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Compare 2015 Audi Q3 vs 2014 BMW X1

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Selected Style FrontTrak 4-Door 2.0T Prestige
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FrontTrak 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 29 $30,227 $32,500
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 28 $32,178 $34,600
FrontTrak 4-Door 2.0T Prestige 20 29 $30,227 $32,500
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Prestige 20 28 $32,178 $34,600
RWD 4-Door sDrive28i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 18 27 $35,695 $38,800
AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 22 33 $29,990 $32,600
RWD 4-Door sDrive28i 23 34 $28,430 $30,900
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Audi Q3 stakes out its claim in compact-crossover territory, with Google Earth to map the way. The 2014 BMW X1 has plenty of style and enthusiasm, although it's a little short on some of the versatility and utility you might expect.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 34 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) 40 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 58 -
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Leg Room (in) 31.1 34.9
Front Head Room (in) 37 41.3
Second Hip Room (in) 56.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 55
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 39.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 62.6 60.8
Liftover Height (in) 30.8 -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 102.5 108.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.1 70.8
Track Width, Front (in) 61.9 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.7 -
Length, Overall (in) 172.6 176.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 16.7 25
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 34.6 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 16.7 25
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 64.3 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 39.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 48.2 56
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 13
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 13
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) 4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 16.6
Aux Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 37.1
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/50HR18 P225/50HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/50HR18 P225/50HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 661 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4409 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4409 -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 4409 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 441 -
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5368 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3527
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 210
Engine
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1700 260 @ 1250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100 240 @ 5000
Engine Oil Cooler Regular -
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 34
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.16 1.67
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.95 4.71
Trans PTO Access No -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55 2.11
Trans Type 6 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.30 3.14
Trans Order Code NA 205
Transfer Case Power Take Off No -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.15
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.84
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Audi Q3 BMW X1
Suspension
Axle Type - Rear Independent -
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Axle Type - Front Independent -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.9 6.8 (Est)
Vehicle
EPA Classification - Large Cars
 
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