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2020 Audi Q3

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2020 Audi Q3 Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

By Brian Normile

Most significant changes: S Line exterior trim now standard; additional safety, convenience features and a new appearance package now available

Price change: Starting price up $1,300 because 45 TFSI S Line is now base trim; $995 destination fee unchanged

On sale: Second half of 2020

Which should you buy, 2020 or 2021? If you don’t want the S Line appearance package and can live without the additional features, save your money and grab a 2020. If you were leaning toward the S Line model, try for a 2021.

Fresh off a recent redesign for the 2019 model year, the Audi Q3 SUV heads into the 2021 model year by consolidating its trim levels and, like much of the rest of Audi’s 2021 lineup, adding various features as either standard or optional equipment.

Related: 2019 Audi Q3 Video: Q3 Makes Luxury First Impressions

Same Exterior, Now Standard

Previously, the 2020 Q3 was available with or without the S Line exterior appearance package on most trims, but now the S Line look comes standard. It gives the Q3 a slightly more aggressive look with different wheels, front and rear bumper styling, and more. In 2021, that look is now standard, causing the Q3’s starting price to increase by $1,300 to $36,995 (including destination).

New Look Optional

Like other 2021 models, the Q3 now adds a Black Optic appearance package. For the Q3, it adds “titanium matte” 19-inch wheels, black exterior accents and roof rails to the outside. Inside, the package adds black or gray leather sport seats with cont...

Most significant changes: S Line exterior trim now standard; additional safety, convenience features and a new appearance package now available

Price change: Starting price up $1,300 because 45 TFSI S Line is now base trim; $995 destination fee unchanged

On sale: Second half of 2020

Which should you buy, 2020 or 2021? If you don’t want the S Line appearance package and can live without the additional features, save your money and grab a 2020. If you were leaning toward the S Line model, try for a 2021.

Fresh off a recent redesign for the 2019 model year, the Audi Q3 SUV heads into the 2021 model year by consolidating its trim levels and, like much of the rest of Audi’s 2021 lineup, adding various features as either standard or optional equipment.

Related: 2019 Audi Q3 Video: Q3 Makes Luxury First Impressions

Same Exterior, Now Standard

Previously, the 2020 Q3 was available with or without the S Line exterior appearance package on most trims, but now the S Line look comes standard. It gives the Q3 a slightly more aggressive look with different wheels, front and rear bumper styling, and more. In 2021, that look is now standard, causing the Q3’s starting price to increase by $1,300 to $36,995 (including destination).

New Look Optional

Like other 2021 models, the Q3 now adds a Black Optic appearance package. For the Q3, it adds “titanium matte” 19-inch wheels, black exterior accents and roof rails to the outside. Inside, the package adds black or gray leather sport seats with contrast stitching.

Repackaged and New Features

Newly standard features include lane departure warning, power front seats with lumbar support and steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles. The Premium Plus trim level adds standard features like adaptive cruise assist, customizable interior LED lighting and a stainless-steel trunk sill.

The available Convenience Package now comes with an auto-dimming rearview mirror as well as heated, auto-dimming power side mirrors and LED interior lighting. An available Technology Package now includes traffic sign recognition and a premium Bang & Olufsen stereo. A new options package for 2021, the Parking Assistance Package, adds a top-down camera view and park assist steering. Navarra Blue exterior paint is also newly available for 2021.

The 2021 Q3 should arrive in dealerships at some point in the second half of 2020.

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Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

3.7
31 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(3.6)
Interior Design
(4.0)
Comfort
(4.4)
Reliability
(3.4)
Value For The Money
(3.7)

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(5.0)

Audi 2020

by Mrs. Velasquez from El Paso Tx on November 23, 2020

Great vehicle; local dealership horrible customer experience Audi Q3 2020. Need to be on same page or the overall experience should be the same before and after purchase Read full review

(4.0)

Stylish Car

by EllenP from Tallahassee, Fl on November 5, 2020

The 2020 Q3 is a pleasure to drive and has so many technological innovations. It is a pretty small SUV with smallish backseat and cargo space but it’s very spacious upfront. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2020 Audi Q3 currently has 1 recall


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2020 Audi Q3 45 Premium

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
good

Crash Avoidance and Mitigation

Front Crash Prevention
superior

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Headlights

Overall Rating
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Passenger Side

Overall Evaluation
good
Structure and Safety Cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Passenger Side - Driver Injury Measures

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good

Small Overlap Front - Passenger Side - Passenger Injury Measures

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Audi

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 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/unlimited miles after expiration of new vehicle limited warranty or from date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired

  • Powertrain

    N/A

  • Dealer Certification Required

    300-plus-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Q3 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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