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Premium 45 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q5 Premium 45 TFSI quattro 23 28 $40,703 $43,300
Q5 Premium 55 TFSI e quattro N/A N/A $48,787 $51,900
Q5 Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 23 28 $40,703 $43,300
Q5 Premium Plus 55 TFSI e quattro N/A N/A $48,787 $51,900
Q5 Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 23 28 $40,703 $43,300
Q5 Prestige 55 TFSI e quattro N/A N/A $48,787 $51,900
SQ5 Premium 3.0 TFSI quattro 18 24 $49,727 $52,900
SQ5 Premium Plus 3.0 TFSI quattro 18 24 $49,727 $52,900
SQ5 Prestige 3.0 TFSI quattro 18 24 $49,727 $52,900
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M40i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 M40i Sports Activity Vehicle 21 27 $53,140 $56,600
X3 sDrive30i Sports Activity Vehicle 25 29 $40,490 $43,000
X3 xDrive30e Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $46,630 $49,600
X3 xDrive30i Sports Activity Vehicle 23 29 $42,350 $45,000
X3 M Sports Activity Vehicle 14 19 $65,505 $69,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,703
$53,140
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,300
$56,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$722 / month
$943 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Audi Q5 crossover puts a new face on a best-selling formula that doesn’t show signs of getting old. The 2021 BMW X3 is a do-all small crossover loaded with luxury, technology, and usability, with a dash of sporty personality.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 57.6
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 36.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41 40.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 56
Front Head Room (in)
41.7 40
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 101.4
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
184.3 186.1
Height, Overall (in)
65.5 66
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.3 63.6
Wheelbase (in)
111 112.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 74.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.6 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.2
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 39.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P245/50HR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P245/50HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
4400 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4079 4317
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
420 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 365 @ 1520
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
261 @ 5000 382 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27
Transmission
Trans Order Code
AY 2TB
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.72
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51 1.00
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 0.82
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 3.20
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.64
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi Q5 BMW X3
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
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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