Compare 2009 INFINITI FX35 vs 2009 BMW X5

2009 INFINITI FX35
2009 BMW X5
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RWD 4-Door
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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
$38,924
$43,700
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,150
$47,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$703 / month
$792 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
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
16 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 36.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
54.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 60.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 58.0
Front Leg Room (in)
44.7 40.0
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.5 - TBD -
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 76.1
Track Width, Front (in)
64.4 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.08 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
191.3 191.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 69.9
Liftover Height (in)
31.1 30.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.6 65.0
Wheelbase (in)
113.6 115.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
24.8 21.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
67.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
62.0 61.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
35.3 - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.3 13.1 x - TBD -
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)
12.1 x 0.6 12.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 22.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.96 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 19.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 42.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P265/60VR18 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P265/60VR18 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
T175/90D18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4094 4916
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.7 w/.85L reserve - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
303@6800 260 @ 6600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
SMPI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
262 @ 4800 225 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 1.52
Trans Type
7 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 2.34
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.92 4.17
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Infiniti FX35 BMW X5
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar Integrated
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4

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