The 2017 Audi Q3 is the perfect illustration of how a smooth ride quality and luxurious interior design ought to be. Besides setting the benchmark on the two, it also offers ample cargo volume for its class. The Audi Q3 2017 is a must drive for anyone shopping in this segment. The Audi Q3 release date should be expected sometime this fall. At least according to various rumors going round.
The Audi Q3 interior, as you’d expect from a luxurious SUV, is comfortable, quiet, made of high-quality materials, and is awash with many standard features than you’d possibly need. Well, the following Audi Q3 review is meant to update you on most things about the latest model, so seat back and enjoy.
Its bigger sibling has been crashing it for years, and therefore the same should probably be expected for its smaller sibling – the Q3. It is a compelling vehicle that has been able to stand out from its class despite having a plethora of foes hot on its heels. Just like before, it comes with an enviable interior quality. What of its serenity, or its compliant ride quality? – It has plenty of these too.
True, the Audi Q3 is updated and reeks of luxury, however, it comes a bit short in terms of freshness. This is clearly manifested on its infotainment system which is rather dated in comparison to its rivals. Other downsides include mediocre fuel economy ratings, and it may not be the best option in its class for those looking for a dynamic performance.
2017 Audi Q3 Review of Trims
Two trims are offered for the five-passenger 2017 Audi Q3: Prestige and Premium Plus. The two are offered with either a choice of a FWD or an AWD system.
2017 Audi Q3 Interior & Exterior Changes
Some of the standard accessories available for the Audi Q3 Premium Plus model include automatic wipers and headlights, automatic dual-zone climate control, xenon headlights, eighteen-inch wheels, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, roof rails, LED taillights and running lights, Bluetooth connectivity, a 10-speaker sound system, keyless entry and ignition, a panoramic sunroof, Audi’s propriety digital music interface, a seven-inch display, satellite and HD radio, a folding rear seat, front and rear parking sensors, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, and a rearview camera.
Options available include a color trip computer, a navigation system, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert, and a leather upholstery.
The Audi Q3 Prestige models starts with features such as tailgate sill plates, a power-folding exterior mirror, “S” line styling cues, nineteen-inch wheels, heated exterior mirrors, LED headlights, stainless-steel doors, and a fourteen-speaker Bose audio system.
Options available for the Audi Q3 Prestige 2017 include front sport seats, a black cloth headliner, an extendable thigh support, paddle shifters, adjustable drive modes, and paddle shifters.
2017 Audi Q3 Engine Specs
Beneath the hood of the Audi Q3 2017 is a 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged engine rated at 200 hp and 207 lbs. ft. of torque. Transmission pairing is through the six-speed automatic. A choice of either a FWD or an AWD system is also offered.
The 2017 Audi Q3 0-60 mph is rated at 8.0 seconds with the Quattro.
When it comes to the fuel economy ratings, Audi says the Q3 Quattro should be able to check in at 20/28/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 20/29/23 mpg with the FWD system.
Some of the safety systems available for occupant safety include front and rear parking sensors, front-side airbags, stability and traction control, a blind-spot monitor, side curtain airbags, and a rearview camera.
2017 Audi Q3 Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the new Audi Q3 2017 is slated for sale this fall. Although pricing is yet to be announced, we expect the base model to retail at around $33,700.
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