Compare 2016 BMW X5 vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2016 BMW X5
2016 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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RWD 4-Door sDrive35i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door sDrive35i 18 25 $50,825 $54,700
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 18 24 $52,940 $57,000
AWD 4-Door xDrive35d 23 30 $53,585 $57,700
AWD 4-Door xDrive40e N/A N/A $57,630 $62,100
AWD 4-Door xDrive50i 15 21 $66,280 $71,500
AWD 4-Door 14 19 $91,395 $98,800
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4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC 19 26 $60,032 $64,550
4MATIC 4-Door GL 450 17 21 $61,566 $66,200
4MATIC 4-Door GL 550 13 18 $84,909 $91,300
4MATIC 4-Door AMG GL 63 13 17 $112,623 $121,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$50,825
$60,032
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$54,700
$64,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$912 / month
$1076 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The benchmark of mid-size luxury SUVs, the 2016 BMW X5 offers handsome looks, a choice of powertrains, an abundance of tech features, sporty on-road dynamics, and even some off-road capability. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class wraps up to seven people in luxury, and offers a pleasant ride with either diesel fuel economy or willing gasoline power.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD -
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 40.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 40
Second Shoulder Room (in)
60 58.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 58.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 38.5
Third Leg Room (in)
- 35
Third Head Room (in)
- 38.9
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 50.5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
115.5 121.1
Height, Overall (in)
69.4 72.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
65 65.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.3 84.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 64.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
76.7 93.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
35.8 16
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.8 49.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 19.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 52.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 84.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
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 40.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/50WR19 P275/55HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/50WR19 P275/55HR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
595 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
595 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5952 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5952 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5952 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4680 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 7165
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 19 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 19 X 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 180
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 1300 455 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.0 L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5800 240 @ 3600
Engine Oil Cooler
- None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Model
- None
Trans PTO Access
- No
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Mercedes-Benz GL
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle 4MATIC
Body Code
- S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone -
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.27
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.27
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 9.4
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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