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2016 Audi Q3 Overview (See Available Styles)

  • Updates to exterior styling and features for 2016
  • Compact luxury crossover with a sporty look
  • Standard front-wheel drive, with quattro all-wheel drive optional
Returning with a fair amount of updates for the new model year, the 2016 Audi Q3 is a stylish, compact luxury crossover that Audi says is home in the “urban outdoors.”

Urban outdoors is a weird turn of phrase; it feels contradictory at face value but given some thought, makes more sense. The Q3 has been made to exist with comfort both in cities with its small dimensions, but can still help get you out into the wild when the concrete starts to close in too much. For 2016, the Q3 gets a subtle facelift with new front lights, grille, and other fascia, along with a few technology updates in the cabin.

The Q3’s styling and profile remain much the same, the updates do more to tweak the overall look than change it wholesale. It looks like a smaller version of Audi’s two other crossovers, the Q5 and Q7. The hood and liftgate are made of aluminum to save weight and improve fuel economy. Standard exterior features include a panoramic moonroof, 18-inch wheels, powered/heated side mirrors, and LED daytime running lights. 19-inch wheels, full LED headlights, and a power liftgate are optional.

Under the hood, the Q3 gets a familiar engine that can be found up and down the Audi lineup, a 200-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, with Audi’s quattro four-wheel drive system optional. Fuel economy ratings are estimated at 20/29 mpg city/highway for FWD models, with AWD dropping the highway rating by one.

There are two available trim levels, Premium and Premium Plus. The five-seat Q3 is well outfitted for its price, with lots of standard features and decent utility (16.7 cubic feet of cargo room) for its small size. Dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, powered/heated front seats, HD radio, Bluetooth connectivity, MMI infotainment, and an auto-dimming rear view mirror all come standard. Also available are navigation, a Bose sound system, and Audi Connect communications.

Standard safety features have also been added this year, with a rearview camera and front/rear parking sensors now coming on all Q3 models alongside antilock brakes, electronic stability control, and six airbags.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 20 MPG
  • Highway: 28 - 29 MPG

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

16 of 16 (100%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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