Audi seems to have the SUV game on lock. Whether your desire is large, medium and small; Audi has you covered. The Q3 2.0T quattro Tiptronic reminds me of Mighty Mouse. Yeah, I just showed my age with that one, but power can come in small packages.
Its not like Audi just magically shrunk down the Q7, it craft fully designed a small SUV with personality and style all its own. Cute-as-a-button, the Q3 is an everyday option for the driver who wants it all without consuming too much real estate. Great design cues with just the right amount of chrome accents. Luxury is not lost on its compact demeanor.
The little things with a big presence are what make this subcompact SUV shine. The ‘more-than-standard’ standard features paired with the optional Prestige trim level. Features like a panoramic sunroof w/retractable sunshade, S-line exterior, 19” off-road design wheels, LED taillights with dynamic turn signals, Balsamic Brown Walnut Wood inlays, 3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel, power tailgate and stainless steel trunk sill and S line door sills add the one-two punch of luxury to the Q3.
The road may be on the few places that size doesn’t always matter. Packed inside its small, but sturdy frame is a 2.0L, TFSI® 200 hp engine. The 6-speed Tiptronic transmission kicks out 207 lb-ft of torque to get the job done. The Q3 really got its groove on racing down straightaways. Rolling down highways and streets with bends and twists were the perfect proving grounds for this little firecracker with Electromechanical speed sensitive power steering The Q3 even has an eyebrow rising 28-MPG on the highway and a 20-MPg for the city producing a combined 23-MPG.
It seems that safety is commonplace and the Q3 keeps up that standard. Features like airbags all around (driver and front passenger, side curtain with ejection mitigation features), disc brakes, 3-point safety belts, active and passive rollover protection add hat extra bit of security on your journey.
One of the best features of the inner cabin is a feature that you can’t see or touch. The quiet ride is amazing! Sound dampening offers the driver and passenger solitude on top of a luxurious experience. The BOSE® Surround System is the perfect combination for such a tranquil cabin. The Q3 Prestige Package’s MMI Navigation plus, Audi connect® with online service paired with the Sirius® satellite radio and iPod connectivity make the Q3 a rolling concert hall. While your ears are seduced by a great sound system, your body is pampered 12-way power adjustable front seats and dual zone automatic climate control. The driver-friendly cockpit, hi-tech center stack and the multi-functional control knob eliminate excessive and overpopulation of the dash. Clean lines are flanked by chrome accents and supple trims.
The Q3 2.0T quattro Tiptronic is definitely blazing its own trail!
MSRP $41,975 and for more info click here.