Compare 2011 Audi Q7 vs 2011 BMW X5 vs 2011 Porsche Cayenne

2011 Audi Q7
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2011 BMW X5
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2011 Porsche Cayenne
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quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium 17 25 $47,849 $51,450
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 17 25 $47,849 $51,450
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 17 25 $47,849 $51,450
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium 16 22 $43,013 $46,250
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 16 22 $43,013 $46,250
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0T S line 16 22 $55,289 $59,450
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AWD 4-Door 35d
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X5 AWD 4-Door 35d 19 26 $47,655 $51,800
X5 AWD 4-Door 35i Premium 16 23 $47,930 $52,100
X5 AWD 4-Door 35i Sport Activity 16 23 $50,230 $54,600
X5 AWD 4-Door 50i 14 20 $54,190 $58,900
X5 M AWD 4-Door 12 17 $78,845 $85,700
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AWD 4-Door Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Manual 15 22 $42,750 $47,700
Cayenne AWD 4-Door S 16 22 $57,780 $64,400
Cayenne AWD 4-Door S Hybrid 21 25 $60,750 $67,700
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Tiptronic 16 23 $45,300 $50,700
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Turbo 15 22 $95,220 $106,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,849
$47,655
$42,750
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$51,450
$51,800
$47,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$858 / month
$863 / month
$795 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
With a diesel option and a softer silhouette, the 2011 Audi Q7 does its part to tame the SUV bad-boy image. The 2011 BMW X5 offers impressive handling and features, but lacks the styling and interior that makes competitors pop, while the X5 M offers nearly sports car levels of performance with all the utility of a standard X5. The new 2011 Porsche Cayenne is one of the few vehicles you can take off-road and out to the track on the same day; it's leaner and more athletic than before, without giving up the off-road ability.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 26 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
7 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 36.6 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 36.6 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 60.0 58.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
133.2 102.4 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 39.3 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 58.0 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.0 - TBD -
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA -
Third Head Room (in)
- NA -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA -
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
32.9 - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.0 65.0 65.7
Wheelbase (in)
118.2 115.5 114.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.1 76.1 76.3
Track Width, Front (in)
65.0 64.7 65.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 8.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
200.3 191.2 190.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.4 69.9 67.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.0 21.9 23.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.5 61.8 62.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
10.9 NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.10 - TBD - 13.0 x 1.1
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x 1.34 - TBD - 13.8 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 22.5 26.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.66 - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 19.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 42.0 39.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
265/50R19 255/55R18 P255/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
HL7 - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
265/50R19 255/55R18 P255/55R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
HL7 - TBD - - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 6000 5952
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
550 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 600 893
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5567 5192 4398
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x 8.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x 8.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 210 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520 - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Diesel V6 Diesel I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection DI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
406 @ 1750 425 @ 1750-2250 295 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/181 3.0L/182 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
225 @ 3750 265 @ 4200 300 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 22 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19 15
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 - -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.07 3.40 4.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.34 2.53
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.64 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.14 1.21
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.97 4.17 4.68
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA 10.1
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 1.52 1.69
Trans Type
8 6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00 NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Audi Q7 BMW X5 Porsche Cayenne
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Integral Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-Link NA Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.6 9.6 10.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 4 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- -- -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- -- -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-- -- -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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