2021 BMW X1

2021 BMW X1

2022 Audi Q3

2022 Audi Q3

2021 BMW X1 vs. 2022 Audi Q3


The 2021 BMW X1 is a high-performance vehicle that offers a straightforward infotainment system along with a roomy cabin that is packed with comfort and support. These are some of the features that rank the X1 at the top of majority of online ranking sites for the luxury subcompact SUV vehicle class. Find out what other aspects of the X1 are the main reason behind its popularity by following our comparison article below where we put the X1 against the 2022 Audi Q3.

Design & Style

The 2021 BMW X1 features a highly spacious cabin that looks and feels lavish. It makes use of high-end materials for its surfaces as well as on its seats which are upholstered in soft synthetic leather. Power adjustment options come standard at the front row whereas heat and sport seats come as optional upgrades. The car can support up to five people on well-bolstered seats with abundant leg and headroom across both rows.

The 2022 Audi Q3 has a tech-laden cabin which is styled in a contemporary concept. It makes use of hard plastics for most of its surfaces which make the car not as luxurious as one would expect from vehicles of its class. The car has two rows which seat five people and leather upholstery comes standard. The front row enjoys heat and folding functions whereas power adjustments come optional.

Technology & Safety

The BMW X1 comes well-equipped with a range of tech features such as Bluetooth, 7 speakers, 1 USB port, Apple CarPlay, satellite radio, and an 8.8 inch touchscreen. Safety tech of the car is comprised of a rearview camera, lane departure warning, auto high beams, parking sensors, collision warning, and auto emergency brakes.

The Audi Q3 is packed with several technological advances that include 10 speakers, HD radio, 10.25 inch digital cluster, 4 USB ports, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and an 8.8 inch touchscreen. The car also offers safety tech that is comprised of parking sensors, Audi Pre Sense Front, Audi Pre Sense Basic, Audi Side Assist, and rain-sensing wipers.


The BMW X1 is a strong and sporty vehicle that is run by a 2L four-cylinder engine that can make 228 hp and 258 lbft of torque. Its fuel efficiency ratings can reach 24 mpg / 33 mpg for city / highway.

The Audi Q3 runs on a 2L 4-cylinder engine that can put out 184 hp and 221 lbft of torque. It can return a gas mileage of 23 mpg and 30 mpg for city and highway.

The Bottom Line

The X1 makes it look easy to outperform the Audi Q3 not just in terms of comfort and appeal, but through its sporty handling and powerful engine performance too. Its interior is just as impressive with a user-friendly infotainment control and a luxurious, well-built cabin.

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At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we provide you with an opportunity to experience the comfort and power of driving a 2021 BMW X1 for yourself. Come and visit us today or give us a call at (888) 734-3331 to schedule a test drive appointment. Our dealership staff is always on standby to assist you in the best way possible.


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