.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size 255/55R18 P255/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size 255/55R18 P255/55R18
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6000 5952
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 600 893
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4960 4398
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 210 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System DI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 300 @ 1200-5000 295 @ 3000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/182 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 5800 300 @ 6300
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 15
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.71 4.68
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 -
Clutch Size (in) NA 10.1
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 1.69
Trans Type 8 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 NA
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.30 4.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 2.53
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.15 3.70
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW X5 Porsche Cayenne
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Integral Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.8 10.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
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