The BMX X1 vs. the Audi Q3 - An In-Depth Look at Two Luxurious and Compact Crossovers

Searching for a new crossover SUV in the greater Burlington or Williston area can lead you down many pathways and towards a variety of options. It seems as though every carmaker around offers a compact option that they claim will offer the highest quality and craftsmanship available. But with the selection of specialty SAV options from the world-renowned BMW brand name in stock at The Automaster BMW in Shelburne, you can shop assured, knowing that every crossover we carry comes backed by the legendary and iconic BMW commitment to excellence and refinement.

With luxury seating for up to five people, the subcompact BMW X1 is the smallest crossover in the SAV collection. Impeccably designed and fun to drive, it offers everything our customers in Plattsburgh, NY and Stowe are looking for. But we understand that similar, competing models may be vying for your attention as well. To help you understand what sets our model apart, we've put together this side-by-side comparison for you, illustrating the differences and similarities between the BMW X1 and the Audi Q3.

Interior Design, Space, and Comfort

From the outside, the Audi Q3 comes out a little larger than the BMW X1. In fact, the Q3 measures wider, taller, and longer than the BMW model. But this size difference does not translate to more space inside the Q3. In fact, it's just the opposite, with the BMW maximizing its interior dimensions far better than the Audi, with more space throughout the vehicle. For example,:

  • The BMW X1 rear cargo hold can accommodate up to 27.1 cubic feet of gear with the backseats in place, while the Audi Q3 holds less, at just 23.7 cubic feet in the rear cargo hold.
  • The BMW X1 offers nearly 42 inches of headroom in the front seat, the Audi Q3 has less than 40 inches
  • The X1 has 39.4 inches of backseat headroom, while the Q3 has 37.6 inches of rear headroom
  • The BMW X1 has .5 inches of extra legroom for the front seat, and 1 inch of greater rear seat legroom than the Audi Q3

Audi Q3



Power and Performance

Similarly styled and nearly identically equipped, the BMW X1 and the Audi Q3 both deliver standard power from a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. But while both models have a standard eight-speed automatic transmission and the same output of 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, they differ in two key areas. These include:

  • The BMW X1 gives drivers a choice of either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive to personalize their ride, while the Audi Q3 has no choices or options and comes only with AWD.
  • The BMW X1 has a larger fuel tank and greater efficiency than the Audi Q3. Holding 16.1 gallons, the BMW X1 gets a combined rating of 27 mpg, compared to 25 mpg combined with the Audi, and it also has a greater driving range per fill-up than the BMW. It averages around 531 miles on the highway per tank of gas, while the Audi manages around 477 miles on the highway per fill-up.

Standard and Optional Amenities

At their base models, both the BMW X1 and the Audi Q3 offer Hanover, NH drivers vehicles that are well-equipped and prepared to keep them comfortable on long, and short, road trips. Standard fare for both models includes automatic climate control, smartphone integration, and a power-operated liftgate. But when you want to customize your ride with optional add-ons, the BMW allows you a better range of options than the Audi model. Every BMW X1 has a menu of available packages and customizations, while the Audi Q3 forces you to move up trims in order to get more than the basic equipment.


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Upgrade your crossover ride with the smallest SAV option from BMW. Geared to provide you with the most fun and exhilaration possible in a subcompact model, it's ready to impress everywhere you go and it's available now in Shelburne.

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