Audi will tell you that character can’t be confined by dimension and that its Q3 SUV is proof of that. While the 2020 Q3 is technically a subcompact SUV, that doesn’t mean it’s lacking in power, versatility, or style. It’s also more affordable than Audi’s other SUVs, which might make it more of an attractive buy to people looking to stick to a stricter budget! The 2020 Audi Q3 is priced from $34,700. The price goes up if you’d like a higher level trim or the S line exterior. The three trim levels are Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige.
The 2020 Audi Q3 was carried over relatively unchanged from 2019. That’s because the SUV was just significantly updated. Now in its second generation, the new Q3 looks much sportier than its predecessor. It also feels that much more luxurious as it is slightly larger.
There’s a lot to love about the new Q3. Its exterior makes an impression, its chic cabin comes packed with advanced technology, and it has plenty of power backing it up. It also comes standard with all-wheel drive, a change that was made for the second generation model.
To learn even more about the 2020 Audi Q3, continue reading below!
The 2020 Audi Q3 continues to have a great, sporty look thanks to the model’s 2019 redesign.
“The Audi Q3 is the fusion of right-size sport utility proportions and Audi design identity,” writes Audi on its website.
The distinctive Singleframe grille, large air inlets, and muscular fenders help the subcompact Q3 SUV look sporty and masculine. The narrow LED headlights add a premium touch, as do the dynamic turn signals that illuminate in sequence on the standard rear LED taillights.
The forward tilt of the rear window, meanwhile, helps hint at the Q3’s agile performance and sporty character. Horizontal design lines also stretch from side to side at the rear, accentuating the SUV’s width.
While the exterior of the Q3 is stunning, the interior is just as impressive!
The second generation Q3 is roomier than the first generation and so that makes the 2020 Audi Q3 feel that much more comfortable inside. While the Q3 is technically a subcompact SUV, its interior doesn’t feel cramped.
There’s plenty of space for two rows of adults in the Q3 thanks to the rear seat that slides back to provide extra legroom or forward for improved cargo space. Those seats also recline to help make your passengers feel more relaxed. If you’re just looking to store cargo, the rear seats can fold forward to help maximize the amount of space you have in the back.
A stunning panoramic sunroof comes standard on the Q3. There’s also three-zone climate control and you get the luxury of standard leather seating! When equipped with the available Sport interior package, you can also add a pop of Orange Alcantara to your interior.
Speaking of color, customers who opt for the range-topping Prestige trim will get to choose from 30 vibrant colors with the more advanced ambient LED interior lighting package!
Even the entry-level Q3 packs impressive technology, though. Every Q3 comes standard with a 10.25” digital instrument cluster, for example, that takes the place of traditional dials and gauges. It helps add a more modern and futuristic feel to the interior. There’s also the MMI touch response system with an 8.8” center display.
Upgrading to the Premium Plus trim will get you wireless phone charging, a frameless auto-dimming interior mirror with a digital compass, and a hands-free liftgate.
If you choose the range-topping Prestige trim, meanwhile, you’ll also get the even more impressive 12.3” Audi virtual cockpit. There are three different views to choose from with the virtual cockpit and you can display your navigation right behind the steering wheel. It makes following directions that much easier!
The Prestige trim also comes standard with an upgraded MMI system with a larger 10.1” center display that has handwriting recognition. The range-topping Prestige trim additionally features a more premium Bang & Olufsen sound system with 15 speakers and a top view camera system.
As for cargo space, there’s up to 48.0 cubic feet of it in the Q3 when the rear seats are folded flat.
Overall, the interior of the Q3 feels highly luxurious and well crafted. The technology is impressive and you can get even more out of it you want. The interior is also highly versatile with rear seats that slide and recline.
The 2020 Audi Q3 features a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 228 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2020 model also comes standard with the traction of Quattro all-wheel drive.
There are also five different drive modes to choose from: Auto, Comfort, Dynamic, Offroad, and Individual. You can select the one that best suits your driving needs.
The Q3 is definitely a fun SUV to drive! It packs plenty of power to get you where you need to go and it’s peppy off the line, but it also handles exceptionally well thanks to its Quattro all-wheel drive system. The Q3 rides smoothly and boasts sharp steering. It’s also nice how you can alter the driving dynamics to your liking with the five different drive modes.
Overall, there’s a lot to like about the Q3’s performance. The only negative might be that it’s not as fuel efficient as some competitors!
Standard safety features for the Q3 include an advanced airbag protection system with 8 airbags, a rearview camera, Audi Pre Sense Basic, and Audi Pre Sense Front with pedestrian detection. Available systems include side assist with rear cross traffic assist and lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control with stop & go, and a more impressive top view camera system.
You might want to consider the BMW X1 or the Merdeces-Benz GLA as for competitors to the Audi Q3. You could also take a look at the Volvo XC40 or Cadillac XT4.
The entry-level 2020 Audi Q3 Premium SUV starts from $34,700. The Premium Plus starts at $37,800 and has more of those safety features you may want for your family. The range-topping Prestige trim with the fanciest infotainment features, meanwhile, starts at $42,900.
The 2020 Q3 is a great subcompact SUV and deserves a serious look if you find yourself shopping in the subcompact luxury SUV segment. From the outside to the inside, there’s a lot of positives about the Q3. It has a great sporty exterior and also an excellent interior with plenty of impressive technology. It’s nice how the rear seats slide and recline for extra comfort and versatility. The engine is also peppy and powerful and the vehicle handles well thanks to the standard Quattro all-wheel drive.
As always, be sure to check with your local Audi dealer to see if there are any specials you can take advantage of. It’s also important to thoroughly research the SUV further to make sure it’s the right fit for you. If you can test drive it before buying, that’s always ideal.
We gave the 2020 Audi Q3 and SUVs.com deal score of 84/100. What do you think about the vehicle? Let us know in a comment on our YouTube video!