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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door 17 25 $32,550 $35,000
AWD 4-Door 17 24 $33,852 $36,400
RWD 4-Door Journey 17 25 $34,596 $37,200
AWD 4-Door Journey 17 24 $35,898 $38,600
AWD 4-Door xDrive28i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 21 28 $36,615 $39,800
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 26 $41,310 $44,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,550
$36,615
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,000
$39,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$583 / month
$663 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Infiniti QX50 isn't as useful as many of its competitors, but it's more fun to drive–and comes with a handsome, well-appointed interior. The 2014 BMW X3 is one of the sportiest-driving yet most fuel-efficient compact crossovers; and especially if you're not budget-limited you'll almost certainly be happy with its useful technology options and finely detailed cabin.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 52.9 -
Second Leg Room (in) 28.5 36.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.5 40.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91.7 -
Second Hip Room (in) 50 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 57.3
Second Head Room (in) 38.4 39.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 56
Front Leg Room (in) 44.3 39.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.6 63.4
Wheelbase (in) 110.2 110.6
Liftover Height (in) 28.5 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71 74.1
Track Width, Front (in) 62.7 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6 8.3
Length, Overall (in) 182.3 183
Height, Overall (in) 61.9 65.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 18.6 27.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 47.4 63.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 18.6 27.6
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 12.9
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) 12.1 13
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 17.7
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 39
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/55VR18 P245/50WR18
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/55VR18 P245/50WR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3790 4068
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 500 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 210
Engine
Fuel System Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 267 @ 5200 260 @ 1250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.7 L/226 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 325 @ 7000 240 @ 5000
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 28
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.67
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.92 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.13 3.38
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.11
Trans Type 7 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.84
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.97 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.19 3.14
Trans Order Code NA 205
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle
Vehicle Name Infiniti QX50 BMW X3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.8 (Est) 7.5
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 525
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 3500
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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