Compare 2008 BMW X5 vs 2008 Porsche Cayenne

2008 BMW X5
2008 Porsche Cayenne
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AWD 4-Door 3.0si
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X5 AWD 4-Door 3.0si 17 23 $42,505 $46,200
X5 AWD 4-Door 4.8i 15 21 $50,415 $54,800
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AWD 4-Door GTS Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cayenne AWD 4-Door GTS Manual 13 18 $61,472 $69,200
Cayenne AWD 4-Door GTS Tiptronic 11 17 $64,022 $72,200
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Manual 14 20 $38,797 $43,400
Cayenne AWD 4-Door S 13 19 $50,516 $57,900
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Tiptronic 14 20 $40,372 $46,400
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Turbo 12 19 $81,859 $93,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,505
$61,472
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,200
$69,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$770 / month
$1153 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 BMW X5 is better than ever, but could use more dramatic styling and an iDrive transplant. The Cayenne isn’t as well-rounded of a package as some of its rivals, but the Porsche name has a lot of draw on its own.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.0 58.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 38.9
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.0 40.6
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.4 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.7
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.1 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 188.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.5 66.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.0 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
115.5 112.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
21.9 19.07
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)
61.8 62.51
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 -
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)
12.6 x 0.79 13.00 x 1.10
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)
13.1 x 1.18 13.78 x 1.34
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 26.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.0 38.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P295/35R21
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P295/35R21
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 7716
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 771
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4982 5115
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 21 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 21 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V8
Fuel System
- TBD - SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 2750 369 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 4.8L/293
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 6600 405 @ - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 13
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 1.0
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Porsche Cayenne
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Integrated Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone

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