Audi Q3

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How much does the Audi Q3 cost to run?

The 2.0L diesel is the most economical Audi Q3 to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Audi Q3 2.0L diesel costs £30.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band C.

It does almost 63 MPG on average, which means it will cost £10.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Suzuki Vitara 1.6L diesel and the more thirsty Ford Kuga 2.0L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 21, which is lower than the Ford Kuga 2.0L diesel, but higher than the Hyundai Tucson 2.0L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Suzuki Vitara has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.4L petrol2.0L diesel2.0L petrol
mpg45.6 - 51.447.9 - 62.836.7 - 42.8
emissions127 - 145117 - 156152 - 179
tax£125.00 - £160.00£200.00 - £30.00£200.00 - £260.00
insuranceGroup 19 - 25Group 18 - 26Group 20 - 29

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Audi Q3: How big is the boot?

The Audi Q3 has a below average boot space (426 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and 2 large bags. Alternatively you could load up with 3 large bags or 3 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 7 large bags with its 981 litres.

Is the Audi Q3 easy to park?

While not the absolute narrowest car (that is the Suzuki Jimny), this is in the top third for ease of parking in car parks. Given a typical supermarket space, it will fill three quarters of the space.

If you park on the street regularly, this is one of the cars to shortlist. At 4386m long it gives you reasonable 414mm space to move the car in and out of the bay.

Which Audi Q3 has the best performance?

The fastest Audi Q3 from 0-60, is the 2.0L petrol (if you’re a petrol head, it has 300 lbs/ft torque and 211 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 6.9 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Range Rover Evoque 2.0L petrol, which will beat your Audi Q3 to 60 by 0.3 seconds. That doesn’t sound much, but in 0-60 terms it’s actually a big gap.

Engine options

model1.4L petrol2.0L diesel2.0L petrol
zeroTo628.9 - 9.27.9 - 9.96.9 - 8.2
torque250320 - 380280 - 320
bhp150140 - 184170 - 211

What size caravan or trailer, can the Audi Q3 tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Audi Q3 2.0L diesel which has 380 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 2000kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.