Compare 2018 Audi Q7 vs 2018 BMW X5 vs 2018 Lexus GX

2018 Audi Q7
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2018 Lexus GX
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2.0 TFSI Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q7 2.0 TFSI Premium 19 25 $46,408 $49,900
Q7 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 19 25 $46,408 $49,900
Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium 19 25 $52,452 $56,400
Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus 19 25 $52,452 $56,400
Q7 3.0 TFSI Prestige 19 25 $52,452 $56,400
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sDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X5 sDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicle 18 25 $53,695 $57,200
X5 xDrive35d Sports Activity Vehicle 23 29 $57,230 $61,000
X5 xDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicle 18 24 $55,835 $59,500
X5 xDrive40e iPerformance Sports Activity Vehicle N/A N/A $59,790 $63,750
X5 xDrive50i Sports Activity Vehicle 15 21 $69,365 $74,050
X5 M Sports Activity Vehicle 14 19 $95,080 $101,700
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GX 460 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GX GX 460 4WD 15 18 $47,983 $52,155
GX GX 460 Luxury 4WD 15 18 $58,448 $63,530
GX GX 460 Premium 4WD 15 18 $47,983 $52,155

Pricing

Invoice Price

$46,408
$53,695
$47,983

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$49,900
$57,200
$52,155

Monthly Payment Estimate

$832 / month
$953 / month
$869 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.8
7.2
6.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2018 Audi Q7 delivers exactly what luxury buyers want: room for the whole family and some of the most advanced technology ever fitted to a new car. The 2018 BMW X5 remains a thoughtful crossover SUV for families, although enthusiasts may be left wanting unless the right options are selected. The Lexus GX 460 pairs scads of off-road hardware with lots of luxury trim, but most drivers will be better off with a crossover.

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Fuel Economy

City

19 mpg 18 mpg 15 mpg

Highway

25 mpg 25 mpg 18 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Standard SUV 4WD Standard SUV 2WD -

Interior Dimensions

Third Leg Room (in)

29.2 - 29.3

Front Shoulder Room (in)

59.5 61.5 55.4

Second Leg Room (in)

38.8 36.6 34.1

Third Head Room (in)

35.9 - 35.2

Passenger Capacity

7 5 7

Front Leg Room (in)

41.7 40.4 41.7

Third Shoulder Room (in)

49.4 - 54.5

Second Head Room (in)

38.8 38.8 40.4

Second Shoulder Room (in)

58.5 60 57.3

Front Head Room (in)

38.4 40.5 38

Third Hip Room (in)

- - 43.1

Front Hip Room (in)

- - 56.5

Second Hip Room (in)

- - 55.2

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

68.5 69.4 74.2

Track Width, Rear (in)

66.6 65 62.4

Wheelbase (in)

117.9 115.5 109.8

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

77.5 76.3 74.2

Track Width, Front (in)

66.1 64.7 62.4

Length, Overall (in)

199.6 192.4 192.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- - 8.1

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

14.8 35.8 11.6

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

37.5 35.8 46.7

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

71.6 76.7 64.7

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)

13.8 12.6 12.3

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)

14.8 13.7 13.3

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

- - 4-Wheel

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

22.5 22.4 23

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

40.7 41.7 38.1

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Front Tire Size

P255/60HR18 P255/50WR19 P265/60HR18

Spare Tire Size

NA NA Full-Size

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P255/60HR18 P255/50WR19 P265/60HR18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 500 NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 595 NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 5000 NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 5952 NA

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

NA 5952 NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4696 4680 5130

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

- - 6600

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA NA Full-Size

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8.5 19 X 9 18 X 7.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA NA Aluminum

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8.5 19 X 9 18 X 7.5

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

380 - -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

180 210 130

Engine

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Premium Unleaded V-8

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

273 @ 1600 300 @ 1200 329 @ 3500

Engine Order Code

NA NA NA

Displacement

2.0 L/121 3.0 L/182 4.6 L/281

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

252 @ 5000 300 @ 5800 301 @ 5500

Engine Oil Cooler

- - Regular Duty

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

19 18 15

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

21 21 16

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

25 25 18

Transmission

Trans Order Code

NA 2TB NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.67 1.67 1.00

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.67 0.67 -

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00 0.59

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.71 4.71 3.52

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.50 3.15 -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.11 2.11 1.40

Trans Type

8 8 6

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.84 0.84 -

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.28 1.28 0.72

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.32 3.29 3.22

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.14 3.14 2.04

Trans PTO Access

- - No

Transfer Case Power Take Off

- - No

Transfer Case Model

- - Electronic

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi Q7 BMW X5 Lexus GX

Body Style

quattro Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle Sport Utility

Body Code

- - S

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Multi-Link Double Wishbone -

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link -

Suspension Type - Front

Multi-Link Double Wishbone Double Wishbone

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

- - 3.91

Axle Type - Rear

- - Rigid Axle

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

- - 3.91

Axle Type - Front

- - Independent

Emissions

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

8.4 8.4 11.1

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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