Audi Q3 review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:diesel, petrol, hybrid
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Introduction

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When the Audi Q3 was first conceived around a decade ago, it didn't have very many rivals at all.

Indeed, aside from the BMW X1 and, arguably, the now defunct Land Rover Freelander, all of the other SUV offerings were either bigger or missing a posh badge.

Not so these days. The latest, second-generation Audi Q3 competes in one of the toughest, most overcrowded classes there is. It still counts the X1 as a key rival, but also competes for sales against the Mercedes GLARange Rover Evoque and a former What Car? Car of the Year, the Volvo XC40

In this review we're focusing on the regular Audi Q3 SUV although, for a relatively small price premium, there's also a sleeker-looking, slightly less practical coupé version called the Q3 Sportback, which we review in full here.

Alternatively, if it's the bonkers-fast Audi RS Q3 you're interested in, we have a bespoke review of that version as well.

Back to the regular Q3, which certainly seems to have everything it needs to compete, including a swish-looking, feature-laden infotainment system, a generous amount of interior space and imposing looks that were influenced by the flagship Audi Q8

Over the next few pages of this review, we'll tell you how the Audi Q3 stacks up against the rivals we've mentioned (and others besides), plus we'll also run you through which of the engines, trims and optional extras make the most sense.

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At a glance

Number of trims9 see more
Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you? diesel, petrol, hybrid
MPG range across all versions141.2 - 56.5
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty3 years / 60000 miles
Company car tax at 20% (min/max)£831 / £3,578
Company car tax at 40% (min/max)£1,661 / £7,155

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