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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door S 17 23 N/A $49,900
AWD 4-Door Turbo 17 23 N/A $72,300
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
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Porsche Macan swings for the crossover fences, with Cayenne performance in a more tidy, somewhat more cost-effective package. 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 23 mpg 28 mpg
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Leg Room (in) - 36.8
Front Leg Room (in) - 39.9
Second Head Room (in) - 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 56
Front Head Room (in) - 40.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) - 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.8 8.3
Length, Overall (in) 184.3 183
Height, Overall (in) 63.4 65.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 65 63.4
Wheelbase (in) 110.5 110.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.1 74.1
Track Width, Front (in) 65.2 62.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 17.7 27.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 53 63.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 17.7 27.6
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) 13.8 12.9
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) 19.8 17.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 39
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Front Tire Size P235/55VR19 P245/50WR18
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code H6J NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/50VR19 P245/50WR18
Rear Tire Order Code H6J NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 1653 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 165 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 248 525
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1653 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1653 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4112 4068
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 X 9 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 X 8 18 X 8
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 340 @ 5500 240 @ 5000
Engine Type Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 339 @ 1450 260 @ 1250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0 L/183 2.0 L/122
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 24
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.94 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.15 3.14
Trans Order Code NA 205
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.52 0.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.67
Trans Description Cont. Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.63 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.69 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.13 3.38
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 2.11
Trans Type 7 8
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Porsche Macan BMW X3
Suspension Type - Front Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4.0 (Est) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.5 (Est) 7.5
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 210
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