2005 BMW X5 vs. 2011 Kia Cee'd

To start off, 2011 Kia Cee'd is newer by 6 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 101 more horse power than 2011 Kia Cee'd. (114 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 2011 Kia Cee'd. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 812 kg more than 2011 Kia Cee'd. 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 2011 Kia Cee'd. 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 265 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Kia Cee'd. (255 Nm @ 1900 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Kia Cee'd.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 2011 Kia Cee'd
Make BMW Kia
Model X5 Cee'd
Year Released 2005 2011
Body Type SUV Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 1582 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 114 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 255 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 1900 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 77.2 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 84.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 17.3:1
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Top Speed 210 km/hour 188 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.3 seconds 11.4 seconds
Drive Type 4WD Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1358 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4260 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2660 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.6 L/100km 4.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 53 L


More Comparisons


Replacing Your Front Disc Brakes Made Simple: The Definitive DIY Guide
Replace the front disc brakes of your vehicle and save money on labour cost. Read this guide to learn how. [read more]
What to look for when buying a used/second hand car.
Diligence through every step of the buying process will help you find a reliable used car and avoid any unpleasant surprises. [read more]
Step-by-Step Guide on How to Perform an Oil Change on Your Car
One of the most effective ways of saving money on car maintenance is to change the oil yourself. [read more]