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2013 BMW X5

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

  2013 BMW X5 M 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
MSRP
$47,500
$62,400
Invoice $43,700 $58,032
MPG
City/Highway
14/26 13/26
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
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. Read Full Review The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class is a pricey way to go, but it's a luxury family wagon with great fuel economy and road manners, and some thoughtful new safety and luxury features to boot. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Communicative steering
  • Abundant power
  • Car-like handling
  • Lots of cargo space

Dislikes:

  • Styling is losing its freshness
  • Price can quickly climb past $70,000 on V-8 models
  • iDrive is better, but can still be tricky

Likes:

  • Still looks rugged
  • Wide range of powertrains
  • Interior is spacious, flexible
  • New safety, infotainment features
  • Diesel fuel economy

Dislikes:

  • Gas versions' gas mileage
  • More all-weather than off-road
  • Kludgy COMAND system
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