2018 Audi Q3 Release Date, Review and Specs

 

The new 2018 Audi Q3 is a compact crossover that offers a smooth ride, luxurious interior, and a stylish design. It offers a lot of versatility and is among the best-in-class vehicles that offer plenty of versatility – ample cargo and passenger space despite of its seemingly modest dimensions. Before you make any purchase decision, we highly recommend you take the Audi A3 for a test drive.

2018 Audi Q3 USA Release Date & Price

Both the release date and pricing details for 2018 Audi Q3 have been left open for speculation as it is too soon to have such details. But even so, credible sources privy of the Q3 developments has intimated to us that there’s a high possibility the Q3 will go for sale sometime in the latter half of 2018. Pricing, on the other end, should be expected to start from an MSRP of around $33,000. Leasing is an option.

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Review

For years now, the new 2018 Audi Q3 has been the benchmark setter in this fiercely fought offer compact crossover segment. And this illustrious credential the Q3 has isn’t stopping anytime soon if the newest model is anything to go by. In most ways, there’s no doubt whatsoever that the pocket-size Q3 delivers. To wit, it comes with features such as a comfortable and comfortable ride quality, tons of available features, laudable cargo volume, and a high-quality design and appointed cabin.

It is quite apparent the Audi Q3 offers lots of value. But even with such an incredible spec sheet, the new model appears to be haunted by newer and fresher models. Despite the fact that it only arrived on our shores two years ago, the German marque has actually building the pint-size car for five years. This therefore explains some reasons such as a rather dated infotainment system, a sluggish turbocharged four-cylinder, and lack of interior refinement relative to the available competition.

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As such it’d be judicious to check what else the market offers for that value proposition level. Some of these include the BMW X1, Mini Countryman, and the Lexus NX 200t.

2018 Audi Q3 Changes on Interior & Exterior Redesigns

Two available trim levels are available for the 2018 Audi Q3: Premium Plus and Prestige. Exterior Audi Q3 colors: Mythos Black Metallic, Misano Red Pearl Effect, Cortina White, Brilliant Black, Cuvee Silver Metallic, Monsoon Gray Metallic, Utopia Blue Metallic, Florett Silver Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, and Hainan Blue Metallic. The palette offered on its release date may however offer additional colors.

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Some of the standard features available for the Audi Q3 Premium Plus model include an eight-way heated power front seats, a 10-speaker sound system, Audi’s propriety digital music interface, automatic dual-zone climate control, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, automatic wipers and headlights, front and rear parking sensors, eighteen-inch wheels, folding rear seats, satellite and HD radio, roof rails, xenon headlights, a panoramic sunroof, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, a sunroof, Audi’s MMI control system, a rearview camera, LED taillights and running lights, and Bluetooth connectivity.

Options available include a color trip computer, a navigation system, Audi Connect telematics, and a blind-spot monitor.

U[grading to the Audi Q3 Prestige model gets you a heated power-folding and auto-dimming exterior mirrors, nineteen-inch wheels, tailgate sill plates, fourteen-speaker Bose audio system, “S” line styling cues, LED headlights, a power liftgate, and a stainless-steel door.

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Available options include an extendable thigh support, paddle shifters, Audi drive select, a power liftgate, and nineteen-inch wheels.

2018 Audi Q3 Engine Specs

Motivation for the Audi Q3 2018 is offered by a 200-horsepower – generating turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine that is also credited for offering 207 lbs. ft. of torque. Hitching on the mill is the default six-speed automatic transmission system. A choice of either a FWD or an AWD is offered.

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The EPA – the regulator mandated to provide estimates for the fuel economy ratings – says we should expect the front-wheel-drive equipped model to check in at 20/29/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 20/28/23 mpg with the AWD.

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Some of the safety features available for the Audi Q3 include a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts, front and rear parking sensors, stability and traction control, front side airbags, and a rearview camera.

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Specifications

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Wheelbase: 8 ft. 6.5 in. (102.5 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 4.8 in. (172.8 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.2 in. (72.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 84 cu ft
Cargo volume: 17 cu ft
Curb weight: 3686 lb
Top Speed: 126 mph
0-60: 8 sec
MPG: 20/29 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Glacier White Metallic, Hainan Blue Metallic, Misano Red Pearl Effect, Monsoon Gray Metallic, Mythos Black Metallic, Utopia Blue Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A

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