Compare The Audi and BMW SUV Lineups in Burlingame, California

Pictured Left To Right: Audi Q3, Audi Q5, Audi Q7

Audi Q3 vs BMW X1

See How the 2018 Audi Q3 Crossover SUV Stands Up Against its BMW Competition

There's an automotive debate raging as pertains the primacy of the sport utility versus the sport activity vehicle. With as much to offer under the hood and on the road as there are perspectives on each, you'll find both of interest as you explore the off-road champion that's right for your day trips and extended vacations. What's more, there's no better test case than evaluating how the 2018 Audi Q3 SUV crosses over into the territory of the 2017 BMW X1 and holds its own. Whether you prefer Audi Q3's Premium or step-up Premium Plus trim, you'll find it up to the task of its rivalry with the BMW X1 sDrive28i and X1 xDrive28i trims.

Audi Q3 Prowess Comes Down to Performance, Technology, Safety, and Plenty of Options

  • Audi Q3 puts on proud display a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder 2.0 TFSI® engine offering a competitive 200 horsepower made possible by 207 pound-feet of torque to perform. BMW's X1 features a BMW 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder capable of 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet, making each a model of hard charging.
  • Plus, you'll find Audi's SUV equipped with a six-speed Tiptronic® auto transmission with available quattro® all-wheel drive and Electronic Stability Control with an Offroad mode, comparing favorably to BMW X1's 8-speed STEPTRONIC auto and intelligent all-wheel drive with Dynamic Stability Control. So, both SUVs show themselves willing and able to tack into terrain.
  • Q3's available Audi drive select system showcases Comfort, Dynamic, and Auto modes to optimize handling based on steering and throttle response, while BMW's Driving Dynamics Control offers comparable ECO PRO, COMFORT, and SPORT settings for the drive-time, making Q3 and X1 alike a personalized ride.
  • A distance-going fuel economy remains the comparable order of the day for Audi Q3, offering up to 20 mpg city/28 mpg highway/23 mpg combined as against that of BMW X1, at 23 mpg city/32 mpg highway/26 mpg combined. For Audi, that's thanks to a spacious 16.9-gallon tank, surmounting that of BMW's 16.1-gallon tank and meaning less time spent at the pump and more on the adventure.
  • Looking to remain connected and entertained on the go? Audi Q3 makes available an MMI® navigation plus system with Audi connect®, providing access to 3D satellite imagery via Google Earth and local traffic, weather, flight information, news, and other updates, as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot supporting Web access for up to eight connected devices. BMW X1 offers a 6.5" center screen-equipped iDrive system with an on-board computer, controller, and 8 programmable memory buttons, but the navigation support and the 8.8-inch iDrive screen, touchpad controller, and BMW ConnectedDrive features you need to make full use of it come only optionally via BMW's Technology Package, along with a full-color Head-Up Display and Remote Services capabilities.
  • 2018 Audi Q3's packed with possibilities for expansion, offering available MMI® navigation plus, Convenience, Sport, Sport plus, and Bose Surround Sound packages (the final two in Premium Plus). With BMW X1, you'll find only M Sport, Technology, Driver Assistance, and Cold Weather packages.

Once you peruse our expansive inventory of 2018 Audi Q3 vehicles here at Audi Burlingame, we're sure you'll see the apex quality and enduring value to be had at the helm of one of the Four Rings' flagship sport utilities. Stop by and visit us here at 1010 Cadillac Way in Burlingame, CA, and we'll introduce you to a drive-time a world apart from the rest!

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Audi Q5 vs BMW X3

See How The 2018 Audi Q5 Compares vs The BMW X3 in Burlingame, CA

The Audi Q5 compact SUV is the perfect vehicle for you in the Burlingame, San Francisco, San Mateo and Bay Area of California. With so many types of roads and so many driving needs, the Audi Q5 can handle them all, and when compared to similar vehicles like the BMW X3, you will see why you don't have to look any further for your next ride. We think shoppers need to know more about the competition to make the best buying decision and we are confident when you compare the Q5 you will see why we love it!

  • The Audi Q5's starts at price of $41,500 MSRP. When compared to the BMW X3's starting price of $42,450 MSRP, that savings will go a long way.
  • The base engine, a 252 horsepower, turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder with a seven-speed automatic in the Q5 can get an EPA-estimated 23 mpg in the city, besting the base X3 engine's EPA-estimated 21 mpg for city driving. The standard Quattro all-wheel drive in the Q5 can take on any road conditions with ease and handily bests the standard rear-wheel drive in the X3. The Q5 has up to 273 pound-feet of torque while the X3 comes in at only 260.
  • On the dash of the Q5 is a 7.0-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; an 8.3-inch display is optional, as is the 12.3-inch driver-facing digital gauge cluster. The Audi Connect system lets you go hands-free for phone, navigation and entertainment. All Q5s come with automated emergency braking and a power liftgate. The X3 does not come with Android Audio and its infotainment system lacks some of the basic features included in the Q5.
  • The Q5 comes with three trim levels, Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. The X3 has only two options, the xDrive30i and the M40i.
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Audi Q7 vs BMW X5

Compare The 2018 Audi Q7 vs The 2018 BMW X5 in Burlingame, CA

The Audi Q7 is the largest sports utility vehicle in the Audi lineup, and it get high marks for power, performance and for its amazing ride. The entire family can ride in comfort in this vehicle while driving in the Burlingame, San Francisco, San Mateo and Bay Area. At Audi Burlingame, we think the Q7 seven stands apart from other luxury SUVs and specifically when compared to the BMW X5. With a price of almost $7,000 less, the Q7 is a much better value.

Compare Power and Performance

The Q7 comes standard with a 2.0-liter with 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The BMW comes with a slightly larger engine with a 3.0-liter that generates 300 horsepower. Where the Q7 shines is its standard all-wheel drive compared to the X5 which comes with rear-wheel drive. Both have an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Compare Technology and Safety

The Q7 comes with Audi's newest MMI infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen with smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Virtual Cockpit replaces the driver's gauges with a 12.3-inch screen, which can be customized with different navigation and media displays. The X5 has the iDrive infotainment system with navigation, and a Wi-Fi hotspot is available.

Compare Trim Levels

Three trim levels are available with the Q7. The Premium has leather seats, heated front seats and tri-zone automatic climate control. It also features a panoramic sunroof and push-button start. With the Premium Plus, you get a larger infotainment touchscreen, navigation and a Bose surround-sound system. With the top-level Prestige comes quad-zone automatic climate control, ventilated front seats and a 19-speaker Bose sound system. It also has a heads-up display and Audi's virtual cockpit. The X5 has five trim levels starting with the sDrive and ending with the top-level M model.

Compare Safety Features

The X5 comes standard with a rearview camera, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and front and rear parking sensors with available features like adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, active lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition, active collision avoidance, rear cross traffic alert and a night vision camera with pedestrian and animal detection.  The X5's optional safety features include active blind spot monitoring, speed limit information, adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality, a surround-view camera, night vision with pedestrian detection, automatic high beams and lane departure warning.

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