Putting the 2021 Audi Q3 and 2021 BMW X1 to the Test

SUVs are some of the most dependable and capable models you can choose for your driveway, but the 2021 Audi Q3 manages to stand out from the other models in its class. Audi models have gotten a reputation for being some of the most exciting, having the performance and innovative features that every driver will love for the time they spend inside. We look forward to showing you all the options that this model can offer.

The 2021 BMW X1 also comes with a wide range of features and options that drivers have been looking for. Known for their power and athletic design, you might think the 2021 X1 should be your next vehicle, but the 2021 Audi Q3 might prove differently. We've put a comparison together to give you a closer look at each SUV, giving you the confidence needed for the road ahead.

Our comparison looks at the popular traits and features of each model so that you will have the best idea of which suits your lifestyle. We encourage you to read through the comparison and then contact our team so that you can be certain of the model you want in your driveway. SUVs are some of the most popular models on the market, and we are excited to show you why.

We want you to be driving a model that keeps you excited during every boring morning commute and errand, which is why we have put our comparison together. Our goal is to help you find your next vehicle, so please reach out if you have any questions.

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2021 Audi Q3 vs 2021 BMW X1

  • The 2021 Audi Q3 has quattro® all-wheel drive as standard while you need to upgrade the 2021 BMW X1 to have all-wheel drive, which also makes the X1 more expensive than the 2021 Q3.
  • Both models make up to 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque while also having an eight-speed automatic transmission to help you enjoy the time you spend in the driver's seat.
  • The 2021 Audi Q3 comes with an 8.8-inch screen with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration while the 2020 BMW X1 only comes equipped with an 8.8-inch screen and Apple CarPlay®.

  • You can upgrade the screen of the 2021 Audi Q3 to be larger than the screen that comes on the 2021 BMW X1, making it easier to control some of the most advanced features and settings that will help you enjoy the time you spend inside.
  • Genuine leather upholstery is standard in the 2021 Audi Q3, while you only get synthetic leather upholstery as standard in the 2021 BMW X1.
  • The cabin of the 2021 Audi Q3 has dual-zone automatic climate control while the 2021 BMW X1 can only have automatic climate control to try and keep your cabin feeling how you and your passengers want.
  • If you want to get the most enjoyment from your music, you can upgrade the 2021 Audi Q3 to a 15-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, while the 2021 BMW X1 only has a 12-speaker Harman Kardon stereo available.
  • Both models come equipped with a variety of driver assistance features to ensure you feel confident whenever you are driving on any road or highway that stands in your way.
  • You have more adjustability options for the seats of the 2021 Audi Q3 than you do in the 2021 BMW X1, making sure you can tailor it to be perfect for your needs.
  • A panoramic sunroof comes standard on the 2021 Audi Q3, while the 2021 BMW X1 makes you pay more to include a panoramic moonroof.