Compare 2021 Audi Q3 vs 2021 BMW X1 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

2021 Audi Q3
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2021 BMW X1
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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 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 $33,420 $35,400
X1 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle 23 31 $35,280 $37,400
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AMG GLA 35 4MATIC SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLA AMG GLA 35 4MATIC SUV 23 29 $44,697 $47,550
GLA AMG GLA 45 4MATIC SUV 20 27 $51,230 $54,500
GLA GLA 250 4MATIC SUV 24 33 $35,936 $38,230
GLA GLA 250 SUV 25 34 $34,056 $36,230
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,960
$33,420
$44,697
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,000
$35,400
$47,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$567 / month
$590 / month
$793 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.2
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Audi Q3 is bulky but not brash, with good tech and space inside for passengers and gear. The 2021 BMW X1 is an appealing crossover with hatchback moves, but keep a lid on options for the better value. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is the smallest and least expensive SUV in its lineup, and a welcome entry to the brand.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 33 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Large Cars Small Station Wagons
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 37 38.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40 40.4 41.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 39.4 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.2 54.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 41.9 40.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 55.6 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 101.2 -
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 57.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- - 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
62.9 62.9 62.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 61.6 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.5 105.1 107.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 71.7 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 61.5 63.7
Length, Overall (in)
176.6 175.5 174.6
Liftover Height (in)
- - 27.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.7 27.1 15.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.7 27.1 15.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
48 58.7 50.5
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - 29.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - 31.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - 41.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - 56
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - 50.1
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 - 13
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 - 13.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 16.1 13.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 37.4 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA 927 R01
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P225/50VR18 P235/50WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 927 R01
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P225/50VR18 P235/50WR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3902 3554 3653
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18 X 7.5 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18 X 7.5 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA NA
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 3500 258 @ 1450 295 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 4800 228 @ 5000 302 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 33 29
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.18 -
Trans Order Code
UA 205 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.49 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All 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 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.80 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.24 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 4.22 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi Q3 BMW X1 Mercedes-Benz GLA
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 Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 6.6 7.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 210 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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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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2021 Audi Q3
  • 2022 Audi Q3 is here but can be hard to find; 2021s are gone
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  • Financing: From 1.99% APR for 60 months
2021 BMW X1
  • 2021 BMW X1 available
  • Lease: From $389 for 36 months
  • Rebate: $2,000 APR Credit
  • Finance: From 0.9% APR for 60 months
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