Compare 2015 Audi Q5 vs 2015 BMW X3 vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class

2015 Audi Q5
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2015 BMW X3
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2015 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 28 $36,550 $39,300
Q5 quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 28 $36,550 $39,300
Q5 quattro 4-Door 2.0T Prestige Hybrid 24 30 $48,268 $51,900
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 24 31 $44,177 $47,500
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 24 31 $44,177 $47,500
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 18 26 $42,222 $45,400
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Prestige 18 26 $42,222 $45,400
SQ5 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 17 24 $49,012 $52,700
SQ5 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Prestige 17 24 $49,012 $52,700
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AWD 4-Door xDrive28d
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive28d 27 34 $39,140 $42,000
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 21 28 $37,760 $40,500
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 26 $42,360 $45,500
X3 RWD 4-Door sDrive28i 21 28 $35,920 $38,500
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4MATIC 4-Door GLK 250 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLK-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GLK 250 BlueTEC 24 33 $36,642 $39,400
GLK-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GLK 350 18 25 $37,107 $39,900
GLK-Class RWD 4-Door GLK 350 19 25 $35,247 $37,900

Pricing

Invoice Price

$36,550
$39,140
$36,642

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$39,300
$42,000
$39,400

Monthly Payment Estimate

$655 / month
$700 / month
$657 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.6
8.4
8.0

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. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK offers two great engine options in a baby-SUV shell, but with the comfort and dynamics of a crossover.

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TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

20 mpg 27 mpg 24 mpg

Highway

28 mpg 34 mpg 33 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

101.5 - 102.9

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.7 57.3 55.2

Second Leg Room (in)

37.4 36.5 35.1

Passenger Capacity

5 5 5

Front Leg Room (in)

41 39.9 41.4

Second Head Room (in)

39 39.1 39.7

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.4 56 55.4

Front Head Room (in)

39.4 40.7 39.8

Second Hip Room (in)

- - 52.5

Front Hip Room (in)

- - 53.2

Exterior Dimensions

Min Ground Clearance (in)

7.9 8 7.9

Length, Overall (in)

182.6 183.8 178.3

Height, Overall (in)

65.2 66.1 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

Track Width, Front (in)

63.7 62.8 60.1

Cargo Area Dimensions

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 Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

29.1 27.6 16.5

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- - 37.4

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- - 35

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- - 33.1

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- - 65.9

Brakes

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

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

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.6 12.9 13

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

19.8 17.7 17.4

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.1 39 37.7

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Front Tire Size

P235/60HR18 P245/50WR18 P235/50HR19

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

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

4400 - 3500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

4400 - 3500

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

4400 - 3500

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

440 - 350

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

440 - 350

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4079 4230 4246

Wheels

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 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

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

150 210 150

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

258 @ 1500 280 @ 1750 369 @ 1600

Engine Order Code

NA NA NA

Displacement

2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 2.1 L/131

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

220 @ 4450 180 @ 4000 200 @ 3800

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4 Twin Turbo Diesel I-4

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Diesel Direct Injection Diesel Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

23 30 28

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

28 34 33

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

20 27 24

Transmission

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.84 0.84 0.73

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

2.85 3.08 3.07

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)

1.28 1.29 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

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

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.67 0.67 -

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

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi Q5 BMW X3 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

Body Style

quattro Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle 4MATIC

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Multi-Link Strut Strut

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

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.7 (Est) 6.9 -

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- - 6.0 (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

-

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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