Easy to park; plenty of standard luxuries; premium ride quality
Limited back-seat and cargo space
Last year's top Prestige trim level has been discontinued for 2018, resulting in a redistribution of some standard features, while others are made available as options.See the 2018 Audi Q3 models for sale near you
The Premium Plus trim looks a lot more attractive now it has some extra equipment. But there's no escaping the Q3's advancing years. If time is pressing, negotiate hard for this model year. If not, why not wait and see what the 2019 model year brings?
The 2018 Audi Q3 is sold in Premium and Premium Plus trim levels. All-wheel drive is a $2,100 option.
The Premium ($33,875) comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, automatic xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, rain-sensing wipers, heated windshield-washer nozzles, aluminum roof rails, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel, LED ambient cabin lighting, leather seating surfaces, 12-way power-adjustable front seats with heating, dual-zone automatic climate control, 60/40-split folding rear seats with a center pass-through, parking sensors front and rear, a 130-degree rearview camera, a monochromatic trip computer, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a 10-speaker audio system with iPod connectivity, an SD card slot, a USB charging port, satellite radio and HD Radio.
The Premium trim is eligible for the Convenience options bundle, which includes a powered tailgate with adjustable opening heights, aluminum cabin trim, keyless entry/ignition and a self-dimming rearview mirror with a digital compass.
The Premium Plus ($36,775) has the above bundle as standard while adding fog lights, heated/power-folding mirrors (self-dimming on the driver's side), LED headlights, Side Assist (which warns users of any approaching hazards when they open the doors) and blind spot monitoring.
An optional Sport package includes 19-in alloy wheels, Audi Drive Select (providing adjustable drive modes with specific steering, throttle and transmission calibrations), a 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel with shift paddles, and sport front seats.
The Audi MMI Navigation Plus package brings, unsurprisingly, navigation (voice-controlled), along with Audi Connect (including Wi-Fi, Google Earth maps and Google Points of Interest search) and a color trip computer.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||12 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||1 Years/10,000 Miles|
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