The 2016 Audi Q3 gets a new grille, headlights and other exterior trim. It also gets Alu-optic interior MMI controls along with other upgrades. Additionally, the Q3 gets a rearview camera and parking sensors as standard equipment.
The 2015 Q3 is a new 5-passenger SUV from Audi. Like its bigger brothers the Q5 and Q7, Audi's smallest in the Q line is a
crossover SUV, which means it's based on a
sedan platform and meant for comfort rather than a
truck chassis capable of serious off-roading or towing.
About Audi Q3
2016 Audi Q3 is the smallest sport-utility vehicle from the German luxury automaker, designed to go head-to-head with the Mercedes-Benz GLA,
Lexus NX and other small luxury
crossover SUVs. Like its rivals, the Audi Q3 promises a premium driving experience and luxury brand at a relatively affordable price point, with a starting price a little north of $30,000. While it's not quite as fun to drive as a BMW X1, the 2016 Q3 offers a distinctly Audi take for prospective compact-luxury
SUV buyers, boasting Audi's renowned fit and finish, pleasant road manners, and styling that's evocative of its bigger, more expensive Q brothers.
Pros: "Exciting to drive, real pride of ownership."
Cons: "Tilt steering limited."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I'm an Audi addict because of my wife. I owned 2 BMW's and was ready to buy a Mercedes Benz. Wouldn't even consider Audi. My wife implored me to just look. 60 seconds into a test drive I was a believer. Audi is a perfect combination of zest, finesse, appointments, quality, beauty and absolute driving joy. I bought the Q3 Prestige on the spot and could not be happier. Owning an A4 and a Q3 I am in auto heaven. EVERY single drive is an adventure in happiness."
"Absolutely adore this car. Its comfortable, nibble, quick on its feet, easy to drive. Snow, well its a champ. Its not a large SUV, its not a station wagon, and its not a car. It is like a hatch back on many cups of coffee. Audi makes a superior product. If you are in the market for a AWD, space in the back (hatch) you want to ride some higher than a car? You must check this out. Its a keeper."
Pros: "Fit and Finish, Overall Style, Build Quality"
Cons: "Price, No backup anything without the rear cam pkg"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Bought it for my wife as a commuter car (70 mi/day) after having her take a Honda 175K. Beautiful car, interior is great. Handles great, feels fast enough. Great sound, actually. Makes it feel a little sportier than it actually is. Sport mode breaks 'em loose no problem which in a FWD car makes it feel super solid and it pulls you around a little. Only thing I'd not do again is get the 19" rim upgrade. Looks better but I'd rather have 18"/ 45 or 50 series tires as it has a little too much road feel with the 19s."