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2022 Audi Q3 vs. 2021 BMW X1 Review

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2022 Audi
Q3

MSRP*: $34,900 to $37,200
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2021 BMW
X1

MSRP*: $35,400 to $37,400
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MPG - City 20 - 22 MPG 23 - 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 - 30 MPG 31 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 48.0 ft3 58.7 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 184 - 228 hp 228 hp
Exterior Length 176.6 in 175.5 in
Exterior Width 72.8 in 71.7 in
Leg Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 36.1 in
Front 40.4 in
Rear 37.0 in
Head Room Front 39.6 in
Rear 37.6 in
Front 41.9 in
Rear 39.4 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW X1 than in the Audi Q3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The BMW X1 will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Audi Q3.

Convenience
The BMW X1 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Audi Q3, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Audi Q3 or the BMW X1, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi Q3 will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the BMW X1.

Dimensions
The Audi Q3 is a little wider than the BMW X1, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Audi Q3 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the BMW X1.

Handling
The Audi Q3 has a larger turning radius than the BMW X1, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Audi Q3 has a little less horsepower than the BMW X1.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Audi Q3 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the BMW X1.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Audi Q3 and the BMW X1. The Audi Q3 has significantly less cargo capacity than the BMW X1.

Warranty
The Audi Q3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW X1.