In comparing the 2020 Audi Q3's and the 2020 BMW X1's specifications and ratings, The 2020 BMW X1 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value, interior volume and overall quality score. The 2020 Audi Q3 and 2020 BMW X1 have the same base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2020 Audi Q3's and the 2020 BMW X1's specifications and ratings, the 2020 BMW X1 is a better car than the 2020 Audi Q3.
2020 Audi Q3 vs. 2020 BMW X1 Pricing
A used 2020 Audi Q3 ranges from $24,992 to $35,237 while a used 2020 BMW X1 is priced between $24,900 to $34,688.
2020 Audi Q3 vs. 2020 BMW X1 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2020 Audi Q3 loses 46.2 percent of its value and the 2020 BMW X1 loses 43.4 percent of its value. This means the 2020 BMW X1 retains 2.8 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2020 Audi Q3.
2020 Audi Q3 vs. 2020 BMW X1 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Audi Q3 is 8.3 out of 10 while the BMW X1's quality rating is 8.6 out of 10. This results in the Audi Q3 being ranked 3 out of 13 Best Luxury Subcompact SUVs and the BMW X1 being ranked 1 out of 13. Out of 60 Best Luxury 5-seater SUVs, the Audi Q3 is ranked 10 and the BMW X1 is ranked 5. The Audi Q3 is also ranked 12 out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs while the BMW X1 is ranked 6 out of 67.
2020 Audi Q3 vs. 2020 BMW X1 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Audi Q3 is 6.8 out of 10. For the BMW X1 the reliability rating is 7.2 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 base engine of both the 2020 Audi Q3 and the 2020 BMW X1 makes 228 horsepower. The Q3 is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 429 miles. The X1 is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 531 miles. This gives the 2020 BMW X1 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2020 Audi Q3. The Q3 uses regular unleaded, and the X1 uses premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are crossover/subcompact SUVs, the 2020 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 2020 Audi Q3 has the advantage in the area of front shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2020 Audi Q3 and the 2020 BMW X1 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.