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2014 BMW X5 vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the BMW X5 than the Mercedes-Benz M-Class. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the BMW X5 and the Mercedes-Benz M-Class.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the BMW X5, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz M-Class.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW X5 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz M-Class. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the BMW X5 and the Mercedes-Benz M-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW X5 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz M-Class. When looking at overall length, the BMW X5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz M-Class.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the BMW X5 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz M-Class.

Handling
The BMW X5 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz M-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Mercedes-Benz M-Class is clearly the choice over the BMW X5 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the BMW X5 has a lot less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz M-Class.

Utility
The BMW X5 offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz M-Class, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The BMW X5 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz M-Class.

Warranty
The BMW X5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz M-Class.


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2014 BMW
X5

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MSRP*: $52,800 - $68,200
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2014 Mercedes-Benz
M-Class

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MSRP*: $47,790 - $97,250
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.19% As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.12% --
City MPG: 14 - 23 13 - 20
Highway MPG: 22 - 31 17 - 28
Engine(s): Inline-6, V-8 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $48,575 - $62,745 $44,445 - $90,443

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