Audi Q3 review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:diesel, petrol
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RRP £31,885What Car? Target Price from£29,971

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. You can read all about that model by clicking the link.

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

But back to the regular Q3, which certainly seems like it has everything it needs to compete, including a swish-looking, feature-laden infotainment system, a generous amount of interior space and imposing looks influenced by the flagship Q8

Over the next few pages well tell you how the Audi Q3 stacks up against its aforementioned rivals and others besides, plus we'll also run you through which of the engines, trims and optional extras make the most sense.

And don't forget to check out the deals section of our website to find out how much you could save on a new Audi Q3 without any awkward haggling.

At a glance

Number of trims8 see more
Available fuel typesdiesel, petrol
MPG range across all versions30.7 - 48.7
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty3 years / 60000 miles

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