Compare 2008 Porsche Cayenne vs 2008 BMW X5

2008 Porsche Cayenne
2008 BMW X5
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AWD 4-Door Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Manual 14 20 $38,797 $43,400
AWD 4-Door Tiptronic 14 20 $40,372 $46,400
AWD 4-Door S 13 19 $50,516 $57,900
AWD 4-Door Manual GTS 13 18 $61,472 $69,200
AWD 4-Door Tiptronic GTS 11 17 $64,022 $72,200
AWD 4-Door Turbo 12 19 $81,859 $93,700
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AWD 4-Door 3.0si
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 3.0si 17 23 $42,505 $46,200
AWD 4-Door 4.8i 15 21 $50,415 $54,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,797
$42,505
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,400
$46,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$723 / month
$770 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Cayenne isn’t as well-rounded of a package as some of its rivals, but the Porsche name has a lot of draw on its own. The 2008 BMW X5 is better than ever, but could use more dramatic styling and an iDrive transplant.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 102.4
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 36.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 60.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 58.0
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 40.0
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 65.0
Wheelbase (in)
112.4 115.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 76.1
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.54 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
188.9 191.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.9 69.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
19.07 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)
62.51 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)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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)
13.0 x - TBD - 13.1 x 1.18
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)
13.00 x 1.10 12.6 x 0.79
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 22.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 42.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R17 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65R17 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 600
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
771 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 6000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7716 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4762 4982
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Engine
Displacement
3.6L/219 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6200 260 @ 6600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
SMPI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 3000 225 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.52
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.0 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.34
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.17
Summary
Vehicle Name
Porsche Cayenne BMW X5
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link Integrated

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