2019 BMW X1

2019 BMW X1

2019 Audi Q3

2019 Audi Q3

2019 BMW X1 vs. 2019 Audi Q3


BMW and Volvo are two of the most luxurious car brands in the world. If you are considering to choose between models like the 2019 Volvo XC40 and the 2019 BMW X1, it can be really tricky. While BMW offers potent acceleration, Audi Q3 has a high-quality interior. Let’s do a comparison to dig further.

Design & Style

The Audi Q3 is a 5-seater model with two rows of comfortable seating. It is a small crossover with cramped space, and limited room across both rows of seating. You may get headroom and legroom by reclining the rear seats. The interior feels good, but certainly not the level you would expect from a luxury vehicle like this. There are premium materials, but a few hard plastics as well.

The BMW X1 is undeniably one of the best vehicles of its class, not only in terms of interior space, but also cabin design. You will find enough room across both the rows, and even taller folks will find it easy to get a relaxing position. The interior draws a lot of attention with its high-grade materials and top-notch styling. There is ample cargo space to fit in your shopping bags.

Technology & Safety

Standard technology features in the 2019 Audi Q3 include an MMI infotainment interface with a 8.8-inch screen, HD Radio, 10-speaker system, Bluetooth, USB ports, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. You get an exclusive Audi’s virtual cockpit and updated MMI system at an extra cost. The intuitive system comes with a simple interface and responsive screen. Standard safety features include a rearview camera, along with Audi Pre Sense Front and Basic.

The BMW X1 impresses with a new set of technology, which includes a touch screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, navigation and voice control. Handwriting recognition is available, and there’s a touchpad in the rotary dial. Harman Kardon audio system, satellite radio and Wi-Fi hot spot are available features. Standard driver assistance features include a rearview camera, forward collision warning, city collision mitigation, pedestrian detection and lane departure warning.


The 2019 Audi Q3 comes with a standard 228-HP turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and 8-spped automatic transmission. The acceleration is reasonably quick off the line, and the vehicle can easily merge on the highways. However, some reviewers feel other rivals offer more power. This is what we get with the 2019 BMW X1’s powerful engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It offers ample power and acceleration with smoother handling.

The Bottom Line

The redesigned BMW X1 has been substantially enhanced over the previous model. It delivers a high-quality interior with plentiful technology, in addition to engaging performance. There are so many positives that it simply outweighs any demerits that the vehicle may have.

Ready to Schedule a 2019 BMW X1 Test Drive Today?

At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving a 2019 BMW X1 for yourself. Come and visit us today or give us a call at (888) 734-3331 to schedule a test drive. Our dealership staff is always on standby to assist you, and we look forward to serve you in the best way possible.


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