Compare 2015 Audi Q5 vs 2015 BMW X3

2015 Audi Q5
2015 BMW X3
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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 $36,550 $39,300
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 28 $36,550 $39,300
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 18 26 $42,222 $45,400
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Prestige 18 26 $42,222 $45,400
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 24 31 $44,177 $47,500
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 24 31 $44,177 $47,500
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Prestige Hybrid 24 30 $48,268 $51,900
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RWD 4-Door sDrive28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door sDrive28i 21 28 $35,920 $38,500
AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 21 28 $37,760 $40,500
AWD 4-Door xDrive28d 27 34 $39,140 $42,000
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 26 $42,360 $45,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,550
$35,920
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,300
$38,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$655 / month
$642 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Audi Q5 remains one of the most elegant, truly car-like crossovers on the market. Among compact crossovers, the 2015 BMW X3 doesn't try to be rugged; instead it's one of the sportiest and most fuel-efficient in its class, and this year's new sDrive and diesel models add to that while the lineup gets even more tech and active-safety options.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 36.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41 39.9
Second Head Room (in)
39 39.1
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.7 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 8
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 110.6
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 66.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.5 63.4
Liftover Height (in)
27.3 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.7 74.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.1 27.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
57.3 63.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
29.1 27.6
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 17.7
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 39
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P245/50WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P245/50WR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
4400 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4079 4030
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 210
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 4450 240 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 260 @ 1450
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21
Transmission
Trans Type
8 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.84
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85 3.38
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.11
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Audi Q5 BMW X3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 (Est) 7.4
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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