Audi Q3 review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Introduction

Audi Q3 40 TDI 2021 front
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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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Introduction

What Car? says...

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 the now defunct Land Rover Freelander, all of the other SUV offerings were either bigger or missing a posh badge. But not so these days.

There's also a wide range of engines to choose from, including three petrols: the 148bhp 35 TFSI, the 187bhp 40 TFSI and the 227bhp 45 TFSI. These are complemented by 148bhp 35 TDI and 187bhp 40 TDI diesels and a 242bhp plug-in hybrid called the 45 TFSIe.

Trims, meanwhile, include entry-level Sport, better-equipped Technik, sportier looking Black Edition and S line, and range-topping Vorsprung.

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 reveal which of the engines, trims and optional extras make the most sense.

Don't forget to check out the free What Car? New Car Buying service for big savings on most makes and models of vehicles without any awkward haggling. You could find a very good Audi Q3 deal.

At a glance
New car deals
Save up to £2,410
Target Price from £29,157
Save up to £2,410
or from £323pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Nearly new deals
From £28,000
Leasing deals
From £367pm
RRP price range £30,565 - £50,925
Number of trims (see all)9
Number of engines (see all)12
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)diesel, hybrid, petrol
MPG range across all versions 141.2 - 56.5
Available doors options 5
Warranty 3
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £842 / £3,616
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £1,684 / £7,233
Available colours