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Audi Q3

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Summary

The Audi Q3 is a mid-sized SUV/crossover, available as both a conventional SUV and a more sleekly-styled Q3 Sportback version. The current model is the second generation and was launched in 2018.

The Q3’s Expert Rating puts it firmly in the midfield of small-to-medium SUVs. As of May 2021, its overall rating of 75% (based on 31 reviews) is slightly behind the BMW X1 and X2, but falls a long way short of the class-leading Volvo XC40 and Range Rover Evoque.

The Q3 has received generally good, rather than great, reviews from the UK motoring media. Most titles have praised its quality and technology systems, however it has been criticised for not being as enjoyable to drive or as comfortable as the best cars in its class.

Key specifications

Body style: Medium SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £30,615 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2018
Last updated: Summer 2019
Replacement due: TBA

Media reviews

Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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Parkers

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Safety rating

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: December 2018

95%

ADULT OCCUPANT

86%

CHILD OCCUPANT

76%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

85%

SAFETY ASSIST

More safety recognition

Eco rating

No eco rating

The Audi Q3 has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP. As yet, very few new cars have been tested for environmental impact by Green NCAP, and the testing programme was halted in early 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic.

If the Q3 is put through the Green NCAP lab testing programme, we will publish the results here.

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