Compare 2017 Audi Q3 vs 2017 BMW X1

2017 Audi Q3
2017 BMW X1
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2.0 TFSI Premium FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium FWD 20 28 $29,574 $31,800
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus FWD 20 28 $29,574 $31,800
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWD 20 28 $31,528 $33,900
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro AWD 20 28 $31,528 $33,900
Q3 2.0 TFSI Prestige FWD 20 28 $29,574 $31,800
Q3 2.0 TFSI Prestige quattro AWD 20 28 $31,528 $33,900
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sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X1 sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle 23 32 $31,890 $33,750
X1 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle 22 31 $33,750 $35,750
X1 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle Brazil 22 31 $33,750 $35,750

Pricing

Invoice Price

$29,574
$31,890

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$31,800
$33,750

Monthly Payment Estimate

$530 / month
$563 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.5
6.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2017 Audi Q3 isn't the most space-efficient or fuel-efficient in its class, but it gives compact luxury shoppers the ride comfort, easy maneuverability, and flexible cabin they seek. Pleasant to drive and built to a price, the 2017 BMW X1 is a mainstream subcompact crossover that is pleasant to drive but lacks the brand's "ultimate driving machine" performance.

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Fuel Economy

City

20 mpg 23 mpg

Highway

28 mpg 32 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Large Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Head Room (in)

37.4 39.4

Second Shoulder Room (in)

53.6 57.2

Front Leg Room (in)

40 40.4

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

58 -

Second Leg Room (in)

31.1 37

Front Head Room (in)

37 42

Second Hip Room (in)

56.1 -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.8 56.7

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- 101.2

Exterior Dimensions

Min Ground Clearance (in)

6.7 -

Length, Overall (in)

172.8 174.8

Height, Overall (in)

62.6 63.5

Track Width, Rear (in)

61.2 61.5

Wheelbase (in)

102.5 105.1

Liftover Height (in)

30.8 -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72.1 71.7

Track Width, Front (in)

61.1 61.5

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

48.2 58.7

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

16.7 27.1

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

16.7 27.1

Brakes

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.1 -

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA -

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.3 -

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

16.9 16.1

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.7 37.4

Tires

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA 927

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P235/50HR18 P225/50HR18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA 927

Front Tire Size

P235/50HR18 P225/50HR18

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA -

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

NA -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3494 3543

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7 18 X 7.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7 18 X 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact NA

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

140 210

Engine

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

207 @ 1700 258 @ 1250

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

200 @ 5100 228 @ 5000

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

20 23

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

23 26

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

28 32

Transmission

Trans Order Code

NA 205

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.16 1.46

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.69 1.00

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.95 5.25

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.55 1.95

Trans Type

6 8

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.86 1.22

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.42 4.01

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.30 3.03

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.67

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

- 3.15

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.81

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi Q3 BMW X1

Body Style

Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.7 -

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