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Drivetrain

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door 12 18 $50,806 $55,050
4WD 4-Door 12 17 $53,662 $58,150
AWD 4-Door 30i
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 30i 15 21 $43,700 $47,500
AWD 4-Door 48i 14 19 $51,705 $56,200
xDrive 4-Door 35d 19 26 $47,105 $51,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$50,806
$43,700
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$55,050
$47,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$918 / month
$792 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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8.4
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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
Fuel Economy - City 12 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in) 63.7 NA
Second Leg Room (in) 41.9 36.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 39.3
Second Hip Room (in) 60.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.1 60.0
Passenger Capacity 7 5
Third Leg Room (in) 32.2 NA
Second Head Room (in) 40.0 39.0
Third Hip Room (in) 48.8 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in) 64.5 58.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 40.0
Third Head Room (in) 35.9 NA
Front Hip Room (in) 61.3 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 188.7 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 77.8 69.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 30.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 67.5 65.0
Wheelbase (in) 123.2 115.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.8 76.1
Track Width, Front (in) 67.5 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.3 8.3
Length, Overall (in) 206.9 191.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 56.7 21.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 97.1 61.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 20.0 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) NA - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.8 x 1.2 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) 12.6 x 1.02 12.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 28.0 22.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 20 19.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.8 42.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.6 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size P275/60R20 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P275/60R20 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size P275/60R20 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5705 4916
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 5.6L/339 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 320 @ 5200 260 @ 6600
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas I6
Fuel System MPI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 393 @ 3400 225 @ 2750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 12 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 14 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 21
Transmission
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.61 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 2.34
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.36 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.14
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.83 4.17
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.52
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - 1.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - - TBD -
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Infiniti QX56 BMW X5
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 22.2 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 23 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone Integrated
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 4
 
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