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2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
2019 Audi Q3 Ratings & Reliability
For the 2019 model year, the redesigned Q3 sees its dimensions stretched, gaining four inches in length. That promises more rear seat room. The new infotainment screen and the climate controls beneath it are canted slightly toward the driver to assist reach and visibility. Power comes from a turbocharged 228-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard. Standard advanced safety features include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and pedestrian detection. A suite of other driver assist features such as blind spot warning, lane departure warning, and rear cross-traffic alert are available.
2018
  • Road Test
  • Reliability
  • Owner Satisfaction
2018 Audi Q3 Ratings & Reliability
A tidy, compact crossover, the Q3 competes with the BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA. Overall, it manages to deliver a premium driving experience similar to that of the Q5 but in a package that's 10 inches shorter. The energetic 200-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is mated to a conventional six-speed automatic transmission and returned 22 mpg overall in our tests. This is a quiet SUV with a firm, comfortable ride and responsive handling. The cabin is a bit simplistic-looking, but it gives a sense of quality. Demerits include the tight quarters and cramped driving position. The controls are complicated at first, but they prove to be logical with some familiarity. A redesigned Q3 arrives this summer. It has grown longer and wider, which should bring more interior room.
2015-2017
2015 Redesign Year
Audi Q3 2017
Slotted below the Q5, the Q3 competes with the BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA. Overall it manages to deliver a similarly premium driving experience as in the Q5 but in a 10-inch shorter package. The energetic 200-hp, 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder is mated to a conventional six-speed automatic, and returned 22 mpg overall in our tests. This is a quiet SUV with a firm, comfortable ride and responsive handling. The cabin shows thoughtful attention to detail. Demerits include the tight quarters and controls that take some getting used to.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2017 $20,775 - $28,100 $18,780 - $25,625
2016 $20,325 - $23,325 $18,150 - $21,050
2015 $18,200 - $20,725 $15,630 - $18,430