Compare 2018 BMW X5 vs 2018 Lexus GX

2018 BMW X5
2018 Lexus GX
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sDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X5 sDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicle 18 25 $53,695 $57,200
X5 xDrive35d Sports Activity Vehicle 23 29 $57,230 $61,000
X5 xDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicle 18 24 $55,835 $59,500
X5 xDrive40e iPerformance Sports Activity Vehicle N/A N/A $59,790 $63,750
X5 xDrive50i Sports Activity Vehicle 15 21 $69,365 $74,050
X5 M Sports Activity Vehicle 14 19 $95,080 $101,700
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GX 460 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GX GX 460 4WD 15 18 $47,983 $52,155
GX GX 460 Luxury 4WD 15 18 $58,448 $63,530
GX GX 460 Premium 4WD 15 18 $47,983 $52,155
Pricing
Invoice Price
$53,695
$47,983
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$57,200
$52,155
Monthly Payment Estimate
$953 / month
$869 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 BMW X5 remains a thoughtful crossover SUV for families, although enthusiasts may be left wanting unless the right options are selected. The Lexus GX 460 pairs scads of off-road hardware with lots of luxury trim, but most drivers will be better off with a crossover.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 34.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 41.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 40.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
60 57.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 38
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 55.4
Third Head Room (in)
- 35.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- 56.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- 55.2
Third Leg Room (in)
- 29.3
Third Hip Room (in)
- 43.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
69.4 74.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
65 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
115.5 109.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.3 74.2
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 62.4
Length, Overall (in)
192.4 192.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
35.8 11.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.8 46.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
76.7 64.7
Brakes
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 12.3
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 13.3
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.4 23
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.7 38.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/50WR19 P265/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/50WR19 P265/60HR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5952 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5952 NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4680 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6600
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Full-Size
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 130
Engine
Displacement
3.0 L/182 4.6 L/281
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5800 301 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 1200 329 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Engine Oil Cooler
- Regular Duty
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 15
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.40
Trans Type
8 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.04
Trans Order Code
2TB NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.59
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.52
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 -
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Transfer Case Model
- Electronic
Trans PTO Access
- No
Summary
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Lexus GX
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
- Rigid Axle
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.91
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.91
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 11.1
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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