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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 21 28 $37,760 $40,500
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 26 $42,360 $45,500
AWD 4-Door xDrive28d 27 34 $39,140 $42,000
RWD 4-Door sDrive28i 21 28 $35,920 $38,500
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 18 27 $35,695 $38,800
AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 22 33 $29,990 $32,600
RWD 4-Door sDrive28i 23 34 $28,430 $30,900
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TCC's Bottom Line Among compact crossovers, the 2015 BMW X3 doesn't try to be rugged; instead it's one of the sportiest and most fuel-efficient in its class, and this year's new sDrive and diesel models add to that while the lineup gets even more tech and active-safety options. The 2014 BMW X1 has plenty of style and enthusiasm, although it's a little short on some of the versatility and utility you might expect.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 34 mpg
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 39.9 41.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 39.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56 54.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 55
Second Leg Room (in) 36.5 34.9
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.1 70.8
Track Width, Front (in) 62.8 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8 -
Length, Overall (in) 183.8 176.5
Height, Overall (in) 66.1 60.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.4 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 110.6 108.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 63.3 56
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 27.6 25
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 27.6 25
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13 13
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.9 13
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.7 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39 37.1
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Front Tire Size P245/50WR18 P225/50HR17
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/50WR18 P225/50HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4030 3527
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 17 X 7.5
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 210 210
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 1250 260 @ 1250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 5000 240 @ 5000
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 23
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.71 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.38 3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 2.11
Trans Type 8 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 0.67
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.30 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 3.14
Trans Order Code 205 205
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 1.67
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.84
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name BMW X3 BMW X1
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.5 (Est) 6.7 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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