Compare 2012 BMW X5 vs 2012 Lexus GX 460

2012 BMW X5
2012 Lexus GX 460
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AWD 4-Door 35i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 35i 16 23 $43,700 $47,500
AWD 4-Door 35i Premium 16 23 $50,785 $55,200
AWD 4-Door 35d 19 26 $52,165 $56,700
AWD 4-Door 35i Sport Activity 16 23 $53,085 $57,700
AWD 4-Door 50i 14 20 $59,065 $64,200
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 15 20 $48,984 $53,245
4WD 4-Door Premium 15 20 $53,396 $58,040
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,700
$48,984
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,500
$53,245
Monthly Payment Estimate
$792 / month
$887 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
It doesn't pop with the styling or interior plushness of its competitors, but the 2012 BMW X5 has the powerful X5 M and frugal diesel up its sleeve. The 2012 GX 460 is a good pick for those who need the serious towing ability of a body-on-frame SUV, along with the refinement of a Lexus. But gas mileage is dismal, and it has some pretty critical packaging flaws that limit its usefulness.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.0 55.4
Third Leg Room (in)
NA 29.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 40.4
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Third Hip Room (in)
NA 43.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 57.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.0 41.7
Third Head Room (in)
NA 35.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 34.1
Front Head Room (in)
36.6 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.4 141.4
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
115.5 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.1 74.2
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 189.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 74.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.0 62.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
21.9 46.7
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)
75.2 91.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 11.6
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 0.8 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)
13.7 x 1.2 13.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 23.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.5 18.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.0 38.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
255/55R18 265/60R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact 265/60R18
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
255/55R18 265/60R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
900 975
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 6500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4960 5128
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 18 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
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
Displacement
3.0L/182 4.6L/281
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5800-6250 301 @ 5500
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I6 Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 1300-5000 329 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 20
Transmission
Trans Type
8 6
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.30 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - 2.56
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.52
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.40
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4-Door SUV
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Lexus GX 460
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link 4-Link Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
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.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 11.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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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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