Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 32 - 32 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Don’t expect Audi RS Q3 running costs to be particularly cheap. They’re just about on a par with the quickest Range Rover Evoque currently available and roughly equal to the TT RS and RS3 Sportback the RS Q3 shares its engine with.

Fuel economy is a claimed 32.1mpg on the combined fuel economy cycle, which means it has a theoretical range of 450 miles between trips to the petrol station.

We saw economy closer to 20mpg over mixed – if a little enthusiastic – driving, which equates to nearly 300 miles per fill-up.

Its CO2 emissions are 206g/km, which means company car drivers will pay quite a bit of cash to tax it.

With only one version available, Audi RS Q3 emissions are 206g/km. While this isn’t low compared to many modern cars, when you factor in other off-road-type vehicles it begins looking slightly more realistic.

Based on the regular Q3, Audi RS Q3 reliability is expected to be very good. It uses parts which are tried-and-tested from the Audi range, and there haven’t been any serious recalls for major problems.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £360
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Insurance group 37 - 43
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