Compare 2013 BMW X5 vs 2013 Lexus GX 460

2013 BMW X5
2013 Lexus GX 460
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AWD 4-Door xDrive35i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 16 23 $43,700 $47,500
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i Premium 16 23 $50,785 $55,200
AWD 4-Door xDrive35d 19 26 $52,165 $56,700
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i Sport Activity 16 23 $53,085 $57,700
AWD 4-Door xDrive50i 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 $49,492 $53,795
4WD 4-Door Premium 15 20 $53,904 $58,590
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,700
$49,492
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,500
$53,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$792 / month
$897 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
While it's not as fresh-faced as some of the competition, the 2013 BMW X5 continues to shine in utility, comfort, driving, and, in the X5 M, shockingly high performance. The 2013 Lexus GX 460 plays to a niche audience, as a luxury SUV for those who need serious towing ability and body-on-frame ruggedness combined with Lexus refinement; but there are too many factors limiting its appeal for normal family use.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 54.500
Second Leg Room (in)
36.600 34.100
Front Head Room (in)
36.600 38.000
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.4 141.400
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.200
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.000 55.400
Third Leg Room (in)
NA 29.300
Second Head Room (in)
39.300 40.400
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Third Hip Room (in)
NA 43.100
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.000 57.300
Front Leg Room (in)
40.000 41.700
Third Head Room (in)
NA 35.200
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.500
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.000 62.400
Wheelbase (in)
115.500 109.800
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.100 74.200
Track Width, Front (in)
64.700 62.400
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.740 8.100
Length, Overall (in)
191.100 189.200
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.900 74.200
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
21.900 46.700
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)
75.200 91.900
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 11.600
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.700 x 1.200 13.300 x - TBD -
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)
12.600 x 0.800 12.300 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.500 23.000
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.500 18.400
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.000 38.100
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.000
Tires
Rear Tire Size
255/55R18 265/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
255/55R18 265/60R18
Spare Tire Size
NA 265/60R18
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.500 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 1300-5000 329 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 17
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.670 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.110 1.400
Trans Type
8 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.000 1.000
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.290 0.710
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.840 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.300 3.220
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.140 2.040
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.150 3.900
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.670 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - 2.560
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.580
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.710 3.520
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Lexus GX 460
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - 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)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 10.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 2 (2012)
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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