The Volkswagen Touareg sits high, feels thick and sturdy, and seats five adults.
The Infiniti FX has aggressive styling and a V-8 option to match.
The Lexus GX 470 has good off-road capability but a dowdy exterior shape.
The BMW X5 is the Mercedes-Benz M-Class's closest competitor—in fact, just the state of Georgia separates the Mercedes factory in Alabama from the BMW factory in South Carolina.
The X5 offers a third-row seat, but it has more sedate styling and lacks the performance character of BMW’s cars.
|2009 Mercedes-Benz M Class||2009 Infiniti FX||2008 Lexus GX 470||2008 Volkswagen Touareg|
|$44,600Browse Used Listings||N/ABrowse Used Listings||$47,315Browse Used Listings||$39,300Browse Used Listings|
|11 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||N/A||Gas V8||Gas V6|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||N/A||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|RWD 4-Door 3.5L||N/A||4WD 4-Door||4-Door V6|
|Rear Wheel Drive||N/A||4-Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||N/A||4-Door SUV||4 Door|