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
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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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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 27 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 34 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
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
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 Hip Room (in)
- - 52.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 53.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 66.1 66.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.5 63.4 62.5
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 8 7.9
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 110.6 108.5
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 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
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - 37.4
Brakes
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
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
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
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
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 - 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 - 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 - 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 - 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
4400 - 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4079 4230 4246
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8 19 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 210 150
Engine
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
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 27 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 34 33
Transmission
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 3.08 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
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
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
Audi Q5 BMW X3 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
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
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
-

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