Compare 2017 Audi Q5 vs 2017 BMW X3

2017 Audi Q5
2017 BMW X3
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2.0 TFSI Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q5 2.0 TFSI Premium 20 27 $38,038 $40,900
Q5 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 20 27 $38,038 $40,900
Q5 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus 18 26 $43,152 $46,400
Q5 3.0 TFSI Prestige 18 26 $43,152 $46,400
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sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle 21 28 $37,745 $40,050
X3 xDrive28d Sports Activity Vehicle N/A N/A $40,260 $42,750
X3 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle 21 28 $39,605 $42,050
X3 xDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicle 19 26 $46,025 $48,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,038
$37,745
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,900
$40,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$682 / month
$668 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Audi Q5 soldiers on with good space and carlike handling; it's still one of the better luxury SUVs, despite its age. The 2017 BMW X3 continues its run as one of the best compact luxury SUVs on the market—even in the face of much newer competition.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 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
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 66.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.5 63.4
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 110.6
Liftover Height (in)
27.3 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.7 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
63.7 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 8
Length, Overall (in)
182.6 183.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
57.3 63.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
29.1 27.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.1 27.6
Brakes
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
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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 P245/50VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P245/50VR18
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)
4200 4030
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 210
Engine
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 258 @ 1450
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.84
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85 3.38
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.11
Trans Type
8 8
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
8.0 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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