Audi Q3 S Line 45 TFSI quattro
Class: Premium Subompact Crossover
Miles driven: 402
Fuel used: 17.2 gallons
|CG Report Card|
|Room and Comfort||B+|
|Power and Performance||B|
|Fit and Finish||B+|
|Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus other vehicles in the same class. Value grade is for specific trim level evaluated, and may not reflect Consumer Guide’s impressions of the entire model lineup.|
|Big & Tall Comfort|
|Big & Tall comfort ratings are for front seats only. “Big” rating based on male tester weighing approximately 350 pounds, “Tall” rating based on 6’6″-tall male tester.|
|Engine Specs||228-horsepower 2.0L|
|Engine Type||Turbo 4-cylinder|
Real-world fuel economy: 23.4 mpg
Driving mix: 55% city, 45% highway
EPA-estimated fuel economy: 21/28/24 (mpg city/highway/combined)
Fuel type: Regular gas
Base price: $38,700 (not including $1195 destination charge)
Options on test vehicle: Special paint ($595), Premium Plus Package ($3000), Technology Package ($2700), 19-inch alloy wheels ($800), Phone Box credit ($250)
Price as tested: $47,040
The great: Value pricing for a premium-level vehicle, standard all-wheel drive, cargo versatility
The good: Passenger space for a subcompact crossover
The not so good: Most high-tech safety features are optional, driving dynamics, control layout
The 2022 Audi Q3 adds standard blind-spot alert, rear cross-traffic alert, and parking sensors to the base Premium model. The Premium Plus trim gains standard topview camera. The Q3 is a premium subcompact crossover SUV that was redesigned for 2019. The sole power train is a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to an 8-speed auto with standard all-wheel drive. In the 40 TFSI version this engine develops 184 horsepower, while the 45 TFSI puts out 228. Available features include collision warning and mitigation, blind-spot alert, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, topview camera, and park assist. The current-generation Q3 offers more room, power, and equipment than the previous Q3, making it a strong contender in the competitive premium subcompact crossover segment.
We regard the Q3 as a classy, efficient premium vehicle that offers luxury-crossover utility and–all things considered–is available at reasonable prices. The Q3 is surprisingly roomy given its diminutive footprint, and is well suited to large and tall drivers.
As in most Audis, the Q3 cabin is a classy affair, blending clean, modern design with high-quality materials. Some drivers found the Q3 digital interface more complicated than it needed to be, but acclimated to the system over time. In this class we also recommend the excellent Genesis GV70, but suggest you give the Audi a serious look, too.
Audi Q3 S Line Gallery
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