2015 Audi Q3 consumer reviews

$32,500–$34,600 MSRP range
side view of 2015 Q3 Audi
88% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.4
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4.3

Audi Q3

Great. Has a GPS and rear view camera. Love the handling and safety features. Drove Volvo's since 1972 and finally “upgraded” after I saw what awful changes were made to Volvo by the buyer in America. May go back when I see how they develop EV!

3.0

The Audi Q3 2015 is most unreliable car

This car first time it left me stranded 6 months after I purchased it, the engine shaking was due to a broken spring valve. At that time it was still under warranty. The second time was 2.5 yrs later. I was on the freeway when it started to shake again, turns out it was the timing chain that jumped and cause severe engine damage.

5.0

Audi Q3 is my Best Friend / Car ,served me for

great car to drive , always used for commute - ; well maintained ; 2nd owner , car has been well maintained and serviced at dealer

4.9

Very reliable

Car is very pretty, well kept from previous owners. Very sleek design. The sound system is my favorite thing! I also like the added legroom .

4.9

Nearly perfect city SUV

We needed a comfortable car with front seats high off the ground and space to carry a walker/wheel chair and/or dog. Although the fit is a bit tight in the back unless the back seats are folded down, this car is great. Terrific road car and small enough to get around and park in the city. The only drawback is that the Q3 in all wheel drive has a terrible turning radius. A little like trying to do a U-turn in a semi. Apparently this is not the case with front wheel drive or the bigger Q5. Something to do with how the axle is configured in the small car. Overall we love this car.

4.8

Feels bigger than it looked & a precision machine

Absolutely amazing interior. Quiet ride, and is exceptionally smooth. Driving feels so much more enjoyable in this thing. I sat in the back and I'm 5'11 with longer legs and did not feel cramped. While there certainly is not a lot of storage space in the rear compared to a CRV i can live with that for better mileage and less weight.

4.4

Nice entry-level luxury for the value

I purchased my 2015 Audi Q3 Quattro on the last week of November 2014. I opted to go with the Prestige trim level which was still available at that time and includes all the bells and whistles. It included all-wheel drive Quattro, interior LED mood lighting, moonroof, navigation system with Google Earth, and premium Bose audio system. It's July 2018 and I've just reached the 50,000 mile mark. The Audi Q3 has been solid from the start. We took it on a road trip to Texas and New Mexico in the middle of winter. We ran into blizzards, black ice, snow, as well as sweltering heat in Arizona. The Quattro system is hands down the best all-wheel drive system I've ever driven. As we descended down the hill from Carlsbad Caverns, there was black ice everywhere. Many people were slipping and falling in the parking lot. In the Audi Q3 Quattro, we couldn't even tell the roads were icy. As we watched other vehicles slip and slide, ours was sure footed and secure. We continued to drive through a blizzard to our hotel without issue. The next day there was about 7 inches of snow on the highways, we cruised along at nice speeds without issue again. This is on the stock Continental All Weather tires, albeit they were brand new. We drove along as we saw over 10 vehicles that had slid off the road on the way to White Sands National Park. Again, our Audi Q3 Quattro was surefooted as ever. Even my wife who hates treacherous driving conditions commented that she felt really safe and secure in the vehicle in those conditions. The exterior looks nice, the interior reflect Audi's level of quality and refinement. As much as I can say a modern Volkswagon looks and feels like an Audi, there's a level of refinement and service that puts the Audi above them. The ride and drive is like that of a crossover. It feels and drives like a car, the stiff suspension and handling are very good. The steering is electronically adjusted for the speed you are driving so it is nice and light as slow speeds and becomes tighter and responsive at higher speeds. The ride height is not as high as an SUV but sits well above any sedan. The higher view of the road and traffic is nice is helpful and a positive driving experience. The power under the hood is sufficient for any drive. It may feel a bit underpowered at times but the horsepower and torque is balanced and comfortable. It's in the middle if considering a BMW, which is sporty and a Mercedes, which is comfortable. This is what I like about Audi, it balances sportiness and comfort well. Since owning the Audi Q3 Quattro since end of 2014, it has been solid. Only getting an alignment after running over a huge pot hole on the freeway and a nail in the side of the tire from a trip to Yosemite. Other than that it has been in for regularly scheduled services. I love that fact that you can connect your phone via bluetooth and playback music services over the Q3's multimedia system as well as search for destinations and places using Audi Connect services. The satellite 3D view of the maps in the navigation system are also very nice. The vehicle may not have been updated for while in terms of interior and infotainment technology but it is solid. It is lagging behind the newer Audi vehicles and this may be a deciding factor whether to purchase a Q3 or vehicle with more updated infotainment systems. For instance I'm still stuck on 3G connection in the vehicle but I heard the newer Q3s support 4G LTE. I've seen more Q3s on the road as they are being returned from leases. At the prices they are selling after lease, it's difficult to find a more refined and quality ride for the price since you can now find 2013 S5s around $40,000 used, when you can buy a brand new fully loaded Q3 for nearly the same cost.

4.9

Love the car

This car meets all me needs we are a small family so is perfect and beautiful. The car is very nice looking car. The car is also awesome at gas miles love it.

5.0

Outstanding car

The Q3 is an excellent car and exceeded all of our expectations. We looked at both the Lexus "NX" series, as well as the BMW "X3" for similar styling and performance, etc. and easily decided on the Q3.

4.6

Happy with my Q3!

So far, I really like my Q3. Although it is not known for its speed- I am quite pleased with it. (Granted, I prev owned a Lexus 330. )The Q3 is very comfortable & looks great! Bose speakers & double roof add to the enjoyment!