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2013 BMW X5 vs. Its Competition

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Porsche's Cayenne matches the X5 for impressive handling, but only seats five passengers, and offers even less exterior attractiveness.

The Mercedes-Benz GL Class matches the X5's seating and off-road capability, while offering a fresher look--though not quite as skilful on-road handling and performance.

The Lexus GX 460 is a tick smaller than the X5, but offers even more features.

Cadillac's Escalade is the bling leader, and offers a hybrid option.

The Land Rover Range Rover is all-new for 2013, and offers lighter weight, excellent off-road ability, and a typically world-class Land Rover interior--but its price reflects these factors.

2013 BMW X5 M2013 BMW X52013 Cadillac Escalade2013 Cadillac Escalade2013 Land Rover Range Rover2013 Land Rover Range Rover2013 Lexus GX 4602013 Lexus GX 4602013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class2013 Porsche Cayenne2013 Porsche Cayenne
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While it's not as fresh-faced as some of the competition, the 2013 BMW X5 continues to shine in utility, comfort, driving, and, in the X5 M, shockingly high performance.
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Especially if towing capability matters, the 2013 Cadillac Escalade is one of the most luxurious--and most fashionable--luxury SUVs you can get.
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The 2013 Land Rover Range Rover swaps steel for aluminum, and delivers better performance and luxury in every dimension.
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The 2013 Lexus GX 460 plays to a niche audience, as a luxury SUV for those who need serious towing ability and body-on-frame ruggedness combined with Lexus refinement; but there are too many factors limiting its appeal for normal family use.
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The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class is a pricey way to go, but it's a luxury family wagon with great fuel economy and road manners, and some thoughtful new safety and luxury features to boot.
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The 2013 Porsche Cayenne spans a wide range of capabilities, from basic family hauler to track-worthy sports SUV, with a few stops in between--including a brand new diesel.
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$47,500Browse Used Listings$63,745Browse Used Listings$82,650Browse Used Listings$53,795Browse Used Listings$62,400Browse Used Listings$48,850Browse Used Listings
Gas Mileage     
14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Turbocharged Gas I6Gas/Ethanol V8Gas V8Gas V8Turbocharged Diesel V6Gas V6
EPA Class     
Sport Utility VehicleN/ASport Utility Vehicle - 4WD4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle 4WD
Style Name     
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i2WD 4-Door Base4WD 4-Door4WD 4-Door4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTECAWD 4-Door Manual
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel Drive4-Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WDSport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility Vehicle
AutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftManual
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