All generations at a glance
1st generation (internal type designation: 8U)Construction period: 2011 to 2018 Engines: from 120 PS (2.0 TDI) to 367 PS (RS Q3 Performance) Dimensions (LxWxH): 4385-4411 mm, 1831-1841 mm, 1580-1608 mm Empty weight: 1460-1730 kg Price: from 8,000 euros benefits– The TÜV does well in almost all areas – Wide range of engines and equipment versions – Stable value and good resale – Low operating costs – Inconspicuous and timeless design – Highest number of points in the Euro NCAP crash test (2011) disadvantage– Processing sometimes unsatisfactory – The 2.0 TFSI engine is powerful, but has too high an oil consumption – Massive C-pillar restricts the view to the rear – Expensive extras – High loading sill restricts everyday usability 2nd generation (internal type designation: F3)Construction period: since 2018 Engines: from 150 HP (35 TFSI) to 400 HP (RS Q3) Dimensions (LxWxH): 4484-4506 mm, 1848-1851 mm, 1602-1616 mm Empty weight: 1525-1790 kg Price: from 11,500 euros benefits– Extensive range of engines – More space in the interior – High level of safety – Reliable technology disadvantage– High entry price – confusing at the back
Audi Q3 used: current offers
The budget for a used one should be at least 11,500 euros. On the used car markets you can occasionally find specimens just under the 10,000 euro mark, but most of them have run well over 200,000 kilometers and are not worth recommending. Even with the basic equipment tries to meet the high demands. There is always a leather steering wheel, air conditioning and a digital instrument cluster. However, if you want more extras or a more powerful engine, you should be able to invest a few thousand more.
Purchase advice Audi Q3 quality, security and weak points
The TÜV certifies that genes are basically good. In the main inspections, the SUV performed above average. Older models are the most likely to worry about broken springs and rusty brake discs. When it comes to safety, there is little to criticize: In the Euro NCAP crash test, the 2011 achieved the highest score of five stars.
First generation vulnerabilities The rate of older people without defects is well above average. However, grooved or rusty brake discs are often criticized. Broken feathers can appear in old age. In the AUTO-BILD long-term test, a 2.0 TDI could not convince and received a grade of 4. A gearbox damage shortly before the end of the test led to the poor result. In addition, both xenon lamps were broken once and there was a leaky exhaust gas recirculation cooler. There were recalls because the brake lights of the emergency function did not light up, the replacement of the front passenger airbag module and software updates. Second generation vulnerabilitiesThe second generation is still too young to be listed in the TÜV report.
All information about the second generation of the Audi Q3
Direct competitors of the Audi Q3 are the BMW X1 and the Mercedes GLA. In the highly competitive segment, the Q3 has faced competition in-house with the Q2, which has been available since 2016 and is positioned below. Within the group, he also has strong opponents with the VW Tiguan, the Seat Ateca and the Skoda Kodiaq. – Mercedes GLA- BMW X1- VW Tiguan- Seat Ateca- Skoda Kodiaq- Audi Q2