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BMW X5 vs. Mercedes-Benz GL MPG

Chart is based on 99 fuel economy reports for the BMW X5 and 48 fuel economy reports for the Mercedes-Benz GL.

BMW X5 MPG

BMW X5 BMW X5 2012 24.5 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2011 19.2 MPG Highway Percentage 5 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2011 22.8 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2010 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 22 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2009 21.8 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2009 21.9 MPG Highway Percentage 9 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2009 14.4 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2008 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 68 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2007 16.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2007 18.9 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2006 17.5 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2006 19.3 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2005 18.2 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2005 19.4 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2004 17.0 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2004 17.8 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2004 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2003 16.7 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2003 20.9 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2002 14.2 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2002 17.7 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2002 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2001 20.6 MPG Highway Percentage 72 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 0 10 90 75 24.5  
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 10 80 5 5 60 19.2  
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 4 34 28 35 75 22.8  
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 7 38 32 22 79 21.2  
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 282hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 10 70 20 100 21.8  
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 2 69 20 9 64 21.9  
2009 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 5 30 40 25 90 14.4  
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 5 9 18 68 63 21.2  
2007 4dr SUV 350-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 3 0 57 40 70 16.0  
2007 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 25 0 33 43 86 18.9  
2006 4dr SUV 315-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 19 22 13 46 61 17.5  
2006 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 13 33 43 62 19.3  
2005 4dr SUV 315-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 16 24 13 47 86 18.2  
2005 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 0 50 2 49 73 19.4  
2004 4dr SUV 315-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 2 5 30 63 70 17.0  
2004 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 20 20 20 40 70 17.8  
2004 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 0 40 60 60 20.0  
2003 4dr SUV 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 3 20 37 41 75 16.7  
2003 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 6 15 21 58 75 20.9  
2002 4dr SUV 340-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 10 10 40 40 60 14.2  
2002 4dr SUV 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 50 0 50 60 17.7  
2002 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 33 32 2 34 65 19.0  
2001 4dr SUV 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 2 25 2 72 67 20.6  

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Mercedes-Benz GL MPG

Mercedes-Benz GL Mercedes-Benz GL 2014 27.3 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Mercedes-Benz GL Mercedes-Benz GL 2011 15.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Mercedes-Benz GL Mercedes-Benz GL 2010 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent Mercedes-Benz GL Mercedes-Benz GL 2009 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 27 percent Mercedes-Benz GL Mercedes-Benz GL 2009 18.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Mercedes-Benz GL Mercedes-Benz GL 2008 22.4 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent Mercedes-Benz GL Mercedes-Benz GL 2008 17.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Mercedes-Benz GL Mercedes-Benz GL 2008 17.3 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Mercedes-Benz GL Mercedes-Benz GL 2007 25.3 MPG Highway Percentage 64 percent Mercedes-Benz GL Mercedes-Benz GL 2007 16.0 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Mercedes-Benz GL Mercedes-Benz GL 2007 17.4 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2014 4dr SUV turbocharged 240hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 1 4 15 80 65 27.3  
2011 4dr SUV 382-horsepower 5.5L V8
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 1 49 20 30 70 15.0  
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 210hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 7 13 34 46 64 24.0  
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 210hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 0 13 60 27 72 22.5  
2009 4dr SUV 335-horsepower 4.7L V8
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 21 22 27 30 60 18.0  
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 215hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 6 23 31 41 71 22.4  
2008 4dr SUV 335-horsepower 4.7L V8
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
flat med hvy 13 30 28 30 83 17.0  
2008 4dr SUV 335-horsepower 4.7L V8
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 21 21 23 35 85 17.3  
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 215hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 3 12 22 64 67 25.3  
2007 4dr SUV 335-horsepower 4.7L V8
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
hills med light 15 21 22 42 60 16.0  
2007 4dr SUV 335-horsepower 4.7L V8
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 9 16 38 38 65 17.4  

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BMW X5 vs. Mercedes-Benz GL MPG

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GL's where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of their real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the BMW X5

BMW X5 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Diesel engine, 24 MPG highway, 600 miles per tank see full BMW X5 review
2007 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Better than our 6 cyl Grand Cherokee by far see full BMW X5 review
BMW X5 Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
like many other SUV it consume more fuel, but I know the EPA before buying the X5. see full BMW X5 review
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
poor compared to diesel see full BMW X5 review
2006 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The 3.0L i6 is rather underpowered, and it's hard for me to squeeze even 22 mpg out of my X5. Most of the time, I get close to 20. Most V8 X5s from this generation get 16-18 mpg. see full BMW X5 review
2004 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I get a consistant 16.6mpg. Mostly in town driving. see full BMW X5 review
2003 4dr SUV 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
A gas drinker~~~ even considered its engine litre~~~ see full BMW X5 review
2002 4dr SUV 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
It gets about 16 mpg in town and about 19-20 on the highway. For the amount of performance I should not complain but I would love a SUV that got about 30 see full BMW X5 review
2001 4dr SUV 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Horrible mileage. see full BMW X5 review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Mercedes-Benz GL

Mercedes-Benz GL Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2013 In the EPA's fuel economy tests the Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTEC rates 19 mpg city and 26 mpg highway. We observed low 20s in casual suburban driving (a few mpg lower with a heavy foot, a few mpg higher with a very light one) and 25.5 on our trip to Chicago and back (which included some heavy urban driving and 70-mph highways). These numbers don't seem so great, given that the GL350 burns diesel? Consider that the GL-Class is not only wide and tall but also very heavy, at nearly 5,500 pounds unloaded. The gas-powered GL450 is rated 14/19. Our family vehicle, a Ford Taurus X that weighs over 1,000 pounds less than the Mercedes, struggles to crack 22 on the highway. The Audi Q7 rates the same in city driving, and a couple mpg better on the highway. Since the GL350 is almost in another class size-wise, I'm calling this one a draw. Multiply this fuel economy by a 26.4-gallon tank, and the GL350 can go quite far between $100+ fill-ups. Is it really possible to drive the nearly 300 miles to Chicago--and then back--on one tank? Yes it is, with nearly a quarter-tank to spare. (Is it possible to do this without any of three kids needing to stop for a bathroom break? To our even greater surprise, yes to this as well. They were busy watching the $1,950 dual-screen entertainment system.) see full Mercedes-Benz GL review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Mercedes-Benz GL

Mercedes-Benz GL Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 210hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
For a large, seven passenger SUV it can deliver upwards of 28 mpg on the highway. see full Mercedes-Benz GL review
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 215hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Diesel provides 25 MPG on the highway see full Mercedes-Benz GL review
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 215hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
25 mpg highway fuel efficiency for a large 7 passenger SUV is fantastic see full Mercedes-Benz GL review
Mercedes-Benz GL Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV 335-horsepower 4.7L V8
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
15 mpg average. premium fuel. see full Mercedes-Benz GL review