The 2019 Audi Q3 is entirely redesigned from the inside out to make it more sophisticated, elegant, and luxurious than it has ever been before. As a luxury sedan, the Q3 faces some stiff competition on all sides. But with the 2019 model, Audi is ditching the things that didn’t work before. They have now introduced to the Q3 a more sophisticated lineup of materials and technologies that promise to it a truly competitive luxury sedan that lives up to its promises.
This is the smallest SUV in the Audi line-up, but the smaller stature should not fool anyone. Drivers get some big features, from the touchscreen dash with vibrant color to the all-wheel drive that makes driving in adverse weather conditions a more confident venture to the exterior that has some bold design strokes to make the SUV look more powerful.
Audi promised changes in the 2019 model, and that’s what they have delivered. The interior is now decked out in standard all leather, meaning that passengers no longer have to endure any of the cheap interior designs of the past. This is the real deal, with luxury leather seating throughout.
They’ve also upgraded the technology here, with a robust 8.8″ or 10.1″ touchscreen infotainment display that lets drivers appreciate all of their apps and navigation features. Trademarked MMI touch response technology on the dash gives drivers a splash of efficiency on their connectivity, too, serving as a sort of digital driving assistance that allows for more confidence on the road. It’s used in combination with voice recognition as well. Automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control also promise to make this vehicle a pleasure to drive, and of course these features reduce the chances of an accident.
Exterior design flourishes abound as well, such as the 20-inch 5-twin-spoke module design wheels that make the Q3 truly stand out in a crowd. It’s a flourish of exterior confidence that really makes passengers feel like they’re in a luxury sedan. When combined with a more luxurious interior than those of the past, drivers have the most well-rounded and admirable of all Q3 designs. It’s one that fans won’t want to miss out on!
The simple but powerful 2.0-liter I-4 engine efficiently churns out 228 horsepower. It’s coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission and Quattro all-wheel drive (courtesy of the geniuses at Audi). So, there is a really innovative powertrain at work here that is unique to the Audi brand. All-wheel drive is standard, so it’s hard to go wrong with any of the available trims.
SUVs can run high on the fuel, but that is not quite the case with the Q3. At a combined 27 MPG fuel economy, drivers can save money on their gas bill every month. How is that possible? Well, this vehicle is extremely efficient thanks to the engine/transmission combination. There’s never any confusing combinations to work out: Audi keeps it simple, giving drivers a straightforward one-shot powertrain.
Trims and Pricing
The 2.0T Premium and 2.0T S-line Premium trims start and end things right. The base model, Premium, starts at $34,700. That price is quite remarkable considering the leather interior, innovative all-wheel drive, and healthy number of driver-assist features that will make for a smooth, fun drive. Safety features like rear-cross traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring typically are optional features on other lower-end vehicles, so the price point is an especially bright spot for the Q3.
It is easy for someone to see themselves behind the wheel of this visually commanding luxury sedan. The beauty of the interior, the power of the powertrain, and the sheer number of standard safety features all make for a healthy recipe for a higher-end price tag, but instead it’s a reasonable $34,700.