Compare 2021 Audi Q3 vs 2020 BMW X1

2021 Audi Q3
2020 BMW X1
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Premium 40 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q3 Premium 40 TFSI quattro 22 30 $31,960 $34,000
Q3 Premium Plus 40 TFSI quattro 22 30 $31,960 $34,000
Q3 S line Premium 45 TFSI quattro 20 28 $33,840 $36,000
Q3 S line Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 20 28 $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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,960
$33,235
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,000
$35,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$567 / month
$587 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Audi Q3 is bulky but not brash, with good tech and space inside for passengers and gear. The 2020 BMW X1 welcomes crossover shoppers into the luxury brand with a good price and nice features.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 37
Front Leg Room (in)
40 40.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 39.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 41.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 101.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
62.9 62.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
105.5 105.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 61.5
Length, Overall (in)
176.6 175.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.7 27.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.7 27.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
48 58.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 -
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)
13.4 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 16.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA 927
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P225/50VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 927
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P225/50VR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3902 3554
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
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 3500 258 @ 1450
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 4800 228 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 33
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.18
Trans Order Code
UA 205
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.49
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.59 5.52
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.20
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.05
Trans Type
8 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.80
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.24
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 4.22
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi Q3 BMW X1
Body Style
quattro 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
7.1 6.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 210
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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