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2005 BMW X5 vs. 2000 Nissan Sentra

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2000 Nissan Sentra. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2000 Nissan Sentra would be higher. At 2,926 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 BMW X5 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 BMW X5 (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 62 more horse power than 2000 Nissan Sentra. (153 HP @ 3600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 2000 Nissan Sentra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 1030 kg more than 2000 Nissan Sentra. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 BMW X5 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2000 Nissan Sentra. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 will offer significantly more control. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2005 BMW X5 (520 Nm) has 336 more torque (in Nm) than 2000 Nissan Sentra. (184 Nm). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2000 Nissan Sentra. 2000 Nissan Sentra has automatic transmission and 2005 BMW X5 has manual transmission. 2005 BMW X5 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2000 Nissan Sentra will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 2000 Nissan Sentra
Make BMW Nissan
Model X5 Sentra
Year Released 2005 2000
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 1999 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 153 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 3600 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 184 Nm
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1140 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4520 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2630 mm


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