New BMW X3 vs rivals - specifications

 BMW X3FreelanderAudi Q5Volvo XC60
On-the-road price/total as tested£32,615/£39,884£36,245/£38,728£35,165/£49,390£35,306/£46,157
Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)£16,332/51.0%£14,827/41.4%£19,226/54.7%£14,924/43.0%
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£1,370/£2,740£2,102/£4,204£1,969/£3,939£1,977/£3,554
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£1,958/£3,263£2,353/£3,922£2,251/£3,752£2,474/£4,123
Ins. grp./quote/road tax band/cost28/£636/F/£12526/£842/I/£20022/£525/I/£20032/£578/I/£200
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£300 (five years)£354/£442/£354£244/£406/£360£273/£497/£273
Engine4cyl in-line/1,995cc4cyl in-line/2,179cc4cyl in-line/1,968cc5cyl in-line/2,400cc
Peak power 181/4,000 bhp/rpm188/4,000 bhp/rpm168/4,200 bhp/rpm202/4,000 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 380/1,750 Nm/rpm420/1,750 Nm/rpm350/1,750 Nm/rpm420/1,500 Nm/rpm
Transmission 8-spd auto/4WD6-spd auto/4WD7-spd auto/4WD6-spd auto/4WD
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel67 litres/run-flat68 litres/sp. saver75 litres/sp. saver70 litres/sp. saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 550/1,600 litres405/1,670 litres540/1,560 litres495/1,455 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,790/575/2,000kg1,805/500/2,000kg1,820/610/2,000kg1,833/672/1,800kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.9 metres/0.33Cd11.3 metres/0.38Cd11.6 metres/0.33Cd11.9 metres/0.35Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60k)/1yr3yrs (unltd)/3yrs3yrs (60k)/3yrs 1yr (18,000)/1yr
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/15415,000 miles/130Variable/13518,000 miles/136
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.10th/17th13th/14th12th/18th16th/20th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./pointsN/A5/4/1/8292/84/32/594/79/48/5
30-50mph in 3rd/4th* 3.4/3.9 secs4.3/6.5 secs8.5/7.6 secs6.1/6.5 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th/7th/8th*6.9/8.6/12.6/21.6 s11.2/21.5 secs8.5/20.5/N/A secs8.9/N/A secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph*130mph118mph124mph127mph
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph72/47/60/68dB71/47/61/69dB69/48/62/67dB72/53/61/68dB
Auto Express economy/range34.5mpg/508 miles28.7mpg/429 miles30.0mpg/495 miles27.3mpg/420 miles
Govt. urban/extra-urban/combined 46.3/53.3/50.4mpg32.5/49.6/40.4mpg32.1/47.9/40.4mpg29.7/51.4/40.4mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket219/147g/km/21%264/185g/km/29%252/184g/km/28%277/184g/km/28%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSix/yes/yesSeven/yes/yesSix/yes/yesSix/yes/£375
Climate ctrl/leather/heated seatsYes/yes/£280Yes/yes/yesYes/yes/£280Yes/yes/£265
Hill descent/stop-start/cruise ctrlYes/yes/yesYes/no/yesYes/no/£225 £615/yes/£510Yes/no/yes
Metallic paint/xenons/keyless go£595/£900/yes£540/£695/no Yes/yes/yes£1,990/yes/£250£625/£1,000^/£500


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