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2016 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML 550 4MATIC
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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

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2016 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
ML 550 4MATIC
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2019 BMW X5
xDrive40i AWD
MSRP
$60,700
Invoice
$56,950
Average Price Paid
$57,387
5,512 listings nationwide

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ML 550 4MATIC
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xDrive40i AWD
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2016 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
ML 550 4MATIC
CarGurus Instant Market Value
N/A
2019 BMW X5
xDrive40i AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$67,643
667 listings nationwide
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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2016 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
ML 550 4MATIC
No Expert Reviews
2019 BMW X5
xDrive40i AWD
Michael Perkins Test Drive Review:

The BMW X5 redefined SUVs 20 years ago, leaning into the idea that you could have truck form and car function all in one package. In fact, BMW branded the original X5 as an SAV—a Sport...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2016 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
ML 550 4MATIC
10
writes:
Handling Ranked 2016 BMW X5 better.
"Quick in the turns and hugs the road."
Looks/Style Ranked 2016 BMW X5 better.
"Looks more sporty and handles better."
20
writes:
Power Ranked 2016 Volvo XC90 T5 Inscription AWD better.
"the small 4 cylinder is powerful enough for this family car."
Front Seats Ranked 2016 Volvo XC90 T5 Inscription AWD better.
"probably the best seats Ive never tried. Outstanding."
2019 BMW X5
xDrive40i AWD
10
writes:
Great car
30
writes:
Feels like a tanker compared to x3. Did not like the way steering felt. Acceleration was more than adequate.

Specs

2016 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
ML 550 4MATIC
2019 BMW X5
xDrive40i AWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain --
AWD
Fuel Economy, City --
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway --
26 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume -- 21.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type --
Gasoline
Power --
335 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque --
330 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders --
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio --
11:1
Displacement --
3,000 cc
Bore x Stroke --
3.23 in x 3.72 in
Safety
ABS Brakes -- Standard
Driver Airbag -- Standard
Passenger Airbag -- Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning -- Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio -- Standard
Power Windows -- Standard
Power Door Locks -- Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating -- 7 seats
Front Legroom -- 39.8 in
Back Legroom -- 37.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 33.9 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 849 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity -- 6,603 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 7,209 lbs
Exterior
Length -- 194.3 in
Width -- 87.3 in
Height -- 69 in
Wheelbase -- 117.1 in

Available Options

2016 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
ML 550 4MATIC
2019 BMW X5
xDrive40i AWD

Exterior Colors

  • AMETRIN Metallic
  • Alpine White
  • Arctic Gray Metallic
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Carbon Black Metallic
  • Dark Graphite Metallic
  • Jet Black
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Phytonic Blue Metallic
  • Pyrite Brown Metallic
  • Ruby Black Metallic
  • Sunstone Metallic
  • TANZANITE Blue II Metallic
  • Terra Brown Metallic

Option Packages

  • Harman/Kardon Surround Sound System
  • 2-Axle Air Suspension
  • Luxury Seating Package
  • Soft-Close Automatic Doors
  • Off-Road Package
  • Individual Piano Finish Black Trim
  • Leather Dashboard
  • 3RD Row Seat
  • Active Cruise Control
  • Alcantara Headliner In Upholstery Color
  • Ash Grain Silver Gray High-Gloss Fine-Wood Trim
  • Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System
  • Comfort Handling Package
  • Convenience Package
  • Driving Assistance Plus Package
  • Driving Assistance Professional Package
  • Executive Package
  • Fineline Cross Black W/Aluminum Inserts
  • Glass Controls
  • Icon Adaptive Led Headlights W/LASERLIGHT
  • M Sport Brakes
  • M Sport Package
  • Parking Assistance Package
  • Premium Package
  • Premium Package 2
  • Professional Rear-Seat Entertainment
  • Trailer Hitch - 7,200 LB Towing Limit
  • Head-Up Display
  • Night Vision with Pedestrian Detection
  • AMARONE/Black, (Ind) Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Individual Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Black, VERNASCA Leather Upholstery (MC)
  • Canberra Beige, VERNASCA Leather Upholstery (MC)
  • Coffee, Individual Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Coffee, VERNASCA Leather Upholstery (MC)
  • Cognac, VERNASCA Leather Upholstery (MC)
  • Ivory White, Individual Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Ivory White, VERNASCA Leather Upholstery (MC)
  • TARTUFO, Individual Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Multi-Contour Seats
  • Active Cruise Control
  • Integral Active Steering
  • Wheels: 20" X 9" V-Spoke (Style 738)
  • Wheels: 21" X 9.5" FR & 21" X 10" RR M Y-Spoke
  • Wheels: 21" X 9.5" FR & 21" X 10" RR Y-Spoke
  • Wheels: 21" X 9.5" FR & 21" X 10.5" RR Bi-Color
  • Wheels: 22" X 9.5" FR & 22" X 10.5" RR M Double-Spoke

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