2018 Audi Q3 SUV Model Review, Pricing, Trims, & Specs

Audi Q3 SUV in Cincinnati

Key Features

  • Starting at $32,900 MSRP
  • Turbocharged 200 horsepower 2.0 liter TFSI® engine
  • Available quattro® all-wheel drive
  • Parking system plus with rear view camera (front and rear acoustic parking sensors)
  • Standard 18" 5-arm-turbine design wheels
  • Available 7 inch touchscreen with Navigation, HD Radio and SiriusXM® Traffic
  • Optional power liftgate with hands-free activation
  • Standard panoramic sunroof with power sunshade

About the Audi Q3

Distinctive styling, confident all-wheel drive capability, and luxurious refinement are only a handful of the remarkable features of the impressive 2018 Audi Q3. No matter what mother nature throws at you, the available Audi drive select system offers programmable drive modes to help Q3 drivers conquer the elements. Intelligent technology is found throughout the Q3, with the available MMI® navigation plus system featuring Google Earth™ with 3D satellite imagery. Stay connected with a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to eight passenger devices, putting flight information, current news, and local traffic and weather updates right at your fingertips.

What the Critics Say

"The stylish new 2018 Audi Q3 is the luxury brand's smallest and least expensive SUV. It's a compelling entry in the highly competitive small-luxury-SUV segment where it competes against the Mercedes-Benz GLA, the BMW X1, the Lexus NX and the Infiniti QX30. The new Q3 offers all-wheel drive, a luxurious interior and Audi's legendary high standard of fit and finish." -- Kelley Blue Book

"Combine the superb value with Audi's traditionally excellent interior materials and a comfortable ride quality and you've got a small luxury crossover SUV that's tough to ignore." - Edmunds

Audi Q3

What's New for 2018

Two trim levels are offered on the 2018 Audi Q3 -- Premium and Premium Plus. Premium Q3 models with the popular Convenience Package deliver equipment such as the Audi advanced key system, auto-dimming rear-view mirror with compass, and power liftgate. Premium Plus models now include LED headlights and taillights along with Audi side assist as standard.

Audi Q3 Features

2018 Audi Q3 LED Taillights

Dynamic Styling

Every design element found on the 2018 Q3 is quintessentially Audi. An available S line® exterior package includes a pronounced rear lip spoiler, a rear diffuser, Aluminum door sills, Gloss Black side sills, and S line® bumpers with enlarged air intakes. The bold Singleframe® grille announces your arrival as the Q3 approaches. Full LED headlights and taillights provide the perfect complement to the sharp angles of the sculpted body.

Innovative Technology

Thanks to the available Audi advanced key, drivers can lock, unlock and start the 2018 Q3 without having to reach for your pocket. The optional Audi side assist system uses radar sensors and optical warnings to help alert you if a vehicle has entered your blind spot, in an effort to keep you out of harm's way. The available Parking system plus with rear view camera helps confidently maneuver the Q3 into tight spaces. Enjoy your favorite music unlike you've ever heard it before with the available BOSE® Surround Sound System featuring 14 speakers, 465 watts of power, and a 10-channel amplifier.

2018 Audi Q3 2.0 Liter TFSI Engine
2018 Audi Q3 2.0 Liter TFSI Engine.


Invigorate your daily commute in the 2018 Audi Q3. A standard 2.0 liter TFSI® engine produces 200 turbocharged horsepower and can be paired with a six-speed Tiptronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission. For added capability, Audi quattro® all-wheel drive system keeps the Q3 firmly planted in both ideal and adverse road conditions. When roads turn slippery, quattro® all-wheel drive can help get a grip on the situation. The system also maximizes traction by sending power to the wheels with the most grip in order to maximize performance in dry conditions. Choose from Comfort, Dynamic or Auto modes in the available Audi drive select system to help adjust steering and throttle response.

Trims & Specs

Audi Q3 Premium

2018 Audi RS 7 Sportback
  • Starting at $32,900 MSRP
  • 2.0 liter TFSI® turbocharged engine with 200 horsepower
  • Twelve-way power front seats, including four-way power lumbar adjustment
  • Xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • Parking system plus with rear view camera (front and rear acoustic parking sensors)
  • 18" 5-arm-turbine design wheels

Audi Q3 Premium Plus

2018 Audi RS 7 Sportback Performance
  • Starting at $35,800 MSRP
  • Audi advanced key - keyless start, stop and entry (front doors and tailgate)
  • 60/40 split folding rear seatback and 48.2 cu ft of storage space (rear seats folded)
  • Full LED automatic headlights
  • Ambient LED interior lighting
  • Audi concert radio with ten speakers and single CD player with MP3 playback capability