Compare 2014 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs 2014 BMW X5

2014 Mercedes-Benz M Class
2014 BMW X5
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RWD 4-Door ML 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door ML 350 18 24 $44,445 $47,790
4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 17 22 $46,770 $50,290
4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 BlueTEC 20 28 $48,165 $51,790
4MATIC 4-Door ML 550 14 19 $55,289 $59,450
4MATIC 4-Door ML 63 AMG 13 17 $90,443 $97,250
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RWD 4-Door sDrive35i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door sDrive35i 19 27 $48,575 $52,800
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 18 27 $50,690 $55,100
AWD 4-Door xDrive35d 23 31 $52,070 $56,600
AWD 4-Door xDrive50i 14 22 $62,745 $68,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,445
$48,575
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,790
$52,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$797 / month
$880 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
For active families who need to tow a boat or occasionally head off-pavement–but don't need a third row–the 2014 Mercedes-Benz ML is an excellence vehicle choice. The 2014 BMW X5 lightens up its look and its act with a warmer cabin, lots of techno handling tricks, and standout safety gear.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 60.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 36.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 40.4
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 58.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40.5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
189.1 191.1
Height, Overall (in)
70.7 68.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.2 65
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 115.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 76.1
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 64.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.3 66
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
38.2 22.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.2 22.9
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)
12.8 12.6
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13.7
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 22.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 41.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/50HR19 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/50HR19 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6600 5952
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6600 5952
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6600 5952
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
660 595
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
660 595
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4652 4680
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 210
Engine
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.0 L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6500 300 @ 5800
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 3500 300 @ 1200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 2.11
Trans Type
7 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.84
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.71
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz M-Class BMW X5
Body Style
Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.2 (Est) 8.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5.0 (Est) -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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