2023 Audi Q3: Review, Pricing, and Specs
The 2023 Audi Q3 offers an interesting blend of comfort and luxury in a small package. This crossover is not very athletic or fast, but it manages to blend nice cabin technology, balanced driving dynamics, and interior quality. The Audi Q3 looks like a smaller Audi Q8. It is well-built, classy, modern, and attractive. Keep reading to know further about the 2023 Audi Q3 review, pricing, and specs.
A Glimpse of the Audi Q3
The Audi Q3 was ‘born’ back in 2011 and now it enters the second generation. The second generation itself was launched in 2018. Though Audi is a German brand, the Audi Q3 is assembled in Gyor, Hungary, and in Tianjin, China. This crossover Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) comes to beat its competitors like Lexus UX, Mercedes-Benz GLA, and BMW X1.
The Audi Q3 is equipped with a 1.4-liter TFSI 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, coupled with a 6-speed S-Tronic automatic transmission.
Review of the 2023 Audi Q3
The new Audi Q3 comes with an attractive exterior design. It looks way sportier than the previous generation, which you can see from its grille single frame with the octagon design. This grille has vertical stripes and accents that become grilles and large holes. The headlights are made narrower, creating an aggressive impression on its exterior.
The lights also support LED smart technology, in which the lights can adapt according to the driver’s driving needs. On the side, the 2023 Audi Q3 looks solid due to its shoulder lines and body curves. This crossover looks tough and somewhat ‘muscular’. While at the stern, the design seems to be inspired by Audi’s DNA quattro, making this SUV look bigger in dimensions.
The use of black fenders makes the Audi Q3 look tough. At the top of the rear glass, Audi equips a spoiler to make the glass looks smaller. When it comes to the interior, the Q3’s dashboard looks so elegant with a blend of sharp lines and 3-dimensional elements. The cabin is designed to harmonize with the operation of the Multimedia Interface (MMI) touchscreen control centre featuring premium materials all around. The air conditioning control button is below it.
It can be said that the new Audi Q3’s panel is driver oriented as it has an angle of 10 degrees towards the driver. Besides the screen, the buttons and other controls are ergonomically arranged, making things easier for the driver. The driving position is sporty but still ergonomic, supported by the position of the adjustable steering wheel.
Overall, the cabin of the Audi Q3 is fairly spacious. It can comfortably accommodate 5 passengers. One of the benefits of its interior is that the rear seats can move back and forth up to 150mm. The trunk is spacious as well. You can increase the luggage capacity from 530 litres to 1.512 litres if you fold the rear seats. The floor consists of 3 levels that allow owners to store luggage, such as screwdrivers and other workshop stuff.
Pricing of the 2023 Audi Q3
The Audi Q3 comes in 4 different models, which are Premium 40, Premium 45, Premium Plus 40, and Premium Plus 45. They cost $37,595, $39,895, $40,895, and $43,195. If you are looking for the best buy, the Premium Plus models are recommended.
Specs of the 2023 Audi Q3
As it is said before, the new Audi Q3 is powered by a 1.4-liter TFSI 4-cylinders engine with a turbocharger. This engine is capable of producing maximum power of up to 150 hp at engine speed of 5,000 rpm to 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 250 Nm at engine speed of 1,500 rpm to 3,500 rpm. Power and torque are channeled to the front drive system through a dual-clutch automatic transmission called the 6-speed S-tronic.
This crossover SUV is claimed to have the ability to accelerate from 1 mph to 100 mph within 9.2 seconds. At the maximum speed, the Q3 can reach up to 204 km per hour. The Audi Q3 is full of advanced features. For example, it features an instrument panel and a digital control centre. The 12.3-inch diagonal digital screen of the Audi Virtual Cockpit Plus has 3 display options.
You can control all these functions with voice commands, which become significantly intuitive. Or the driver can opt for controlling these functions using the multifunction buttons on the steering wheel. The MMI touchscreen on the Audi Q3 also has many benefits over the previous generation or even its competitors. The Audi Virtual Cockpit Plus can also feature a navigation plus system with various additional functions.
Audi provides a 10.1-inch touchscreen in the centre of the dashboard too. For the audio system, it is supported by the Audi Sound System. The 2023 Audi Q3 also has tons of safety features, including the traction control, electronic stability control, anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), brake assist, and six airbags. That is all about the 2023 Audi Q3 review, pricing, and specs