Compare 2006 BMW X3 vs 2006 Lexus RX 330

2006 BMW X3
2006 Lexus RX 330
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X3 4-Door AWD 3.0i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 4-Door AWD 3.0i 17 25 $33,670 $36,800
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4-Door SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door SUV 18 24 $32,186 $36,370
4-Door SUV AWD 18 24 $33,425 $37,770
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,670
$32,186
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,800
$36,370
Monthly Payment Estimate
$613 / month
$606 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle Mid-Size Station Wgn
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.1 102.5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 57.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.2 42.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
110.1 106.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.0 7.09
Length, Overall (in)
179.7 186.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.9 66.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - 38.3
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)
71 84.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x - TBD - 12.6 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)
12.6 x - TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 19.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.9 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R17 225/65SR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55R17 225/65SR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact 225/65SR17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4023 3860
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 17 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/182 3.3L/202
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
225 @ 5900 230 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas 6 Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
- TBD - MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
214 @ 3500 242 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
Transmission
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.756
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
AWD Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.378
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.50 2.360
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.64 3.478
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.047
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.35 4.235
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.517
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 Lexus RX 330
Body Style
4 Door Hard Top 4-Door SUV
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Dual-Link Strut

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