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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 19 Audi Q3 versions available

Crossover 1.4 TFSI 150 SE 5dr £23,875
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDI 140 SE 5dr £25,600
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDI 177 SE 5dr £26,555
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.4 TFSI 150 S line 5dr £26,625
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TFSI 170 quattro SE 5dr £26,740
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDI 140 quattro SE 5dr £27,045
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDI 177 quattro SE 5dr £27,985
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDI 140 S line 5dr £28,350
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDI 177 S line 5dr £29,305
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TFSI 170 quattro S line 5dr £29,490
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TFSI 211 quattro SE 5dr £29,665
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDI 140 quattro S line 5dr £29,795
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDI 177 quattro S line 5dr £30,735
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TFSI 170 quattro S L Plus 5dr £31,840
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDI 140 quattro S L Plus 5dr £32,145
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TFSI 211 quattro S line 5dr £32,415
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDI 177 quattro S L Plus 5dr £33,085
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TFSI 211 quattro S L Plus 5dr £34,765
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.5 TFSI RS 5dr £43,015
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

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:

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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