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2013 BMW X5 M vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the BMW X5 M than the Mercedes-Benz M-Class. The Mercedes-Benz M-Class offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW X5 M, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz M-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). The BMW X5 M will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Mercedes-Benz M-Class, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 M-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X5 M is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz M-Class, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the BMW X5 M takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz M-Class.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the BMW X5 M does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Mercedes-Benz M-Class.

Handling
The BMW X5 M 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
With the Mercedes-Benz M-Class, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the BMW X5 M. When it comes to horsepower, the BMW X5 M greatly out-muscles the Mercedes-Benz M-Class.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the BMW X5 M and the Mercedes-Benz M-Class. The BMW X5 M has significantly less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz M-Class.

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

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2013 BMW
X5 M

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MSRP*: $88,850

2015 Mercedes-Benz
M-Class

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MSRP*: $48,300 - $98,400
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City MPG: 12 13 - 18
Highway MPG: 17 17 - 24
Engine(s): V-8 Inline-4, V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $81,740 $44,919 - $91,512

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