Compare 2010 Porsche Cayenne vs 2011 BMW X5

2010 Porsche Cayenne
2011 BMW X5
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AWD 4-Door Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Manual 14 20 $40,770 $45,500
AWD 4-Door Tiptronic 14 20 $43,320 $48,500
AWD 4-Door S 13 19 $54,450 $60,700
AWD 4-Door Tiptronic S Transsyberia 11 17 $63,540 $70,800
AWD 4-Door Manual GTS 11 17 $64,980 $72,400
AWD 4-Door Tiptronic GTS 13 18 $67,530 $75,400
AWD 4-Door Turbo 12 19 $89,730 $99,900
AWD 4-Door Turbo S 12 19 $113,490 $126,300
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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
$40,770
$42,595
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,500
$46,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$758 / month
$772 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Despite some issues with practicality, the 2010 Porsche Cayenne is a luxurious and supremely capable performer. 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
14 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 60.0
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 39.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 58.0
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 40.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 36.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 36.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 102.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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)
8.54 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
188.9 191.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.9 69.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
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)
13.00 x 1.10 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)
13.0 x - TBD - 13.7 x 1.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 22.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 19.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 42.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/65R17 255/55R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R17 255/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
771 600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7716 6000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4762 4960
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6200 300 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System
SMPI DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 3000 300 @ 1200-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.6L/219 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 23
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.0 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.71
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.11
Trans Type
6 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Porsche Cayenne BMW X5
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Integral
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link NA
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 NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6 9.8
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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