BMW X1 vs Audi Q3 in Knoxville

See How the BMW X1 Competes with the Audi Q3 in Knoxville

When shopping for a compact crossover performance luxury SUV in Knoxville, you're likely feeling a little overwhelmed with the options on the market these days. Even when it comes to the luxury brands you have available, how is a person supposed to choose? The good news is that when you are in search of a model that offers exceptional style, premium features, and luxury seating surfaces, you're looking for a BMW model. The BMW X1 stands out on the market as an attractive SUV that doesn't fail its passengers when it comes to offering the latest features. How does it compare to its competitors?

When it comes to providing utility and convenience, the BMW X1 and the Audi Q3 are both capable, yet there are plenty of ways our customers will find that the BMW X1 is a better choice. We encourage you to view our comparison between these two models and let us know when you would like to take a test drive. We are sure that when you are on our lot inside the BMW X1 you'll have no doubts as to its place in your life. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions that you may have in the meantime.


  • The BMW X1 offers up to 58.7 cubic-feet of cargo space, while the Audi Q3 offers only up to 50.3 cubic-feet of cargo space.
  • Second-Row Headroom is more plentiful in the BMW X1 than it is in the Audi Q3, plus the X1 offers more passenger volume than the Q3.
  • For your entertainment and communication needs, the BMW X1 offers the iDrive infotainment system, while the Audi Q3 offers the MMI Infotainment system.
  • Getting mirror memory feature and the power liftgate are just a couple more reasons to love the BMW X1 over the Audi Q3.
  • When it comes to providing the comfort of leather seats, the BMW X1 does so while providing you with a spacious interior to stretch out in, which is particularly important if you often travel with more than one passenger. The Audi Q3 falls a bit short in these areas, so be sure to test drive before you buy or lease.


The BMW X1 offers a 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder with 228 horsepower with an Auto Start-Stop function, while the Audi Q3 offers a 2.0-liter TFSI engine with 200 horsepower. Not only does the BMW X1 offer a more powerful engine, but it also provides up to 31 mpg highway. The Audi Q3 only offers up to 28 mpg highway. The Audi Q3 also doesn't offer xDrive28i or sDrive28i like the BMW X1 does.


  • The Audi Q3 doesn't offer much for standard safety features, but the BMW X1 offers Programmable LED Daytime Running lights for added visibility.
  • The BMW X1 offers BMW Assist eCallâ„¢ includes Emergency Request and Enhanced Automatic Collision Notification while the Audi Q3 doesn't have this feature available.
  • An intuitive impact sensor will disengage the fuel pump, unlock the doors, and turn on the hazard lights in the event of a collision, which is why the X1 stands out in safety ahead of the Audi Q3 which doesn't offer this.

See Who Wins: The BMW X1 or Audi Q3 in Knoxville

If the BMW X1 seems like a great fit for your lifestyle, contact our team and see what it has to offer you. We know that once you sit in the driver's seat, you'll feel how comfortable and exciting this model is, and our team will be happy to discuss the variety of trims available in this luxury SUV on our Knoxville lot. When the time comes to talk about leasing or buying, our financing team is ready to help. Don't hesitate to reach out to us and ask any questions that you may have.