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2019 Audi Q3 review

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Audi Q3 highlights

Customer rating

Pros

  • Classy interior
  • Plenty of amenities for the money
  • Comfortable ride

Cons

  • Fuel economy leaves room for improvement
  • Lackluster driving experience
  • Limited small storage spaces

Mileage (EPA estimate)

19 city, 27 highway, 27 combined

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Sophisticated inside and sleek outside, 2019 Audi Q3 is better than ever

Fully redesigned for model year 2019, Audi’s Q3 kicks off the third generation of the brand’s popular crossover. It’s longer to make more room inside, and along with increased power, the Q3 offers significant improvements over the previous year. Picking up modern design cues from the techy all-electric e-tron, the 2019 Q3 is a little sharper and edgier than before.

The 2019 Q3 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, routing power through an eight-speed transmission to standard all-wheel drive. The engine is the same size as before but gets a notable increase in horsepower and torque to make the 2019 Audi Q3 feel more responsive than ever before.

Audi smartly updated the Q3’s technology as well, with a new 8.8-inch touchscreen with standard smartphone integration, and available features like a digital instrument panel. These updates bring it closer to its competition, such as the BMW X1 and the Volvo XC40.

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What is new for the 2019 Audi Q3?

  • The Q3 is available in a new trim called the Prestige.
  • The Premium Plus Sport and Premium Sport trims have been discontinued for 2019.
  • Q3 trims have been upgraded with Lane Departure Warning, Automated Cruise Control, Tow Hitch, Android Auto, Bang & Olufsen Audio, Navigation System, and Apple CarPlay as standard equipment this year.
  • Heated Steering Wheel, Full Roof Rack, and 20 Inch Plus Wheels features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Premium trim now comes with Power Hatch/Deck Lid as standard equipment.

2019 Audi Q3 trims

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Premium:

  • 228-hp, 258-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Sunroofs
  • Smart Key
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cruise Control
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
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Prestige:

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5 reasons to buy the 2019 Audi Q3

What We Like

Technology: Standard tech features in the 2019 Q3 include an 8.8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto smartphone integration, and USB ports in front and back to please passengers throughout the cabin. Stepping up to the Prestige S trim means the addition of a fully digital instrument panel, ambient cabin lighting, surround-view camera system, larger touchscreen, and a navigation system.

Driving: Step lightly on the gas pedal and the Q3 responds quickly and smoothly, accelerating nicely. Engineered for comfort, not excitement, the Q3 provides a ride that is as silky as a canoe gliding through still waters. It’s more energetic and perky than the previous model year, and the 2019 Q3 delivers the mechanically sound experience drivers expect from the brand.

Interior: Audi uses high-gloss black trim in its sleek and up-to-date cabin. Heated leather seats are standard fare as well as a panoramic sunroof that lets natural light pour in and illuminate the cabin. With the top-of-the-line Prestige S Line trim, riders are treated to ambient lighting and a premium Bang & Olufsen® sound system that takes the whole experience up a notch.

What Needs Improvement

Utility: One reason crossovers are popular is because they offer some of the same features as their larger SUV cousins and are easier to park. In the 2019 Q3, a flat loading floor is a boon for loading cargo, but limited cargo dimensions stop it short of greatness.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

3.5 out of 5

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RepairPal gave the Audi Q3 an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Audi Q3 13th out of 18 among Luxury Compact SUVs.

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Audi Q3 features and specs

Premium Plus 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Bang & Olufsen Audio
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size

2.0L

Horsepower

228

Torque (ft-lbs)

258

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

15.9

Wheelbase

105.5"

Overall length

176.6"

Width

72.8"

Height

64.1"

Leg room

F 40"/R 36.1"

Head room

F 39.6"/R 37.6"

Front tires

P235/50HR19

Rear tires

P235/50HR19

Seating capacity

5

Transmission

Automatic

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