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Selected Style quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium
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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
AWD 4-Door 28i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 28i N/A N/A $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
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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 -
Second Leg Room (in) 37.4 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 38.1 40.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x - TBD - 12.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.8 17.7
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size 235/60R18 P245/55R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code HX2 NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size 235/60R18 P245/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code HX2 NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4400 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4090 4112
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front 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
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 211 @ 4300 240 @ 6600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I6
Fuel System Direct injection MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 1500 221 @ 2750-4000
Engine Order Code - TBD - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 - TBD -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 - TBD -
Transmission
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
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - 1.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi Q5 BMW X3
Body Style 4dr SUV 4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 5 (2010)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 - TBD -
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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