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Selected Style AWD 4-Door 30i
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive30i 17 24 $35,740 $38,850
quattro 4-Door Prestige
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Trim

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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 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
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
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Wheelbase (in) 110.1 110.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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 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
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 4400
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4012 4244
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
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
Fuel System MPI Direct injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 20
Transmission
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.35 4.17
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW X3 Audi Q5
Body Style 4 Door 4dr SUV
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
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.8 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5
 
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