2016 Audi Q3

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2016 Audi Q3
2016 Audi Q3

Key specs

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The good:

  • Ride quality
  • Carlike step-in height
  • Front-seat comfort
  • Standard xenon headlights with LED accents
  • Standard heated, power-adjustable front seats

The bad:

  • Backseat thigh support for taller passengers
  • Fuel economy
  • Modest acceleration
  • Cargo area too small for family use

2 trims

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Notable features

  • New front-end styling
  • 200-hp, turbo four-cylinder
  • FWD or AWD
  • Seats five
  • Leather upholstery, panoramic moonroof standard
  • Available Audi connect system provides internet access

2016 Audi Q3 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The Q3 arrived for 2015 as Audi’s smallest premium crossover, slotting below the Q5. It seats five and comes with a 200-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. It is available with front- or all-wheel drive. Rivals in the growing field of small, premium SUVs include the Acura RDX, BMW X1, Buick Encore and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class.
New for 2016
For its second year in the U.S. market, the Q3 gets a new grille, headlights and side sills. Front and rear parking sensors and a backup camera are new standard features, and the Prestige model adds full-LED headlights, dynamic rear turn signals, 19-inch wheels and the S Line exterior package.
Significant Standard Features

  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Backup camera
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Xenon headlights and LED running lights
  • Heated leather front seats
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Keyless ignition
  • Aluminum hood and liftgate
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • All-wheel drive
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Audi Connect communications system
  • LED headlights
  • Power liftgate
  • Bose surround-sound audio system
  • Navigation system
  • Blind spot warning system

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


Love this car

Drives easy, Smooth ride. Love the sun roof! I feel 20 years younger when driving the Audi. Has many many features. I haven't learned all it can do yet but I will.


Stylishly elite

I love it. Smooth ride, great on gas. Just enough space for me. If you’re looking for a family car I would suggest q5 and up. For me it’s the perfect amount of room and so quiet. Only thing it’s missing is auto start


A beautiful car that is just as reliable as sleek!

This car was a huge upgrade. Switching from a Honda CRV, I knew I wanted something reliable (as well as beautiful). The Q3 was the perfect balance. The interior is nothing special, but I having bluetooth and a backup camera. Everything else is just noise to me.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Audi
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles after expiration of new vehicle limited warranty or from date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired
Dealer certification required
300-plus-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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