Photo Comparison: New BMW X5 vs. Mercedes-Benz ML vs. Audi Q7 vs. Porsche Cayenne

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With the launch of the new BMW X5, we are giving you another photo comparison against the competition. We pitted the BMW X5 against the …

With the launch of the new BMW X5, we are giving you another photo comparison against the competition. We pitted the BMW X5 against the Mercedes-Benz ML, Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne. The visual comparison gives us a 360 view at the design of these four premium SUVs and how they compare in quality and dimensions.

The new 2014 BMW X5 measures 192.3 in (4,886 mm) in length, 76.2 in (1,938 mm) in width, 69.3 in (1,938 mm) in height and has a wheelbase of 115.4 (2,933 mm). Mercedes-Benz’s ML SUV is slightly shorter but a tad taller than the X5. 189.1 in (4,803 mm) in length, 75.8 (1,950 mm) in width, 70.7 in (1,796 mm) in height and the wheelbase measures in at 114.8 (2,916 mm).

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Next is the Audi Q7 which is the largest of these four vehicles: 200.3 in (5,088 mm) in length, 78.1 in (1,984 mm) in width, 68.4 in (1,737 mm) in height, and 118.2 in (3,002 mm) wheelbase. The second generation Porsche Cayenne has also moved up in size. In length it measures 190.8 in (4,846 mm), the width is 76.3 in (1,938 mm), it’s 67.1 in (1,705 mm) tall and has a wheelbase of 114.0 in (2,895 mm).

Design wise all these four premium SUVs have their own followers. While the X5 and Cayenne stand out with their dynamic and sporty lines, the ML is all about classy and luxury lines, while the Q7 packs the most cabin tech of the bunch. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it will be unfair for us to draw a final conclusion on which one of those SUVs wins in the design department.

As always, BMWBLOG gives you the opportunity to cast your vote in the poll below.

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29 responses to “Photo Comparison: New BMW X5 vs. Mercedes-Benz ML vs. Audi Q7 vs. Porsche Cayenne”

  1. Elbin says:

    i like the new x5..especially the interior and the new equipments….but from the front view….its little awkward…..but overall i like it…:)

  2. Adam says:

    I don’t know what all the pissing and moaning on the forums is all about, the X5 looks great, especially next to its rivals.

  3. Adam says:

    I don’t know what all the pissing and moaning on the forums is all about, the X5 looks great, especially next to its rivals.

  4. Adam says:

    I don’t know what all the pissing and moaning on the forums is all about, the X5 looks great, especially next to its rivals.

  5. Dynamic car says:

    Interior-wise the ML is far ahead of the X5 which has a 1 Series interior. Shame on BMW!!!!!

    • Tom says:

      Unfortunately, MB interiors don’t hold up well over years. I’ve had too many experiences of deteriorating dashboards from my older Benz’ of various generations to show for.

  6. cs4444 says:

    Q7 interior looks soooo bad!!

  7. Pete says:

    the bmw exterior looks like an x3
    the interior looks the best although highly unoriginal

  8. Tom says:

    Dare I say, they are all good looking SUVs.

  9. FRED says:

    thanks good comparison….what we want..

  10. razzmus says:

    exterior looks bit heavy just like GL merc … but I think it also depends on what package will you choose (dynamic, comfort, m-sport) … as for interior it looks very good, yes there’s similarities with x1 or x3 but there’s no tragedy they all are from one big family X :) conclusion – bravo bavarians! i’m sure it will spoil rival’s mood for a long time …

  11. Brandon says:

    Q7 is definitely the worst!!!

  12. Jake says:

    Look at all those little nav screens xD

  13. Giles says:

    Show a comparison vs the New Range Rover Sport! I have an E70 and have been waiting for this car, but am disappointed and now seriously considering the Range Rover instead. All the German SUVs are Fugly !

  14. Serdar Levent Yılmaz says:

    2.0 diesel engine is a huge plus for the new X5. :)

  15. viper says:

    accorgding to you the bmw x5 is the tallest? it can’t be 1,94m tall. please correct that.

    still based on these pictures , the ugliest rear x5 , ugliest front x5 , the best interior ML and Cayenne , for size and presence Q7 , best looking rear Q7 , best front Q7 and ML.
    waiting for real life comparison .
    overall :the ‘new’ X5: expected , nothing groundbreaking , still boring side windows , a bit disappointed right now.

  16. Matt says:

    The front end on the X5 really doesn’t look that impressive, but the white color isn’t doing it any favors. Interior is nice, but the MB trumps it (as much as it pains me to admit). The Q7 does have quite the front end presence but the interior is highly lacking. I do think the X5 has the overall, but doesn’t excel in any one area. Kind of a Bimmer trait.

  17. slapyoself says:

    x5 owns all so cut the bshit noise. im picking up my f15 3.5 m sport in a week. i test drove each whip here n the x5 was last on the list. with that all i gotta say is fuuuk the haters u should all slit your wrists. (ps. range rover is whack, 60+ gs for shit tech)

    • DrewSF says:

      Slapyoself — do us all a favor and make your username a reality. SLAP YOUR SELF. Maybe then you’ll join planet earth. And sugesting that anyone should slit their wrists? I mean really? Were you born on a dirt floor? Highly uncalled for. You must be tackier than a hot glue gun.

  18. tarena1991 says:

    As far as Interiors are concerned….Cayenne interior is by far the most unique and definitely the most masculine. The Q7 is absolutely ancient in car terms. The ML looks like like a van and the X5 looks like a Mazda 6…. all in all… I’m not particularly impressed with any of them

  19. jttk says:

    Porsche Cayenne..of course…inside and out.

  20. J says:

    I’m hearing major transmission problems with the x5.. made in France, Ouch!

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