Compare 2011 Mercury Mariner vs 2011 BMW X5

2011 Mercury Mariner
2011 BMW X5
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 21 28 $22,044 $23,565
4WD 4-Door 20 26 $23,636 $25,315
FWD 4-Door Premier 21 28 $23,928 $25,635
4WD 4-Door Premier 20 26 $25,521 $27,385
FWD 4-Door Hybrid 34 31 $28,004 $30,115
4WD 4-Door Hybrid 30 27 $29,597 $31,865
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AWD 4-Door 35i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 35i 16 23 $42,595 $46,300
AWD 4-Door 35d 19 26 $47,655 $51,800
AWD 4-Door 35i Premium 16 23 $47,930 $52,100
AWD 4-Door 35i Sport Activity 16 23 $50,230 $54,600
AWD 4-Door 50i 14 20 $54,190 $58,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,044
$42,595
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,565
$46,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$393 / month
$772 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 BMW X5 offers impressive handling and features, but lacks the styling and interior that makes competitors pop, while the X5 M offers nearly sports car levels of performance with all the utility of a standard X5.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 58.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 40.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 36.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 36.6
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 60.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.4 102.4
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
175.1 191.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.9 69.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 65.0
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 115.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 76.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 64.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
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)
29.3 21.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66.3 61.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 12.6 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x - TBD - 13.7 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 22.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 42.0
Steering Type
Electric assisted steering Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 19.5
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 255/55R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 255/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
525 600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 6000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3335 4960
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 18 x 8.5
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
2.5L/152 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
171 @ 6000 300 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4500 300 @ 1200-5000
Engine Order Code
997 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 23
Transmission
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.31 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.14
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 2.11
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Mercury Mariner BMW X5
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Integral
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 9.8
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
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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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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