Compare 2009 GMC Yukon XL Denali vs 2009 BMW X5

2009 GMC Yukon XL Denali
2009 BMW X5
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2WD 4-Door 1500
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AWD 4-Door 30i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 30i 15 21 $43,700 $47,500
xDrive 4-Door 35d 19 26 $47,105 $51,200
AWD 4-Door 48i 14 19 $51,705 $56,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$49,150
$43,700
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$52,850
$47,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$881 / month
$792 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 BMW X5 is one of the better-handling utility vehicles of any shape, and a newly available diesel makes it even more appealing, but its styling and interior fail to wow.
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Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 58.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.0
Third Head Room (in)
37.9 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
64.4 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
61.7 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
39.0 36.6
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
60.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.3 60.0
Third Leg Room (in)
25.6 NA
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.0
Third Hip Room (in)
49.1 NA
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
202.0 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
- TBD - 69.9
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- TBD - -
Wheelbase (in)
116.0 115.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.0 76.1
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Liftover Height (in)
- 30.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 65.0
Track Width, Front (in)
- 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
- 191.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
60.3 21.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
108.9 61.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.9 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
NA -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 x 0.79 12.6 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.18 13.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 22.5
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.75 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
NA 42.0
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
17.75 -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 19.5
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QXK NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2134 -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZRS NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
P265/65R18 P255/55HR18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2134 -
Rear Tire Order Code
QXK NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P265/65R18 P255/55HR18
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1275 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
8500 NA
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2697 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
14000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2565 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7100 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4916
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SFI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
417 @ 4300 225 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
L9H NA
Displacement
6.2L/378 3.0L/183
Engine Oil Cooler
No -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
403 @ 5700 260 @ 6600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas I6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 21
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model
BW 4481 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 4.17
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.52
Trans Type
6 6
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Drivetrain
2 Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 2.34
Trans Order Code
MYC NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.44
Summary
Body Code
NA -
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
GMC Yukon XL Denali BMW X5
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.42 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Coil 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil-over Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Integrated
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 4

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