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2012 BMW X5

2012 Lexus GX 460

  2012 BMW X5 AWD 4-door 50i Angular Front Exterior View 2011 Lexus GX 460 4WD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$47,500
$53,245
Invoice $43,700 $48,984
MPG
City/Highway
14/26 15/20
Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Intuitive steering feel
  • Ample power
  • Responsive handling
  • Plenty of useful space

Dislikes:

  • Conservative, even stale styling
  • Expensive
  • Tricky iDrive system

Likes:

  • Strong V-8 powertrain
  • Useful off-road electronics
  • Decent ride quality
  • Towing ability

Dislikes:

  • High cargo floor
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Too-light steering
  • Spongy brake pedal feel
  • Hatch opens to the wrong side for curb loading
Crash Test Ratings
Rollover Rating:
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