Compare 2009 BMW X5 vs 2008 Lexus GX 470

2009 BMW X5
2008 Lexus GX 470
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AWD 4-Door 30i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 30i 15 21 $43,700 $47,500
xDrive 4-Door 35d 19 26 $47,105 $51,200
AWD 4-Door 48i 14 19 $51,705 $56,200
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 14 18 $41,164 $47,315
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,700
$41,164
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,500
$47,315
Monthly Payment Estimate
$792 / month
$789 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 BMW X5 is one of the better-handling utility vehicles of any shape, and a newly available diesel makes it even more appealing, but its styling and interior fail to wow. 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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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
NA NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 57.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.0 41.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 103.9
Third Head Room (in)
NA NA
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.1
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA NA
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 40.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.0 57.5
Third Leg Room (in)
NA NA
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 40.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 188.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 74.6
Liftover Height (in)
30.0 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.0 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
115.5 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.1 74.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 77.5
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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
21.9 49.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
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 - TBD - 13.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 23.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.0 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.5 15.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact 265/65HR17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 265/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 265/65HR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4916 4871
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 2750 323 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 4.7L/285
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 6600 263 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V8
Fuel System
- TBD - SFI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 14
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - 2.57
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 3.52
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.40
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 1.00
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Lexus GX 470
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4-Door SUV
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link 4-Link Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Integrated Adaptive Variable
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone,
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Adaptive Variable
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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