What Car? says...

The Audi Q3 Sportback adds a bit of coupé styling to the regular Audi Q3 family SUV. The design changes are most noticeable at the back of the car, with a roofline that tapers more heavily towards the Q3 Sportback’s smaller rear window and an aggressive-looking rear bumper.

The Q3 Sportback is available with most of the petrol and diesel engines you can get with the Q3, and power outputs range from 148bhp to 242bhp. There's a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) option that combines a 1.4-litre petrol engine with a motor and a battery to allow you do up to 31 miles (officially) on electric power alone.

The next few pages of this review will tell you, as we compare it with key rivals for performance, interior quality, running costs and more. We'll also tell you which engine and trim combination we recommend.

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