Compare 2016 BMW X3 vs 2016 Porsche Macan

2016 BMW X3
2016 Porsche Macan
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AWD 4-Door xDrive28d
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive28d 27 34 $39,555 $42,450
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 21 28 $38,175 $40,950
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 27 $43,555 $46,800
X3 RWD 4-Door sDrive28i 21 28 $36,335 $38,950
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AWD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Macan AWD 4-Door S 17 23 N/A $52,600
Macan AWD 4-Door Turbo 17 23 N/A $73,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,555
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,450
$52,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$708 / month
$877 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The stylish 2016 BMW X3 skips the ruggedness thing entirely and instead succeeds in being one of the sportiest and tech-loaded yet fuel-efficient compact crossovers. The 2016 Porsche Macan has almost all the rippling, muscular performance of the bigger Cayenne, in a slightly more compact, slightly less expensive package.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 -
Front Leg Room (in)
39.9 -
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 65.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8 7.8
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 110.5
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 63.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 65
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 76.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
27.6 17.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.6 17.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.3 53
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 19.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA H6J
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P255/50VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA H6J
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P235/55VR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4230 4112
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 9
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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 4000 340 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Diesel Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
280 @ 1750 339 @ 1450
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.0 L/183
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 17
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.15
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.52
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.63
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.69
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 4.13
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.41
Trans Type
8 7
Summary
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 Porsche Macan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 9.3
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 1653
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 165
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1653
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1653
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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