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
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
SQ5 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus 17 24 $49,570 $53,300
SQ5 3.0 TFSI Prestige 17 24 $49,570 $53,300
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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
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AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLC AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe N/A N/A $55,475 $59,650
GLC AMG GLC 43 4MATIC SUV 18 24 $51,057 $54,900
GLC GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe 22 27 $42,734 $45,950
GLC GLC 300 4MATIC SUV 21 28 $38,270 $41,150
GLC GLC 300 SUV 22 28 $36,410 $39,150

Pricing

Invoice Price

$38,038
$37,745
$55,475

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$40,900
$40,050
$59,650

Monthly Payment Estimate

$682 / month
$668 / month
$994 / 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 Coming Soon

Highway

27 mpg 28 mpg Coming Soon

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 2WD Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

101.5 - -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.7 57.3 57.3

Second Leg Room (in)

37.4 36.5 37.2

Passenger Capacity

5 5 5

Front Leg Room (in)

41 39.9 40.8

Second Head Room (in)

39 39.1 38.3

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.4 56 55.8

Front Head Room (in)

39.4 40.7 38.9

Exterior Dimensions

Min Ground Clearance (in)

7.9 8 6.7

Length, Overall (in)

182.6 183.8 186.1

Height, Overall (in)

65.2 66.1 62.5

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.5 63.4 65.2

Wheelbase (in)

110.5 110.6 113.1

Liftover Height (in)

27.3 - -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

74.7 74.1 76

Track Width, Front (in)

63.7 62.8 64.5

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

57.3 63.3 49.4

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

29.1 27.6 17.6

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

29.1 27.6 17.6

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 14.2

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

19.8 17.7 17.4

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.1 39 38.7

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Front Tire Size

P235/60HR18 P245/50VR18 P255/45VR20

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 P285/40VR20

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

4400 - NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

4400 - NA

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

4400 - NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

440 - NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

440 - NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4200 4030 4145

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact NA NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 18 X 8 20 X 9.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel NA NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 18 X 8 20 X 8.5

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

150 210 150

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

258 @ 1500 258 @ 1450 384 @ 2500

Engine Order Code

NA NA NA

Displacement

2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 3.0 L/183

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

220 @ 4450 240 @ 5000 362 @ 5500

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

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

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.84 0.84 0.86

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

2.85 3.38 3.69

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.11 2.11 2.25

Trans Type

8 8 9

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.28 1.28 1.21

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.32 3.29 4.80

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.14 3.14 3.24

Trans Order Code

NA 205 NA

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.67 0.67 0.72

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.67 1.67 1.64

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 5.35

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi Q5 BMW X3 Mercedes-Benz GLC

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

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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