2021 BMW X1

2021 BMW X1

2022 Audi Q3

2022 Audi Q3

2022 BMW X1 vs. 2022 Audi Q3


In today’s market, you’ll find that there are plenty of new cars available to consumers. You can choose from everything from sedans and coupes to SUVs and pickup trucks. But with so many options, how do you choose the one that’s right for you? As it turns out, many consumers opt to purchase an SUV when they need a new car, as they offer lots of space and utility without being overly expensive or bulky.

When it comes to small SUVs, BMW and Audi are two of the most popular brands on the market today. They offer some of the best luxury options, quality performance, and safety features on the market. But how do you know which one to choose? 

Keep an eye out for the 2022 BMW X1 or the 2022 Audi Q3. These two cars offer their own unique features that can help you decide which one best suit your needs and budget.

Design & Style

  • Exterior Design

This is an area where these two cars do not match. Audi has always been known for their outstanding exterior design, and that’s why we chose it for our own use, but when it comes to comparing with BMW, its only negative part is its exterior design style which we feel is outdated and doesn’t attract customer like other current models on the market out there. By 2022 Audi Q3 will be redesigned to have more of a futuristic approach; something which many customers are looking forward too so expect many sales in that model! 2022 BMW X1, on the other hand, will not change much in terms of a redesign, but they do promise to add more safety features and better transmission system as compared to any previous versions released by them.

  • Interior Design

The interiors of both cars are extremely well-designed, though there are differences in their color schemes and storage options that really set them apart. The 2022 BMW X1 is black with some red trimmings, while its German competitor is done up with black and grey hues throughout. Both vehicles offer plenty of room for passengers (five in total), though they are different in terms of interior space—namely, it’s bigger in one car than another (in every dimension). What’s more, both options have clever storage compartments that are easy to access. With two medium-sized glove compartments and two cupholders at your disposal, you can fit quite a bit inside these vehicles.

Technology & Safety

  BMW wins in providing higher technology and safety features for a better and safer driving experience. Both cars provide seven airbags. However, you will find a newer infotainment system, autonomous emergency braking, and pedestrian protection system in the 2022 BMW X1, which is unavailable in the 2022 Audi Q3. Due to this, you get extra security while driving your car and give your family peace of mind when traveling with you. You will find that both cars also have a rear-view camera feature. However, your kids can view 3D images from the Infotainment system’s screen in the 2022 BMW X1 as compared to the 2D image display on the Navigation Screen of 2022 Audi Q3. Travel becomes even more fun for your family by giving them a completely new experience.


The new 2224 cc turbocharged engine in the 2022 BMW X1 outputs 180 horsepower at 5000 rpm and peak torque of 221 lb-ft between 1500 and 3250 rpm. It runs on 91 octane fuel and achieves estimated fuel efficiency of 27 miles per gallon city/32 mpg highway/29 mpg combined (BMW estimates). The company claims that the 2022 BMW X1 delivers smooth performance with its automatic transmission as it is good for up to 40 mph highway passing speeds from 0 mph in third gear. 

The Bottom Line

All things considered, if you are looking for a small SUV, then either of these two vehicles can be an excellent choice for you in 2022. The only significant difference between them is that the 2022 BMW X1 provides an additional three cubic feet of cargo space compared to that of the 2022 Audi Q3, making it slightly more spacious than its German counterpart. However, aside from that slight difference, both of these vehicles offer almost similar performance, making them an ideal option for urban driving and even some off-roading. So, if you are looking for an exciting compact SUV, then either one of these vehicles will not disappoint you in any way whatsoever!

Ready to Schedule a 2022 BMW X1 Test Drive Today?

At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving a 2022 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 serving you in the best way possible.


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