Compare 2019 Audi Q3 vs 2019 BMW X1 vs 2019 Buick Encore

2019 Audi Q3
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2019 BMW X1
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2019 Buick Encore
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2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro 19 27 $32,620 $34,700
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro 19 27 $32,620 $34,700
Q3 2.0 TFSI S line Premium Plus quattro 19 27 $33,840 $36,000
Q3 2.0 TFSI S line Premium quattro 19 27 $33,840 $36,000
Q3 2.0 TFSI S line Prestige quattro 19 27 $33,840 $36,000
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sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X1 sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle 23 32 $33,005 $34,950
X1 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle 22 31 $34,865 $36,950
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AWD 4-Door Essence
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Encore AWD 4-Door Essence 24 29 $29,691 $30,800
Encore AWD 4-Door Preferred 24 29 $25,160 $26,100
Encore AWD 4-Door Sport Touring 24 29 $26,317 $27,300
Encore FWD 4-Door 25 30 $23,176 $23,200
Encore FWD 4-Door Essence 25 30 $28,245 $29,300
Encore FWD 4-Door Preferred 25 30 $23,714 $24,600
Encore FWD 4-Door Sport Touring 25 30 $24,871 $25,800

Pricing

Invoice Price

$32,620
$33,005
$29,691

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$34,700
$34,950
$30,800

Monthly Payment Estimate

$578 / month
$583 / month
$513 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.2
5.7
5.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2019 Audi Q3 whispers “GTI” in the ears of brand-conscious drivers—but it’s, like, discreet about it. The 2019 BMW X1 crossover is the right shape and the right price for entry luxury buyers willing to overlook some flaws. Small luxury crossovers are hot, but the 2019 Buick Encore offers a decidedly calm option. It's cute and affordable, but lacks some options found on others.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

19 mpg 23 mpg 24 mpg

Highway

27 mpg 32 mpg 29 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Large Cars 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Interior Dimensions

Second Leg Room (in)

36.1 37 35.75

Front Leg Room (in)

40 40.4 40.82

Passenger Capacity

5 5 5

Second Head Room (in)

37.6 39.4 38.78

Second Shoulder Room (in)

55.1 55.2 52.50

Front Head Room (in)

39.6 41.9 39.58

Front Shoulder Room (in)

56.7 55.6 54.18

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- 101.2 92.8

Second Hip Room (in)

- - 50.08

Front Hip Room (in)

- - 51.65

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

64.1 62.9 65.25

Track Width, Rear (in)

61.9 61.6 60.62

Wheelbase (in)

105.5 105.1 100.60

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72.8 71.7 70.10

Track Width, Front (in)

62.2 61.5 60.65

Length, Overall (in)

176.6 175.4 168.35

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- - 6.22

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- - - TBD -

Liftover Height (in)

- - - TBD -

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- - - TBD -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

23.7 27.1 - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

23.7 27.1 18.80

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

48 58.7 48.40

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- - - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- - - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

- - - TBD -

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- - - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- - - TBD -

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- - - TBD -

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)

12.2 - 10.6 x 0.5

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc Pwr

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA - NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13.4 - 11.8 x 1.0

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.9 16.1 14.0

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.4 37.4 36.7

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- - N/A

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

- - - TBD -

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- - - TBD -

Tires

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA 927 RAK

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA RVZ

Rear Tire Size

P235/55HR18 P225/50VR18 P215/55R18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA 927 RAK

Front Tire Size

P235/55HR18 P225/50VR18 P215/55R18

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3905 3543 3358

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7 18 X 7.5 18" x - TBD -

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel NA Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7 18 X 7.5 18" x - TBD -

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact NA 16" x - TBD -

Engine

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Turbocharged I4

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

258 @ 1700 258 @ 1450 148 @ 1850

Engine Order Code

NA NA LUV

Displacement

2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 1.4/83

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

228 @ 5000 228 @ 5000 138 @ 4900

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

19 23 24

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

22 26 26

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

27 32 29

Transmission

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.14 3.03 2.96

Trans Order Code

NA 205 MNK

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.43 1.46 1.45

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.67 0.67 -

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00 0.75

First Gear Ratio (:1)

5.59 5.25 4.58

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.53 3.20 3.53

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.95 1.95 1.91

Trans Type

8 8 6

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.81 0.81 -

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.21 1.22 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.99 4.01 2.94

Clutch Size (in)

- - NA

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

- - NA

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

- - NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi Q3 BMW X1 Buick Encore

Body Style

quattro Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut w/Coil Springs

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- - NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- - N/A

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- - - TBD -

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- - N/A

Emissions

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

8.1 6.9 6.8

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- - NA

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- 210 130

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- - - TBD -

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

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- - - TBD -

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

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