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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Manual 15 22 $43,200 $48,200
AWD 4-Door Tiptronic 16 23 $45,900 $51,200
AWD 4-Door S 16 22 $58,320 $65,000
AWD 4-Door Hybrid S 20 24 $61,920 $69,000
AWD 4-Door Turbo 15 22 $96,210 $107,100
AWD 4-Door 35i
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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
$43,200
$43,700
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,200
$47,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$803 / month
$792 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Porsche Cayenne comes equipped to take on a rugged trail, the racetrack, and child ferrying, all in the same day. 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
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) - TBD - 36.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 36.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 60.0
Second Head Room (in) - TBD - 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 58.0
Front Leg Room (in) 67.1 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 102.4
Front 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
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.3 76.1
Track Width, Front (in) 65.2 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.5 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 190.8 191.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 67.1 69.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.7 65.0
Wheelbase (in) 114.0 115.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 23.7 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) 62.9 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) 45.1 - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.8 x 1.4 13.7 x 1.2
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) 13.0 x 1.1 12.6 x 0.8
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.4 22.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.9-12.5 19.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 42.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack-&-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P255/55R18 255/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P255/55R18 255/55R18
Spare Tire Size P195/75R18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 893 900
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5952 6000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4398 4960
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x 6.5 NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 295 @ 3000 300 @ 1300-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.6L/220 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 6300 300 @ 5800-6250
Engine Type Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 19
Transmission
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.68 4.71
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.84
Clutch Size (in) 10.2 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.69 2.11
Trans Type 6 8
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.53 3.14
Trans Order Code NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.70 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.21 1.67
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Porsche Cayenne BMW X5
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.0 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 3
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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