There are not many luxury small SUVs to choose from, with only six models in the class, but almost all of them are better than the Audi Q3. Still, the Q3 has a few things for you: an upscale interior comparable to those of the more expensive models of Audi, and city-friendly dimensions that make it easy to manoeuvre in small spaces.
This is where the good ends, however. The Q3 base-four-cylinder engine is modest, so it is fine in the city, but sluggish on the highway. As for active safety features, there are just a few: a rearview camera and front and rear Parking sensors are standard, and blind spot monitoring. Most of the competitors offer options such as automatic emergency braking, a driver drowsiness monitor, adaptive cruise control and parallel park assist. The Q3 has a comfortable ride, but there are some body produces a roll when you corner. Most of the competitors remain balanced through a turn. Finally, the rear-seat passengers a little legroom.
I Buy the Audi Q3?
If you want the Audi brand cachet and an upscale interior, but do not want to spend too much money, you get with the Audi Q3. They are deceived, however, on the features, interior, and engine.
The Q3 can be relatively inexpensive (it starts at $31,800), but if you start adding features like an infotainment system, it loses its pricing edge. You will receive the Audi MMI infotainment system with navigation) in the Q3, but you have to cut to add a $2,100-$2,600 package on the base or in the middle, or you can buy the top level trim ($39,200). Or, you can buy BMW X1 ($33,100), which comes standard with an infotainment system. (The X1 also offers more passenger space in the rear than the Q3.)
Active safety features? The Q3 has a pair. The Mercedes-Benz GLA ($32,850) monitor standard with automatic emergency braking and driver drowsiness. It is also available with rearview camera, adaptive cruise control and parallel park assist.
Then there is the engine power. The Audi Q3 is the turbocharged four-cylinder engine has a good city-power, but feels not exactly exhilarating on the highway. The X1 and GLA both have turbocharged four-cylinder-based engines, which produce brisk highway acceleration, while earning better fuel economy than the Q3. The F3 has only one engine, while the GLA and X1 are each a series of potent engines available.
Our research and analysis, the Audi Q3 is based on the 17 pieces of data, including their reliability score, a crash-test evaluations, and assessments of professional automotive journalists. We have done the work and compiled the information you need to make a smart buying decision on the next vehicle. The Audi Q3 has a new model for 2015 and seen some changes since. As a result, this overview uses applicable research and reviews from the 2015 to 2017 model years.
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