Compare 2015 BMW X5 vs 2015 Porsche Cayenne

2015 BMW X5
2015 Porsche Cayenne
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AWD 4-Door xDrive35i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X5 AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 18 27 $52,205 $56,200
X5 AWD 4-Door xDrive50i 15 22 $64,990 $70,100
X5 RWD 4-Door sDrive35i 19 27 $50,090 $53,900
X5 M AWD 4-Door 14 19 $91,305 $98,700
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AWD 4-Door Diesel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Diesel 20 29 N/A $61,700
Cayenne AWD 4-Door S 17 24 N/A $74,100
Cayenne AWD 4-Door S E-Hybrid N/A N/A N/A $76,400
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Turbo 14 21 N/A $113,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$52,205
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$56,200
$61,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$937 / month
$1028 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 BMW X5 is a handsome, capable, tech-filled vehicle for the shopper who wants a luxury SUV. The 2015 Porsche Cayenne is no longer the only blasphemous off-roader in the Porsche family; this year, it gets improved powertrains and massaged looks in a familiar package.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.5 58.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 -
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 -
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 39.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- 57.8
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.1 78.7
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 65.2
Wheelbase (in)
115.5 114
Height, Overall (in)
68.5 67.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
65 65.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.8 23.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
76.7 62.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
35.8 23.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 13.8
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 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.4 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.7 39
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P255/55VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P255/55VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5952 7716
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5952 7716
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5952 7716
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
595 772
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
595 772
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4790 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6327
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 220
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 450
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 450
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 1200 406 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/182 3.0 L/181
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5800 240 @ 3500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Diesel Direct Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
- None
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.97
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.86
Trans Type
8 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.83
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 4.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.84
Trans Order Code
205 G1G
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.44
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.69
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans PTO Access
- No
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Transfer Case Model
- None
Summary
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Porsche Cayenne
Body Code
- S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.27
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.27
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 (Est) 9.0
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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