News & Reviews
Last 7 Days
Expand Ad

Audi Q3

Review, Specification, Price

Audi Q3 Review : 1.4 TFSI S tronic
  • Good price and equipment; perky engine response on the move; agile handling; reasonably spacious interior with rear air-vents
  • Low speed driving hampered by lag and gearbox stumbling; ride not perfect; steering dulls driver enjoyment

OUR RATING
6.5 / 10

Price $42,300 ANCAP Rating N/A

Most Recent reviews

Audi Q3 Review : 1.4 TFSI S tronic

The new Audi Q3 1.4 TFSI S tronic is the most affordable SUV from a luxury brand currently on sale in Australia, priced at $42,300. Launched earlier this month, the new Q3 1...

Recent Audi Q3 News & Reviews
2014 Audi RS Q3 : Pricing and specifications
9
Comments

2014 Audi RS Q3 : Pricing and specifications

The new $81,900 Audi RS Q3 is the first ever RS model sold here under $100,000, and the first ever RS-badged SUV. It comes with a 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder petrol engine producing 228kW of power between 5200-6700rpm, and 420Nm of torque at 1500-5200rpm. Fuel use is rated at 8.8L/100km, and it boasts a claimed 0-100km/h sprint time of 5...


2014 Audi RS Q3 : The Quick Guide
2
Comments

2014 Audi RS Q3 : The Quick Guide

The new Audi RS Q3 is the pricey new range-topper in the German brand’s most popular model range. It certainly does come in at a premium, priced from $81,900 – a full $25,400 more than the next dearest model in Q3 range. It has all-wheel-drive, a punchy turbocharged engine, a standard seven-speed dual-clutch automatic and plenty of sporty elements to it...


2014 Audi RS Q3 Review
Rating: 710 /10
Read Review

2014 Audi RS Q3 Review

The Audi RS Q3 marks the end of the RS badge being reserved for the squattest, brawniest and most expensive models in the German brand’s range. The RS Q3 is Audi’s first SUV to wear the RS badge, and the first RS model to come in under $100,000 in Australia. The RS Q3 sits atop the company’s popular small SUV range, priced from $81,900 – a full $25,400 over the next dearest Q3 model...

Priced At
$81,900

Audi Q3 1.4 TFSI : new entry-level model due in February
1
Comments

Audi Q3 1.4 TFSI : new entry-level model due in February

A new entry-level model will be added to the Audi Q3 compact SUV range in February. The new petrol 1.4-litre TFSI will become the least expensive model in the Audi Q3 range, with an expected starting price of less than $45,000. The 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine will produce 110kW of power and 250Nm of torque, with power sent to the front wheels via a standard six-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission...


Audi RSQ3: $81,900 and February on-sale for performance SUV
4
Comments

Audi RSQ3: $81,900 and February on-sale for performance SUV

The Audi RSQ3 will be priced from $81,900 when it lands locally in February. Audi’s first SUV to be tuned by performance division ‘quattro GmbH’ and wear ‘RS’ badges, the RSQ3 was expected to cost only slightly less than $100K based on previous hints by Audi executives...


2013 Audi Q3 2.0 TDI Review
Rating: 610 /10
Read Review

2013 Audi Q3 2.0 TDI Review

Although the name isn’t new, the Audi Q3 2.0 TDI now adds an important feature that is guaranteed to boost its popularity – an automatic transmission. Previously just one per cent of Q3 buyers chose the 2.0 TDI entry-level model, which was available only with a six-speed manual transmission...

Priced At
$47,500

Audi Q3 gets new base model, quattro-only range
5
Comments

Audi Q3 gets new base model, quattro-only range

The Audi Q3 range has been revised to 'MY14' specifications. No longer is a Q3 available for under $45,000, with the 2.0 TDI manual two-wheel-drive replaced by a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic all-wheel-drive model utilising the same 103kW/320Nm engine, priced from $47,500. That leaves the Audi Q3 a quattro-only range...


Audi RSQ3: first RS SUV to wear sub-$100K price tag
35
Comments

Audi RSQ3: first RS SUV to wear sub-$100K price tag

The Audi RSQ3 has been revealed ahead of the performance Q model's debut at next month's Geneva motor show. Audi's first-ever SUV-based RS model is powered by a 228kW/420Nm 2.5-litre direct-injection turbocharged five-cylinder TFSI engine – down slightly on the 265kW found under the bonnet of the RS Q3 concept that debuted at the 2012 Beijing motor show...


Audi Q3 Review
Rating: 810 /10
Read Review

Audi Q3 Review

As Audi's most recent addition to its extensive, 24-model line-up, the Audi Q3 is also its smallest and least expensive SUV to date. The Q3 is angled to take substantial market share from its main competitor, the BMW X1 - although it must also compete with the hugely popular Range Rover Evoque...

Priced At
$44,800 to $56,000

Audi Q3 Red Track concept ready for the slopes
1
Comments

Audi Q3 Red Track concept ready for the slopes

Three Audi Q3 concepts will headline Audi’s official involvement at this year’s Worthersee Tour in Austria, including the new Audi Q3 Red Track. If the snow-themed Q3 Red Track looks familiar, it may be because it’s actually a tweaked version of the Audi Q3 Vail concept that debuted at the 2012 Detroit motor show in January...


Audi RS Q3 concept: baby performance SUV revealed
12
Comments

Audi RS Q3 concept: baby performance SUV revealed

The Audi RS Q3 concept will be one of the surprise stars of the 2012 Beijing motor show, suggesting that the German car maker will bring its renowned performance RS badge to its SUV range for the first time. While Audi says at this stage the RS Q3 is only a concept designed to “explore the potential of the Q3 model series”, we expect the German brand to confirm production of the hotted-up compact SUV in the not-to-distant future...


Audi Q3: new baby luxury SUV targets Evoque and X1
10
Comments

Audi Q3: new baby luxury SUV targets Evoque and X1

The Audi Q3 has arrived in Australia, bringing yet another option for buyers looking for an affordable luxury SUV. The Q3 continues Audi’s process of shrinking its SUV models, joining the large Q7 launched in 2006 and the mid-sized Q5 released in 2008. A Q1 model, based on the A1, is also anticipated, though for now the Q3 starts at $44,800 to start $17,400 below the cheapest Q5...


Audi Q3 Review
Rating: 810 /10
Read Review

Audi Q3 Review

Luxury brands continue to shrink their vehicles, and the Audi Q3 is the latest to join an emerging boom in compact premium SUVs. The Audi Q3 arrives to provide direct competition to the BMW X1 and Range Rover Evoque, though the manufacturer from Ingolstadt, Germany, believes its latest product will follow other SUVs by luring buyers from passenger car segments...

Priced At
$44,800 to $56,000

2012 Audi A6 Allroad for Australia in Q3
5
Comments

2012 Audi A6 Allroad for Australia in Q3

The new Audi A6 Allroad will go on sale in Australia in the third quarter of 2012. The higher-riding, off-road-ready version of the premium mid-sized A6 Avant benefits from fresh styling, added technology and improved performance and fuel consumption. Audi Australia’s Shaun Cleary said the A6 Allroad was on track to launch locally around the same time as the A6 Avant and the smaller A4 Allroad...


Audi Q3 Vail concept unveiled at Detroit
1
Comments

Audi Q3 Vail concept unveiled at Detroit

Audi has pulled the wraps off a special concept named after a popular skiing destination in Colorado. Called the Audi Q3 Vail, the SUV features a number of weekend-getaway accessories and trim elements to set it apart from the normal Audi Q3. Based on the Q3, the Vail gets tough matt grey cladding on the lower section of the exterior for that rugged off-road look...


Audi Q3, BMW 1 Series, Hyundai Veloster awarded five-star Euro NCAP safety rating
19
Comments

Audi Q3, BMW 1 Series, Hyundai Veloster awarded five-star Euro NCAP safety rating

Euro NCAP has released the latest round of test results. Some of the newest cars to join the five-star club include the Audi Q3, the new BMW 1 Series and the sporty Hyundai Veloster. The all-new Audi Q3 compact SUV scored a near-perfect 94 per cent for adult passenger safety, with child safety rated at 85 per cent...


SEAT IBX production version to be based on Audi Q3
4
Comments

SEAT IBX production version to be based on Audi Q3

SEAT has just be given the contract to build the new Audi Q3 at its Martorell plant in Spain. Word on the net is this could bring about the production of a road-going version of the SEAT IBX Concept, sharing the same platform. According to a report by What Car? in the UK, the Spanish Volkswagen subsidiary will not only build the Audi but it will also build its own version of the small SUV...


2012 Audi Q3 revealed, on sale in Australia first half 2012
30
Comments

2012 Audi Q3 revealed, on sale in Australia first half 2012

The Audi Q3 premium compact SUV has been fully unveiled ahead of its debut at next week’s Auto Shanghai 2011 motor show and its Australian launch early in 2012. Styled like a high-riding five-door A1, the Q3 is built on the same platform as the Volkswagen Tiguan and will compete directly with the strong-selling BMW X1...


2012 Audi Q3 to debut at Auto Shanghai 2011
6
Comments

2012 Audi Q3 to debut at Auto Shanghai 2011

The 2012 Audi Q3 compact crossover will officially debut at Auto Shanghai 2011 on April 19. Audi has so far resisted the temptation to release any teaser images of the high-riding hatchback in the lead-up to its unveiling, although with 12 days remaining, there is still plenty of time for that to change...


SEAT to build Audi Q3 in Spain
4
Comments

SEAT to build Audi Q3 in Spain

SEAT will build the new Audi Q3 in Spain thanks to an agreement signed by the Catalan government and the Spanish automotive brand. Around 700 jobs will be created by the agreement, and 1200 staff in total will be trained in the Q3's production. Josef Schelschshorn, SEAT’s Vice-president for Human Resources, said that SEAT's future was looking good, and it meant stable work for those looking for job prospects...


2012 Audi Q3 first spy shots
0
Comments

2012 Audi Q3 first spy shots

Audi has been sneaky with its new baby off-roader plans, but our spy photographer has just caught one of the first test mules out during a winter road test. Although there is plenty of camouflaging, the images show what sort of proportions the new car will offer...


2011 Audi Q3 first spy photos
7
Comments

2011 Audi Q3 first spy photos

With car companies trying to run our spy photographers out of business by releasing official spy photos of their own, our guys on the ground have had to get creative to score this scoop of what we think is the new Audi Q3. Spotted at Audi's headquarters, these are likely to be the first ever spy photos of the highly anticipated Volkswagen Tiguan-based baby off roader from Audi...


Audi Q3 to be built in Spain
10
Comments

Audi Q3 to be built in Spain

Audi has today announced that, for now at least, it will not produce its Q3 compact SUV in the US as first planned. Instead the decision has been made to built the all-new vehicle in Spain. Audi says the decision will not affect Volkswagen's plans to open a US plant to build VW-branded sedans in 2011...