Audi Q3 estate running costs
It is predicted to hold on to its value well, making PCP finance and leasing rates competitive, but again, the XC40 is even more affordable.
Economy and emissions are pretty competitive, especially if you opt for an automatic gearbox or diesel. And while the XC40 is generally thirstier, there are plenty of rivals that should be cheaper to
Audi Q3 estate equipment
Entry-level Sport-spec Q3s make the most sense. They come with plenty of equipment, making it difficult to recommend spending any extra money. The list includes 18in alloys, LED front and rear lights, MMI Navigation Plus, dual-zone climate control, a power-operated tailgate and cruise control.
The S line’s additional features such as 19in alloys and a three-spoke leather steering wheel are more ‘wants’ than ‘needs’.
If money is no object, however, then the Vorsprung trim is essentially a Q3 with every option box ticked. You get massive 20in alloys from the RS6 Performance, Matrix LED headlights, a fantastic Bang & Olufsen Premium 3D sound system, adaptive suspension and park assist with 360 degree cameras.
Of course, most of the options on the Vorsprung can be fitted to a regular S line model. Just be warned that the Audi options list is long and some of the items on it are very expensive.
Audi Q3 estate reliability
The new Q3 hasn’t been around long enough to feature in our latest reliability survey, but Audi as a brand finished a respectable 12th place out of 32, putting it ahead of BMW, Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz.
Audi Q3 estate safety and security
The Q3 comes with automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assistance as standard, while other safety features – such as lane-keeping assistance and adaptive cruise control – can be added.
Should you find yourself in an accident, the XC40 protects adults and children inside a little better than the Q3. However, the Q3’s safety assist equipment gets a higher score.
Thatcham Research has also yet to test the car for security, but measures to prevent theft include deadlocks and an alarm.