Compare 2020 Audi Q3 vs 2020 BMW X1 vs 2021 Buick Encore

2020 Audi Q3
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Premium 45 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q3 Premium 45 TFSI quattro 19 27 $32,620 $34,700
Q3 Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 19 27 $32,620 $34,700
Q3 S line Premium 45 TFSI quattro 19 27 $33,840 $36,000
Q3 S line Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 19 27 $33,840 $36,000
Q3 S line Prestige 45 TFSI 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 24 33 $33,235 $35,200
X1 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle 23 31 $35,095 $37,200
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AWD 4-Door Preferred
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Encore AWD 4-Door Preferred N/A N/A $24,312 $25,220
Encore FWD 4-Door N/A N/A $23,176 $23,200
Encore FWD 4-Door Preferred N/A N/A $23,714 $24,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,620
$33,235
$24,312
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,700
$35,200
$25,220
Monthly Payment Estimate
$578 / month
$587 / month
$420 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.0
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Audi Q3 blends practicality, quality, and fun in a chunky but city-friendly package. The 2020 BMW X1 welcomes crossover shoppers into the luxury brand with a good price and nice features. The 2021 Buick Encore GX steals the parking spot left between the smallest mainstream and luxury crossovers.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 24 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 33 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Large Cars 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 37 35.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40 40.4 40.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 39.4 38.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.2 52.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 41.9 39.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 55.6 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 101.2 92.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- - 50.1
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 51.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
62.9 62.9 65.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 61.6 60.62
Wheelbase (in)
105.5 105.1 100.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 71.7 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 61.5 60.65
Length, Overall (in)
176.6 175.5 168.4
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 18.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
48 58.7 48.4
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
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
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 3554 3358
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18 X 7.5 18" x 7"
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 7"
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 1.4/85.4
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
228 @ 5000 228 @ 5000 155 @ 5600
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Turbocharged I4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1700 258 @ 1450 177 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA LE2
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 27 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 33 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 24 - TBD -
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.05 1.912
Trans Type
8 8 6
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.24 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 4.22 2.940
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.18 2.964
Trans Order Code
EA 205 MNK
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.80 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.49 1.446
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic
Drivetrain
All Wheel Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 0.746
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.59 5.52 4.584
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 6.6 - TBD -
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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