What Car? says...
What do the Audi Q3 family SUV and gummy bears have in common? Answer: both were created in Germany and have been hugely successful. In fact, gummy bears actually helped to launch Haribo as a sweet company.
With this second-generation Q3, Audi will be hoping for much the same success, continuing the model’s 'tangfastic' initial reception and remaining competitive in what is now one of the toughest, most overcrowded classes there is.
Here, we’re focusing on the regular Audi Q3, and will tell you how well it stacks up against its competitors in key areas including performance, interior quality and running costs. We’ll also tell you which engine and trim combination makes the most sense.
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In the 2022 What Car? Reliability Survey the Q3 finished towards the bottom of the family SUV category, below almost all of its rivals. Meanwhile, Audi as a brand finished in 21st place out of the 32 included manufacturers, above Mercedes and Land Rover.
If you’re after an alternative to the Q3, the closest rival from BMW is the similarly sized and priced BMW X1.
Experts predict that the Q3 will depreciate over three years at about the same rate as the BMW X1 but faster than the Range Rover Evoque and Volvo XC40.
No. The only way to get four-wheel drive with the Q3 is to opt for one of the engines with the quattro system. That feeds power to all four wheels, instead of two, and gives you more traction and confidence through corners.
|RRP price range||£32,225 - £47,130|
|Number of trims (see all)||7|
|Number of engines (see all)||12|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||petrol, diesel, hybrid|
|MPG range across all versions||148.7 - 56.5|
|Available doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£878 / £3,336|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£1,757 / £6,671|