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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
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)
12.6 x - TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 19.2
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R17 225/65SR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4023 3860
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 17 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 6 Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
- TBD - MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
214 @ 3500 242 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 3.3L/202
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
225 @ 5900 230 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Hard Top 4-Door SUV
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 Lexus RX 330
Suspension
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
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

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