A satisfying mix of power and luxury at a reasonable price.
The fuel efficiency is worth every penny in itself.
Attractive and sleek subcompact five-passenger crossover SUV.
2016 Audi Q3 Quattro
The Q3 delivers a firm, comfortable ride, and precise cornering and handling on normal city and suburban roads — where most of us drive every day. The Q3 absorbs bumps and road imperfections well, and goes exactly where you point it. The turbocharged 2.0 liter, four-cylinder engine boasts 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. It cruises comfortably and smoothly on the highway.
Even though the Q3 is one of the most affordable Audi’s, the interior is still that of a luxury car. It comes with heated leather seats standard and a massive sunroof. The Q3 also boasts a quiet, comfortable cabin, amazing sound from the optional Bose sound system, and finally, a USB outlet!
The standard panoramic roof adds good light, and it’s a large sunroof when open. Optional adaptive headlights turn with the steering wheel to shine light where you’re driving. That’s outstanding.
In summary, if you’re in the market for a little crossover that delivers on luxury in a cost-effective way, the Audi Q3 is worth a look. With an upscale interior and a smooth, quiet ride, the Q3 delivers the goods for a starting price under $35,000. Luxury from a premium brand doesn’t have to break the bank; your neighbors will only think it did.
Engine: 2.0-liter turbocharged, 4 cylinder engine
Drivetrain: front wheel drive
Transmission: 6-speed auto transmission w/dual shift mode
MPG: 20 city/28hwy/23 comb
0-60: 8.2 seconds
Price as tested: $42,750