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2021 BMW X5
2021 BMW X5
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$59,400
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8.4
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2021 Ford Explorer Hybrid
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$53,085
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8.3
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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class SUV
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class SUV
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$76,000
Starting Price (MSRP)
9.0
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Overview

Engine
3.0L Turbo Inline-6 Gas
Engine
3.3L V6 Hybrid
Engine
3.0L Turbo Inline-6 Hybrid
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Four-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 26 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 24 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
21.9 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
23.8 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
6 seater
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Trunk Volume
N/A
Trunk Volume
18.2 ft³
Trunk Volume
N/A

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.0L Turbo Inline-6 Gas
3.3L V6 Hybrid
3.0L Turbo Inline-6 Hybrid
Horsepower
335 hp @ 5500 rpm
318 hp @ 6500 rpm
362 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque
330 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
322 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm
369 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
10-Speed Automatic
9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,828 lbs
4,345 lbs
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
23 MPG
23 MPG
21 MPG
City
21 MPG
20 MPG
20 MPG
Highway
26 MPG
27 MPG
24 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 Tons/yr
N/A
8.4 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
21.9 gallons
19.2 gallons
23.8 gallons
Cruising Range City
459.9 miles
384 miles
476 miles
Cruising Range Highway
569.4 miles
518.4 miles
571.2 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
194.3 in
N/A
205 in
Height
68.7 in
69.9 in
71.8 in
Max Width
78.9 in
78.9 in
77 in
Front Width
66.1 in
66.9 in
65.7 in
Rear Width
66.9 in
66.9 in
66.6 in
Wheelbase
117.1 in
119.1 in
123.4 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
7.9 in
7.9 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
6 seater
7 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
39.8 in
43 in
40.3 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.8 in
40.7 in
39.4 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
60 in
61.8 in
59.3 in
Front Seat Hip Room
N/A
59.2 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
37.4 in
39 in
41.9 in
Rear Seat Headroom
38.7 in
40.5 in
40.2 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
58.1 in
61.9 in
58.5 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
N/A
59.1 in
N/A
Third Row Leg Room
N/A
32.2 in
34.6 in
Third Row Headroom
N/A
38.9 in
38.9 in
Third Row Shoulder Room
N/A
54.6 in
50.3 in
Third Row Hip Room
N/A
40.9 in
N/A

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
N/A
18.2 ft³
N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 1
72.3 ft³
87.8 ft³
84.7 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
33.9 ft³
47.9 ft³
42.7 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
33.9 ft³
18.2 ft³
17.4 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
41.3 ft
N/A
39.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
19" x 9"
20" x 8.5"
8.5
Rear Wheel Size
19" x 9"
20" x 8.5"
8.5

Suspension

Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Strut
N/A
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
N/A

Tires

Front Tire
P265/50HR19
P255/55HR20
P275/50HR20
Rear Tire
P265/50HR19
P255/55HR20
P275/50HR20
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Jet Black
  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Atlas Blue Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Silver Spruce Metallic
  • Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Rich Copper Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Star White Metallic Tri-Coat
  • Black
  • Polar White

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Arctic Gray Metallic
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Carbon Black Metallic
  • Dark Graphite Metallic
  • Manhattan Green Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Phytonic Blue Metallic
  • Sparkling Brown Metallic
N/A
  • Brilliant Blue Metallic
  • Emerald Green Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Mojave Silver Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Selenite Grey Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige/Black, SensaTec Upholstery
N/A
  • Black, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Espresso Brown/Black, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Macchiato Beige/Black, MB-Tex Upholstery

Optional Interior Materials

  • Black, Vernasca Leather Upholstery (MC)
  • Canberra Beige, Vernasca Leather Upholstery (MC)
  • Coffee, Vernasca Leather Upholstery (MC)
  • Cognac, Vernasca Leather Upholstery (MC)
  • Ivory White, Vernasca Leather Upholstery (MC)
  • Black, Individual Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Coffee, Individual Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Ivory White, Individual Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Ivory White/Night Blue, (Ind) Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Tartufo, Individual Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
N/A
  • Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Black/Tartufo, Leather Upholstery
  • Espresso Brown/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Macchiato Beige/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Exclusive Nappa Leather Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Premium Sound System
Optional
Not Available
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Not Available
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Not Available
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Not Available
Standard

Interior Trim

Cloth Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Standard
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Optional
Not Available
Optional
Navigation System
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Power Liftgate
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Not Available
Standard
A/C
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Not Available
Optional
Automatic Parking
Optional
Not Available
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Heated Rear Seat(s)
Optional
Not Available
Optional
Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Not Available
Optional
Keyless Entry
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Optional
Not Available
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Seat Memory
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Seat-Massage
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Rear A/C
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Not Available
Optional
Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Not Available
Optional
ABS
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Not Available
Not Available
Optional

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components
8 Years / 80,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Maintenance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
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