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2005 BMW X5 vs. 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

To start off, 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 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 3,491 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 BMW X5 (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 4 more horse power than 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. (211 HP @ 5800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 1090 kg more than 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. 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 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. 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 @ 2000 RPM) has 230 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. (290 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 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 Monte Carlo will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Make BMW Chevrolet
Model X5 Monte Carlo
Year Released 2005 2006
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 3491 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 215 HP 211 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 99.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 75.9 mm
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1080 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 5000 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2810 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.6 L/100km 9.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 64 L


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