Compare 2014 BMW X5 vs 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2014 BMW X5
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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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2014 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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RWD 4-Door sDrive35i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door sDrive35i 19 27 $48,575 $52,800
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 18 27 $50,690 $55,100
AWD 4-Door xDrive35d 23 31 $52,070 $56,600
AWD 4-Door xDrive50i 14 22 $62,745 $68,200
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RWD 4-Door Altitude
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Altitude 17 25 $29,081 $29,495
RWD 4-Door Laredo 17 25 $29,081 $29,495
4WD 4-Door Altitude 17 24 $31,046 $31,495
4WD 4-Door Laredo 17 24 $31,046 $31,495
RWD 4-Door Limited 17 25 $34,931 $36,495
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $36,856 $38,495
RWD 4-Door Overland 17 25 $41,095 $43,195
4WD 4-Door Overland 17 24 $43,940 $46,195
RWD 4-Door Summit 17 25 $45,695 $48,195
4WD 4-Door Summit 17 24 $48,540 $51,195
4WD 4-Door SRT8 13 19 $61,191 $64,380
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RWD 4-Door ML 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door ML 350 18 24 $44,445 $47,790
4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 17 22 $46,770 $50,290
4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 BlueTEC 20 28 $48,165 $51,790
4MATIC 4-Door ML 550 14 19 $55,289 $59,450
4MATIC 4-Door ML 63 AMG 13 17 $90,443 $97,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$48,575
$29,081
$44,445
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$52,800
$29,495
$47,790
Monthly Payment Estimate
$880 / month
$492 / month
$797 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 BMW X5 lightens up its look and its act with a warmer cabin, lots of techno handling tricks, and standout safety gear. The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee adds great turbodiesel fuel economy to a resume already blushing with talent. For active families who need to tow a boat or occasionally head off-pavement–but don't need a third row–the 2014 Mercedes-Benz ML is an excellence vehicle choice.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 40.3 40.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 39.2 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58 58.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 39.9 40.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.5 58.7 58.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 38.6 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 105.4 -
Front Hip Room (in)
- 57 -
Second Hip Room (in)
- 56.2 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
68.5 69.3 70.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
65 64.1 65.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.1 76.5 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 63.9 64.7
Wheelbase (in)
115.5 114.8 114.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.6 -
Liftover Height (in)
- 32.4 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
35.8 36.3 38.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.8 36.3 38.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
76.7 68.3 80.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.6 12.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 12.9 13
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.4 24.6 24.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.7 37.1 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P265/50TR20 P255/50HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TV9 NA
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P265/50TR20 P255/50HR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TV9 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
595 620 660
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
595 620 660
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5952 6200 6600
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5952 6200 6600
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5952 6200 6600
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4680 4545 4652
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 20 X 8 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 20 X 8 19 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 160 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 700 600
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Regular Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 1200 260 @ 4800 273 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA ERB NA
Displacement
3.0 L/182 3.6 L/220 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5800 290 @ 6400 302 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25 24
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.29 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
205 DFL NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.45 3.90
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 8 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.84 0.73
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Jeep Grand Cherokee Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Short And Long Arm Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Short And Long Arm Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.2 9.0 9.2 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - 5.0 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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