Audi q5 has always been the support of its cross line,
While at least here in the US UU., The q3 has been mostly ignored
However, that is probably changing now with the introduction of this new, fully modernized, high-tech, sporty-looking q3.
Let’s see, if the q3 has what it takes to stand out from the shadow q5.
EXTERIOR DESIGN – Audi Q3 2019 Review
You can immediately say that the old gummy aspect has been completely defeated in
Its place. We have a large dose of signal 8 to spice things up, even in advance with the newest single-frame grill.
It maintains the same design throughout the three line,
But, unlike most Audi, the S-line appearance group is not standard on the premium or Premium Plus.
Now we have that option of $ 1300 marked, which greatly changes the lower fascia so that it looks lower and sporty.
As for the headlights, it also has a couple of different options.
So, the premium base model has partially LED lights,
But you will have to get at least the Premium Plus to get these fully LED lights with the new exclusive daytime running lights.
Moving to the side and back, the design inspired by the Q8 continues with a hatch much more inclined than the one found in the Q5.
This gives a more aggressive posture that is triggered by the narrow angular taillights.
Now, unlike the headlights, they are fully LED in all ornaments, including the signature dynamic turn signal. Then, finally, at the bottom, the S and non-S lines come with very different designs,
But independently, you will never find exposed exhaust outlets.
Overall, the new Q3 is a really beautiful crossover.
With the design that makes you forget its size and the bad proportions of the outgoing model.
Now turning our attention to the wheels, they also play an important role in the overall design.
Obviously, the specific 20-inch wheels are giant,
so, as expected, they are optional both in Premium Plus and in prestige with the S lock as
Away from normal wheels, they are five-spoke 18-inch alloys or dark-finished 19-inch alloys in the S-line models.
MIRRORS -Audi Q3 2019 Review
They always adjust and heat with power, in addition to adding blind spot monitoring and prestige, as well as automatic dimming and automatic folding.
The Q3 actually comes standard with more systems than the Q5, as it has automatic emergency braking and automatic headlights.
The Lane Departure alert is also added to the Premium Plus and the only remaining system is the adaptive cruise, which is optional in prestige.
NEW HIGH TECHNOLOGY CABIN – Audi Q3 2019 Review
So in the new Q3
You will find ease in the standard Vance sensory system in Premium Plus and prestige,
Or you can opt for an option through the convenience package in the premium finish.
Now you may be realizing.
The oldest style razor wrench and is here in the new Q3.
However, it works just like all Audi advanced entry systems
So what you have to do is grab the handle and it will open immediately.
INSIDE – Audi Q3 2019 Review
Starting with one of the nice features of this vehicle is that they come standard with real leather throughout the line, that is quite rare for this class of vehicle and its color options in the standard version are BLACK, OKAPI BROWN or PEARL BEIGE.
When you go up to the prestige model or
Optional in the Premium Plus, it has an indoor sports package that will give you these special sports seats with special seams,
and you have two options for that black or gray rotor.
Now, as for the interior pieces, this is where things get something interesting.
You can choose between gloss black or aluminum on the base model,
climb to Premium Brown Unlocked Natural Brown Wood
Or when you choose a model with the indoor sports package.
You have the additional option of adding these really unique orange details.
This is definitely something that makes this interior stand out, like it or not.
That is right here for the adjustment of your door, it is very well finished.
Of course, we have the orange Alcantara interior accent,
This feels great and looks very unique.
WINDOWS – Audi Q3 2019 Review
As for their windows, they are an automatic touch for all four.
You will notice that you have an inverted aluminum handle, which is great.
SEATING – Audi Q3 2019 Review
The seats have 8-way power adjustment and a lumbar support on all models,
And if you opt for the plus plus or higher, you also have any manual thigh extension.
You have real leather on all models.
But you will have special sports seats with the indoor sports package.
Therefore, we even have the small mark of color contrast stitching and really large and aggressive reinforcements, they certainly look great and are very comfortable.
MATERIAL QUALITY – Audi Q3 2019 Review
The quality of the material is also making a great leap forward with this new model.
On the top board we have a soft touch plastic throughout the body.
There are many different options you can have,
While the lower plastics are also well padded,
which is very nice and the fit and finish, of course, are very good, as expected of Audi.
INTERIOR DESIGN – Audi Q3 2019 Review
Standard on all models, press the button to start
Now, when you do, you’ll notice that one of two different screens turns on
What we have here is the optional 10.1-inch screen in the Premium Plus.
It is standard in prestige, but we have the Premium Plus,
Otherwise, you will see an 8.8 inch screen.
Now, similar to the main screen, the indicators are also available in two
Set up a standard version that comes in premium and premium plus
or this twelve-point and three-inch virtual cockpit configuration that comes optional in the Premium Plus or prestige standard.
The standard version is still a digital screen. Actually, it’s a 10,251
but as I mentioned this is the
Full version the virtual cabin of 12.3 inches.
Therefore, you can still do things like fly your really big map and go through several other types of information.
Now there is no display screen in case you ask.
STEERING WHEEL – Audi Q3 2019 Review
Now, returning to the steering wheel, of course, has electric power steering and a standard leather steering wheel.
So, as for the buttons, they go with the virtual booth and others go with the audio and voice commands of their standard phone.
We also have windshield wipers with rain sensor in the Premium Plus model.
And the steering wheel itself is being adjusted manually.
INTERNAL STORAGE – Audi Q3 2019 Review
All right, now when it comes to indoor storage, AUDI has definitely made good use of the limited amount of space inside this vehicle.
It really feels almost equivalent to q5
So you still have a pretty decent center console, down about six inches or so
And it has a pad at the bottom now by default.
A cordless phone charger in Premium Plus and prestige and
You will notice that it has a USB Type-C port and a USB Type-A port, both have the capacity to charge
SHIFTER – Audi Q3 2019 Review
Actually, YOU have a physical shifter in Q3
Surprisingly, since most of the other Audi have gone to an electronic shifter at this time
And as such, it works in a traditional way
Therefore, simply step back to drive and you can turn right to change manually
If you opt for the sports interior package like this model, we will also get paddles on the steering wheel.
REAR CAMERA – Audi Q3 2019 Review
All models come standard with a backup camera
When you go to the Premium Plus level, you will also get standard parking sensors or, although they are also optionally available in the premium
And then we go for prestige, that’s where you’ll get the
360 degree camera system, as well as automatic parking capabilities.
And then, back behind the gearshift, you have an electronic parking brake
MODES – Audi Q3 2019 Review
Now, like most other Audi models, we also have this small layer of buttons here with some different controls
The main one is our drive select. This shows you its 5 different driving modes
Off-road mode, Comfort, Automatic, Dynamic and Individual,
And we can click on that and you can see what you can adapt to your personalized taste.
AUDIO SYSTEM – Audi Q3 2019 Review
Very good, and now that brings us here to the audio system.
Now I couldn’t find the number of speakers in the base sound system
However, many of the models will come with this
Bang & Olufsen sound system with 580 watts and 15 speakers. It is available as an option in this premium plus or prestige standard.
The overall sound quality of this system is excellent.
CLIMATE CONTROL – Audi Q3 2019 Review
Nowadays things are very simple here.
All you have are three main buttons to control the temperature of your driver and passenger, as well as the speed of your fan,
And you can change those zones, everything is physically represented here.
You don’t have to look for anything inside the screen, which I definitely like
The other notable thing is that Audi says it is one of the only vehicles in the class that offers three standard stages.
However, heated seats on all models, however, will no longer have ventilation.
MMI TOUCH RESPONSE SYSTEM – Audi Q3 2019 Review
This, of course, is a big jump up from the previous version that had a really very old version of MMI
So let’s go ahead and take a quick look, as if you just said that this is AUDI’s new MMI touch response system.
Now it is launching all models and started with you know
Things like the Audi a6 and A8 vehicles like that.
Now this version has only one screen unlike those that have divided it into two different sections
But it works more or less the same. There are some shortcut buttons along the side and all your applications are aligned here.
NAVIGATION SYSTEM – Audi Q3 2019 Review
The standard map is enabled. However, we can also enable the Google Earth map if we access the settings.
One of the things to note is that this navigation only comes on models with the largest screen
as I said it is optional in this premium plus or prestige standard and
One of the other notable things that separates the standard model with the smallest 8.8-inch screen of this model with the largest screen is
in phone applications.
Now each model will come with Apple Carplay and Android Auto
So that is not the difference. The difference is when you get the interface.
You have an Apple wireless game
It is definitely a prominent feature, since very few vehicles at any price have the Apple wireless game
So it is definitely a great touch for this model.
Apart from that, everything is more or less the same
It has a standard panoramic sunroof on all models.
AUDI says this is the only car in the entire class that provides this as standard equipment
And how can you see
It really creates a pleasant feeling of open air, this front panel slides far away
And you also have a wind damper
And overall, I’m really very impressed by the cabin of the q3
Honestly, they have to remember that they are in one of the most affordable AUDI.
This will be the cheapest crossover you can buy in the US lineup. UU. Y
It just doesn’t feel like this here.
It really captures all the main elements that the newer Audi like the Q8 and models like that have
And it also feels much bigger than one would expect from a subcompact crossover.
So, in general, definitely impressed by the level of luxury features in the space inside the cabin
But anyway that does it for the front.
BACK – Audi Q3 2019 Review
Audi q3 2019 will find a very good amount of space for its class
You will find 36 inches of leg and free height
What puts it on par with some of the biggest deals in the class like the Volvo XC40
Now turning towards the edge of the door. You will find a very interesting design, the upper part is made of plastic with soft edges and below it has a completely automatic window and even some storage in the door.
REAR SEATING – Audi Q3 2019 Review
Now returning to these seats themselves. They have a very nice design actually
I am a big fan and they are very comfortable and have these white contrast stitch inserts
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Now on the side you have a storage compartment
Actually, it’s very similar to the Volvo XC40 and you can put a lot of things here
And I also want to point out one of the three unique features and these seats slide and recline, which is very rare for this class.
Now, in the central area, Audi offers you many nice features even though this is your base model, so it has standard rear air vents on all models and
Below, you will also find two USB smart charging ports, as well as a 12-volt power outlet.
If you also have a central folding armrest and have some cup holders.
At the top, you have some LED lighting, as well as a nice premium interior ceiling and
Of course, you will notice that this model has the panoramic sunroof
It is actually standard in all q3, which is a really nice touch.
It can be a type of vehicle a little narrow, actually very spacious.
On the left. We have a support grip and clothes hook,
And, of course, as I mentioned, this is on par with some of the biggest deals in this class.
So behind the seat row.
I have about 6 to 7 inches of back leg room, it’s really very, very comfortable,
Which is not something I can say about the old model.
Now the rear seats of the q3 also fold 40/20/40 divided,
so all you have to do to bend them is to grab the small belt and
It folds down.
TRUNK – Audi Q3 2019 Review
Now, approaching the trunk of q3, you will notice that it is a standard power
Which is a good feature for the class and is also hands-free if you opt for premium plus or prestigious ornaments.
Then, to open it, simply move your foot under the bumper and it opens immediately.
Now, in the beautiful breeze, you will find a good amount of space for your class.
You will find 24 cubic feet behind the second row seats and that expands to 48 cubic feet,
However, you will notice that this is much smaller than q5 if it is something that is being compared …
Now, in regards to Audi, they have spared no features or anything
Therefore, it has a really nice carpeted floor board, as well as a 12 volt outlet on the side
And in reality there is something quite unique about the floor of q3 and that says it can
adjust different heights. Therefore, under the floor, we have a spare tire and if you want hidden storage.
PASSENGER SEAT – Audi Q3 2019 Review
Now reaching the passenger seat, adjustable in 8 directions, with electric lumbar support in 4 directions,
It also has that unique Alcantara design.
In front of the passenger, it has really nice materials with this silver ornament.
And under that you will find a glovebox of very good size that opens quite a lot. It is also an illuminated foot and even has a CD and DVD player.
Above we have a visor with mirror and LED light and also separates and extends
But anyway, guys that summarize all the practical things about this new q3.
POWER- Audi Q3 2019 Review
All right, so let’s move on and go deeper into the powertrain information.
Now there are many different options of this model in Europe
But here in the US UU. We only have one and it will be a 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder
on all models, 228 horsepower and 258 foot-pounds of torque
And that is 28 horsepower and an improvement of 51 lb / ft of torque over the outgoing model.
You wonder that the amount of standard power is really very good for the class
places it right between the Base engine and the updated engine for the XC40.
As for its transmission, it always has an 8-speed automatic transmission.
And it actually comes standard with the Quattro all-wheel drive. While the vast majority of rivals start with front-wheel drive, this comes standard with all-wheel drive,
And 0-60 will also arrive at 7 seconds.
Now, in terms of fuel economy, this is a bit odd, but it doesn’t really improve so much from the outgoing model,
And it is still definitely low-end, so our rating here is 19 City 27 Highway 22
Combined and not worried
That is actually two mpg worse than the Audi q5 and that is three to five
mpg behind the vast majority of the rivals, actually all the rivals that occurred to me reviewed and it’s
Behind all those models there is now a saving grace here. And this works with regular unleaded fuel. While all those rivals use premium gases.
Force certainly really good to start
The competition type comes in a range of different forms, but most are less powerful
Certainly the standard equipment offered by a few of them, such as the XC40, gives you an optional engine, however
Most of them come with 200 hp. This one is definitely on it and this feeling has definitely done very racy.
Of course, you have confidence in owning a standard Quattro engine for all wheels
So you can turn off the power and a variety of different Weather conditions.
Now this car comes with an automatic on / off system as I mentioned before you have a defeat button on the dashboard directly.
To be sure, AUDI is still using so much sound and all those nice things.
This isn’t a car that’s just designed to be super sports or anything else and isn’t really
It certainly focuses on comfort and benefit and the things you need to focus on.
Certainly on the athletic side or the side of things, many competitors like them are just thinking
They may want the Lexus UX to be a good example not the type of vehicle you want to drive
They may want the Lexus UX to be a good example not the type of vehicle you want to drive
Not as fast as if it is not rewarding. It is definitely only designed to keep things
You know luxury and fuel efficiency,
But this definitely adds a dose of your sport, which is good to see
There are a few other things to talk about,
For one we have a transmission. This is an 8-speed automatic. It is not a double clutch as you can find in the Q5 and is very smooth. There’s really no big difference between the two, they’re both really cool.
But it turns smoothly and smoothly, and is a bit harsher on purpose when you put it in dynamic mode.
The other thing I talked about would be guidance.
Now we have in the dynamic. So the steering is a little heavier, but even in this frame, in its heavy position it is still quite light. It has no great feeling or anything like that, but this is really expected in this category, I didn’t move anything any of the competitors who can beat it feel more, because we told us that the XC 40 recently led us. This is kind of what I have in mind to compare it with even the Polestar synthesis and all the things that have been directed seem very much like this if not slightly wider.
But in general, there is certainly a lot you like about the way the Q3 engines drive
The driving experience is very similar to the Q5 which is of course more expensive and
You know, it’s definitely a compliment when you drive this car
It seem to be leading something that is not the cheapest crossover in the lineup
Because everything here feels, you know, that it’s already updated with the latest Audi products
I mean I say it just drives and feels much bigger than it is. generally. I’m really really impressed
It’s ok, now let’s go ahead and discuss the price of this Audi q3 for 2019
So you’ll find a slightly more expensive price than you initially expect
But it is important to remember that you have a standard drive in this third category
So for the Premium Premium model that will start from thirty-four thousand and seven hundred dollars if you want to get Premium Plus
What we have here is to start at thirty seven thousand and eight hundred and
If you want a fully loaded prestige model it will start from $ 42,900.
Now if you want to add s-line appearance set
Like what we checked on the premium or Premium Plus will be additional
$ 1300, or it’s standard in prestige style.
Now, as I said, this is the extra premium and we also have a few options selected in this model, so we have the optional gray paint for $ 595.
The navigation package for the $ 2000 Bang & Olufsen Sound System wheeled $ 850 20 inches for $ 800 Acejourney
The internal sports package is $ 500, the Alcantara in Orange Alcantara costs $ 150 and finally when the destination cost is $ 995.