Compare The New 2021 Audi Q3 vs 2021 BMW X1 Models

Compact SUVs can be the perfect compromise for many drivers with their combination of added space, capability, and solid efficiency. Especially when it comes to luxury SUVs like the 2021 Audi Q3, you don't have to sacrifice anything when it comes to splendid qualities and amenities. When it comes to learning more about the 2021 Audi Q3 and how it stacks up against the competition, you've come to the right place.

In this research page, we're going to directly compare the 2021 Audi Q3 with its competition, the 2021 BMW X1, so drivers can see for themselves how the two models stack up against one another. We'll break down all the key specifications and features for both models from their capability to their safety features and more, right here.

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2021 Audi Q3 VS 2021 BMW X1: Exterior/Interior

Even from the outside, the 2021 Audi begins showing its value with standard LED headlights, which are a pricy upgrade on the 2021 X1. Step inside and you'll find a luxurious interior complete with features that aren't standard on the 2021 X1 including heated front seats, leather seat covers, and a panoramic sunroof. Plus, behind the second-row seats, you still have 23.7 cubic feet of cargo space left to work with. When it comes to comfort and luxury, the 2021 Q3 is second to none.


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2021 Audi Q3 VS 2021 BMW X1: Technology

When it comes to multimedia technology features, no one does it better than Audi. The 2021 Q3 and 2021 X1 may both come standard with Apple CarPlay™ compatibility, but only the 2021 Q3 also offers Android Auto™ for smartphone integration. Plus, the 2021 Q3 offers the available 12.3-inch high-resolution Audi virtual cockpit that replaces the conventional instrument cluster to make more information readily available and more convenient. Whether it's for information or entertainment, the 2021 Q3 has the technology features to excite drivers.

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2021 Audi Q3 VS 2021 BMW X1: Performance

When it comes to performance, these two models are actually very similar. In fact, the 2021 Q3 S Line 45 TFSI and 2021 X1 sDrive28i are identical when it comes to output, with both models offering 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. But, only the 2021 Q3 comes standard with the quattro® all-wheel drive drivetrain for enhanced handling and capability. BMW drivers have to pay extra to upgrade the 2021 X1 to the X1 xDrive28i model in order to get all-wheel drive.


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2021 Audi Q3 VS 2021 BMW X1: Safety

Safety should always be at the top of the checklist for drivers, and both the 2021 Q3 and 2021 X1 make safety a priority. This is evident by both models receiving a five-star overall safety score from the NHTSA. The 2021 Q3 takes that safety further with a wealth of advanced safety features standard such as a rear-vision camera, high-beam assist, and the Audi pre sense technology that can sense imminent collisions and automatically react to protect you and your passengers as much as possible. It all adds up to a better investment in your safety when behind the wheel of a new Audi Q3

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2021 Audi Q3 VS 2021 BMW X1: Value

We can't end our comparison of these two impressive luxury SUVs without looking at perhaps what's most important of all, the price. Both models are priced competitively, but the 2021 Q3 once again has the edge with a starting MSRP* of just $34,000 while the 2021 X1 starts at $35,400. It's close, but keep in mind all the standard features and amenities the 2021 Q3 has to offer over the 2021 X1, and you truly get a picture of the total value the 2021 Q3 offers.

When you're ready to get behind the wheel of a 2021 Audi Q3, schedule your test drive by contacting our staff at Audi Columbus in Columbus, Ohio, today.

2021 Audi Q32021 BMW X1
$34,000Starting MSRP*$35,400
228 HPMax Horsepower228 HP
258 lb-ftMax Torque258 lb-ft
All-Wheel DriveStandard DrivetrainFront-Wheel Drive
5 PassengersSeating Capacity5 Passengers
48.0 Cubic FeetMax Cargo Capacity58.7 Cubic Feet
Standard Android Auto™Available
StandardBluetooth® CompatibilityStandard
5/5 StarsNHTSA Overall Safety Score5/5 Stars
StandardRear-Vision CameraStandard
AvailableAdaptive Cruise ControlAvailable

*Prices exclude $1,045 destination, taxes, title, other options and dealer changes. Dealer sets actual price.