Compare 2010 BMW X3 vs 2010 Audi Q5

2010 BMW X3
2010 Audi Q5
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AWD 4-Door xDrive30i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive30i 17 24 $35,740 $38,850
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quattro 4-Door Prestige
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door Premium 18 23 $34,735 $37,350
quattro 4-Door Premium Plus 18 23 $34,735 $37,350
quattro 4-Door Prestige 18 23 $34,735 $37,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,740
$34,735
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,850
$37,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$648 / month
$623 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 BMW X3 beats other luxury crossovers in handling and gutsy performance, but it's still less satisfying than BMW's own 3-Series wagon. The 2010 Audi Q5 tops TheCarConnection.com's ratings, thanks to sleek lines and a weekend-worthy cabin-though the gimmicky handling features would be better left behind.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.1 101.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 37.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.2 41.0
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
110.1 110.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 74.0
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
30.0 29.1
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)
71.0 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 -
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 - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 19.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 235/55R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA HN2
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 235/55R19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA HN2
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 4400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 440
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 440
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3000 4400
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4012 4244
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
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
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
Fuel System
MPI 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
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Transmission
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)
1.67 1.52
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 Audi Q5
Body Style
4 Door 4dr SUV
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 5-link independent steel spring
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5

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