Compare 2015 Audi Q7 vs 2015 BMW X5 vs 2015 Porsche Cayenne

2015 Audi Q7
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2015 BMW X5
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2015 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 19 28 $49,662 $53,400
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 19 28 $49,662 $53,400
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 19 28 $49,662 $53,400
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium 16 22 $44,920 $48,300
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 16 22 $44,920 $48,300
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0T S line Prestige 16 22 $57,568 $61,900
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AWD 4-Door xDrive35d
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X5 AWD 4-Door xDrive35d 24 31 $53,585 $57,700
X5 AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 18 27 $52,205 $56,200
X5 AWD 4-Door xDrive50i 15 22 $64,990 $70,100
X5 RWD 4-Door sDrive35i 19 27 $50,090 $53,900
X5 M AWD 4-Door 14 19 $91,305 $98,700
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AWD 4-Door Diesel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Diesel 20 29 N/A $61,700
Cayenne AWD 4-Door S 17 24 N/A $74,100
Cayenne AWD 4-Door S E-Hybrid N/A N/A N/A $76,400
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Turbo 14 21 N/A $113,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$49,662
$53,585
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,400
$57,700
$61,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$890 / month
$962 / month
$1028 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Though the 2015 Audi Q7 might show a little of its age, there are so few faults here that it's hard not to love this big SUV. The 2015 BMW X5 is a handsome, capable, tech-filled vehicle for the shopper who wants a luxury SUV. The 2015 Porsche Cayenne is no longer the only blasphemous off-roader in the Porsche family; this year, it gets improved powertrains and massaged looks in a familiar package.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 24 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD -
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
29.2 - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 60.5 58.9
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 36.6 -
Third Head Room (in)
35.6 - -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
133.2 - -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.4 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
48.6 - -
Second Head Room (in)
39 38.8 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 58.3 -
Passenger Capacity
7 5 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 40.5 39.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 57.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
66 65 65.7
Wheelbase (in)
118.2 115.5 114
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.1 76.1 78.7
Track Width, Front (in)
65 64.7 65.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 - 8.5
Length, Overall (in)
200.3 191.1 191.1
Height, Overall (in)
68.4 68.5 67.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
10.9 35.8 23.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
48.1 - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
31.1 - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
80.2 - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42 35.8 23.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
22.2 - -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.6 - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.5 76.7 62.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
47.3 - -
Brakes
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 12.6 13
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 13.7 13.8
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- - 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 22.4 26.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 41.7 39
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/50HR19 P255/55HR18 P255/55VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/50HR19 P255/55HR18 P255/55VR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
550 595 772
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 5952 7716
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 5952 7716
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5500 5952 7716
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
550 595 772
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5412 4930 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- - 6327
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 18 X 8.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 18 X 8.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520 - 450
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 - 220
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- - 450
Engine
Fuel System
Diesel Direct Injection Diesel Direct Injection Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
406 @ 1750 413 @ 1500 406 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/181 3.0 L/183 3.0 L/181
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 3500 255 @ 4000 240 @ 3500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6 Twin Turbo Diesel I-6 Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
Engine Oil Cooler
- - None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 24 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 27 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 31 29
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.67 1.44
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 1.00
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.67 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.97 4.71 4.97
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.15 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 2.11 1.86
Trans Type
8 8 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.29 1.21
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.84 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.07 3.29 4.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.14 2.84
Trans Order Code
NA 205 G1G
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- - No
Transfer Case Model
- - None
Trans PTO Access
- - No
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Audi Q7 BMW X5 Porsche Cayenne
Body Code
- - S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Rear
- - Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- - 3.27
Axle Type - Front
- - Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- - 3.27
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.4 (Est) 7.6 (Est) 9.0
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
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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