The Audi Q3 offers excellent fuel economy for the amount of cargo and passenger space available.
Power is not sacrificed, with 211 horsepower, the Q3 has some "get up and go" to it because of the weight savings and aerodynamic design.
Without tons of standard features, buyers are free to customize the Q3 to their specific taste.
The Q3 is a second cousin of the Porsche Cayenne, with similar suspension, so the handling is top-notch.
An optional Bluetooth internet phone will turn the Q3 into a mobile internet hotspot-great for long car trips or impatient children.
Great versatility, with tons of cargo space, decent power, and great handling.
The Audi Q3 is a sports SUV, which means that it attempts to combine performance and cargo space. However, this combination does not work out well. It is neither a spacious SUV, nor a thrilling sports car. Versatility is it's weak point, as compared to thoroughbred vehicles, it is pedestrian.
The lack of available options makes the Audi Q3 a somewhat poor value compared to its competition.
The electronic stability control can prevent sportier drivers from having as much fun as they could.
The 2012 Q3 sees solid competition from the BMW X line, the Acura RDX, and the Infiniti EX35.