Audi Q3 SUV (2011-2018) - Interior & comfort
The Audi Q3 has a beautiful, spacious interior and comes with plenty of standard equipment
Audi has a reputation for producing some of the best interiors on the market and the inside of the Audi Q3 oozes quality. There are soft-touch plastics and other tactile materials throughout, as well as beautifully finished controls for the stereo. Passengers are also very well insulated from wind, tyre and engine noise, making it very quiet inside. However, the Q3 is no longer based on the latest-generation VW Group technology, so while everything is high quality and works well, it doesn't feel cutting edge.
Standard equipment is good across the Q3 range, with even the most basic Sport trim level featuring Audi’s MMI integrated entertainment system with sat nav, Audi Drive Select, climate control and Bluetooth phone connectivity. You also get 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic wipers and lights, parking sensors and stop-start technology. Xenon headlights featuring LED daytime running lights are also fitted.
Choosing the more expensive S line Edition model gets you 18-inch alloy wheels, cloth and leather sports seats, a sports steering wheel, a leather gearlever and extra chrome touches on the outside of the car. In addition, the headlights use full-LED technology incorporating foglights, the tailgate is powered and the rear indicators are sequential LEDs that blink with an animated pulse in the direction of travel to give a scrolling effect.
Range-topping Black Edition Q3s have even more standard kit, including Alcantara and leather sports seats, tinted windows, metallic paint, cruise control and Audi’s parking-assist system, plus the black styling pack which starts with piano black inlays inside. Outside it includes the 19-inch alloy wheels, wheelarch cappings, a single-frame grille surround, roof rails, rear spoiler and exhaust pipes, all of which are finished in gloss black.
Options include different alloy wheel designs and sizes, different upholstery materials, adaptive headlights, a panoramic sunroof, heated front seats and driver-assistance systems. Damper control is also an option, and one we’d recommend, as it allows you to soften or stiffen the suspension depending on the scenario.