Compare 2012 Lexus RX 450h vs 2012 BMW X5

2012 Lexus RX 450h
2012 BMW X5
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FWD 4-Door Hybrid
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AWD 4-Door 35i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 35i 16 23 $43,700 $47,500
AWD 4-Door 35i Premium 16 23 $50,785 $55,200
AWD 4-Door 35d 19 26 $52,165 $56,700
AWD 4-Door 35i Sport Activity 16 23 $53,085 $57,700
AWD 4-Door 50i 14 20 $59,065 $64,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,520
$43,700
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,235
$47,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$754 / month
$792 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
It's not an involving crossover to drive, but the 2012 Lexus RX 450h has hybrid technology underhood and a long track record of satisfied buyers behind it. It doesn't pop with the styling or interior plushness of its competitors, but the 2012 BMW X5 has the powerful X5 M and frugal diesel up its sleeve.
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Fuel Economy
City
32 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 60.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 39.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 58.0
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 40.0
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 36.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 36.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
139.7 102.4
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
187.8 191.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 69.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 65.0
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 115.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.2 76.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.3 75.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
40.0 21.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (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)
12.2 x - TBD - 12.6 x 0.8
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)
12.9 x - TBD - 13.7 x 1.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 22.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.8 19.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 42.0
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.79 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 255/55R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 255/55R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 900
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 6000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4520 4960
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 210
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/211 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
295 combined 300 @ 5800-6250
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V6 Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- TBD - 300 @ 1300-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
32 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.11
Trans Type
1 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
NA 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously variable ratio Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 4.71
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus RX 450h BMW X5
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.2 9.6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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