BMW X1 vs Audi Q3 Comparison Review

BMW X1 vs Audi Q3 Comparison Review



The BMW X1 and the Audi Q3 are impressive luxury SUVs with upscale interiors, outstanding performance, and a long list of standard and available features. Despite their similarities, these two SUVs have some key differences you should consider when deciding on what’s best for your driving needs.

Drivers in the Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan can learn more about the different engine specs, safety features, performance, and technology with our BMW X1 vs. Audi Q3 comparison review.

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Performance and Engine Specs

The BMW X1 and the Audi Q3 offer excellent performance. The X1 engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter with 228 horsepower that’s paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The Q3 also features a 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine that produces 228 horsepower with an automatic 8-speed transmission. Both vehicles are available in front-wheel and all-wheel drive.

The X1 offers well-weighted steering, strong brakes, poised handling, and a firm suspension system that’s tuned for comfort. An upgraded M Sport suspension system is available for a livelier ride. The Q3 also offers reliable performance and handling, though it caters more to comfort than agility.


2019 BMW X1 Interior SeatsAs luxury SUVs, the BMW X1 and the Audi Q3 feature upscale interiors with high-end materials and impressive space and comfort. The seats are comfortable and supportive while offering ample space for adult passengers. The X1 offers sliding and reclining second-row seats as an upgrade for more comfort.

The X1 outperforms most of its competitors with 27.1 cubic feet of cargo space when the split-folding seats are upright, and 58.7 cubic feet with the seats down. A power liftgate is also standard on the X1. The Q3 offers 23.8 cubic feet with the seats folded up and 53.9 cubic feet when the seats are folded down.

Safety and Technology

The X1 and Q3 both include many technology features designed to make your ride more entertaining. The X1 includes a 6.5-inch iDrive touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, HD Radio™, Bluetooth® connectivity, voice control, and Apple CarPlay®. An 8.8-inch touchscreen, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon® sound system, and satellite radio are also available. The Q3 comes with an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, smartphone integration, and Bluetooth® connectivity, with a 12.3-inch digital cockpit and a 10.1-inch infotainment system also available.

For a safer ride, the X1 includes Front and Rear Parking Sensors, a Rearview Camera, Forward Collision Warning, Pedestrian Detection, Collision Mitigation, Lane-Departure Warning, Automatic High Beams, and Adaptive Cruise Control. The Q3 offers a suite of active safety features as upgrades.

Test Drive the X1 at BMW of Manhattan

The BMW X1 and the Audi Q3 are two impressive SUVs that share many attributes, but there are differences to consider when determining the best option for you. Drivers in Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan can get more information on the X1 at BMW of Manhattan. Call today or stop by our showroom to see our lineup of new BMW X1 models and take a test drive.