Compare 2012 Audi Q7 vs 2012 BMW X5 vs 2012 Porsche Cayenne

2012 Audi Q7
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2012 BMW X5
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2012 Porsche Cayenne
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quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium 16 22 $43,013 $46,250
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 16 22 $43,013 $46,250
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium 17 25 $47,849 $51,450
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 17 25 $47,849 $51,450
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 17 25 $47,849 $51,450
quattro 4-Door 3.0T S line 16 22 $55,753 $59,950
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AWD 4-Door 35i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 35i 16 23 $43,700 $47,500
AWD 4-Door 35i Premium 16 23 $50,785 $55,200
AWD 4-Door 35d 19 26 $52,165 $56,700
AWD 4-Door 35i Sport Activity 16 23 $53,085 $57,700
AWD 4-Door 50i 14 20 $59,065 $64,200
AWD 4-Door 12 17 $80,270 $87,250
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AWD 4-Door Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Manual 15 22 $43,200 $48,200
AWD 4-Door Tiptronic 16 23 $45,900 $51,200
AWD 4-Door S 16 22 $58,320 $65,000
AWD 4-Door S Hybrid 20 24 $61,920 $69,000
AWD 4-Door Turbo 15 22 $96,210 $107,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,013
$43,700
$43,200
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,250
$47,500
$48,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$771 / month
$792 / month
$803 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Audi Q7 has what upscale suburban families want: a lavish interior, a cabin full of premium features, and performance and ride that are very carlike--plus serious towing ability if and when you need it. It doesn't pop with the styling or interior plushness of its competitors, but the 2012 BMW X5 has the powerful X5 M and frugal diesel up its sleeve. The 2012 Porsche Cayenne comes equipped to take on a rugged trail, the racetrack, and child ferrying, all in the same day.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 23 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
35.4 NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
48.6 NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 36.6 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 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 -
Third Leg Room (in)
29.2 NA -
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 39.3 - TBD -
Third Hip Room (in)
- TBD - NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 58.0 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.0 67.1
Passenger Capacity
7 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.4 69.9 67.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - 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 8.5
Length, Overall (in)
200.3 191.1 190.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
10.9 NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 45.1
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 75.2 62.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Brakes
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 - TBD - 13.7 x 1.2 13.8 x 1.4
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)
13.0 x - TBD - 12.6 x 0.8 13.0 x 1.1
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 22.5 22.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.66 - TBD - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 19.5 15.9-12.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 42.0 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack-&-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
255/55R18 255/55R18 P255/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
255/55R18 255/55R18 P255/55R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact P195/75R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6600 6000 5952
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
990 900 893
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5291 4960 4398
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 6.5 NA 18 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 210 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Supercharged Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 2250 300 @ 1300-5000 295 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.0L/182 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 4920 300 @ 5800-6250 300 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 19 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16 15
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.15 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.67 1.21
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic Manual
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67 NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.85 4.71 4.68
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA 10.2
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 2.11 1.69
Trans Type
8 8 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.84 NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.83 3.30 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.14 2.53
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD - - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00 1.00
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Audi Q7 BMW X5 Porsche Cayenne
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 9.6 11.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 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
-- -- -
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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