2009 BMW X6 vs. Its Competition

2008 BMW X6-Series xDrive35i
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Land Rover’s Range Rover Sport marries the styling of the Queen’s Range Rover with more compact dimensions and a much more affordable price tag.

The Porsche Cayenne appeals to German sportscar snobs and handles reasonably well for a big SUV.

The Infiniti FX50 is the bargain in this group--substantially less expensive than the others even in V-8 form and arguably better looking than all of them.

2008 BMW X6-Series xDrive35i2009 BMW X6
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2009 Infiniti FX2009 INFINITI FX
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2009 Porsche Cayenne GTS2009 Porsche Cayenne
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2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
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Quick Specs
A novel idea (unless you know the old AMC Eagle), the 2009 BMW X6 strikes us as a good-looking car flawed by its mismatched personalities.
The 2009 Infiniti FX offers a truly distinctive shape and sportscarlike acceleration. If you need to haul plywood or lots of kids, though, look elsewhere.
The 2009 Porsche Cayenne isn’t as practical as other SUVs its size, but it handles like a Porsche.
There may not be a better way to pose on road or off than from behind the wheel of a 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport.
MSRP From   
Gas Mileage   
12 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy
Gas I6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V8
EPA Class   
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport UtilitySport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name   
AWD 4-Door 35iRWD 4-DoorAWD 4-Door Manual4WD 4-Door HSE
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive4-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
4dr Sports Activity Coupe4 Door SUV4 Door SUV4 Door
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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