Audi Q3 SUV
Price £25,340 - £45,495
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- Excellent interior
- Strong resale values
- Plain design
- Expensive options
- No real off-road ability
At a glance
"The Audi Q3 brings the brand's first-class build quality and strong engine range to the crossover class."
Its conservative looks are little different to the rest of the Audi range, but – as with other Audis – they hide a classy, well built interior. The Q3 also offers more space inside than a Volkswagen Golf, despite being roughly the same size.
The Q3 can't match newer models such as the Nissan Qashqai for fuel economy, but it's not bad. The best-performing Q3 in this respect is the 138bhp 2.0-litre diesel, which can return just over 54mpg. Performance is very good across the whole range, although there's also a Q3 RS model for buyers who want a more aggressive-looking version of the car with the performance (and high fuel consumption) to match.
Apart from the RS model, Audi offers the Q3 in three trim levels – SE, S line and S line Plus. All models have automatic wipers and lights, rear parking sensors, and dual-zone climate control. The top-of-the-range model adds a leather interior, as well as front and rear parking sensors with a guiding display.
We recommend the 175bhp 2.0-litre diesel model, as it combines strong performance with only slightly poorer fuel economy than the 138bhp diesel version.
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The Audi Q3 offers decent fuel economy and CO2 emissions in front-wheel-drive form
The Audi Q3 is agile, powerful and fun to drive
The Audi Q3 has a beautiful, spacious interior and comes with plenty of standard equipment
The Audi Q3 has a big boot and plenty of storage space
The Audi Q3’s build quality, reliability and safety are first class