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2013 BMW X5 M vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class than in the BMW X5 M, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the BMW X5 M.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the BMW X5 M, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). Whether you pick the BMW X5 M or the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 M and the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X5 M is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the BMW X5 M, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.

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

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

Performance
With the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the BMW X5 M. The BMW X5 M has a little more horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.

Utility
The BMW X5 M has less seating than the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, making the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW X5 M has significantly less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.

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

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2013 BMW
X5 M

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MSRP*: $88,850

2014 Mercedes-Benz
GL-Class

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MSRP*: $63,000 - $118,160
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 2.49%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 12 13 - 19
Highway MPG: 17 17 - 26
Engine(s): V-8 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $81,740 $58,590 - $109,889

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