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2009 BMW X3 2009 Infiniti EX 2009 Audi Q5
     
AWD 4dr SUV
  • AWD 4dr SUV
RWD
  • RWD
  • AWD
  • RWD Journey
  • AWD Journey
quattro 4dr 3.2L Premium
  • quattro 4dr 3.2L Premium
  • quattro 4dr 3.2L Premium Plus
  • quattro 4dr 3.2L Prestige
 

Prices

MSRP $39,700 $33,800 $37,200
Invoice $36,525 $31,233 $34,596
Avg. Paid $18,260 $16,377 $21,420

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.2 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.4 9.0 9.5
Performance 8.6 8.6 9.2
Interior 7.7 7.7 8.4
Operating Cost 6.9 7.4 7.0
Safety 10.0 9.0 9.4
Reliability 3.5 3.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Sporty handling
  • Outstanding safety ratings
  • Cavernous cargo area
  • Manual transmission available
  • Good performance
  • Upscale cabin
  • Good safety score
  • Upscale interior
  • Refined, sporty handling
  • Excellent safety ratings
Cons
  • Sport-tuned suspension can feel too firm
  • Passenger and cargo space limited
  • Somewhat limited cargo space

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All wheel drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I6 3.0L/183 Gas V6 3.5L/- TBD - Gas V6 3.2L/195
MPG 16 City / 23 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy 18 City / 23 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door SUV 4dr SUV

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 110.1 110.2 110.5
Length, Overall (in) 179.9 182.3 182.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 71.0 74.0
Height, Overall (in) 65.9 62.6 65.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Optional Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Dual Moonroof Standard
Sun/Moon Roof Standard Optional
Panoramic Roof Standard Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard
Sunroof Sunshield Standard
Sunroof Wind Deflector Standard
Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4012 3754 4178

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Optional Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Optional Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Luggage Rack Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 90.1 91.7 101.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 40.5 39.4
Front Leg Room (in) 40.2 44.3 41.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 54.8 57.7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.9 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 38.4 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.8 28.5 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 55.1 56.4
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 50.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 71.0 47.4 57.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 30.0 18.6 29.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
Equalizer Optional
HD Radio Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional

Seats

Leather Seats Optional Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional Standard
Seat Memory Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Optional Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Front Differential Standard
Locking Rear Differential Standard
All Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.5L/- TBD - 3.2L/195
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 260 @ 6600 297 @ 6800 270 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 225 @ 2750 253 @ 4800 243 @ 3000
Transmission Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 38.4 34.8 38.1

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17 (2008) 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 24 (2008) 23
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.7 20 19.8

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Double Wishbone 5-link independent steel spring
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent Multi-Link Trapezoidal-link independent steel spring
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double-Pivot w/Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Central Link w/Stabilizer Bar

Transmission

Automatic Optional Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Optional Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard