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

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

$31,960
$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

6.5
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 SUV 4WD Large Cars Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Second Leg Room (in)

36.1 37 37.2

Front Leg Room (in)

40 40.4 40.8

Passenger Capacity

5 5 5

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 Volume (ft³)

- 101.2 -

Exterior Dimensions

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

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

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- - 6.7

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 36.1

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)

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.9 16.1 17.4

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.4 37.4 38.7

Tires

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA 927 NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

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

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3902 3554 4208

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7 18 X 7.5 20 X 9.5

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

Engine

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

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

184 @ 4800 228 @ 5000 385 @ 5500

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

22 24 18

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

25 27 21

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

30 33 24

Transmission

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.14 3.18 3.24

Trans Order Code

UA 205 NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.43 1.49 1.64

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.67 0.67 0.72

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00 1.00

First Gear Ratio (:1)

5.59 5.52 5.35

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.33 3.20 3.69

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.95 2.05 2.25

Trans Type

8 8 9

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.81 0.80 0.86

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.21 1.24 1.21

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.99 4.22 4.80

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi Q3 BMW X1 Mercedes-Benz GLC

Body Style

quattro Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle 4MATIC

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

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

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

--

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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