The 2019 Audi Q3 conforms to Audi’s traditional model strategy but in a slightly smaller package. It looks a little stubby yet attractive and fun to drive. The next Q3 model achieves more interior refinement and comfort than its rivals, although it scores less regarding fuel efficiency.
The Q3 adheres to its maker’s crossover styling cues, offering front or all-wheel-drive, a single powertrain and three trims—Premium trim, Premium Plus trim, and the Prestige trim. The base Premium trim adds several features, such as a redesigned bumper and heated front seats. The other two packages now include an auto-dimming rear-view camera and a power lift-gate.
2019 Audi Q3 – Exterior and Interior Cosmetics
The 2019 Audi Q3 exterior and interior design are typical Audi. The Q3 brings Audi’s signature exterior cues, which have proven effective in the past. The exterior design has a high build quality, excellent materials, and solid door closings. It seems as if Audi’s engineering team became a little bolder with the inbound Q3.
Although it maintains the same exterior outline as the outgoing version, the new model becomes more prominent and looks more aggressive due to more refined styling lines. Its front fascia receives a larger grille that would ape the Q5 or Q7, whereas the headlamps have a more angular design than in the previous vehicle. The headlights also gain a new LED lighting feature.
The 2019 Audi Q3 stands on 18-inch alloy wheels as standard, although we’ve got 19-inch wheels that would become optional. Audi has equipped this model with a softly tuned suspension for a smooth and hustle-free ride on the driveway. Up front, we noted that the car’s grille sits low and skirted by narrow headlamps which balance out the intakes.
All trims come with meaner-looking S line door sills and front bumper. The automaker has moderately sculpted the flanks and fixed a slimmer glass than the Q5. LED tail lamps give an appealing rear signature, and the tailgate covers the rear fascia.
The 2019 Audi Q3 also gets a panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, front/rear parking sensors, heated front seats, and a rear-view camera. These features are optional on its chief rivals, such as BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA 250. Audi brings its traditionally excellent materials in the interior.
The cabin region hosts some optional sports seats and a satellite radio. We also find the navigation system, Bose audio system along with 4G LTE data services. The safety aspect of this car model is a mixed bag. It offers forward-collision warnings and has undergone all current crash tests.
2019 Audi Q3 – Engine and Performance
While the 2019 Audi Q3 is the smallest crossover in the lineup, Audi has loaded it with great features worth your money. Even the base Premium offers incredible features that would appeal the most critical of buyers. This vehicle gets its power from a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 200-hp and 207-lb.ft of torque.
The purported unit is linked to a 6-speed automatic gearbox system. It comes standard with front-wheel-drive and optional with the Quattro all-wheel-drive system. Audi’s new Q3 accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds. Also, this compact SUV has a fuel mileage of 20 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway, and 23 mpg combined.
MSRP and Release Date
The 2019 Audi Q3 will make its public debut sometime in 2018. It is slated to arrive at dealerships in early 2019. The entry-level Premium trim will have the same price like Honda Pilot ($32,000). However, the top-spec Prestige plus trim starts at $35,500.