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2014 BMW X5 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
AWD 4dr SAV
  • RWD 4dr SAV
  • AWD 4dr SAV
  • AWD 4dr SAV
  • AWD 4dr SAV
GL450 SUV
  • GL63 AMG SUV
  • GL350 BlueTEC SUV
  • GL450 SUV
  • GL550 SUV

Prices

MSRP $55,100 $64,550  
Invoice $50,690 $60,032
Avg. Paid $54,565 $63,221

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.6 8.4  
Critics' Rating 9.3 8.8
Performance 8.6 8.2
Interior 8.1 8.3
Safety N/A N/A
Reliability 3.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Strong engine choices
  • Excellent on-road handling
  • Elegant interior styling
  • Lots of high-tech features
  • Premium cabin materials
  • GL350’s great fuel economy
 
Cons
  • High base price
  • Mediocre cargo space
  • Lackluster handling through quick turns

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 3.0 L/182 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 4.7 L/285
MPG 18 City / 27 Hwy 14 City / 19 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility  

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 115.5 121.1  
Length, Overall (in) 191.1 201.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.1 84.3
Height, Overall (in) 68.5 72.8

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Privacy Glass Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Dual Moonroof Standard Optional  
Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard
Running Boards Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4790  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Optional  
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Optional
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Optional Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional  
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 5952

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard  
Back-Up Camera Optional Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard
Power Liftgate Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Standard Optional
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 7  
Front Head Room (in) 40.5 41.2
Front Leg Room (in) 40.4 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.5 58.5
Second Head Room (in) 38.8 40
Second Leg Room (in) 36.6 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 58.3
Third Leg Room (in) 35
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 66 93.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 22.9 49.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 22.9 16

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Optional
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Standard Optional
Entertainment System Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive Standard Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard  
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard
Rear A/C Optional Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Standard Optional  
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard

Seats

Leather Seats Optional Optional  
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Optional Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Standard
Heated Rear Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Standard Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Night Vision Optional Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard Standard  
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Displacement 3.0 L/182 4.7 L/285
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 300 @ 5800 362 @ 5000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 300 @ 1200 406 @ 1500
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 41.7 40.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard  
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 19
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.4 26.4

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional Optional  
Air Suspension Optional Standard
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard
8-Speed Automatic Standard