Compare 2016 Audi Q5 vs 2016 BMW X3 vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

2016 Audi Q5
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2016 BMW X3
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC 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 $38,038 $40,900
Q5 quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 28 $38,038 $40,900
Q5 quattro 4-Door 2.0T Prestige Hybrid 24 30 $48,826 $52,500
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 23 30 $44,734 $48,100
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 23 30 $44,734 $48,100
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 18 26 $42,780 $46,000
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Prestige 18 26 $42,780 $46,000
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AWD 4-Door xDrive28d
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive28d 27 34 $39,555 $42,450
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 21 28 $38,175 $40,950
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 27 $43,555 $46,800
X3 RWD 4-Door sDrive28i 21 28 $36,335 $38,950
4MATIC 4-Door GLC 300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,038
$39,555
$38,084
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,900
$42,450
$40,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$682 / month
$708 / month
$683 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Audi Q5 offers one of the greatest range of powertrain choices in its class, ensuring that almost anyone can find a version of this handsome small crossover to fit their tastes. The stylish 2016 BMW X3 skips the ruggedness thing entirely and instead succeeds in being one of the sportiest and tech-loaded yet fuel-efficient compact crossovers. As a tangential—and far more sophisticated—replacement for the GLK, the savvy 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC is a far better match for American wants and needs.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 27 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 34 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41 39.9 -
Second Head Room (in)
39 39.1 39.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 56 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.7 41.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.5 - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 57.3 -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 36.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 8 -
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 110.6 113.1
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 66.1 64.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.5 63.4 63.8
Liftover Height (in)
27.3 - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.7 74.1 74.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63.7 62.8 63.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
57.3 63.3 56.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
29.1 27.6 20.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.1 27.6 20.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - 43.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - 36.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - 61.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 13 12.6
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 13.5
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 17.7 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 39 38.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P245/50VR18 P235/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P245/50VR18 P235/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
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 - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4200 4230 3947
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 210 150
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Diesel Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 280 @ 1750 273 @ 1300
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 4450 180 @ 4000 241 @ 5550
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 34 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 27 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 30 24
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.84 0.86
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.29 4.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.14 3.33
Trans Order Code
NA 205 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.67 1.66
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71 5.50
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67 0.72
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85 3.08 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.11 2.31
Trans Type
8 8 9
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.28 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
Audi Q5 BMW X3 Mercedes-Benz GLC
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
7.7 6.9 7.3
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
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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