Compare 2015 Porsche Macan vs 2014 BMW X3

2015 Porsche Macan
2014 BMW X3
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AWD 4-Door S
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
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AWD 4-Door xDrive28i
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
N/A
$36,615
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,900
$39,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$832 / month
$663 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
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
City
17 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
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
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
184.3 183
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
Brakes
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
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 39
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
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
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1653 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 350
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
Wheels
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
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
340 @ 5500 240 @ 5000
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 1450 260 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 24
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.29
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
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 1.29
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Porsche Macan 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
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4.0 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 210

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