Compare 2014 BMW X3 vs 2015 Porsche Macan

2014 BMW X3
2015 Porsche Macan
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AWD 4-Door xDrive28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 21 28 $36,615 $39,800
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 26 $41,310 $44,900
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AWD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Macan AWD 4-Door S 17 23 N/A $49,900
Macan AWD 4-Door Turbo 17 23 N/A $72,300
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Invoice Price
$36,615
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,800
$49,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$663 / month
$832 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 BMW X3 is one of the sportiest-driving yet most fuel-efficient compact crossovers; and especially if you're not budget-limited you'll almost certainly be happy with its useful technology options and finely detailed cabin. The 2015 Porsche Macan swings for the crossover fences, with Cayenne performance in a more tidy, somewhat more cost-effective package.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56 -
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 -
Front Leg Room (in)
39.9 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 76.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 65.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 7.8
Length, Overall (in)
183 184.3
Height, Overall (in)
65.4 63.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 65
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 110.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.3 53
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
27.6 17.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.6 17.7
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 13.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/50WR18 P255/50VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA H6J
Front Tire Size
P245/50WR18 P235/55VR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA H6J
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 441
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 441
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 4409
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 4409
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 4409
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4068 4112
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 1250 339 @ 1450
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5000 340 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 23
Transmission
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.63
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.69
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38 4.13
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.41
Trans Type
8 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.52
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.15
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 Porsche Macan
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4.0

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