Below we have the Audi Q3 sales figures and reporting data for the United States, Canada, Europe and China. We rarely add social commentary to our data analysis but having driven a Q3 it is clear to us that this is Audi going one step too far down the niche funnel. We found the Audi Q3 just did not live up to the standards set by rivals in the space that continue to elevate their game. It has a weak engine, not great fuel economy and sloppy handling.
The Q3 is also slim on features and overall space when compared to even the non-luxury segment of small SUVs. Yes, it is a baby Audi that still looks crisp and modern and the interior is still high quality and finished well. Some other positives were that the Q3 is quieter and a better ride (more compliant) than the competition and Quattro is optional. As always the MMI nav, lane-change assist, a power liftgate, and Bose audio are available and solid options. As the smaller sibling to Audi’s popular Q5 compact crossover, the Audi Q3 has the qualities you’d hope to get from any Audi, but we this is not the best subcompact luxury crossover.
Audi Q3 Overview
The Audi Q3 is a compact luxury crossover SUV produced by the German automaker Audi. It was first introduced in 2011 and has since become one of Audi’s best-selling models globally. The Q3 is known for its upscale design, advanced technology, and practicality, making it a popular choice for urban commuters and small families who seek a premium driving experience in a compact package. The Audi Q3 features a sleek and modern design, showcasing Audi’s signature design language with clean lines and a sporty appearance. The front end is characterized by Audi’s iconic Singleframe grille, flanked by stylish headlights with available LED or matrix LED technology. The Q3’s design emphasizes both elegance and athleticism, giving it a distinctive presence on the road.
Audi Q3 Sales Data & Trends
The Q3 falls into the compact SUV category, offering a raised ride height and higher driving position compared to traditional sedans or hatchbacks. This design enhances visibility and provides a commanding view of the road, which many drivers appreciate. The Audi Q3 has been well-received for its combination of style, performance, and practicality in the compact luxury SUV segment. It is a strong seller in key markets thanks to its small size and practicality. These statistics include sales of the Audi RS Q3.