2022 Audi Q3 vs. Its Competition

2022 Audi Q3
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Audi Q3 most often competes with the GLA Class from Mercedes and X1 from BMW.

The X1 is our pick to drive, but the GLA has more room and better manners in its second generation.

The Encore GX is handsomely styled and has ample power, and it’s priced much lower to boot.

The Volvo XC40 is the stylish pick of the bunch, but it is smaller and could be too cute for many buyers.

Acura’s RDX has perky turbo-4 power and great handling, but its infotainment needs a new interface.

2022 Audi Q32022 Audi Q3Get Your Price2021 Acura RDX2021 Acura RDX
2021 BMW X12021 BMW X1
2021 Buick Encore GX2021 Buick Encore GX
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 2502021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
2021 Volvo XC402021 Volvo XC40
Quick Specs
The 2022 Audi Q3 parks in the small-SUV space, but fills it to the lines with technology and safety.
The 2021 Acura RDX satisfies sport-sedan drivers and crossover needers alike with strong performance and scads of space.
The 2021 BMW X1 is an appealing crossover with hatchback moves, but keep a lid on options for the better value.
The 2021 Buick Encore GX steals the parking spot left between the smallest mainstream and luxury crossovers.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is the smallest and least expensive SUV in its lineup, and a welcome entry to the brand.
The 2021 Volvo XC40 is a high-personality compact crossover with plenty of features for the money.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4TurbochargedIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDLarge CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicle 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
Premium 40 TFSI quattroFWDsDrive28i Sports Activity VehicleFWD 4-Door PreferredGLA 250 SUVT4 FWD Momentum
All Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
quattro Sport UtilitySport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODContinuously Variable RatioAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2022 Audi Q3 vs. 2021 Acura RDX2022 Audi Q3 vs. 2021 BMW X12022 Audi Q3 vs. 2021 Buick Encore GX2022 Audi Q3 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class2022 Audi Q3 vs. 2021 Volvo XC40