Compare 2022 Audi Q5 vs 2021 BMW X3 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

2022 Audi Q5
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Premium 40 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q5 Premium 40 TFSI quattro 23 29 $40,703 $43,300
Q5 Premium Plus 40 TFSI quattro 23 29 $40,703 $43,300
Q5 Prestige 40 TFSI quattro 23 29 $40,703 $43,300
Q5 S line Premium 45 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $43,052 $45,800
Q5 S line Premium 55 TFSI e quattro N/A N/A $52,076 $55,400
Q5 S line Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $43,052 $45,800
Q5 S line Premium Plus 55 TFSI e quattro N/A N/A $52,076 $55,400
Q5 S line Prestige 45 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $43,052 $45,800
Q5 S line Prestige 55 TFSI e quattro N/A N/A $52,076 $55,400
SQ5 Premium 3.0 TFSI quattro 19 24 $52,452 $55,800
SQ5 Premium Plus 3.0 TFSI quattro 19 24 $52,452 $55,800
SQ5 Prestige 3.0 TFSI quattro 19 24 $52,452 $55,800
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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
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AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLC AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe 17 24 $61,006 $64,900
GLC AMG GLC 43 4MATIC SUV 18 24 $56,306 $59,900
GLC AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+ Coupe 15 22 $72,286 $76,900
GLC AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+ SUV 15 22 $69,466 $73,900
GLC AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ Coupe 15 22 $79,430 $84,500
GLC GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe 22 28 $48,551 $51,650
GLC GLC 300 4MATIC SUV 21 28 $42,488 $45,200
GLC GLC 300 SUV 22 29 $40,608 $43,200

Pricing

Invoice Price

$40,703
$53,140
$61,006

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$43,300
$56,600
$64,900

Monthly Payment Estimate

$722 / month
$943 / month
$1082 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.7
7.3
7.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2022 Audi Q5 crossover SUV goes long on everyday virtue—and on nimble road manners in the sporty SQ5 edition. The 2021 BMW X3 is a do-all small crossover loaded with luxury, technology, and usability, with a dash of sporty personality. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class can be a soothing urban oasis—or a roaring twin-turbo V-8 track star. It’s your call.

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Fuel Economy

City

23 mpg 21 mpg 17 mpg

Highway

29 mpg 27 mpg 24 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

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

Interior Dimensions

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.7 57.6 57.3

Second Leg Room (in)

38 36.4 37.2

Passenger Capacity

5 5 5

Front Leg Room (in)

40.9 40.3 40.8

Second Head Room (in)

39.3 38.5 38.3

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.5 56 55.8

Front Head Room (in)

39.6 40 38.9

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- 101.4 -

Exterior Dimensions

Length, Overall (in)

184.3 186.1 187

Height, Overall (in)

65.5 66 62.4

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.3 63.6 65.2

Wheelbase (in)

111 112.8 113.1

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

74.5 74.7 76

Track Width, Front (in)

63.6 63.2 64.5

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- 7.2 6.7

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

54.1 62.7 -

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

25.9 28.7 18

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

25.9 28.7 18

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13.3 13.7 14.2

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)

13 13.5 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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

18.5 17.7 17.4

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.7 39.7 38.7

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Front Tire Size

P235/60HR18 P245/50HR19 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 P245/50HR19 P285/40VR20

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4101 4317 4235

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact NA NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 19 X 7.5 20 X 8.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel NA NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 19 X 7.5 20 X 8.5

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

420 - -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

150 - 150

Engine

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

236 @ 1600 365 @ 1520 384 @ 2500

Engine Order Code

NA NA NA

Displacement

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

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

201 @ 6000 382 @ 5800 385 @ 6100

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

23 21 17

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

25 23 20

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

29 27 24

Transmission

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.19 3.20 3.24

Trans Order Code

ZY 2TB NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.06 1.72 1.64

Trans Description Cont.

Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.51 1.00 1.00

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.19 5.00 5.35

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

5.30 3.38 3.69

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.52 2.14 2.25

Trans Type

7 8 9

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.74 1.31 1.21

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.39 0.82 0.86

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.75 3.46 4.80

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.64 0.72

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 Multi-Link

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 Multi-Link

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.1 7.7 8.9

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- - 4.0

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- NA 3500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- NA 3500

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

- NA 3500

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- NA 350

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- NA 350

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

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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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  • Finance: 1.9% APR for 60 months
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