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For The Audi Q3 2.0 TDI 140 SE is the cheapest Q3 to buy. Front-wheel-drive set-up means it’s the cheapest to run, too. SE cars come with stacks of luxury kit.

Against It won’t be great off-road – but then, most Q3s will spend their lives on Tarmac.

Audi Q3 Crossover

What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

The Audi Q3 2.0 TDI 140 SE is easily our pick of the range. The running costs alone make the choice an easy one, and you get the chunky SUV looks Q3 buyers will want.

What Car? readers say


Key facts

9.9 secs
Top speed
126 mph
Average mpg
Tank range
766 miles
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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

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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