To many people, a car with a premium badge, a classy interior and a raised ride height is extremely appealing. The Audi Q3 has all these things and more, including being cheap to run and, because its dimensions are similar to that of an Audi A3, easy to park, too.
The Q3 is a small SUV that is handily compact, smaller indeed than a VW Tiguan, and it's also finely finished and detailed, too, which only adds to its appeal. It competes against several other premium SUVs, including the spacious and practical BMW X1 and the Mercedes GLA.
However, it actually offers no more interior space than a family hatchback, and its seating isn’t any more versatile, either, and, despite offering a four-wheel drive option, this is very much a road-biased SUV.
If you’re in the market for a premium small SUV the Q3 should definitely be near the top of your list, though, despite its keenly competitive rivals. Read on over the next few pages to find out why, and to get our in depth impressions on the Q3, along with our recommendations for which trim levels and engines to choose.