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2014 Audi Q5

2014 BMW X3

  2014 Audi Q5 2014 BMW X3
MSRP
$37,300
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$39,800
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Invoice $34,690 $36,615
MPG
City/Highway
18/31 19/28
Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2014 Audi Q5 gets quite serious about fuel economy with TDI power; it's still one of the most elegant, truly carlike luxury crossover SUVs. Read Full Review The 2014 BMW X3 is one of the sportiest-driving yet most fuel-efficient compact crossovers; and especially if you're not budget-limited you'll almost certainly be happy with its useful technology options and finely detailed cabin. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • A lesson in good taste
  • Lots of drivetrain choices, all good
  • Quick shifts from the eight-speed
  • Quattro is standard
  • Google Earth maps make Audi Connect a must-have

Dislikes:

  • We're not sold by Drive Select's adaptive controls
  • Easy to spend more than $50,000
  • Still no standard rearview camera
  • Gas mileage isn't stellar on gas-only models
  • 3G connectivity comes with subscription fee

Likes:

  • Pert, nicely sculpted exterior
  • Soft, finely detailed cabin
  • Supportive seats
  • Strong, fuel-efficient powertrains
  • Great maneuverability

Dislikes:

  • Expensive options
  • Start-stop sometimes misses a beat
  • Noisy idle (28i)
  • Tall, but not much for the trail
Crash Test Ratings
Rollover Rating:
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