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Selected Style RWD 4-Door sDrive35i
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 18 27 $50,690 $55,100
AWD 4-Door xDrive35d 23 31 $52,070 $56,600
AWD 4-Door xDrive50i 14 22 $62,745 $68,200
RWD 4-Door sDrive35i 19 27 $48,575 $52,800
FWD 4-Door
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door F Sport 18 26 $44,368 $47,450
AWD 4-Door 18 24 $38,486 $41,160
FWD 4-Door 18 25 $37,177 $39,760
RWD 4-Door ML350
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door ML350 18 24 $44,445 $47,790
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 17 22 $46,770 $50,290
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 BlueTEC 20 28 $48,165 $51,790
4MATIC 4-Door ML550 14 19 $55,289 $59,450
4MATIC 4-Door ML63 AMG 13 17 $90,443 $97,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$48,575
$37,177
$44,445
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$52,800
$39,760
$47,790
Monthly Payment Estimate
$880 / month
$663 / month
$797 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 BMW X5 lightens up its look and its act with a warmer cabin, lots of techno handling tricks, and standout safety gear. While the 2014 Lexus RX may not be over-the-top luxurious, it's a plush, lavish crossover that delivers the right premium impression. For active families who need to tow a boat or occasionally head off-pavement–but don't need a third row–the 2014 Mercedes-Benz ML is an excellence vehicle choice.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 57.5 58.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.5 39 40.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.5 57.9 58.5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.6 36.8 38.4
Front Leg Room (in) 40.4 43.1 40.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.8 37.7 38.5
Second Hip Room (in) - 54.5 -
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 99.7 -
Front Hip Room (in) - 55.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 64.7 64.2 64.7
Length, Overall (in) 191.1 187.8 189.1
Height, Overall (in) 68.5 66.7 70.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 65 63.8 65.2
Wheelbase (in) 115.5 107.9 114.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.1 74.2 75.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 7.3 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 66 80.3 80.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 22.9 40 38.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 22.9 40 38.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.7 12.9 13
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 12.2 12.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.4 19.2 24.6
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.7 38.8 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/55HR18 P235/60VR18 P255/50HR19
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/55HR18 P235/60VR18 P255/50HR19
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5952 1500 6600
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 5952 1500 6600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 595 150 660
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 893 225 990
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5952 1500 6600
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4680 4178 4652
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8.5 18 X 7.5 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8.5 18 X 7.5 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 210 - 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - 600
Engine
Displacement 3.0 L/182 3.5 L/211 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 5800 270 @ 6200 302 @ 6500
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Regular Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Sequential MPI Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 300 @ 1200 248 @ 4700 273 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 18 18
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 1.42 1.92
Trans Type 8 6 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 - 0.73
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.30 4.15 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 1.90 2.86
Trans Order Code 205 NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 1.00 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 - -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.61 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.71 3.30 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.15 4.40 3.90
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name BMW X5 Lexus RX 350 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.2 8.6 (Est) 9.2 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - - 5.0 (Est)
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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