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2008 BMW X5 vs. Its Competition

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The world of full-size luxury SUVs is jammed with high-dollar names like the Brit-cool Land Rover Range Rover, which is also considerably more expensive than the BMW X5.

The Lexus GX 470 is a slightly smaller choice in this group, while Infiniti's QX56 is a big SUV in the American mold, down to its unimpressive trim in the back two seating rows.

Porsche's Cayenne seats only five and has drab styling, but great handling for an SUV.

The Cadillac Escalade out-blings all these vehicles and has a smooth powertrain to go with its high price tag and low fuel economy, though a Hybrid edition is coming.

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class matches the X5 in seating and off-road capacity, and to our eyes, it's more handsome than the BMW.

2008 BMW X5-Series 3.0si2008 BMW X52009 Cadillac Escalade 2009 Cadillac Escalade2009 Porsche Cayenne GTS2009 Porsche Cayenne2008 Infiniti QX56 2008 INFINITI QX562008 Land Rover Range Rover HSE2008 Land Rover Range Rover2008 Lexus GX 470 2008 Lexus GX 470
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The 2008 BMW X5 is better than ever, but could use more dramatic styling and an iDrive transplant.
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Considering the weight of the Escalade’s image and its segment-leading performance, the 2009 Cadillac Escalade is hard to beat.
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The 2009 Porsche Cayenne isn’t as practical as other SUVs its size, but it handles like a Porsche.
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The 2008 Infiniti QX56 misses the mark for a lot of practical reasons, but it can tow a Chris Craft in high style.
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The 2008 Land Rover Range Rover remains the ultimate luxury sport-utility vehicle, a well-heeled performer for those well-heeled enough to own one.
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The 2008 Lexus GX 470 brings off-road credentials to the Lexus brand, but its skimpy rear-seat room and sluggish performance tarnish the image.
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Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy
Gas I6Gas V8Gas V6Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8
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4WD Sport Utility VehicleN/ASport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
AWD 4-Door 3.0si2WD 4-DoorAWD 4-Door ManualRWD 4-Door4WD 4-Door HSE4WD 4-Door
All-Wheel Drive2WDAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive4-Wheel Drive4-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle4 Door4 Door SUV4 Door4 Door4-Door SUV
AutomaticHD Automatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
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