In comparing the 2018 BMW X1's and the 2018 Audi Q3's specifications and ratings, the 2018 BMW X1 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. The 2018 Audi Q3 has the advantage in the area of typical lower range of pricing for used cars. Based on this comparison of the 2018 BMW X1's and the 2018 Audi Q3's specifications and ratings, the 2018 BMW X1 is a better car than the 2018 Audi Q3.
2018 BMW X1 vs. 2018 Audi Q3 Pricing
A used 2018 BMW X1 ranges from $18,496 to $27,998 while a used 2018 Audi Q3 is priced between $16,897 to $27,998.
2018 BMW X1 vs. 2018 Audi Q3 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2018 BMW X1 loses 43.4 percent of its value and the 2018 Audi Q3 loses 46.2 percent of its value. This means the 2018 BMW X1 retains 2.8 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2018 Audi Q3.
2018 BMW X1 vs. 2018 Audi Q3 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW X1 is 8.6 out of 10 while the Audi Q3's quality rating is 8.3 out of 10. This results in the BMW X1 being ranked 1 out of 13 Best Luxury Subcompact SUVs and the Audi Q3 being ranked 3 out of 13. Out of 60 Best Luxury 5-seater SUVs, the BMW X1 is ranked 5 and the Audi Q3 is ranked 10. The BMW X1 is also ranked 6 out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs while the Audi Q3 is ranked 12 out of 67.
2018 BMW X1 vs. 2018 Audi Q3 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the BMW X1 is 7.2 out of 10. For the Audi Q3 the reliability rating is 6.8 out of 10. This gives the BMW X1 a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Audi Q3.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2018 BMW X1’s base engine makes 228 horsepower, and the 2018 Audi Q3 base engine makes 200 horsepower. The X1 is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 515 miles. The Q3 is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 473 miles. This gives the 2018 BMW X1 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2018 Audi Q3. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are crossover/subcompact SUVs, the 2018 BMW X1 has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The 2018 Audi Q3 has the advantage in the area of front shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2018 BMW X1 and the 2018 Audi Q3 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.