Compare 2012 Audi Q7 vs 2012 BMW X5

2012 Audi Q7
2012 BMW X5
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quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium 16 22 $43,013 $46,250
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 16 22 $43,013 $46,250
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium 17 25 $47,849 $51,450
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 17 25 $47,849 $51,450
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 17 25 $47,849 $51,450
quattro 4-Door 3.0T S line 16 22 $55,753 $59,950
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AWD 4-Door 35i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 35i 16 23 $43,700 $47,500
AWD 4-Door 35i Premium 16 23 $50,785 $55,200
AWD 4-Door 35d 19 26 $52,165 $56,700
AWD 4-Door 35i Sport Activity 16 23 $53,085 $57,700
AWD 4-Door 50i 14 20 $59,065 $64,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,013
$43,700
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,250
$47,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$771 / month
$792 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Audi Q7 has what upscale suburban families want: a lavish interior, a cabin full of premium features, and performance and ride that are very carlike--plus serious towing ability if and when you need it. It doesn't pop with the styling or interior plushness of its competitors, but the 2012 BMW X5 has the powerful X5 M and frugal diesel up its sleeve.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
29.2 NA
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 39.3
Third Hip Room (in)
- TBD - NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 58.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.0
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Head Room (in)
35.6 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
48.6 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 36.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 36.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 60.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
133.2 102.4
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.1 76.1
Track Width, Front (in)
65.0 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
200.3 191.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.4 69.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.0 65.0
Wheelbase (in)
118.2 115.5
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)
72.5 75.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
10.9 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.0 21.9
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 12.6 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x - TBD - 13.7 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 22.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 19.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 42.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.66 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
255/55R18 255/55R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
255/55R18 255/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
990 900
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6600 6000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5291 4960
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 6.5 NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 210
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 4920 300 @ 5800-6250
Engine Type
Supercharged Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System
Direct Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 2250 300 @ 1300-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 2.11
Trans Type
8 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.84
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.83 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.85 4.71
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi Q7 BMW X5
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 9.6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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