Compare 2018 Audi Q3 vs 2018 BMW X1 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

2018 Audi Q3
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2018 BMW X1
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
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2.0 TFSI Premium FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium FWD 20 28 $30,596 $32,900
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus FWD 20 28 $30,596 $32,900
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWD 20 28 $32,550 $35,000
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro AWD 20 28 $32,550 $35,000
Q3 2.0 TFSI Sport Premium FWD 20 28 $31,528 $33,900
Q3 2.0 TFSI Sport Premium Plus FWD 20 28 $31,528 $33,900
Q3 2.0 TFSI Sport Premium Plus quattro AWD 20 28 $33,480 $36,000
Q3 2.0 TFSI Sport Premium quattro AWD 20 28 $33,480 $36,000
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sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X1 sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle 23 32 $32,025 $33,900
X1 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle 22 31 $33,885 $35,900
X1 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle Brazil 22 31 $33,885 $35,900
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AMG GLA 45 4MATIC SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLA AMG GLA 45 4MATIC SUV 22 28 $47,058 $50,600
GLA GLA 250 4MATIC SUV 23 31 $32,922 $35,400
GLA GLA 250 SUV 24 33 $31,062 $33,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,596
$32,025
$47,058
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,900
$33,900
$50,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$548 / month
$565 / month
$843 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
6.3
5.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Audi Q3 offers a fun-to-drive alternative to the entry compact luxury car, but with more utility. Versus its rivals, it delivers more ride comfort and interior refinement, but less fuel efficiency. The 2018 BMW X1 is a compelling crossover pick for a budget BMW buyer who can’t do without a roundel. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class blends hatchback with crossover, with better than mixed results.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 32 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Large Cars Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 55.6 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
31.1 37 27.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40 40.4 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 39.4 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 55.2 53.1
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 41.9 40
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 101.2 -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
30.8 - 23.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.1 71.7 71
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 61.5 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.7 - -
Wheelbase (in)
102.5 105.1 106.3
Height, Overall (in)
62.5 62.9 58
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 61.5 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
16.7 27.1 17.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
48.2 58.7 41.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.7 27.1 17.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - 27.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - 54.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - 41.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - 31.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 - 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 - 13.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 16.1 14.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 37.4 38.9
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/50HR18 P225/50VR18 P235/45ZR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA 927 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50HR18 P225/50VR18 P235/45ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 927 NA
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)
3483 3543 3457
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18 X 7.5 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18 X 7.5 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 210 115
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1700 258 @ 1450 350 @ 2250
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100 228 @ 5000 375 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 32 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 26 25
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 4.01 3.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.30 3.03 2.43
Trans Order Code
NA 205 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.46 1.19
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.00 1.16
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.95 5.25 3.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.95 2.90
Trans Type
6 8 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 1.22 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.20 2.39
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81 0.94
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi Q3 BMW X1 Mercedes-Benz GLA
Body Style
Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle 4MATIC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 6.8 7.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
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-
Side Barrier Rating
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-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
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-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
-
Rollover Rating
-
-

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