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

2018 Audi Q7
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2018 BMW X5
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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 Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 36.6 34.1
Passenger Capacity
7 5 7
Third Head Room (in)
35.9 - 35.2
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 Leg Room (in)
29.2 - 29.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 61.5 55.4
Third Hip Room (in)
- - 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 56.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- - 55.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
68.5 69.4 74.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - 8.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
37.5 35.8 46.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
71.6 76.7 64.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
14.8 35.8 11.6
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- - 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 22.4 23
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 41.7 38.1
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P255/60HR18 P255/50WR19 P265/60HR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 595 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5952 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5952 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA 5952 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 595 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4696 4680 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- - 6600
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 210 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
380 - -
Engine
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 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
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
Drivetrain
All Wheel 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 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 -
Trans PTO Access
- - No
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- - No
Transfer Case Model
- - Electronic
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Audi Q7 BMW X5 Lexus GX
Body Code
- - S
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone -
Axle Type - Front
- - Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- - 3.91
Axle Type - Rear
- - Rigid Axle
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- - 3.91
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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