Compare 2015 BMW X5 vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2015 BMW X5
2014 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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RWD 4-Door sDrive35i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door sDrive35i 19 27 $50,090 $53,900
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 18 27 $52,205 $56,200
AWD 4-Door xDrive35d 24 31 $53,585 $57,700
AWD 4-Door xDrive50i 15 22 $64,990 $70,100
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4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC 19 26 $58,590 $63,000
4MATIC 4-Door GL 450 14 19 $60,032 $64,550
4MATIC 4-Door GL 550 13 18 $82,398 $88,600
4MATIC 4-Door GL 63 AMG 13 17 $109,889 $118,160
Pricing
Invoice Price
$50,090
$58,590
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,900
$63,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$898 / month
$1050 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 BMW X5 is a handsome, capable, tech-filled vehicle for the shopper who wants a luxury SUV. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL may be an expensive way to haul the family around, but it has excellent driving manners and some very sophisticated safety technology, too.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 40
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.5 58.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 38.5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 40.3
Third Leg Room (in)
- 35
Third Head Room (in)
- 38.9
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 50.5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.1 84.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 64.8
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 201.6
Height, Overall (in)
68.5 72.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
65 65.5
Wheelbase (in)
115.5 121.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
22.9 49.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66 93.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
22.9 16
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 52.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 84.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 19.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 13.8
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)
12.6 13.6
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.4 26.4
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.7 40.7
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P275/55HR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P275/55HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5952 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5952 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5952 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
595 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
595 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4680 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 7165
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 19 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 19 X 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 180
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/182 3.0 L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5800 240 @ 3600
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 1200 455 @ 1600
Engine Oil Cooler
- None
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.38
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Trans PTO Access
- No
Summary
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.46
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.46
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 (Est) 9.7 (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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