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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
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium
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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
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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
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 57.7
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.4 7.9
Length, Overall (in) 183.0 182.2
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 56.5 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) 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 -
Brakes
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) 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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.7 19.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.8 16.3
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 -
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/55R17 235/60R18
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 440
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4112 4090
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 258 @ 6600 211 @ 4300
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
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
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
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
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name BMW X3 Audi Q5
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.7 8.5
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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