Compare 2018 Audi Q5 vs 2018 BMW X3

2018 Audi Q5
2018 BMW X3
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2.0 TFSI Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q5 2.0 TFSI Premium 23 27 $38,596 $41,500
Q5 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 23 27 $38,596 $41,500
Q5 2.0 TFSI Prestige 23 27 $38,596 $41,500
Q5 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium 23 27 $41,014 $44,100
Q5 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium Plus 23 27 $41,014 $44,100
Q5 2.0 TFSI Tech Prestige 23 27 $41,014 $44,100
SQ5 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus 19 24 $50,500 $54,300
SQ5 3.0 TFSI Prestige 19 24 $50,500 $54,300
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M40i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 M40i Sports Activity Vehicle 20 27 $51,185 $54,500
X3 xDrive30i Sports Activity Vehicle 22 29 $40,165 $42,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,596
$51,185
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,500
$54,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$692 / month
$908 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Audi Q5 is certainly the segment's most modern offering, delivering a high degree of technology, comfort, and conservative style. The 2018 BMW X3 ventures into M territory, but doesn’t lose sight of its SUV duties.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41 40.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 56
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 40
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 57.6
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 36.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 101.4
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
111 112.8
Height, Overall (in)
65.3 66
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.3 63.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 74.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.6 63
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
53.1 62.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
25.1 28.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.1 28.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13.5
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)
13.3 13.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 39.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P245/50WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P245/50WR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
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)
4057 4277
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
420 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 369 @ 1520
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
252 @ 5000 355 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 5.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.30 3.38
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 2.14
Trans Type
7 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.31
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 3.20
Trans Order Code
NA 2TB
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.72
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 0.82
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51 1.00
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.64
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
7.1 7.7
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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