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Selected Style AWD 4-Door 3.0si
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 3.0si 18 26 $35,510 $38,600
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Prestige
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Premium 18 23 $34,596 $37,200
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Premium Plus 18 23 $34,596 $37,200
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Prestige 18 23 $34,596 $37,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,510
$34,596
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,600
$37,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$643 / month
$620 / month
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TCC Rating
8.2
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TCC's 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. The 2009 Audi Q5 sports the sleek lines of a sweet German sedan, a date-worthy cabin, and good, hefty, but gimmicky handling.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.8 37.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 38.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 57.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 56.4
Front Leg Room (in) 40.2 41.0
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.1 101.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 63.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.0 7.9
Length, Overall (in) 179.9 182.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.9 65.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.7 63.5
Wheelbase (in) 110.1 110.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 74.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 71.0 57.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 30.0 29.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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 - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.7 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.9 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.4 38.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed sensitive pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA HN2
Front Tire Size P235/55HR17 235/55R19
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA HN2
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P235/55HR17 235/55R19
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 440
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 4400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 4400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 440
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4012 4178
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 19 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 150
Engine
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System - TBD - Direct injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 2750 243 @ 3000
Engine Order Code NA - TBD -
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 260 @ 6600 270 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 20
Transmission
Drivetrain AWD All wheel drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.93 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.50 2.34
Trans Order Code NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 4.22
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 1.14
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.35 4.17
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.66 1.52
Trans Type 6 Tiptronic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4dr SUV
Vehicle Name BMW X3 Audi Q5
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double-Pivot NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Trapezoidal-link independent steel spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Central Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent 5-link independent steel spring
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5
 
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