In comparing the Audi Q3's and the BMW X1's specifications and ratings, the Audi Q3 has the advantage in the area of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars The BMW X1 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Audi Q3's and the BMW X1's specifications and ratings, the BMW X1 is a better car than the Audi Q3.
Audi Q3 vs. BMW X1 Pricing
A used 2023 Audi Q3 ranges from $36,996 to $47,084 while a used 2023 BMW X1 is priced between $41,273 to $48,725. For a new model, the Audi Q3's price is between $41,762 and $50,418, with the BMW X1 priced between $41,421 and $50,394.
Audi Q3 vs. BMW X1 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Audi Q3 loses 46.2 percent of its value and the BMW X1 loses 43.4 percent of its value. This means the BMW X1 retains 2.8 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Audi Q3.
Audi Q3 vs. 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 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs, the Audi Q3 is ranked 12 and the BMW X1 is ranked 6.
Audi Q3 vs. 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 Audi Q3’s base engine makes 184 horsepower, and the BMW X1 base engine makes 241 horsepower. The Q3 is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 461 miles. The X1 is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 486 miles. This gives the BMW X1 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Audi Q3. The Q3 uses regular unleaded, and the X1 uses premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Audi Q3 and BMW X1 are comparable in regards to rear shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Audi Q3 and the BMW X1 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the BMW X1 has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.