Below we have the Audi Q3 sales figures and reporting data for the United States and Canada. We rarely add social commentary to our data analysis but having driven a Q3 in early 2017 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 2017 Audi Q3 has the qualities you’d hope to get from any Audi, but we this is not the best subcompact luxury crossover.