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.
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.