The all-new 2019 Audi Q3 is finally here in the US, replacing the far-too-long-running and it packs a ton of new changes. We’ve gone into great detail as to how the new Q3 has changed over the outgoing model, so we won’t go into all of that now. Instead, we’re going to let Doug DeMuro do the heavy lifting.
In this new video from More Doug DeMuro, we get to see the all-new Audi Q3 up close and check out all of its features. What’s interesting about this is that it lets us see just the differences between the Q3’s infotainment/climate controls/Virtual Cockpit all work in comparison to its more expensive siblings.
For starters, its new Touch Response MMI screen is smaller than on other new Audis but it’s every bit as fast and responsive. So Q3 owners won’t be getting a downgrade in tech, just in size. As for the Virtual Cockpit, it’s mostly the same, with the same great functionality and response, but its graphics look a bit more plain. Lastly, its climate controls are physical, rather than a touchscreen, which is actually kind of refreshing.
DeMuro also tests out the back seat space, which is far more than enough for a tall adult. He’s well over six-feet tall and the Q3 is able to accommodate him nicely in the back seat.
When it comes to actually driving it, the Audi Q3 is a big step up from its predecessor. It’s not going to light anyone’s hair on fire with its driving dynamics but it’s smooth, comfortable, quiet and, more importantly, reasonably quick. One of the biggest issues with the last-gen Q3 was its horrifically slow engine. This new car, with its 2.0 liter turbocharged four-pot making 228 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, is far quicker and more enjoyable to drive.
Overall, the Audi Q3 seems to be a great little luxury crossover. It’s premium enough to be worth its money and it’s compact, efficient and comfortable enough to make for a great everyday city or suburban car. For the money, it’s hard to beat.