Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2014 BMW X6 VS 2014 Toyota Venza Near Scottsdale, AZ

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2014 BMW X6

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2014 Toyota Venza

Safety Comparison

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To provide maximum traction and stability on all roads, All Wheel Drive is standard on the X6. But it costs extra on the Venza.

When descending a steep, off-road slope, the X6’s standard Hill Descent Control allows you to creep down safely. The Venza doesn’t offer Hill Descent Control.

The X6’s optional lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane. The Venza doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

The X6 offers an optional Top View to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Venza only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

Compared to metal, the X6’s plastic fuel tank can withstand harder, more intrusive impacts without leaking; this decreases the possibility of fire. The Toyota Venza has a metal gas tank.

The X6 has standard BMW Assist, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to remotely unlock your doors if you lock your keys in, help track down your vehicle if it’s stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Venza doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the X6 and the Venza have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control and electronic stability systems to prevent skidding.

The BMW X6 weighs 739 to 1465 pounds more than the Toyota Venza. The NHTSA advises that heavier vehicles are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

Warranty Comparison

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The X6 comes with a full 4 year/50,000 mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes 24 hour roadside assistance. The Venza’s 3 year/36,000 mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 14,000 miles sooner.

The X6’s corrosion warranty is 7 years longer than the Venza’s (12 vs. 5 years).

BMW pays for scheduled maintenance on the X6 for 2 years and 25000 miles longer than Toyota pays for maintenance for the Venza (4/50,000 vs. 2/25000).

Engine Comparison

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The X6 has more powerful engines than the Venza:

Horsepower

Torque

X6 xDrive35i 3.0 turbo 6 cyl.

300 HP

300 lbs.-ft.

X6 xDrive35i M Performance Package 3.0 turbo 6 cyl.

315 HP

300 lbs.-ft.

X6 xDrive50i 4.4 turbo V8

400 HP

450 lbs.-ft.

X6 xDrive50i M Performance Package 4.4 turbo V8

430 HP

450 lbs.-ft.

Venza 2.7 DOHC 4 cyl.

181 HP

182 lbs.-ft.

Venza 3.5 DOHC V6

268 HP

246 lbs.-ft.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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Regenerative brakes improve the X6’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The Venza doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

The X6 has 4.7 gallons more fuel capacity than the Venza (22.4 vs. 17.7 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

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For better stopping power the X6’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Venza:

X6 xDrive35i

X6 xDrive50i

Venza

Front Rotors

13.7 inches

14.4 inches

12.8 inches

Rear Rotors

12.6 inches

13.6 inches

11.7 inches

The X6’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the Venza are solid, not vented.

The X6 stops much shorter than the Venza:

X6

Venza

70 to 0 MPH

163 feet

186 feet

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Tires and Wheels Comparison

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For better traction, the X6 has larger standard tires than the Venza (255/50R19 vs. 245/55R19). The X6’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Venza (F:275/40R20 & R:315/35R20 vs. 245/55R19).

The X6’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 50 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Venza 4 cyl.’s standard 55 series tires. The X6’s optional 275/40R20 front and 315/35R20 rear tires have a lower 40 series front and 35 series rear profile than the Venza V6’s 50 series tires.

Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires standard on the X6 can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The Venza doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

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The X6 has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The Venza’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

The X6 offers active sway bars, which help keep it flat and controlled during cornering, but disconnect at lower speeds to smooth the ride and offer greater off-road suspension articulation. This helps keep the tires glued to the road on-road and off. The Venza doesn’t offer an active sway bar system.

The X6 offers an available adjustable active suspension system, which counteracts cornering forces actively, limiting body roll and improving handling and stability. Toyota doesn’t offer an active suspension on the Venza.

The X6 offers an optional driver-adjustable suspension system. It allows the driver to choose between an extra-supple ride, reducing fatigue on long trips, or a sport setting, which allows maximum control for tricky roads or off-road. The Venza’s suspension doesn’t offer adjustable shock absorbers.

The X6 has a standard automatic rear load leveling suspension to keep ride height level with a heavy load or when towing. The Venza doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

The X6 has vehicle speed sensitive variable-assist power steering, for low-effort parking, better control at highway speeds and during hard cornering, and a better feel of the road. The Venza doesn’t offer variable-assist power steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the X6’s wheelbase is 6.2 inches longer than on the Venza (115.5 inches vs. 109.3 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the X6 is .5 inches wider in the front and 2.7 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the Venza.

The X6’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (49.8% to 50.2%) than the Venza’s (56.5% to 43.5%). This gives the X6 more stable handling and braking.

The X6 xDrive50i handles at .89 G’s, while the Venza pulls only .78 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

Ergonomics Comparison

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The engine computer on the X6 automatically engages the starter until the car starts with one twist of the key and disables the starter while the engine is running. The Venza’s starter can be accidentally engaged while the engine is running, making a grinding noise and possibly damaging the starter and ring gear.

The X6’s standard easy entry system raises the steering wheel, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The Venza doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

The X6 offers an optional heads-up display which projects speed and other key instrumentation readouts onto the windshield, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The Venza doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

The power windows standard on both the X6 and the Venza have locks to prevent small children from operating them. When the lock on the X6 is engaged the driver can still operate all of the windows, for instance to close one opened by a child. The Venza prevents the driver from operating the other windows just as it does the other passengers.

If the windows are left down on the X6 the driver can raise them all using the key in the outside lock cylinder. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows from outside the vehicle using the key in the outside lock cylinder or the keyless remote. The driver of the Venza can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The X6’s rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The Venza’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are standard on the X6 to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The Venza doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The X6 offers available headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The Venza doesn’t offer headlight washers.

To help drivers avoid possible obstacles, the X6 has standard cornering lights to illuminate around corners when the turn signals are activated. The Venza doesn’t offer cornering lights. The X6 also has standard adaptive headlights to illuminate around corners automatically by reading vehicle speed and steering wheel angle.

The X6’s power mirror controls are mounted on the armrest for easy access. The Venza’s power mirror controls are on the dash, hidden behind the steering wheel, where they are awkward to manipulate.

The X6 has standard automatic dimming rear and side view mirrors which automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on them, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The Venza has an automatic rear view mirror, but its side mirrors don’t dim.

The X6 has standard heated front seats. Heated front seats are only available on the Venza XLE/Limited. The X6 also offers optional heated rear seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren’t available in the Venza.

The X6’s optional air conditioned front seats cool the driver and front passenger and help take the sting out of hot leather in Summer. The Venza doesn’t offer air conditioned front seats.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the X6 offers an optional Adaptive Cruise Control, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The Venza doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.

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