Compare 2017 Audi Q5 vs 2017 BMW X3 vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

2017 Audi Q5
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2017 BMW X3
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
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2.0 TFSI Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.0 TFSI Premium 20 27 $38,038 $40,900
2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 20 27 $38,038 $40,900
3.0 TFSI Premium Plus 18 26 $43,152 $46,400
3.0 TFSI Prestige 18 26 $43,152 $46,400
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Sports Activity Vehicle sDrive28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sports Activity Vehicle sDrive28i 21 28 $37,745 $40,050
Sports Activity Vehicle xDrive28i 21 28 $39,605 $42,050
Sports Activity Vehicle xDrive28d N/A N/A $40,260 $42,750
Sports Activity Vehicle xDrive35i 19 26 $46,025 $48,950
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SUV GLC 300
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SUV GLC 300 22 28 $36,410 $39,150
4MATIC SUV GLC 300 21 28 $38,270 $41,150
4MATIC Coupe GLC 300 22 27 $42,734 $45,950
4MATIC SUV AMG GLC 43 18 24 $51,057 $54,900
4MATIC Coupe AMG GLC 43 N/A N/A $55,475 $59,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,038
$37,745
$36,410
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,900
$40,050
$39,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$682 / month
$668 / month
$653 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.8
7.0
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. The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class makes a terrific combination of the features and practical needs most buyers want in an attractive package.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 57.3 57.3
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 36.5 37.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41 39.9 40.8
Second Head Room (in)
39 39.1 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 56 56.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.7 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.5 - -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.7 62.8 63.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 8 5.9
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 63.7
Liftover Height (in)
27.3 - 28.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.7 74.1 74.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.1 27.6 19.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
57.3 63.3 56.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
29.1 27.6 19.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - 36.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - 31.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - 61.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - 43.3
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 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 17.7 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 39 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
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
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 - 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4200 4030 3892
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 210 150
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 4450 240 @ 5000 241 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 258 @ 1450 273 @ 1300
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85 3.38 3.27
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.11 2.31
Trans Type
8 8 9
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.28 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi Q5 BMW X3 Mercedes-Benz GLC
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle Sport Utility
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
8.0 7.4 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
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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