Compare 2015 BMW X3 vs 2015 INFINITI QX50

2015 BMW X3
2015 INFINITI QX50
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AWD 4-Door xDrive28d
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive28d 27 34 $39,140 $42,000
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 21 28 $37,760 $40,500
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 26 $42,360 $45,500
X3 RWD 4-Door sDrive28i 21 28 $35,920 $38,500
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
QX50 AWD 4-Door 17 24 $33,852 $36,400
QX50 AWD 4-Door Journey 17 24 $35,898 $38,600
QX50 RWD 4-Door 17 25 $32,550 $35,000
QX50 RWD 4-Door Journey 17 25 $34,596 $37,200

Pricing

Invoice Price

$39,140
$33,852

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$42,000
$36,400

Monthly Payment Estimate

$700 / month
$607 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.4
8.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

Among compact crossovers, the 2015 BMW X3 doesn't try to be rugged; instead it's one of the sportiest and most fuel-efficient in its class, and this year's new sDrive and diesel models add to that while the lineup gets even more tech and active-safety options. The 2015 Infiniti QX50 isn't as useful as many of its competitors, but it's more fun to drive–and comes with a handsome, well-appointed interior.

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Fuel Economy

City

27 mpg 17 mpg

Highway

34 mpg 24 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 4WD Small Station Wagons

Interior Dimensions

Second Head Room (in)

39.1 38.4

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56 55.1

Front Head Room (in)

40.7 40.5

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.3 54.8

Second Leg Room (in)

36.5 28.5

Front Leg Room (in)

39.9 44.3

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- 91.7

Front Hip Room (in)

- 52.9

Second Hip Room (in)

- 50

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

74.1 71

Track Width, Front (in)

62.8 62.7

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8 5.4

Length, Overall (in)

183.8 182.3

Height, Overall (in)

66.1 61.9

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.4 64.6

Wheelbase (in)

110.6 110.2

Liftover Height (in)

- 28.5

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

63.3 47.4

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

27.6 18.6

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

27.6 18.6

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13 12.1

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 12.6

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 20

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

39 36

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P245/50WR18 P225/55VR18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P245/50WR18 P225/55VR18

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4230 3987

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 18 X 8

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 18 X 8

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

210 150

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- 500

Engine

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Diesel Direct Injection Sequential MPI

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

280 @ 1750 267 @ 5200

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.0 L/122 3.7 L/226

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

180 @ 4000 325 @ 7000

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

27 17

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

30 20

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

34 24

Transmission

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.14 3.19

Trans Order Code

205 NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.67 1.41

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 0.86

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.71 4.92

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.67 -

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.08 3.13

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.11 2.04

Trans Type

8 7

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.29 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.84 0.77

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.29 3.97

Summary

Vehicle Name

BMW X3 INFINITI QX50

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

6.9 8.8 (Est)

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

--

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

--

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

--

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

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Rollover Rating

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