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.

Audi Q3 Crossover
44 5stars

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 14 Audi Q3 versions available

Crossover 1.4 TFSI 150 SE 5dr £25,380
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDI 150 SE 5dr £26,920
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.4 TFSI 150 S line 5dr £28,060
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDI 150 quattro SE 5dr £28,480
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDI 184 quattro SE 5dr £29,280
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDI 150 S line 5dr £29,470
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TFSI 180 quattro SE 5dr £29,640
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDI 150 quattro S line 5dr £31,030
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDI 184 quattro S line 5dr £31,845
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TFSI 180 quattro S line 5dr £32,190
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDI 150 quattro S li Plus 5dr £33,380
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDI 184 quattro S li Plus 5dr £34,195
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TFSI 180 quattro S li Plus 5dr £34,540
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.5 TFSI 340 quattro RS 5dr £45,540
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

There's a range of petrol and diesel 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 with front-wheel drive and a manual gearbox is the most efficient Q3; it just happens to be one of the cheapest to buy, too.

There's also a 175bhp 2.0-litre diesel, but the price will put off most people.

Of the petrols, we'd recommend the 148bhp 1.4. It's fast and flexible enough that it renders the more expensive 2.0-litre units virtually pointless.

We'd go for SE trim, which provides lots of luxury kit for a reasonable price. There are plenty of optional extras you can add, too, but beware because some of them are eye-wateringly expensive.

Reader test team says:

Audi Q3 Crossover 2.0 TDI 140 SE 5dr

Excellent build quality and great driving position. Have now done 11,000 miles and it is comfortable. Seats on the firm side - suits me but maybe not…

Nicholas Wigdahl

4 out of 5 stars

Audi Q3 Crossover 2.0 TDI 140 SE 5dr

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…

John Knight

4 out of 5 stars

Audi Q3 Crossover 2.0 TDI 140 SE 5dr

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…

Roger Williams

4 out of 5 stars
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