Compare 2012 BMW X3 vs 2012 Audi Q5

2012 BMW X3
2012 Audi Q5
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AWD 4-Door 28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 28i 19 25 $34,130 $37,100
AWD 4-Door 35i 19 26 $39,285 $42,700
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quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium 20 27 $33,108 $35,600
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 27 $33,108 $35,600
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Premium Plus 18 23 $39,990 $43,000
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Prestige 18 23 $39,990 $43,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,130
$33,108
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,100
$35,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$618 / month
$593 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
A great-looking crossover with its most carlike performance yet, the BMW X3 also has more interior room and better materials than before. The 2012 Audi Q5 is one of the
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
39.9 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.1 101.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.7
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.4 65.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.3 63.5
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 110.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 74.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.6 63.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
183.0 182.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
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)
19.4 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)
56.5 57.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.8 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 x 1.1 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 38.1
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.8 16.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/55R17 235/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/55R17 235/60R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
794 660
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 4400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5291 4400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 440
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4112 4090
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 140
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 2750-4000 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
258 @ 6600 211 @ 4300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 0.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.76
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.11
Trans Type
8 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All wheel drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 Audi Q5
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Five-Link Trapezoidal-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Joint Strut 5-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- --
Overall Side Crash Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
-

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