For those who have never seen the Q3, but know what an Audi generally looks like, the Q3's styling would come at no surprise. It follows Audi's well-planned formula and can be seen as a natural progression, slotting in the Audi range with careful thought and calculation. The Q3 uses the familiar formula of using a shrunken down SUV styled body shape and making it fit on a subcompact frame, and in this case, it works pretty well but it does look more like a hatchback than a fully fledged crossover SUV. For 2018 Audi has reworked the front bumper slightly, and it goes a long way to make the 2018 model look as good as its younger contemporaries. The Q3 is a handsome little car, and looks fresh, despite being almost seven years old.
Compared to other premium subcompact crossovers, the Q3 follows suit; it's 172.8 inches long, about three inches longer than a Mini Cooper Countryman, but one inch shorter than a Mercedes GLA. The Q3 is 71 inches wide and has a wheelbase of 106.3 inches. These dimensions remind us that the Q3 is a small car, despite the macho lifted looks. Compared to the Mercedes GLA and Mini's Countryman (both in four-wheel drive spec), the Q3 is rather hefty, weighing in at 3,671 pounds, 261 pounds more than the Mini, and a considerable 243 pounds more than the GLA.
|Audi Q3 Trims||2.0T Premium||2.0T Premium Plus||2.0T Sport Premium||2.0T Sport Premium Plus||2.0T Premium quattro||2.0T Premium Plus quattro||2.0T Sport Premium quattro||2.0T Sport Premium Plus quattro|
|Max Width||72.1 in.||72.1 in.||72.1 in.||72.1 in.||72.1 in.||72.1 in.||72.1 in.||72.1 in.|
|Height||62.5 in.||62.5 in.||62.5 in.||62.5 in.||62.5 in.||62.5 in.||62.5 in.||62.5 in.|
|Wheelbase||102.5 in.||102.5 in.||102.5 in.||102.5 in.||102.5 in.||102.5 in.||102.5 in.||102.5 in.|
|Audi Q3 Trims||Curb Weight|
|2.0T Premium||3,483 lbs.|
|2.0T Premium Plus||3,483 lbs.|
|2.0T Sport Premium||3,483 lbs.|
|2.0T Sport Premium Plus||3,483 lbs.|
|2.0T Premium quattro||3,671 lbs.|
|2.0T Premium Plus quattro||3,671 lbs.|
|2.0T Sport Premium quattro||3,671 lbs.|
|2.0T Sport Premium Plus quattro||3,671 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||18" x 7"|
|Rear Wheel Size||18" x 7"|
Keeping its target market in mind, Audi offers the 2018 Q3 in ten exterior colors, all well suited to the car's young, yet premium look and feel. Standard color options on the Q3 are Brilliant Black, Cortina White, and Manhattan Gray Metallic, but new owners will be able to select from a broad range of optional colors including Cuvee Silver, Daytona Gray Pearl, Florett Silver Glacier White Misano Red Pearl, Mythos Black, and Utopia Blue.