Compare 2009 GMC Yukon XL vs 2009 BMW X5

2009 GMC Yukon XL
2009 BMW X5
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2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE w/3SA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE w/3SA 14 20 $38,339 $41,225
2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE w/3SB 14 20 $39,190 $42,140
2WD 4-Door 2500 SLE w/3SA N/A N/A $39,845 $42,845
2WD 4-Door 2500 SLE w/3SB N/A N/A $40,659 $43,720
4WD 4-Door 1500 SLE w/3SA 14 19 $40,980 $44,065
4WD 4-Door 1500 SLE w/3SB 14 19 $41,826 $44,975
2WD 4-Door 1500 SLT w/4SA 14 20 $42,142 $45,315
4WD 4-Door 2500 SLE w/3SA N/A N/A $42,487 $45,685
2WD 4-Door 1500 SLT w/4SB 14 20 $42,873 $46,100
4WD 4-Door 2500 SLE w/3SB N/A N/A $43,305 $46,565
2WD 4-Door 2500 SLT w/4SA N/A N/A $43,612 $46,895
2WD 4-Door 2500 SLT w/4SB N/A N/A $44,342 $47,680
4WD 4-Door 1500 SLT w/4SA 14 19 $44,779 $48,150
4WD 4-Door 1500 SLT w/4SB 14 19 $45,509 $48,935
4WD 4-Door 2500 SLT w/4SA N/A N/A $46,258 $49,740
4WD 4-Door 2500 SLT w/4SB N/A N/A $46,988 $50,525
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AWD 4-Door 30i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 30i 15 21 $43,700 $47,500
xDrive 4-Door 35d 19 26 $47,105 $51,200
AWD 4-Door 48i 14 19 $51,705 $56,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,339
$43,700
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,225
$47,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$687 / month
$792 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 BMW X5 is one of the better-handling utility vehicles of any shape, and a newly available diesel makes it even more appealing, but its styling and interior fail to wow.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
9 5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
64.7 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 36.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
61.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.3 60.0
Third Leg Room (in)
34.9 NA
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.0
Third Hip Room (in)
49.4 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 58.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.0
Third Head Room (in)
38.10 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
64.4 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.9 -
Height, Overall (in)
76.8 69.9
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- TBD - -
Wheelbase (in)
130.0 115.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.9 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.1 76.1
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.8 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
222.4 -
Liftover Height (in)
- 30.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 65.0
Track Width, Front (in)
- 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
- 191.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
101.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
137.4 61.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
35.6 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
45.8 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
41.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
69.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
90.0 21.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 x 0.79 12.6 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.18 13.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
31 22.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.75 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.0 42.0
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
17.75 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 19.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
ZRS NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R17 P255/55HR18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2105 -
Rear Tire Order Code
QAN NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R17 P255/55HR18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QAN NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2105 -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1065 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7100 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4200 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2851 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7200 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3300 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2836 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
13000 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4916
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 17.5 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 17.5 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
17.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
335 @ 4400 225 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
LY5 NA
Displacement
5.3L/323 3.0L/183
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 5200 260 @ 6600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas I6
Fuel System
SFI - TBD -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 15
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 4.17
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.52
Trans Type
6 6
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 2.34
Trans Order Code
MYC NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.44
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
GMC Yukon XL BMW X5
Body Code
E52 -
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
46 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3400 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil springs 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4200 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil springs Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.41 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4200 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3300 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.08 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Integrated
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 4

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