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Audi Q3, is it worth it or not? How is the bestseller doing

If you review the most requested cars of the moment, the Audi Q3 is certainly one of the most appreciated by Italians and beyond. Let’s find out why

One of the secrets of its success is certainly the possibility of choosing between the Audi Q3 in SUV bodywork or in the more dynamic Sportback version. The new generation made its official debut in 2018, and has since recorded high sales, as well as flattering reviews from critics. In the standings, the Q3 was the first car in the standings in Italy, in terms of registrations, throughout the first half of the year. From 2018 to today, relatively few changes have been made, with the range having expanded with the introduction of the plug-in hybrid engine. As an alternative to buying a used, new or Km 0 Audi Q3, there is also the possibility of requesting a long-term Audi Q3 rental and saving significant amounts on management costs. In the following paragraphs we will try to review all the strengths of this successful German SUV, which today can also count on a complete range of engines capable of complying with all the most recent anti-pollution regulations.

Audi Q3: dimensions and exterior

The Audi Q3 is certainly longer and lower than the previous version. With a length of 4490 mm, the Q3 is a perfect car for tackling city traffic, but also for outings with the family. Those looking for greater sportiness can request the Sportback version, with a tail that nods to the world of coupés. The width of the Q3 is 1860 mm, the height 1620 mm and the wheelbase 2680 mm, which is a guarantee of excellent on-board habitability. In essence, the car is lower and longer than the previous version, has a front end of considerable impact and also a new style of the light clusters, now characterized by a LED light signature that also recalls other models of the historic German brand .

Audi Q3, is it worth it or not?  How is the bestseller doing

Audi Q3 interior and styling

To present this car it is necessary to highlight its strengths, one above all the design. After all, the Q3 is all too easy to recognize, either for the octagonal “single frame”, or for the large side air intakes and the muscular profiles in correspondence with the wheel arches. And if we talk about the Sportback, the tapered coupe-like roof, culminating in the recognizable sporty spoiler, also deserves a mention. One of the strengths of the Q3 is also the interior, for a car that appears perfectly successful on the outside and practical and innovative on the inside. In the passenger compartment you can see the 12.3” Audi virtual cockpit digital instrumentation and the upper part of the dashboard that integrates the air vents.

In the lower one, the large octagonal surface in Black Panel look with 10.1” MMI touch display is immediately noticeable. The huge success in terms of sales of the car is also explained by the seats that stand out for their comfort and sportiness and a multifunction steering wheel designed to inspire confidence right from the start. When we talk about the Audi Q3, the interior and passenger compartment undoubtedly represent an indisputable strong point of this “bestseller” car. The interiors, as also underlined by, have been greatly improved compared to the past, with the passenger compartment made more modern and welcoming also thanks to very accurate finishes and a refined style. Then some details are surprising, for example on the Audi Q3 in the hybrid version the dual-zone automatic climate control is also included. The rear sofa has also been renewed, which is now able to slide back and forth by 15 cm, thus also changing the capacity of the boot and the legroom for those traveling in the rear bench seat. The driving aids already present in the basic equipment are also convincing, including: hill start assistant, Cruise Control, Audi Pre Sense Front, Lane departure warning and Lane change warning. Clearly, the Audi Q3 at also depends on some factors, including equipment and engines.

Audi Q3, is it worth it or not?  How is the bestseller doing

Audi Q3: the engines available

The Audi Q3 has an engine range that has grown year after year. Inevitably, the electric revolution also affected this car, which today allows anyone to find the ideal solution for their mobility needs. In any case, anyone who wants a petrol engine can choose between the 150 bhp 35 TFSI, the 190 bhp 40 TFSI and the 245 bhp 45 TFSI with the Audi Q3. The solutions proposed for diesel power are also very interesting, where it is possible to choose between the 150 HP 35 TDI engine and the 200 HP 40 TDI engine, with the former also available with automatic transmission and four-wheel drive, and the latter offered only in quattro S tronic version.

Today, the Q3 engine range has also been completed with the hybrid version, 45 TFSI, a plug-in capable of developing up to 245 HP of power and 400 Nm of total torque of the system. Finally, for the more sporty, the top of the range is the 2.5 petrol 5-cylinder engine, identified with the initials RS and with 400 HP of power and 480 Nm of maximum torque. Just to illustrate the performance of this version, the Q3 can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds. Consumption is undoubtedly another of the car’s strong points, just think that the 150 bhp 35 TFSU petrol engine consumes 7.2 l/100 km and the 190 bhp 40 TFSI up to 6.4 l/100 km. As expected, the fuel consumption of the 400 HP RS is higher, at 10.1 l/100 km.

Audi Q3: the settings

The Audi Q3 price, as it is easy to understand, also and above all depends on the chosen set-up. Undoubtedly, a used Audi Q3 costs less than a new one or Km0, but it is also the choice of equipment that makes the difference. The four basic trim levels available with this car are: Q3, Business, Business Advanced, S Line Edition and Identity Black. The entry-level trim level to the range, Q3, is already offered with excellent equipment: 17” aluminum rims, manual climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 10.25” digital instrumentation, lane keeping system speed, automatic emergency braking and 8.8” touch screen in the console.