2015 Audi Q3 Insight: Comfortable Five-Passenger Crossover
The new 2015 Audi Q3 is undoubtedly something any sporty can fans will love. This five-passenger crossover will be a great alternative for you who are looking for family vehicle too. Well, undoubtedly, its crossover SUV body type surely will emphasize more on comfort rather than ability on off-road. Besides, this luxury crossover surely will treat you with its improved ride quality and sophistication the name of Audi grants to its customers.
|2015 Audi Q3 2.0T|
|PRICE AS TESTED||$38,625|
|VEHICLE LAYOUT||front-engine, 4-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback|
|ENGINE||turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, iron block and aluminum head, direct fuel injection|
|DISPLACEMENT||121 cu in, 1984 cc|
|POWER / TORQUE||200 hp @ 6000 rpm / 207 lb-ft @ 1700 rpm|
|TRANSMISSION||6-speed automatic with manual shifting mode|
|CURB WEIGHT (F/R DIST)||3686 lb|
|LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT||172.6 x 72.1 x 62.6 in|
|0-60 MPH||7.8 sec|
|QUARTER MILE||16.1 sec @ 88 mph|
|BRAKING, 70-0 MPH||176 ft|
|TOP SPEED||126 mph|
|FUEL ECONOMY||EPA city/highway driving: 20/28 mpg
C/D observed: 22 mpg
Rather than offering various powertrain options, Audi Q3 for the new 2015 model year opts for providing one single option. The 2015 Audi Q3 specification in term of engine features the use of turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 2.0 liters of displacement. The powertrain is able to generate 200 horsepower and torque of 207 lb.-ft. The EPA fuel economy is quite satisfying, showing 20 city and 29 highway mpg for four-wheel drive model and 20 city and 28 highway mpg for all-wheel drive one. Matched by six-speed automatic transmission, the engine is felt enough to run and perform well for urban driving.
Two rows of seating is made available for 2015 Q3, allowing it to provide comfortable seats for five passengers. The use of 12-way adjustable for front seats make them truly comfortable. The clever body style also makes it possible for adult passengers to sit comfortably on rear row seat. Cargo room behind the seats is also spacious enough.
As for the exterior styling and body structure, you may find the new 2015 Audi Q3 is not only smaller compared to the Audi Q5 but also similar. However, differences are made, as seen on the headlights and daytime running lights. Overall, this new modern luxury crossover is not dissatisfying to own and ride. It is also seen from the 2015 Audi Q3 price for starter, which is around $34,000 for base Premium Plus model.