Compare 2021 Audi Q3 vs 2020 BMW X1 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

2021 Audi Q3
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Premium 40 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q3 Premium 40 TFSI quattro 22 30 N/A $34,000
Q3 Premium Plus 40 TFSI quattro 22 30 N/A $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
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AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLC AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe 18 24 $59,220 $63,000
GLC AMG GLC 43 4MATIC SUV 18 24 $55,930 $59,500
GLC AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+ Coupe 16 22 $71,910 $76,500
GLC AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+ SUV 16 22 $69,325 $73,750
GLC AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ Coupe 16 22 $79,054 $84,100
GLC GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe 21 28 $47,000 $50,000
GLC GLC 300 4MATIC SUV 21 28 $41,830 $44,500
GLC GLC 300 SUV 22 29 $39,950 $42,500
GLC GLC 350e 4MATIC SUV N/A N/A $48,786 $51,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,840
$33,235
$59,220
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,000
$35,200
$63,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$567 / month
$587 / month
$1050 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.0
7.0
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. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is comfortable and quiet, with few rivals in among small luxury crossovers.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 33 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Large Cars Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 39.4 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.2 55.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 41.9 38.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 55.6 57.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 37 37.2
Front Leg Room (in)
40 40.4 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 101.2 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 71.7 76
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 61.5 64.4
Length, Overall (in)
176.6 175.5 186.2
Height, Overall (in)
62.9 62.9 62.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 61.6 65
Wheelbase (in)
105.5 105.1 113.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - 6.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.7 27.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
48 58.7 36.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.7 27.1 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 - 12.6
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)
13.4 - 14.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 16.1 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 37.4 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P225/50VR18 P285/40VR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 927 NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P225/50VR18 P255/45VR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA 927 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3902 3554 4208
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18 X 7.5 20 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18 X 7.5 20 X 9.5
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 4800 228 @ 5000 385 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 3500 258 @ 1450 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 3.0 L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 33 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 27 21
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 4.22 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.18 3.24
Trans Order Code
UA 205 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.80 0.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.49 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.59 5.52 5.35
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.05 2.25
Trans Type
8 8 9
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67 0.72
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.24 1.21
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.20 3.69
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi Q3 BMW X1 Mercedes-Benz GLC
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle 4MATIC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 6.6 8.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - 4.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 210 150
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- - 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - 350
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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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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2021 Audi Q3
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2020 BMW X1
  • 2021 BMW X1 arriving, 2020s sold out
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  • Finance: 1.9% for 60 months
  • Lease: From $399 for 36 months
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
  • 2021 GLC-Class is available
  • Rebates: Up to $2,000 off (2020)
  • Lease: $469/mo. (2020)
  • Finance: 0% for 36 mo. (2021)
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