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Audi Q3
2021 Audi Q3
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$36,000
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.6
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BMW X1
2021 BMW X1
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$35,400
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.4
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Buick Encore
2021 Buick Encore
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$23,200
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7.6
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 24 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 25 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.9 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.1 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
228 hp @ 5000 rpm
228 hp @ 5000 rpm
138 hp @ 4900 rpm
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 1700 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm
148 lb-ft @ 1850 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter
38.4 ft
37.4 ft
36.7 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 7"
18" x 7.5"
18"" x TBD
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7"
18" x 7.5"
18"" x TBD

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
Torsion Beam

Tires

Front Tire
P235/55HR18
P225/50VR18
P215/55R18
Rear Tire
P235/55HR18
P225/50VR18
P215/55R18
Spare Tire
Compact
N/A
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
23 MPG
27 MPG
27 MPG
City
20 MPG
24 MPG
25 MPG
Highway
28 MPG
33 MPG
30 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 Tons/yr
6.6 Tons/yr
6.6 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
15.9 gallons
16.1 gallons
14 gallons
Cruising Range City
318 miles
386.4 miles
350 miles
Cruising Range Highway
445.2 miles
531.3 miles
420 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
176.6 in
175.5 in
168.35 in
Height
62.9 in
62.9 in
65.25 in
Max Width
72.8 in
71.7 in
70.1 in
Front Width
62.2 in
61.5 in
60.65 in
Rear Width
61.9 in
61.6 in
60.62 in
Wheelbase
105.5 in
105.1 in
100.6 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
N/A
6.22 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
40 in
40.4 in
40.82 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.6 in
41.9 in
39.58 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
56.7 in
55.6 in
54.18 in
Front Seat Hip Room
N/A
N/A
51.65 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
36.1 in
37 in
35.75 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.6 in
39.4 in
38.78 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
55.1 in
55.2 in
52.5 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
N/A
N/A
50.08 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,916 lbs
3,554 lbs
3,237 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
48 ft³
58.7 ft³
48.4 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
23.7 ft³
27.1 ft³
18.8 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
23.7 ft³
27.1 ft³
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Ibis White
  • Pulse Orange
  • Turbo Blue
  • Alpine White
  • Jet Black
N/A

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Chronos Gray Metallic
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • Navarra Blue Metallic
  • Tango Red Metallic
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Cashmere Silver Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Mineral Gray Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Misano Blue Metallic
  • Phytonic Blue Metallic
  • Storm Bay Metallic
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black w/Rock Gray Stitch, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Black, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Okapi Brown, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Pearl Beige, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Rotor Gray w/Anthracite, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Oyster/Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Ebony, Cloth with leatherette seat trim

Optional Interior Materials

N/A
  • Black w/Blue Highlight, Perforated Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Perforated Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Mocha, Perforated Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Oyster, Perforated Dakota Leather Upholstery
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Not Available
WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Not Available
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Optional
Optional
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Standard
Optional
Not Available

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Navigation System
Optional
Standard
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Liftgate
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Automatic Parking
Optional
Optional
Not Available
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Standard
Optional
Not Available
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Optional
Not Available
Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Seat Memory
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Rear A/C
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Optional
Not Available
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Maintenance
N/A
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
Maintenance Note
N/A
N/A
1 Year/1 Visit
Rust-Through
N/A
N/A
6 Years / 100,000 Miles
Warranty Note
N/A
N/A
Preliminary 2021 Warranty