Compare 2014 BMW X5 vs 2014 Lexus RX 350 vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2014 BMW X5
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2014 Lexus RX 350
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2014 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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RWD 4-Door sDrive35i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door sDrive35i 19 27 $48,575 $52,800
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
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 18 25 $37,177 $39,760
AWD 4-Door 18 24 $38,486 $41,160
AWD 4-Door F Sport 18 26 $44,368 $47,450
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RWD 4-Door ML350
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.8
8.6
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
City
19 mpg 18 mpg 18 mpg
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
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 37.7 38.5
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
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55.5 -
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54.5 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 99.7 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.1 74.2 75.8
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.3 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
22.9 40 38.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66 80.3 80.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (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
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P235/60VR18 P255/50HR19
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5952 1500 6600
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)
595 150 660
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4680 4178 4652
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 - 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 600
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
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
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 1200 248 @ 4700 273 @ 3500
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 4.40 3.90
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)
3.29 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
Summary
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Lexus RX 350 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut Double Wishbone
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
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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