Compare 2019 Audi Q3 vs 2019 BMW X1 vs 2020 Buick Encore

2019 Audi Q3
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2020 Buick Encore
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2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWD 19 27 N/A $34,700
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro AWD 19 27 N/A $34,700
Q3 2.0 TFSI S line Premium Plus quattro AWD 19 27 N/A $36,000
Q3 2.0 TFSI S line Premium quattro AWD 19 27 N/A $36,000
Q3 2.0 TFSI S line Prestige quattro AWD 19 27 N/A $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 N/A N/A
Encore AWD 4-Door Preferred 24 29 N/A N/A
Encore AWD 4-Door Sport Touring 24 29 N/A N/A
Encore FWD 4-Door 25 30 N/A N/A
Encore FWD 4-Door Essence 25 30 N/A N/A
Encore FWD 4-Door Preferred 25 30 N/A N/A
Encore FWD 4-Door Sport Touring 25 30 N/A N/A
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$33,005
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,700
$34,950
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$578 / month
$583 / month
N/A
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
5.7
5.0
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. The 2020 Buick Encore was a good choice for city slickers, but it’s showing its age in all the wrong ways
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 23 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 32 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Large Cars 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40 40.4 40.82
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 39.4 38.78
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.2 52.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 41.9 39.58
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 55.6 54.18
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 37 35.75
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 101.2 92.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- - 50.08
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 51.65
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
105.5 105.1 100.6
Height, Overall (in)
64.1 62.9 65.25
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 61.6 60.62
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 71.7 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 61.5 60.65
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - 6.22
Length, Overall (in)
- - 168.35
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - - TBD -
Liftover Height (in)
- - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
48 58.7 48.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.7 27.1 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.7 27.1 18.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - - TBD -
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 -
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - - TBD -
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA 927 RAK
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3905 3543 3358
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 1.4/83
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
228 @ 5000 228 @ 5000 138 @ 4900
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 26 26 (2019)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 32 29 (2019)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 23 24 (2019)
Transmission
Trans Type
8 8 6
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.03 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA 205 MNK
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.46 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.81 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.95 1.91
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.20 3.53
Clutch Size (in)
- - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - NA
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Audi Q3 BMW X1 Buick Encore
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
8.0 6.8 6.8 (2019)
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 -
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2019 Audi Q3
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  • Financing: From 1.99% APR (2019)
  • Lease: From $399/month for 36 months (2019)
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  • Incentive: $1,000 college grad bonus
  • Finance: 0.9% for 60 months + $2,500
  • Lease: From $299 for 36 months
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