Compare 2014 Audi Q5 vs 2014 BMW X3 vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class

2014 Audi Q5
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2014 BMW X3
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2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class
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quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium 20 28 $34,690 $37,300
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 28 $34,690 $37,300
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 18 26 $41,292 $44,400
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Prestige 18 26 $41,292 $44,400
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 24 31 $43,247 $46,500
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 24 31 $43,247 $46,500
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Prestige Hybrid 24 30 $47,710 $51,300
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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
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RWD 4-Door GLK 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door GLK 350 19 26 $34,856 $37,480
4MATIC 4-Door GLK 250 BlueTEC 24 33 $36,251 $38,980
4MATIC 4-Door GLK 350 19 25 $36,716 $39,480
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,690
$36,615
$34,856
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,300
$39,800
$37,480
Monthly Payment Estimate
$622 / month
$663 / month
$625 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Audi Q5 gets quite serious about fuel economy with TDI power; it's still one of the most elegant, truly carlike luxury crossover SUVs. 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. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK has car-like road manners, despite its rugged-looking exterior. Following 2013's engines updates, it's now more fuel-efficient, too.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 56 55.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.7 39.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 57.3 55.2
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 36.8 35.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41 39.9 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.5 - 102.9
Second Head Room (in)
39 39.1 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- - 52.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 53.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.7 62.8 60.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 8.3 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
182.6 183 178.3
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 65.4 66.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.5 63.4 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 110.6 108.5
Liftover Height (in)
27.3 - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.7 74.1 74.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.1 27.6 16.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
57.3 63.3 54.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
29.1 27.6 16.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - 65.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - 37.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - 35
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.9 13
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 13 11.8
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
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 39 37.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P245/50WR18 P235/50HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P245/50WR18 P235/50HR19
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 3500 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
4400 3500 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 350 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 3500 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4079 4068 4068
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8 19 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8 19 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 210 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 4450 240 @ 5000 302 @ 6500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 260 @ 1250 273 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 3.5 L/213
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21 19
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.84 0.73
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.29 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA 205 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71 4.38
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85 3.38 3.27
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 8 7
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Audi Q5 BMW X3 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 (Est) 7.5 8.3 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- -
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
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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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