Compare 2010 Audi Q5 vs 2010 BMW X3

2010 Audi Q5
2010 BMW X3
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quattro 4-Door Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q5 quattro 4-Door Premium 18 23 $34,735 $37,350
Q5 quattro 4-Door Premium Plus 18 23 $34,735 $37,350
Q5 quattro 4-Door Prestige 18 23 $34,735 $37,350
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AWD 4-Door 30i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 AWD 4-Door 30i 17 24 $35,740 $38,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,735
$35,740
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,350
$38,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$623 / month
$648 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Audi Q5 tops TheCarConnection.com's ratings, thanks to sleek lines and a weekend-worthy cabin-though the gimmicky handling features would be better left behind. The 2010 BMW X3 beats other luxury crossovers in handling and gutsy performance, but it's still less satisfying than BMW's own 3-Series wagon.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.5 90.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 39.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 55.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 40.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.7 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 8.0
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 179.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.1 65.9
Liftover Height (in)
27.3 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.5 60.7
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 110.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.0 73.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
57.3 71.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
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)
29.1 30.0
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)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 12.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 17.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 18.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 38.4
Steering Type
Speed sensitive pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
HX2 NA
Front Tire Size
235/60R18 P235/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
HX2 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
235/60R18 P235/55HR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 3000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4244 4012
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
243 @ 3000 225 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
- TBD - NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
270 @ 6500 260 @ 6600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
Direct injection MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.67
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All wheel drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.50
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.22 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.35
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi Q5 BMW X3
Body Style
4dr SUV 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-link independent steel spring Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Central Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
5-link independent steel spring Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double-Pivot
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 9.8

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