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2008 BMW X3

2009 Audi Q5

  2008 BMW X3-Series 3.0si 2009 Audi Q5
MSRP
$38,600
$37,200
Invoice $35,510 $34,596
MPG
City/Highway
18/26 18/23
Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2008 BMW X3 gets much-needed improvements to its ride and its interior, but it's still more rugged--though not as refined--as the Acura RDX. Read Full Review The 2009 Audi Q5 sports the sleek lines of a sweet German sedan, a date-worthy cabin, and good, hefty, but gimmicky handling. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Upgraded power
  • Available manual transmission
  • Revamped interior styling
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Panoramic sunroof

Dislikes:

  • Choppy styling
  • Tight second-row seating
  • Handling more SUV than crossover

Likes:

  • Appealing style, inside and out
  • Quality feel of cabin and controls
  • Ample V-6 power
  • Standard all-wheel drive

Dislikes:

  • Drive Select gimmickry
  • Steering too heavy in all modes
  • pricey addition to the class
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available
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