For All engines in the Audi Q3 range provide smooth, strong performance. The ride is comfortable and the handling secure, while the cabin is smartly trimmed and feels like it's built to last. Running costs make encouraging reading, too.
Against Some extras are on the pricey side and the large number of models in the Audi line up has had a negative effect on the Q3's resale values.
What Car? says
Underneath that rather mundane styling lies a decent car. All engines in the Audi Q3 range are strong and refined, the ride is comfortable and the upmarket cabin is hard to fault.
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There are 10 Audi Q3 versions available
Target Price team says:
There are four engines available for the Audi Q3 and, as with most SUVs, we’d recommend picking one of the diesels.The 138bhp 2.0-litre diesel comes with front-wheel drive and a manual gearbox, so it’s the most efficient of the Q3s. It just happens to be the cheapest one to buy, too.
There’s also a 175bhp 2.0-litre diesel, but because it only comes with the S tronic twin-clutch gearbox, the price will off put most people.
Of the petrols, we’d recommend the 168bhp 2.0 petrol. It’s so fast and flexible that it renders the more expensive 175bhp version virtually pointless.
We’d go for SE trim, which provides lots of luxury kit for a reasonable price. There are lots of optional extras that you can add, too, but beware; some of them are eye-wateringly expensive.
Reader test team says:
took delivery of the car in late November and have been really impressed how easy the car is drive, both around town and on long journeys. Have done 6…
I provided a review for my Q3 sometime ago but after owning the car for almost 12 months I feel it would be worthwhile updating my views. I find it a…