Audi Q3 review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Interior

Audi Q3 2021 interior dashboard
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  • Audi Q3 2021 interior rear seats
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  • Audi Q3 2021 rear cornering
  • Audi Q3 2021 badge detail
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  • Audi Q3 40 TDI 2021 front
  • Audi Q3 2021 rear cornering
  • Audi Q3 2021 interior dashboard
  • Audi Q3 2021 interior rear seats
  • Audi Q3 2021 interior dashboard
  • audi-q3-2020-infotainment
  • Audi Q3 2021 right tracking
  • Audi Q3 2021 rear cornering
  • Audi Q3 2021 badge detail
  • Audi Q3 2021 headlight detail
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In this section:
  • Driving position and dashboard
  • Visibility, parking sensors and cameras
  • Sat nav and infotainment
  • Quality

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Driving position and dashboard

You're unlikely to have a problem getting comfortable behind the wheel of the Audi Q3. You don't feel quite as far from the road as you do in a Range Rover Evoque or Volvo XC40, but the steering wheel has a great range of adjustment, up and down as well as in and out.

The driver's seat has plenty of adjustment, too, and holds you in position well through corners. However, you won't necessarily stay comfortable on long journeys if you choose a Sport or S line version because adjustable lumbar support isn't available on these trim levels – even as an option. To get this important feature you need to go for pricey Edition 1 or Vorsprung trim.

If you need a little more help, add the Comfort & Sound Pack and you'll get sensors at the front of the car as well as a rear-view camera. Front sensors and a 360deg bird's eye view camera come as standard if you go for range-topping Vorsprung trim.

All versions of the Q3 have powerful LED headlights to light up the road at night, with Edition 1 and Vorsprung models getting Matrix versions that allow you to keep them on main beam without dazzling other road users.

Audi Q3 2021 interior dashboard

Sat nav and infotainment

The Q3's 10.1in touchscreen infotainment system might look slick, but it’s actually a bit distracting to use on the move. In the rival BMW X1 you get a rotary controller interface (a dial that you twist and press between the front seats) that requires less of your concentration when driving.