The Volkswagen Touareg sits high, feels thick and sturdy, and seats five adults.
The Infiniti FX has aggressive styling and a V-8 option to match.
The Lexus GX 470 has good off-road capability but a dowdy exterior shape.
The BMW X5 is the Mercedes-Benz M-Class's closest competitor—in fact, just the state of Georgia separates the Mercedes factory in Alabama from the BMW factory in South Carolina.
The X5 offers a third-row seat, but it has more sedate styling and lacks the performance character of BMW’s cars.
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|2009 Mercedes-Benz M ClassBrowse Used Listings||2009 INFINITI FXBrowse Used Listings||2008 Volkswagen TouaregBrowse Used Listings|
|11 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|RWD 4-Door 3.5L||RWD 4-Door||4-Door V6|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door SUV||4 Door|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2009 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs. 2009 INFINITI FX||2009 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs. 2008 Volkswagen Touareg|