We will say one thing 2022 Audi Q3: The first impression is very good.It has a sharp architectural appearance Audi It is known for always attracting those who have a keen appreciation for modern industrial design.It’s easy to mistake one for more expensive Q5 even Q8. The interior does not work As Good impression, but it can still be amazing with its large and clear display and rich functional content.Its price tag should also be noticed because its cost is lower than most other ultra-small luxury goods cross But provide more standard equipment.
However, the second, third and fourth impressions were not very successful.The acceleration of the basic engine is very bad for a person Luxury cars, And the stronger 45 TFSI upgrade gets 2 It is 3 miles per gallon worse than competitors of the same power.We have repeatedly experienced the disturbingly delayed response of the eight-speed automatic transmission and found that the numb steering is even more indicative Volkswagen Than Audi. The same is true for some cabin plastics. Finally, this smallest Audi crossover is too small.All of its competitors have more cargo space, as do larger non-luxury models (especially Mazda models), which have the highest prices Q3 begin. Therefore, we can understand why it might attract your attention, but we recommend that you observe it carefully several times.
What’s new in 2022?
Traffic warning systems for blind spots and rear intersections are now standard with parking sensors-all of which were previously part of the convenience package. Premium Plus gets a 360-degree parking camera system.
Q3 How about the interior and in-car technology?
Like other Audi, Q3 The interior is technically focused and has a considerable architectural design with many acute angles. This is a bit reminiscent of the 1980s. The material is okay at this price.There is more hard plastic than you can find in other Audis (even the surprisingly disappointing Q5), the metal or wood trim on the right side of the dashboard of our test car is the epitome of the word “fixed”-there are no other trims of this kind in the cabin.
Audi is equipped with technology inside, including a standard 10.25-inch digital instrument display and an 8.8-inch touch screen, which are tall and within reach. However, both can be upgraded to Audi’s virtual cockpit system, increasing the instrument unit to 12.3 inches and the central touch screen to 10.1 inches. We only tested the latter setting and found that the resolution is very good and the response to input is very fast, even when the virtual button is pressed, it even clicks, just like Audi’s real button has done for many years. Want. The functional content including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is also very powerful. We like this car to automatically pair with CarPlay after plugging the phone into the USB port.
The function of the touch screen is not perfect. We like that the menu options are always kept in the channel on the left side of the screen, thereby reducing switching back and forth between menus. However, there are some weaknesses related to audio control (we can’t figure out how to keep the radio preset list on the screen), and the fact that the touch screen will take your eyes off the road for longer is unavoidable. Audi’s old knob and screen MMI system can be operated without looking at the dashboard.
How old is Q3?
The new Q3 is larger and more practical than the model replaced three years ago. Those who upgrade to a new model will find that the 2022 version is not only more beautiful inside, but also more comfortable and more spacious. However, compared to its competitors, it is still one of the smallest.The back seat leg and head room is the same as BMW X2 with Volvo XC40,but BMW X1, Mercedes GLA and Mercedes hat More spacious.
Worse is the cargo area. Although sliding the rear seat forward to increase cargo capacity is certainly great, you basically have to do this to get close to the capacity offered by its competitors.It is one of them The smallest crossover we have testedIn contrast, the back seat of the GLB can also slide, but doing so will keep it away The best market segment comparable to mid-size crossovers.
Q3 What are the fuel economy and performance specifications?
Every 2022 Q3 comes standard with all-wheel drive (Quattro) and an eight-speed automatic transmission, but there are two 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engines to choose from.
The first is called 40 TFSI and can produce 184 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. Audi says it accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 8.6 seconds, which is definitely the slow end of something with a luxury badge. It returns the sum of 22 mpg cities, 30 mpg highways, and 25 mpg estimated by the EPA.
45 TFSI version generation 228 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Audi says this is good for a more acceptable 0-60 time of 7.0 seconds, but considering the size and considerable output of the Q3, even this seems a bit cumbersome. We certainly think it seems to be faster than that. Fuel economy is 20 mpg for city, 28 mpg for highway, and 23 mpg for highway. This is much lower than its similarly powered competitor Volvo XC40 T5 (25 mpg), BMW X3 (26 miles per gallon) and Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 (Combined 27 miles per gallon).
Q3 How do you feel about driving?
The acceleration of the 45 TFSI engine is exhilarating, subtly accelerating in the way expected for a luxury car (even if 0-60 times is overwhelming).The engine notes are louder and roaring than expected, especially with Audi A4, Q5 And Allroad. Transmission is also an issue.Whether in We drive Q3 for the first time In Nashville and a Longer tests thereafter, We noticed a clear hesitation between the accelerator being implanted and the engine response. We don’t always believe that it will react fast enough when entering traffic, and there are some low-speed bumps. This led one of our editors to assume that the Q3 has a dual-clutch automatic manual, which is prone to this behavior, but there is actually a traditional eight-speed automatic working.
The handling is very good because the suspension is well set up and keeps calm around the corners. Although it has a fixed suspension with no adaptability or multiple settings, it manages to provide a powerful handling and adaptable, well-damped ride experience. As always, Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system is commendable because you can really feel the power sent back to help you pass and drive out of corners.
The steering is not commendable because it is completely numb at a slower speed. Due to parking, the car is lighter, just like Audi has been for ten years, but this dead fish business continues to the speed around the city. We ended up driving in dynamic mode just to mitigate it, which is something we rarely need to do now. It is very accurate at higher speeds, but still lacks feel. In this way, the Q3 drives more like a Volkswagen than an Audi (in fact, it is actually very accurate).
What other Audi Q3 reviews can I read?
Although we did get the first drive in the European-specification Q3, this is the first time we have used the American version on American roads. We provide more in-depth information about its specifications, engineering, design, and changes.
In one of the earliest luggage tests, Q3 showed that it could not hold so many things, especially with the cargo cover in place and the seat pushed back all the way (you may need to do this for passengers). Later tests will show that competitors, especially Mercedes GLB, perform better.
2022 Q3 What is the price and what functions are there?
Prices start at US$35,995, including a destination fee of US$1,095. Audi then decomposed the interior hierarchy into Premium and Premium Plus versions (Prestige has been discontinued), both of which offer 40 TFSI and 45 TFSI engines. A more powerful engine gets a more sporty S-series styling element and an increase in the price of $2,000-we think that if you choose the third quarter, it is very worthwhile.
Although the interior of Q3, Fuel economy And the driving power is insufficient, it is undeniable that it provides more equipment than most competitors. Its base price is lower than its German competitors (and the Volvo XC40 when Q3’s standard all-wheel drive system is taken into account), but it has more standard features. Including 18-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights and wipers, electric lift doors, panoramic sunroof, three-zone automatic climate control, heated eight-way electric front seats, leather upholstery (all the above competitors have synthetic alternative standards ), 40/20/40 sliding and tilting rear seats, 10.25-inch digital dashboard, 8.8-inch touch screen, four USB ports (one normal and three USB-C), Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and 10-speaker sound system. A convenience package worth $1,700 adds proximity entry and button activation, hands-free electric lift gates, blind spot and rear intersection warnings, parking sensors, electric folding and driver automatic dimming mirrors, satellite radio, and more advanced LED interior lighting .
The main new additions to Premium Plus ($38,295) include convenience package items and full LED headlights with different LED lighting features and adaptive cruise control. If you want a technology package worth $2,700, including Virtual Cockpit digital dashboard, larger touch screen, navigation, wireless Apple Carplay and Bang & Olufsen sound system, you must also purchase Premium Plus.
You can find the complete classification Features, specifications and local pricing on Autoblog.
Q3 What are the safety levels and driver assistance functions?
Every 2022 Q3 comes standard with low-speed forward collision warning and automatic emergency Braking System It is called Audi Premonition and Lane Departure Warning.Blind spot monitoring and rear intersection alarm are standard configuration of Premium Plus or Convenience package, rear airbag It is an independent option (a rare feature for any car).
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave Q3 a five-star overall crash rating (out of five), including a four-star frontal rating and a five-star side rating. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave it the best score for collision protection and standard forward collision mitigation systems (vehicle-to-vehicle), but the “poor” rating of the standard headlights with premium trim prevented it from earning the top safety choice award. The upgraded headlights included in the Convenience kit and Premium Plus received the best rating of “good”, and most Q3s should be equipped as such.