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A brand-new decade is right around the corner, but the latest looks in luxury automobiles are already hitting the streets of Toronto. End of the year sales make it an amazing time to snap up a high-end sedan or SUV just in time for the holidays.

If you’re in the market for superior performance, cutting-edge technology, head-turning designs, and top-grade safety, it’s time to see how the top luxury brand models stack up when compared to each other. Let’s take a closer look at the 2020 Audi Q3 and the 2020 BMW X1.

Head To Head

Audi q3 Vs BMW X1 head to head

Audi automobiles are most often compared to BMW and Mercedes-Benz when it comes to quality, performance, technology, and price. Typically, BMW is best known for its top-notch performance and superior handling, whereas Audi is considered a better overall balance between performance, comfort, and design.

2020 Audi Q3

2020 Audi Q3 interior and exterior

Brand new to the Audi lineup, the 2020 Q3 invites you to explore your environment with a sleek and sporty silhouette that houses a powerful turbocharged engine, along with standard Quattro all-wheel drive, cutting-edge safety technology, and even wireless Apple Carplay for effortless connectivity.

2020 BMW X1

BMW X1 interior and exterior

With a focus on its authoritative exterior profile, spacious and luxurious interior, and updated technologies, the 2020 BMW X1 offers ample style, comfort, and convenience. Its innovative display concept focuses on the vehicle’s dash area.

First up is a large 8.8″ high-res control display with both touch and voice-enabled control. Secondly, there is a full-color Head-Up display in your direct field of vision with stats on current speed, navigation directions, speed limit information, and more, so you don’t have to take your focus from the road. And finally, Black Panel technology on the instrument panel, enhances the visibility, making it easier to read.

2020 AUDI Q3 VS. 2020 BMW X1 Features

2020 AUDI Q3

(Premium Quattro)

FEATURES

2020 BMW X1

(S Drive 28i Sports Activity)

2.0-liter Turbo Inline 4 – Gas

Engine

2.0-liter Turbo Inline 4 – Gas

258 lb-ft @ 1700 rpm

Torque

258 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm

228 hp @ 5000 rpm

Horsepower

228 hp @ 5000 rpm

8-speed automatic

Transmission

8-speed automatic

Quattro AWD

Drivetrain

Front-Wheel Drive

12.38/8.71L/100km

Fuel Efficiency (city/hwy)

9.8/7.13L/100km

Standard

Cross Traffic Alert

Not Available

Standard

Blind Spot Monitor Not Available
Standard Bluetooth Connection

Standard

Standard

Sun/Moonroof Optional
Standard Hands-Free Liftgate

Optional

Standard

Heated Front Seats Optional
Standard Universal Garage Door Opener

Optional

The Results

While they are each similar and size and carry up to five occupants, when it comes to price, the 2020 BMW X1 is more expensive, starting at almost $45,000, costing almost $6,000 more than the 2020 Audi Q3 that starts at just under $39,000.

When comparing the 2020 Audi Q3 features against the 2020 BMW X1’s, they are evenly matched when it comes to engine performance but the X1 gets the edge in fuel efficiency. The Q3 offers all-wheel drive for better handling, especially Toronto’s icy winters, whereas the X1 is only front-wheel drive. Once you veer into the areas of safety, comfort, and convenience, the Audi Q3 handily beats out the BMW X1.

Many of these features come standard on the Q3, whereas they are only optional choices on the X1. Based on features, performance, and price, it appears that the 2020 Audi Q3 is the best overall value for the price.

Test Drive The 2020 Audi Q3

Now available in Toronto, take a 2020 Audi Q3 for a spin at Audi Midtown Toronto today and experience the luxury, safety, and performance for yourself.