2016 Audi Q3

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2016 Audi Q3
2016 Audi Q3

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

172.8” x 62.6”


Front-wheel drive



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 4.8
  • Interior 4.5
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


This place suxz

A peace of crap electrical problem sent my wife home In it and it's breaks lights was going on and off she had to pull over over on I 25 and was to skeerd to drive it she smelled electrical wires burning and we called them and they refused to come and get the car and was nothing but the worst experience at a dealer I have ever had would not ever recommend this place to a enemy


Great car but keeping an eye on it.

2016 Q3 Quattro Prestige. Bought used at 38,000 miles. No I have 51,000 miles. I'll make this succinct. 1. Great Comfort 2. Quattro is AMAZING in the snow! I've tested it! 3. Handling is solid and fantastic (in the Prestige trim as the OEM tires are 19" and wider for much better performance). Cannot speak to the other trims 3. Mediocre engine power as stock. I have the APR stage 1 upgrade that basically increases HP by a solid 50% and it is VERY noticeable!. 4. Sound system - Fabulous! 5. Navigation is mediocre and the screen is a bit small and the placement is awkward to me. But it does work. 6. reliability - This is a big one. So far so good. I am keeping an eye on the engine (checking the oil at least once per week). There are several class action lawsuits out there for this engine (one on the timing chain and one on the pistons / rings). Keep an eye on those.


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.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Audi
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
144 months/unlimited distance
48 months/50,000 miles
12 months/5,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year or 20,000 miles (whichever occurs first)
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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