Compare 2012 BMW X6 vs 2012 Porsche Cayenne

2012 BMW X6
2012 Porsche Cayenne
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AWD 4-Door 35i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 35i 16 23 $54,830 $59,600
AWD 4-Door 50i 14 20 $64,585 $70,200
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AWD 4-Door Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Manual 15 22 $43,200 $48,200
AWD 4-Door Tiptronic 16 23 $45,900 $51,200
AWD 4-Door S 16 22 $58,320 $65,000
AWD 4-Door Hybrid S 20 24 $61,920 $69,000
AWD 4-Door Turbo 15 22 $96,210 $107,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$54,830
$43,200
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$59,600
$48,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$993 / month
$803 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 BMW X6 is no longer alone in the coupe-like SUV market, but it remains one of the best options, for its performance, luxury, utility, and style. The 2012 Porsche Cayenne comes equipped to take on a rugged trail, the racetrack, and child ferrying, all in the same day.
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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 Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 58.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 67.1
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 65.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.5
Length, Overall (in)
192.1 190.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.5 67.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 45.1
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 -
Brakes
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)
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 1.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 22.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.5 15.9-12.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack-&-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P255/50R19 P255/55R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact P195/75R18
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P255/50R19 P255/55R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 893
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 5952
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4894 4398
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 18 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/182 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5800 300 @ 6300
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
- TBD - Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 1400-5000 295 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 22
Transmission
Trans Type
8 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - 1.00
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 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.53
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.21
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.68
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA 10.2
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 1.69
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sports Activity Coupe Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
BMW X6 Porsche Cayenne
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multilink Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Integrated NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 11.0

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