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2005 BMW X5 vs. 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche

To start off, 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 BMW X5. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 BMW X5 would be higher. At 8,127 cc (8 cylinders), 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche (325 HP @ 4200 RPM) has 110 more horse power than 2005 BMW X5. (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche should accelerate faster than 2005 BMW X5. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche weights approximately 814 kg more than 2005 BMW X5. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are four wheel drive (4WD) - it offers better handling, traction, and control in all driving conditions compared with front wheel drive or rear wheel drive vehicles. 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, 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche (606 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 86 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 BMW X5. (520 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 BMW X5. 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche 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. 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche
Make BMW Chevrolet
Model X5 Avalanche
Year Released 2005 2006
Body Type SUV Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 8127 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 325 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 606 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3200 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 10.1:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 6 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 2984 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 5640 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 2030 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1880 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 3310 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.6 L/100km 7.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 140 L


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