Audi Q3 estate running costs
Full model pricing has not yet been released, but Audi predicts that the entry-level 1.5 petrol 35 TFSI should come in around £32,000. That makes it more expensive than the base BMW X1, Mercedes GLA and Volvo XC40.
However, Audi’s tend to hold their value well, so we would expect PCP finance and leasing rates to be competitive.
Economy and emissions data has also yet to be released, but Audi expects the front-wheel drive 1.5-litre petrol to return around 50mpg in official tests.
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 latest Q3 has yet to be crash tested by Euro NCAP, but it gets automatic emergency braking as standard, while other safety features – such as lane-keep assist and adaptive cruise control – can be added.
Thatcham Research has also yet to test the car for security, but measures to prevent theft include deadlocks and an alarm.
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