Compare 2012 Audi Q5 vs 2012 BMW X3 vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class

2012 Audi Q5
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2012 BMW X3
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2012 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 $33,108 $35,600
Q5 quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 27 $33,108 $35,600
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.2L Premium Plus 18 23 $39,990 $43,000
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.2L Prestige 18 23 $39,990 $43,000
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AWD 4-Door 28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 AWD 4-Door 28i 19 25 $34,130 $37,100
X3 AWD 4-Door 35i 19 26 $39,285 $42,700
4MATIC 4-Door GLK 350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,108
$34,130
$35,228
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,600
$37,100
$37,880
Monthly Payment Estimate
$593 / month
$618 / month
$631 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Audi Q5 is one of the A great-looking crossover with its most carlike performance yet, the BMW X3 also has more interior room and better materials than before. Rugged looks and lower gas mileage put the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class in an SUV state of mind, but its ride and handling are more carlike than you'd think.
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 Head Room (in)
39.4 40.7 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 57.3 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.5 90.1 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 39.1 39.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 56.0 55.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 39.9 41.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 53.2
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 39.1 35.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.7 63.6 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 8.4 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)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.5 64.3 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 110.6 108.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.7 74.1 79.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 56.5 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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.1 19.4 23.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 12.9 x 1.1 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 - 13.0 x 0.8 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 17.7 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 17.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 39.0 37.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD - 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
235/60R18 P245/55R17 P235/50R19
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
235/60R18 P245/55R17 P235/50R19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
660 794 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 5000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 5291 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4090 4112 4079
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0 19 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0 19 x 7.5
Front 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)
140 210 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 221 @ 2750-4000 258 @ 2400-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.0L/183 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 4300 258 @ 6600 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct injection Electronic Fuel Injection - TBD -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19 16
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.83 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 2.10 1.92
Trans Type
8 8 7
Drivetrain
All wheel drive All Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.66 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.29 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.76 3.72 3.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.66 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Transmission Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD - - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00 - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi Q5 BMW X3 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Agility Control
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-link Five-Link Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA w/Agility Control
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
5-link Double-Joint Strut Independent 3-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 8.7 10.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-- - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-- - -
Overall Side Crash Rating
-- - -
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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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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