Compare 2016 BMW X5 vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class vs 2016 Volkswagen Touareg

2016 BMW X5
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
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2016 Volkswagen Touareg
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AWD 4-Door xDrive35d
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X5 AWD 4-Door xDrive35d 23 30 $53,585 $57,700
X5 AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 18 24 $52,940 $57,000
X5 AWD 4-Door xDrive50i 15 21 $66,280 $71,500
X5 RWD 4-Door sDrive35i 18 25 $50,825 $54,700
X5 M AWD 4-Door 14 19 $91,395 $98,800
X5 eDrive AWD 4-Door xDrive40e N/A N/A $57,630 $62,100
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4MATIC 4-Door AMG GLE 63
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLE 4MATIC 4-Door AMG GLE 63 13 17 $92,954 $99,950
GLE 4MATIC 4-Door AMG GLE 63 S Coupe 14 18 $101,649 $109,300
GLE 4MATIC 4-Door AMG GLE 63 S-Model 13 17 $99,603 $107,100
GLE 4MATIC 4-Door GLE 300d 22 29 $48,825 $52,500
GLE 4MATIC 4-Door GLE 350 17 22 $49,848 $53,600
GLE 4MATIC 4-Door GLE 400 18 22 $60,078 $64,600
GLE 4MATIC 4-Door GLE 450 AMG Coupe 17 23 $60,543 $65,100
GLE 4MATIC 4-Door GLE 550e 18 22 $60,962 $65,550
GLE RWD 4-Door GLE 350 18 24 $47,523 $51,100
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4-Door TDI Executive
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Touareg 4-Door TDI Executive 21 28 $60,145 $63,245
Touareg 4-Door TDI Lux 21 28 $52,258 $54,950
Touareg 4-Door TDI Sport w/Technology 21 28 $47,782 $50,245
Touareg 4-Door V6 Executive 17 23 $56,817 $59,745
Touareg 4-Door V6 Lux 17 23 $48,930 $51,450
Touareg 4-Door V6 Sport 17 23 $40,613 $42,705
Touareg 4-Door V6 Sport w/Technology 17 23 $44,454 $46,745

Pricing

Invoice Price

$53,585
$92,954
$60,145

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$57,700
$99,950
$63,245

Monthly Payment Estimate

$962 / month
$1666 / month
$1054 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.4
8.4
7.6

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 M-Class gets a new lease on luxury-crossover life as the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class—and it's joined by a swoopy new Coupe variant. Expensive and fancy for a vehicle from a mainstream brand, the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg is also less expensive than some comparable luxury-SUV options.

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Fuel Economy

City

23 mpg 13 mpg 21 mpg

Highway

30 mpg 17 mpg 28 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Standard SUV 4WD Standard SUV 4WD -

Interior Dimensions

Second Leg Room (in)

36.6 38.4 36.7

Front Leg Room (in)

40.4 40.3 41.4

Passenger Capacity

5 5 5

Second Head Room (in)

38.8 38.5 38.9

Second Shoulder Room (in)

60 58.4 56.7

Front Head Room (in)

40.5 40.4 39.6

Front Shoulder Room (in)

61.5 58.5 59.8

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

69.4 69.4 68.2

Track Width, Rear (in)

65 67.1 66

Wheelbase (in)

115.5 114.8 113.9

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

76.3 75.8 76.4

Track Width, Front (in)

64.7 66.4 65.2

Length, Overall (in)

192.4 191 188.8

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

35.8 38.2 32.1

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

35.8 38.2 32.1

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

76.7 80.3 64

Brakes

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.6 13.6 13

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 15.4 13

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA NA

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

- - 4-Wheel

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

22.4 24.6 26.4

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

41.7 38.7 39

Tires

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA R01 NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P255/50WR19 P265/45ZR20 P275/45HR20

Rear Tire Order Code

NA R01 NA

Front Tire Size

P255/50WR19 P265/45ZR20 P275/45HR20

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

500 500 500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

595 720 772

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5000 5000 5000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5952 7200 7716

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

5952 7200 7716

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4930 5238 4919

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

- - 6305

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

19 X 9 20 X 9 20 X 9

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel Aluminum

Front Wheel Size (in)

19 X 9 20 X 9 20 X 9

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA Compact Compact

Engine

Engine Type

Twin Turbo Diesel I-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6

Fuel System

Diesel Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Diesel Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

413 @ 1500 516 @ 1750 406 @ 2000

Engine Order Code

NA NA NA

Displacement

3.0 L/183 5.5 L/333 3.0 L/181

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

255 @ 4000 550 @ 5750 240 @ 3400

Engine Oil Cooler

- - None

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

23 13 21

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

26 15 24

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

30 17 28

Transmission

Trans Order Code

205 427 NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.67 1.37 1.44

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.67 - 0.69

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 0.82 1.00

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.71 4.34 4.97

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.15 3.67 -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.11 1.92 1.86

Trans Type

8 7 8

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.84 0.73 0.82

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.28 1.00 1.21

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.29 3.42 4.07

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.14 2.89 2.84

Trans PTO Access

- - No

Transfer Case Power Take Off

- - No

Transfer Case Model

- - None

Summary

Vehicle Name

BMW X5 Mercedes-Benz GLE Volkswagen Touareg

Body Style

Sports Activity Vehicle 4MATIC Sport Utility 4MOTION

Body Code

- - S

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link -

Suspension Type - Front

Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

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

8.2 11.8 8.6

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- 600 450

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- 180 220

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)

- - 450

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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