Parkers overall rating: 4.4 out of 5 4.4
  • Generous levels of passenger space
  • Large boot as well
  • Sliding rear bench on higher-spec models

How big is the Audi Q3?

The 2018 Q3 is 4,845mm long, 1,849mm wide (not including its door mirrors) and 1,585mm high. That means it's longer and wider, but slightly lower than the 2011 original.

Most of that bonus length and width means an airier interior, with improved leg and headroom in the rear.

The rear seats feature an adjustable backrest that can tilt to alter its angle, as well as split in a 40:20:40 configuration. The rear bench can also slide 150mm forward and back for variable luggage and rear passenger space, depending on what you need. A rear seat armrest is optional.

It’s easier to exit the rear doors of the Q3 than a Range Rover Evoque, plus the compact Land Rover has to make do with a fixed rear bench – even if you have a rear centre armest as standard.

Will it fit in my garage?

The Audi Q3 shares the same platform as the A3, meaning it just feels like a bulkier version of the hatchback. The raised seating position is the tradeoff and the turning circle is no worse than certain small hatchbacks.

Luckily, rear parking sensors are standard on all models, while the optional parking pack will include a 360-degree camera, electrically folding door mirrors and park assist.

Will my luggage fit?

The adjustable rear seats equates to boot space ranging between a minimum of 530 litres and a maximum of 675 litres with the rear seats in place. This grows to 1,525 litres with them folded, while the parcel shelf can be stowed under the boot floor.

For reference, even in its smallest setting, the Q3’s boot still makes it one of the most capacious cars in its class, and if you slide the rear seats forward it has a larger boot volume than an Audi A6 Avant estate.

Safety

  • Five star Euro NCAP rating
  • Three Isofix points fitted
  • Driver assistance tech available on all models

Euro NCAP rated the Q3 as a five-star car when it was crash-tested at the end of 2018.

It comes fitted with blindspot assist and lane departure warning as standard on all models, while the standard-fit adaptive cruise control, cross traffic alert and park assist on Vorsprung models is an optional extra on other models. Rear side airbags are an optional extra on all.

Find out how we got on with the safety equipment with our long-term Q3 on our Farewell update

There are three Isofix points: one on the front passenger seat and two on the rear seats.

Then there are also the child locks that are electrically-operated by the driver’s side window switches.

WATCH: Audi Q3 SUV Euro NCAP crash test

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Audi Q3 SUV.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available

Audi Sport Edition equipment

Audi Sport Edition standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats
Audi Sport Edition optional equipment
None available

Edition equipment

Edition standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Edition optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim

Edition 1 equipment

Edition 1 standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Edition 1 optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim

S Line equipment

S Line standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
S Line optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated seats
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Sport optional equipment
  • Heated seats

Vorsprung equipment

Vorsprung standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats
Vorsprung optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Audi Q3 SUV was tested by Euro NCAP in 2018 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2018
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 95%
Child Occupant: 86%
Vulnerable Road Users: 76%
Safety Assist: 85%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.