Compare 2015 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs 2015 BMW X5

2015 Mercedes-Benz M Class
2015 BMW X5
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RWD 4-Door ML 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door ML 350 18 24 $44,919 $48,300
4MATIC 4-Door ML 250 BlueTEC 22 29 $46,314 $49,800
4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 17 22 $47,244 $50,800
4MATIC 4-Door ML 400 18 22 $58,497 $62,900
4MATIC 4-Door ML 63 AMG 13 17 $91,512 $98,400
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RWD 4-Door sDrive35i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door sDrive35i 19 27 $50,090 $53,900
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 18 27 $52,205 $56,200
AWD 4-Door xDrive50i 15 22 $64,990 $70,100
AWD 4-Door 14 19 $91,305 $98,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,919
$50,090
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,300
$53,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$805 / month
$898 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class doesn't crow about off-roading: it's more concerned with things like fuel economy and in the AMG, superhero acceleration. The 2015 BMW X5 is a handsome, capable, tech-filled vehicle for the shopper who wants a luxury SUV.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 58.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 60.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 36.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
70.7 68.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.2 65
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 76.1
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 64.7
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 115.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
38.2 35.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.2 35.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.3 76.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13.7
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)
12.8 12.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 22.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 41.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/50HR19 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/50HR19 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6600 5952
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6600 5952
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
660 595
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
660 595
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6600 5952
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4652 4680
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 210
Engine
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.0 L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6500 300 @ 5800
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 3500 300 @ 1200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.84
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 2.11
Trans Type
7 8
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz M-Class BMW X5
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 8.0 (Est)
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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