Compare 2011 BMW X6 vs 2011 Porsche Cayenne

2011 BMW X6
2011 Porsche Cayenne
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AWD 4-Door 35i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 35i 16 23 $52,440 $57,000
AWD 4-Door 50i 14 20 $62,285 $67,700
AWD 4-Door ActiveHybrid 17 19 $81,790 $88,900
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AWD 4-Door Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Manual 15 22 $42,750 $47,700
AWD 4-Door Tiptronic 16 23 $45,300 $50,700
AWD 4-Door S 16 22 $57,780 $64,400
AWD 4-Door Hybrid S 21 25 $60,750 $67,700
AWD 4-Door Turbo 15 22 $95,220 $106,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$52,440
$42,750
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$57,000
$47,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$950 / month
$795 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The novelty of the four-door coupe/SUV is wearing off, but the X6's combination of utility and composed driving style still pleases. The new 2011 Porsche Cayenne is one of the few vehicles you can take off-road and out to the track on the same day; it's leaner and more athletic than before, without giving up the off-road ability.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 58.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.5 67.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.2 65.7
Wheelbase (in)
115.5 114.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.1 76.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 65.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
192.1 190.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - 23.7
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)
59.7 62.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
NA - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.4 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.1
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 x - TBD - 13.8 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 26.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42 39.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P255/50R19 P255/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P255/50R19 P255/55R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 5952
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 893
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4894 4398
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
- TBD - EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 1400-5000 295 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5800 300 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 15
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.53
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.21
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.68
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA 10.1
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 1.69
Trans Type
8 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 4.27
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sports Activity Coupe 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
BMW X6 Porsche Cayenne
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Integrated Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multilink Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 10.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3

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