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2019 Audi Q3 vs. Its Competition

2019 Audi Q3
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Luxury automakers are getting into the small crossover game with mixed results.

The Mercedes-Benz GLA offers a much sportier AMG edition, but the standard GLA 250 rides too harshly; it’s due for a complete makeover soon.

The BMW X1 features a front-drive platform like the Q3, but it doesn’t feel as premium as Audi’s entry even though it may have more room.

The Lexus UX offers hybrid power and a snazzy interior, though it can seem built to a price compared to cars such as the Volvo XC40, which has a sporty, entertaining look to match its performance.

The latest Acura RDX is maybe that brand’s best overall effort, with crisp lines that go well with its eager handling.

2019 Audi Q32019 Audi Q3
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
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2019 BMW X12019 BMW X1
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2019 Lexus UX (UX250h E-Four hybrid)2019 Lexus UX
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2019 Volvo XC40 First Drive2019 Volvo XC40
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2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
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6.2
The 2019 Audi Q3 whispers “GTI” in the ears of brand-conscious drivers—but it’s, like, discreet about it.
5.8
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 is a solid crossover entry point into the luxury German brand.
5.7
The 2019 BMW X1 crossover is the right shape and the right price for entry luxury buyers willing to overlook some flaws.
5.8
The 2019 Lexus UX gives its maker a kicky new entry point for crossover shoppers.
6.7
The 2019 Volvo XC40 upends tradition—and traditional style—in mostly acceptable ways, and kicks off the car-subscription era with a stylish bang.
6.8
The 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque gets a new lease on life this year with a good powertrain upgrade that helps it stay competitive. Of course, its looks help too.
MSRP From     
$34,700$34,250$34,950$32,150$33,700$41,800
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy29 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Compact CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDLarge CarsMid-Size CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Style Name     
2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattroGLA 250 SUVsDrive28i Sports Activity VehicleUX 200 FWDT4 FWD Momentum5 Door SE
Drivetrain     
All WheelFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFour Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
quattro Sport UtilitySport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility5-Door
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic/CVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2019 Audi Q3 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class2019 Audi Q3 vs. 2019 BMW X12019 Audi Q3 vs. 2019 Lexus UX2019 Audi Q3 vs. 2019 Volvo XC402019 Audi Q3 vs. 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque