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BMW X5 vs. Mercedes-Benz G-Class

In comparing the BMW X5 to the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, the BMW X5 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has the advantage in the areas of overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the BMW X5 versus the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, the BMW X5 is a better car than the Mercedes-Benz G-Class.

BMW X5 versus Mercedes-Benz G-Class Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used BMW X5 ranges from $42,990 to $63,344 while a used Mercedes-Benz G-Class from the same model year range is priced between $132,249 to $204,997. For a new model, the BMW X5's price is between $65,718 and $95,593, with the Mercedes-Benz G-Class priced between $152,549 and $250,067.

BMW X5 versus Mercedes-Benz G-Class Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW X5 is 8.0 out of 10 while the Mercedes-Benz G-Class' quality rating is 8.4 out of 10. This results in the BMW X5 being ranked 7 out of 11 Best Luxury Midsize SUVs for the Money and the Mercedes-Benz G-Class being ranked 5 out of 18 Best Luxury Large SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the BMW X5’s base engine makes 335 horsepower, and the Mercedes-Benz G-Class base engine makes 416 horsepower. The X5 is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 569 miles. The G-Class is rated to deliver an average of 16 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 449 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity than the BMW X5.

Safety Ratings Comparison

The BMW X5 has an average safety rating of 4.31 out of 5 Stars.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$65,718 - $95,593

Used Asking Price:

$42,990 - $63,344

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

53.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$152,549 - $250,067

Used Asking Price:

$132,249 - $204,997

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

39.1%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

8.5 / 10

Retained Value:

7.0 / 10

Safety:

8.6 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

8.2 / 10

Retained Value:

8.7 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

4 / 21
5 / 67
8 / 21
12 / 25
16 / 67

iSeeCars Rankings

5 / 18
8 / 18

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline, Plug-In Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

sDrive40i, xDrive40i, M50i

Trim Levels

G 550, AMG G 63, AMG G 63 4x4 Squared

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.31 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

335 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque:

330 foot-lbs @ 1500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.069 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

416 hp @ 5250 rpm

Torque:

450 foot-lbs @ 2250 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.075 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

21 / 26 / 23

Range (city/hwy):

460 / 569 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

4 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

8

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

14 / 17 / 16

Range (city/hwy):

370 / 449 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

39.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

60 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

58.1 inches

Cargo Space:

33.9 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

72.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41.9 inches

Front Leg Room:

38.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

40.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57.4 inches

Cargo Space:

38.1 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

68.6 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

143.4 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4828 lbs

Width:

87.3 inches

Height:

68.7 inches

Length:

194.3 inches

Wheelbase:

117.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.7 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

5582 lbs

Width:

86.1 inches

Height:

77.5 inches

Length:

189.7 inches

Wheelbase:

113.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

9.5 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 9.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

265/50R19

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

275/55R19