In-depth reviews

Audi Q3 owner reviews

"The latest Audi Q3 is smart outside, clever inside and a pleasure to travel in"

Carbuyer Rating

4.1 out of 5

Owners Rating

2.8 out of 5

Price
£31,905 - £47,860
33%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 1reviews
  • 3reviews
  • 1reviews
  • 1reviews

Common Problems

  • Brakes, Electrics, Other (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Other (1 cases)
  • Other (2 cases)

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

140 bhp 2wd s line plus

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43
Review
Aged 57 and my first Audi and so far delighted with it. I work as a driver/valeter for a major car body shop and get to drive a massive amount of vehicles and this played a major part in making me choose this vehicle after being SO disappointed driving other allegedly excellent makes. Deceptively quick in real world use, sure footed and nimble for its size, plus excellent build quality and finish. What’s not to like? P.S. be savvy and use a good honest independent Audi garage to keep running costs down.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.4 TFSI S LINE

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

33
Review
Had this Q3 for 2 months, and I've started to look for something else as it' not growing on me. Pros...good quality overall, handles nicely, engine is powerful enough with good gearing giving ample acceleration at lower speeds, runs out of puff on 70mph overtakes though, good visibility and it's handsome vehicle especially in blue. Cons....the DSG auto gearbox can be slow to react with a pause before drive is engaged, makes pulling out of busy junctions interesting, we find the seats to be too wide so slide side to side, and this is the S line with sports seats, so I need to eat more pies. The amount of standard equipment on an Audi is pathetic, try and find a well spec'd car. The biggest surprise is the fuel consumption, or rather lack of it, 32/34 in general day to day driving, this is supposed to be a frugal engine, it's not.
Reliability
Nothing gone wrong so far, but to be fair with such a dearth of options there is not a lot to break.
Performance

3 out of 5

Not bad, let down by a sluggish gearbox. On damp/wet roads can wheel spin very easily.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Has a drink problem

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2.0 tdi quattro

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43
Review
Faults with door locks, faults with brakes, faults with steering, stop/start faults, more time at dealership then been able to drive. Fobbed off by dealership, AA and other independent check paid for privately came to same result, hence dealership with not accept this report, still being fobbed off now. Last chance or they change replace the whole thing as promised at point of sale, also paid for extended warranty. Still getting fobbed off, check out the dealership first.

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

4.0 TFSI Quattro

Year of registration

2019

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

18
Review
Voice recognition system not working. New wiring loom fitted and control box reset on 4 different occasions to no avail. Since repairs on voice recognition system dash fan has developed annoying hum. Also drivers electric window failed, went up put then dropped 2/3rds of way down. Had to close in increments and switch of ignition when at the top to make it stay closed. Repairs still ongoing for all 3 faults.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2.0-litre tdi Auto S Line Quattro (184bhp)

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

33
Review
A car that's very poor on fuel and not that great in bad weather, even though it’s all-wheel drive. Nice to drive overall just a little bumpy suspension. Some of the tech is not great: no touch screen, no aux port, no cup holders in the rear, sat nav is complicated to use, the heaters you have to do each side manually which is time consuming. Non-automatic wing mirrors. No heated seats. Non-electric seat adjustment. This is supposed to be one of the best models. However, the car lacks many features you would expect from a top model. If you have high disposable income to spend on fuel go for it, as it was definitely oversold in the shop for mpg! One positive, it’s easy to park and the seats are nice.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

Sport 1.4 TFSI petrol

Year of registration

2018

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
This is the third Audi I have owned and I'm disappointed by my Q3. Its fuel consumption is terrible and now the drivers seat base has (according to my dealer) twisted so they have to replace the whole driver's seat. There's a three week wait for the new seat to be delivered; Audi has refused to let me keep the loan A6 they gave me, so I have to use my car with a broken seat for three weeks.

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