Compare 2011 Audi Q5 vs 2011 BMW X3

2011 Audi Q5
2011 BMW X3
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quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium 20 27 $32,736 $35,200
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 27 $32,736 $35,200
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Premium Plus 18 23 $39,526 $42,500
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Prestige 18 23 $39,526 $42,500
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AWD 4-Door 28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 28i 19 25 $33,810 $36,750
AWD 4-Door 35i 19 26 $37,765 $41,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,736
$33,810
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,200
$36,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$587 / month
$613 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Audi Q5 is one of the best upscale picks in a compact crossover, thanks to its sleek lines, practical interior, responsive feel, and city-savvy size. BMW finally has a crossover that's as good as its cars. The 2011 BMW X3 looks fantastic; performs like a sport sedan; and has a comfortable, top-notch interior.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 40.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.5 90.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.0 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
63.7 63.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 183.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.1 65.4
Liftover Height (in)
27.3 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.5 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 110.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
57.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.1 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 12.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 17.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 - TBD -
Steering Type
Speed sensitive pwr rack & pinion Servotronic Pwr Assist
Tires
Rear Tire Size
235/60R18 P245/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
HX2 NA
Front Tire Size
235/60R18 P245/55R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
HX2 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 3000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4090 4112
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 210
Engine
Fuel System
Direct injection MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 221 @ 2750-4000
Engine Order Code
- TBD - NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 4300 240 @ 6600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.84
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.11
Trans Type
8 8
Drivetrain
All wheel drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.14
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.73
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi Q5 BMW X3
Body Style
4dr SUV 4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-link independent steel spring - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
5-link independent steel spring - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 5 (2010)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-- -
Overall Side Crash Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- -
Rollover Rating
-

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