2020 BMW X2 vs 2020 Audi Q3 Comparison in Norwalk, CA

Signature luxury. Sporty performance. Inimitable style. These things and more are all combined in the 2020 BMW X2, a Sports Activity Coupe that stands out from the crowd and earns its title of Ultimate Driving Machine. It may not be the only sporty coupe-inspired crossover on the road, but it's a better choice than competitors like the 2020 Audi Q3. On this page, we'll take a look at just what these vehicles have in common, and what sets them apart. Once you've seen more, you'll discover why BMW is the better choice for life in Southern California.

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2020 BMW X2 vs 2020 Audi Q3: Design & Capacities

The BMW X2 may be a Sports Activity Vehicle, but it sheds the traditional SUV styling for something new and exciting. Its low-profile look and coupe-inspired roofline makes it look more akin to a sporty coupe or hatchback than an SUV. From the inverted kidney grille up front to the lack of a bumper step in back, everything about this Sports Activity Coupe is designed to stand out. The Audi Q3, meanwhile, has a much more traditional SUV look. It may take a few cues from sportier cars, but it ends up looking much like every other SUV on the road.

Despite its sleeker coupe-inspired look, the BMW X2 is actually remarkably roomy. Passengers will get similar headroom and legroom in both vehicles, but cargo volume is a different story. Fold down the rear seats in these SUVs and you'll find that the BMW X2 has more than 2 cubic feet of extra volume for your cargo.


BMW X2 technology with HUD

2020 BMW X2 vs 2020 Audi Q3: Technology

The BMW X2 is well-equipped with intuitive technology. While both it and the Audi Q3 include features like touchscreens and smartphone connectivity, the BMW X2 has something extra: a voice command system with Natural Language Understanding. This means that you'll be able to speak naturally to your BMW and it will perform a number of functions. The Audi Q3 does offer a voice command system, but it's only available as an expensive upgrade--and you can't get it at all in the entry-level model. The BMW X2 also offers an available head-up display. Inspired by fighter jets, this feature projects driving information close to your line of vision. You won't find a HUD in the 2020 Audi Q3 at all.

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2020 BMW X2 vs 2020 Audi Q3: Engines

On paper, these two vehicles may seem to have identical performance. Their entry-level engines generate the same horsepower and torque, after all. But there are still some differences. The BMW X2 has better gas mileage, partly because it comes standard as a two-wheel drive vehicle. All-wheel drive is an available upgrade in the X2, but standard in the Audi Q3. While this is useful if you're planning on intense off-roading or if you live in a snowy area, AWD isn't as necessary in Southern California. In addition, the BMW X2 can get from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.3 seconds! Getting from 0 to 60 mph in the Audi Q3 takes 7 seconds. Add features like adaptive suspension with dynamic damper control (available in the BMW X2, but not the Audi Q3) and you'll get even more capability.


Yellow BMW X2 driving

2020 BMW X2 vs 2020 Audi Q3: Safety

The BMW X2 and the Audi Q3 are both safe vehicles, and have earned accolades from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Both also include driver assistance technology features like frontal collision warning. However, the BMW X2 comes standard with lane departure warning, which is available only in a separate package in the Audi Q3. You'll also get speed limit information by way of traffic sign recognition standard in the BMW X2. This feature is immensely helpful, and it's not available in any 2020 Audi Q3.

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2020 BMW X2 vs 2020 Audi Q3: Value

The 2020 BMW X2 does cost a bit more than the Audi Q3. But, as you've seen, it also gives you more. More space, more style, faster acceleration, and more standard safety features. Despite its higher cost, it provides better value overall. We look forward to your visit to test drive the 2020 BMW X2.

2020 BMW X22020 Audi Q3
$36,400Starting MSRP*$34,700
228Standard Horsepower228
258Standard Torque (lb-ft)258
301-HP Twin-TurboAvailable Engine UpgradeNone
6.6 Seconds (6.3 Seconds w/ All-Wheel Drive)0-60 MPH Time7.0 Seconds
50.1 Cubic FeetMaximum Cargo Volume48.0 Cubic Feet
StandardNavigation w/ Voice ControlAvailable Upgrade
StandardApple CarPlay™Standard
Available UpgradeHead-Up DisplayNot Available
Available UpgradeDynamic Suspension Damper ControlNot Available

*MSRP excludes destination & handling fee of $995, tax, title, license, and registration.