Audi Q3 review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Audi Q3 2021 interior front seats
  • Audi Q3 2021 front right tracking
  • Audi Q3 2021 rear cornering
  • Audi Q3 2021 interior dashboard
  • Audi Q3 2021 interior rear seats
  • Audi Q3 2021 interior front seats
  • Audi Q3 2021 interior infotainment
  • Audi Q3 2021 front cornering
  • Audi Q3 2021 rear tracking
  • Audi Q3 2021 front right tracking
  • Audi Q3 2021 front right static
  • Audi Q3 2021 front static
  • Audi Q3 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Audi Q3 2021 headlight detail
  • Audi Q3 2021 rear lights detail
  • Audi Q3 2021 interior driver display
  • Audi Q3 2021 interior detail
  • Audi Q3 2021 boot open
  • Audi Q3 2021 front right tracking
  • Audi Q3 2021 rear cornering
  • Audi Q3 2021 interior dashboard
  • Audi Q3 2021 interior rear seats
  • Audi Q3 2021 interior front seats
  • Audi Q3 2021 interior infotainment
  • Audi Q3 2021 front cornering
  • Audi Q3 2021 rear tracking
  • Audi Q3 2021 front right tracking
  • Audi Q3 2021 front right static
  • Audi Q3 2021 front static
  • Audi Q3 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Audi Q3 2021 headlight detail
  • Audi Q3 2021 rear lights detail
  • Audi Q3 2021 interior driver display
  • Audi Q3 2021 interior detail
  • Audi Q3 2021 boot open
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

The Audi Q3 is priced broadly in line with the BMW X1 and Volvo XC40, and is slightly cheaper than an equivalent Range Rover Evoque. It's predicted to hold on to its value better than the X1, but the XC40 and Evoque will lose even less over three years.

PCP car finance deals and leasing rates are competitive compared with other premium-badged alternatives and so are CO2 emissions and fuel economy. The plug-in hybrid TFSI e should appeal to company car drivers the most. 

Range-topping Vorsprung trim gives you a Q3 with virtually every option box ticked. You get massive 20in wheels, a panoramic roof and the Sonos sound system. If you've got that much cash to splash then you're probably better off looking at the larger Audi Q5.

Audi Q3 2021 interior infotainment

Reliability

The Audi Q3 came 19th out of 28 models in the family SUV category of the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey. Audi as a brand came 22nd out of 30 manufacturers, behind BMW and Volvo but above Land Rover and Mercedes.

A three-year/60,000-mile warranty comes as standard and can be extended if you're prepared to pay extra.

Safety and security

Overview

The Audi Q3 is practical, has plenty of tech and is decent to drive. However, the Range Rover Evoque and Volvo XC40 are both classier inside, more comfortable and, ultimately, are better all-rounders.

  • Big boot
  • Impressive interior space
  • Relatively agile for a family SUV
  • Interior quality not up to usual Audi standards
  • Firmer ride than some rivals
  • Fiddly infotainment system
New car deals
Save up to £1,675
Target Price from £30,475
Save up to £1,675
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Leasing deals
From £386pm