Audi Q3 SUV (2011-2018) - Practicality & boot space

The Audi Q3 has a big boot and plenty of storage space

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Although the overall dimensions of the Audi Q3 aren’t much bigger than a Volkswagen Golf, it's a more practical car. The high roofline makes it more spacious inside and large windows give the Q3 an airy feel inside. The car feels even more open if you go for the optional panoramic sunroof (admittedly expensive at over £1,000). Storage space is excellent, the boot is a good size and there’s plenty of room for adults in the back.

Audi Q3 interior space & storage

Adults have plenty of leg and headroom in the back of the Q3, except in the middle seat, where legroom is restricted. There are also lots of storage spaces dotted around, including some of the biggest rear door bins we’ve ever seen. The car’s glovebox is cooled by the air-conditioning, keeping chocolate from melting or drinks from getting warm.

Boot space

The Q3’s boot can hold 420 litres, which is significantly more than the 380-litre capacity of a VW Golf but not a match for the 505-litre boot in a BMW X1. The RS Q3 has a slightly smaller boot, holding 356 litres.

The boot has a squared-off shape that makes it easy to use. There’s only a small boot lip to lift things over, plus a scuff plate to keep the edge of the boot in good condition and stop luggage from getting scratched.

The seats fold down to free up 1,325 litres of space but they don’t go completely flat, which makes loading longer items more difficult that it could be.


A tow bar that can be folded away when not in use is a £625 optional extra on the Q3. The car is capable of towing a maximum of 1,800kg braked, while some of the more powerful versions can manage 2,000kg.

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