Audi Q3 Model Review in Santa Monica

Audi Q3 Model Review in Santa Monica

Key Features

  • Starting at $32,900 MSRP
  • Available 7 inch touchscreen with Navigation, HD Radio and SiriusXM® Traffic
  • Turbocharged 200 horsepower 2.0 liter TFSI® engine
  • Available quattro® all-wheel drive
  • Six-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission
  • Standard 18" 5-arm-turbine design wheels
  • Parking system plus with rear view camera (front and rear acoustic parking sensors)
  • Standard panoramic sunroof with power sunshade

About the Audi Q3

With its driver-centric technologies and agile performance, the 2018 Audi Q3 is the perfect vehicle for navigating terrain ranging from narrow downtown streets to steep mountain passes. One impressive connectivity feature available on the 2018 Q3 is MMI® navigation plus, which incorporates Google Earth™ with 3D satellite imagery to guide you to your destination. This system allows you to access a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to eight passenger devices, local traffic and weather, flight information, news and much more. An available Audi drive select system allows the driver to choose one of three programmable drive mode settings that help the Q3 adapt to the road conditions.

What the Critics Say

"The stylish new 2018 Audi Q3 is the luxury brand's smallest and least expensive SUV. It's a compelling entry in the highly competitive small-luxury-SUV segment where it competes against the Mercedes-Benz GLA, the BMW X1, the Lexus NX and the Infiniti QX30. The new Q3 offers all-wheel drive, a luxurious interior and Audi's legendary high standard of fit and finish." -- Kelley Blue Book

"Combine the superb value with Audi's traditionally excellent interior materials and a comfortable ride quality and you've got a small luxury crossover SUV that's tough to ignore." - Edmunds

2018 Audi Q3

2018 Audi Q3

What's New for 2018

For 2018, two trim levels are offered in the Audi Q3 - Premium and Premium Plus. Premium models are available with a new convenience package consisting of the Audi advanced key system, power liftgate, and auto-dimming rear-view mirror with compass. Standard on the Premium Plus models are LED headlights and taillights along with Audi side assist.

Audi Q3 Features

2018 Audi Q3 2.0 Liter TFSI Engine

Performance

The Audi Q3 proves to be capable SUV with a potent combination of a turbocharged 200 horsepower 2.0 liter TFSI® engine paired with an available six-speed Tiptronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission. Legendary Audi quattro® all-wheel drive keeps the Q3 stable in both dry and wet conditions. In order to maximize grip in dry conditions, the system maximizes traction by sending power to the wheels with the most grip. When the roads turn treacherous, quattro® all-wheel drive can help get a grip on the situation. Choose from Comfort, Dynamic or Auto modes to help adjust the steering and throttle response of the Audi Q3 with the available Audi drive select system.

Advanced Technology

Experience your favorite music like you've never heard it before with the available BOSE® Surround Sound System featuring 14 speakers, 465 watts of power, and a 10-channel amplifier. The optional Audi side assist system uses radar sensors and optical warnings to help alert you if a vehicle has entered your blind spot, helping to maximize driver safety. Q3 drivers can confidently squeeze into tight parking spaces using the available Parking system plus with rear view camera. You can lock, unlock and start your Audi Q3 without having to reach for your pocket thanks to the available Audi advanced key.

2018 Audi Q3 MMI Navigation
2018 Audi Q3 Styling

Sleek Styling

The aggressive sport appearance of the Audi Q3 is bolstered by available S line® bumpers with enlarged air intakes, a rear diffuser, Gloss Black side sills, Aluminum door sills and a pronounced rear lip spoiler. Full LED headlights and taillights help emphasize the sharp angles of the Q3. The bold Singleframe® grille is a distinctive statement on Audi design featured on the Q3. Constructed from aluminum, the available sleek wraparound tailgate can be opened, closed and programmed with ease.

Trims & Specs

Premium

Premium
  • Starting at $32,900 MSRP
  • 2.0 liter TFSI® engine with 200 horsepower
  • 18" 5-arm-turbine design wheels
  • Twelve-way power front seats, including four-way power lumbar adjustment
  • Parking system plus with rear view camera (front and rear acoustic parking sensors)
  • Xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights

Premium Plus

Premium Plus
  • Starting at $35,800 MSRP
  • Audi concert radio with ten speakers and single CD player with MP3 playback capability
  • Audi advanced key - keyless start, stop and entry (front doors and tailgate)
  • 60/40 split folding rear seatback and 48.2 cu ft of storage space (rear seats folded)
  • Full LED automatic headlights
  • Ambient LED interior lighting