Compare 2012 BMW X5 vs 2012 Porsche Cayenne

2012 BMW X5
2012 Porsche Cayenne
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AWD 4-Door 35d
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X5 AWD 4-Door 35d 19 26 $52,165 $56,700
X5 AWD 4-Door 35i 16 23 $43,700 $47,500
X5 AWD 4-Door 35i Premium 16 23 $50,785 $55,200
X5 AWD 4-Door 35i Sport Activity 16 23 $53,085 $57,700
X5 AWD 4-Door 50i 14 20 $59,065 $64,200
X5 M AWD 4-Door 12 17 $80,270 $87,250
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AWD 4-Door Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Manual 15 22 $43,200 $48,200
Cayenne AWD 4-Door S 16 22 $58,320 $65,000
Cayenne AWD 4-Door S Hybrid 20 24 $61,920 $69,000
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Tiptronic 16 23 $45,900 $51,200
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Turbo 15 22 $96,210 $107,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$52,165
$43,200
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$56,700
$48,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$945 / month
$803 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
It doesn't pop with the styling or interior plushness of its competitors, but the 2012 BMW X5 has the powerful X5 M and frugal diesel up its sleeve. The 2012 Porsche Cayenne comes equipped to take on a rugged trail, the racetrack, and child ferrying, all in the same day.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
40.0 67.1
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
36.6 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.4 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.0 58.9
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 65.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 8.5
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 190.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 67.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.0 65.7
Wheelbase (in)
115.5 114.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.1 76.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
75.2 62.9
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 - 45.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
21.9 23.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 13.0 x 1.1
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)
- TBD - 13.8 x 1.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 22.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack-&-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.5 15.9-12.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.0 39.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact P195/75R18
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
255/55R18 P255/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
255/55R18 P255/55R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 5952
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
900 893
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5192 4398
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 18 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Diesel I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
425 @ 1750-2250 295 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 4200 300 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 15
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.53
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.64 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.21
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.68
Clutch Size (in)
NA 10.2
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.69
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 1.00
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Porsche Cayenne
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
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.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.7 11.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-- -
Overall Side Crash Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- -
Rollover Rating
-

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