Compare 2011 Audi Q5 vs 2011 BMW X3 vs 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class

2011 Audi Q5
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2011 BMW X3
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2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class
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quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q5 quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium 20 27 $32,736 $35,200
Q5 quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 27 $32,736 $35,200
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.2L Premium Plus 18 23 $39,526 $42,500
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.2L Prestige 18 23 $39,526 $42,500
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AWD 4-Door 28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 AWD 4-Door 28i 19 25 $33,810 $36,750
X3 AWD 4-Door 35i 19 26 $37,765 $41,050
4MATIC 4-Door GLK 350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,736
$33,810
$34,875
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,200
$36,750
$37,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$587 / month
$613 / month
$625 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Audi Q5 is one of the best upscale picks in a compact crossover, thanks to its sleek lines, practical interior, responsive feel, and city-savvy size. BMW finally has a crossover that's as good as its cars. The 2011 BMW X3 looks fantastic; performs like a sport sedan; and has a comfortable, top-notch interior. The 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class has the rugged look U.S. shoppers want, in a sensibly sized package. We only wish it were a little more fuel-efficient.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 53.2
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 - TBD - 35.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 40.7 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 - TBD - 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.5 90.1 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 39.1 39.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 - TBD - 55.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 - TBD - 41.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.5 - TBD - 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 110.6 108.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.0 74.1 79.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63.7 63.6 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 - TBD - 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 183.0 178.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.1 65.4 66.9
Liftover Height (in)
27.3 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.1 - TBD - 23.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
57.3 - TBD - 54.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 12.9 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.9 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 17.7 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Speed sensitive pwr rack & pinion Servotronic Pwr Assist Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 - TBD - 37.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA NA
Rear Tire Size
235/60R18 P245/55R17 P235/50R19
Rear Tire Order Code
HX2 NA NA
Front Tire Size
235/60R18 P245/55R17 P235/50R19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
HX2 NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 3000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 300 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4090 4112 4036
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0 19 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0 19 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2 - TBD - 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 210 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct injection MPI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 221 @ 2750-4000 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
- TBD - NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.0L/182 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 4300 240 @ 6600 268 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 - TBD - 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19 16
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.73 3.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/OD Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.84 0.73
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 8 7
Drivetrain
All wheel drive All Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.30 3.42
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD - - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00 - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
4dr SUV 4 Door Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Audi Q5 BMW X3 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
5-link independent steel spring - TBD - Independent 3-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA - TBD - w/Agility Control
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-link independent steel spring - TBD - Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA - TBD - w/Agility Control
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 - TBD - 10.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 5 (2010) 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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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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