2005 BMW X5 vs. 2007 Volkswagen Golf

To start off, 2007 Volkswagen Golf is newer by 2 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 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 18 more horse power than 2007 Volkswagen Golf. (197 HP @ 5100 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 2007 Volkswagen Golf. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 787 kg more than 2007 Volkswagen Golf. 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 2007 Volkswagen Golf. 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 240 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Volkswagen Golf. (280 Nm @ 1800 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Volkswagen Golf. 2007 Volkswagen Golf 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. 2007 Volkswagen Golf will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 2007 Volkswagen Golf
Make BMW Volkswagen
Model X5 Golf
Year Released 2005 2007
Body Type SUV Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 1983 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 197 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5100 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 280 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 1800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 82.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 92.9 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 10.3:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Top Speed 210 km/hour 235 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.3 seconds 6.9 seconds
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1383 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4220 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.6 L/100km 7.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 55 L


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