Compare 2014 Audi Q5 vs 2014 BMW X3 vs 2015 Porsche Macan

2014 Audi Q5
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2014 BMW X3
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2015 Porsche Macan
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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 28 $34,690 $37,300
Q5 quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 28 $34,690 $37,300
Q5 quattro 4-Door 2.0T Prestige Hybrid 24 30 $47,710 $51,300
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 24 31 $43,247 $46,500
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 24 31 $43,247 $46,500
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 18 26 $41,292 $44,400
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Prestige 18 26 $41,292 $44,400
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AWD 4-Door xDrive28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 21 28 $36,615 $39,800
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 26 $41,310 $44,900
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AWD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Macan AWD 4-Door S 17 23 N/A $49,900
Macan AWD 4-Door Turbo 17 23 N/A $72,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,690
$36,615
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,300
$39,800
$49,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$622 / month
$663 / month
$832 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
8.4
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 2015 Porsche Macan swings for the crossover fences, with Cayenne performance in a more tidy, somewhat more cost-effective package.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 21 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 56 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.7 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.5 - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 57.3 -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 36.8 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41 39.9 -
Second Head Room (in)
39 39.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.5 63.4 65
Liftover Height (in)
27.3 - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.7 74.1 76.1
Track Width, Front (in)
63.7 62.8 65.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 8.3 7.8
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 110.6 110.5
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 65.4 63.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
29.1 27.6 17.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.1 27.6 17.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
57.3 63.3 53
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.9 13.8
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 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 39 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA H6J
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P245/50WR18 P235/55VR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA H6J
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P245/50WR18 P255/50VR19
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 350 165
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 3500 1653
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 3500 1653
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
4400 3500 1653
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 350 165
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4079 4068 4112
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8 19 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 210 -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 260 @ 1250 339 @ 1450
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 4450 240 @ 5000 340 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 24 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 0.63
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71 3.69
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85 3.38 4.13
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.11 1.41
Trans Type
8 8 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.29 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.84 0.52
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.29 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.14 2.15
Trans Order Code
NA 205 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.67 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi Q5 BMW X3 Porsche Macan
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 (Est) 7.5 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - 4.0
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
- -
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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