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Audi Q3 SUV (18 on) - rated 4.4 out of 5

At a glance

Read the latest Audi Q3 review
Lease from new From £336 per month
Used price £7,995 - £43,118
Used monthly cost £197 - £1,064
Fuel economy 32 - 62 mpg
Road tax cost £30 - £465
Insurance group 18 - 43

With mainstream manufacturers launching a series of small crossovers, it was inevitable premium-badged cars wouldn’t be too far behind; in 2011 the Audi Q3 joined the fray.

This was later than its nearest rival, the BMW X1 and its in-house competitor, the Volkswagen Tiguan, but the result was as expected – the underpinnings of the regular Audi A3 covered by a shrunken Q5-like exterior. It seemed to be exactly what the market wanted.

Its compact dimensions ensured the Audi Q3 wasn’t terribly expensive to run, particularly if you stuck to economical TDI diesels with front-wheel drive. Petrol engines, quattro four-wheel drive and a choice of manual or automatic transmissions, as well as a range of trim levels ensured there was a Q3 for most buyers’ needs.

Audi Q3 Model History

Current model history

December 2018 – Second generation Audi Q3 deliveries commence. Available in Sport, S Line and Vorsprung trim with one petrol (35 TFSI) and one diesel (35 TDI) engine on offer. More engines to follow in 2019.