Compare 2011 BMW X3 vs 2011 Audi Q5

2011 BMW X3
2011 Audi Q5
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AWD 4-Door 28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 28i 19 25 $33,810 $36,750
AWD 4-Door 35i 19 26 $37,765 $41,050
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quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium 20 27 $32,736 $35,200
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 27 $32,736 $35,200
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Premium Plus 18 23 $39,526 $42,500
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Prestige 18 23 $39,526 $42,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,810
$32,736
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,750
$35,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$613 / month
$587 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
BMW finally has a crossover that's as good as its cars. The 2011 BMW X3 looks fantastic; performs like a sport sedan; and has a comfortable, top-notch interior. The 2011 Audi Q5 is one of the best upscale picks in a compact crossover, thanks to its sleek lines, practical interior, responsive feel, and city-savvy size.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.1 101.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 37.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 63.5
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 110.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 74.0
Track Width, Front (in)
63.6 63.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
183.0 182.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.4 65.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - 29.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- TBD - 57.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 19.8
Steering
Steering Type
Servotronic Pwr Assist Speed sensitive pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 38.1
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA HX2
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P245/55R17 235/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA HX2
Front Tire Size
P245/55R17 235/60R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3000 4400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 4400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 440
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 440
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4112 4090
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI Direct injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 2750-4000 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA - TBD -
Displacement
3.0L/182 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6600 211 @ 4300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- TBD - 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/manual shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.11
Trans Type
8 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All wheel drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.30 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility 4dr SUV
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 Audi Q5
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- TBD - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- TBD - 5-link independent steel spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- TBD - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
- TBD - Trapezoidal-link independent steel spring
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 (2010) - TBD -
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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