Demo Review - The new Audi Q3 Sportback Quattro S Line 

17th Jan 2020

For our first demo review of 2020 we have the Audi Q3 Sportback S Line 45 TFSI Quattro 230ps. This is Audi’s latest incarnation of the Q3, a four-wheel-drive with seven-speed dual clutch and S Tronic automatic transmission.

With a generous amount of interior space and exterior styling influenced by the range-topping Q8, this new Q3 Sportback has sport suspension, progressive steering and Audi Drive Select fitted as standard. This new variation also boasts a technologically advanced infotainment system, a range of modern driver assistance systems and the largest boot in the class.

A number of our Team Members managed to get some time with this vehicle but it is our Customer Relationship Manager, Mike Telford’s turn to tell us how he got on with this latest Q3 Sportback.

Team Member Review:

"Having had the vehicle for a week over the Christmas period my first thoughts were that it was very fun to drive, quiet, quick to react and the steering was very light. After a while it did seem a little on the slow side when changing down the gears, however that was the only driving niggle I had.

The technology on the car is useful yet easy to use, with the high-resolution touch screen display blending into the dashboard really well. The graphics were sharp and it was easy to switch views with the steering wheel-mounted controls, but its menus are less intuitive than others I have experienced. Audi’s Connect Infotainment Services Plus understandably wasn’t included for this demonstrator as it requires a 36-month subscription, I don’t know if that would have made a difference to the experience, but I have heard good things?

I think this Q3 is a big improvement looks-wise on the Q3 estate combing all the best elements of an SUV with a coupé. I also found the interior surprisingly wide and spacious in the font, for both driver and passenger. However, it did feel ‘tighter’ for space in the back. 

Fuel economy was not great. For the week that I drove it I found it to be very thirsty and you could probably see better fuel economy with the lower powered 2.0 litre diesel (manual gearbox). However, the petrol options would be the most cost effective for company-car drivers, as the Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) ratings will be at the lower end of the scale. Especially as the CO2 emissions are pretty competitive which makes the Q3 a good offering for business users looking to keep their tax costs down. 

Personally, I really enjoyed it for the time I had it and it could be a great option as a company car. Just think carefully about which engine would be the best fit for you/your fleet."

 

Pros:

  • Very fun to drive and the steering is very light.
  • A lot of useful yet easy to use technology.
  • The S-Line interior feels very modern and sleek.
  • Spacious and comfortable .
  • Very smart exterior styling.
  • Decent boot space.

Cons:

  • It is quite uneconomical on fuel.
  • Not that roomy in the back for your passengers.
  • Gear changes could sometime be a little slow.

Get in touch

If you would like to talk to the team about including the Audi Q3 Sportback within your Fleet or as a new company car we would be happy to help. Just get in touch with us on: 01332 267367 or info@pendragon.uk.com


Vehicle Specification 

  • Model: Audi Q3 Sportback
  • Engine: 45 TFSI Quattro S Line 5 door S Tronic (230ps)
  • Trim level: S Line
  • Transmission: Four Wheel Drive - Automatic
  • Colour: Special solid - Turbo blue
  • Upholstery: Alcantara/Twin leather - Black with rock grey stitching + front sports seats
  • Fuel tank: 60 Litres (approx.)
  • Fuel consumption: 37.7
  • Fuel: Petrol
  • CO2 emissions: 171 g/km
  • Acceleration: 6.5 seconds
  • Max speed: 144 mph
  • Luggage compartment: 530 Litres (With the seats slid all the way back if the rear bench is slid forward there’s up to 675 litres
  • Vehicle P11D: £49,395.98

Additional fitted options included on this particular vehicle:

Driver Assistance Pack | Adaptive Suspension | Advanced Key | Matrix LED headlights | Storage package | Panoramic glass sunroof | Electrically adjustable front | 19" 7 spoke rotor alloys | Steel grey Alcantara interior | Power-adjustable lumbar support | Park assist | Ambient Lighting Multi-Colour | Special Vehicle for Launch | Comfort and Sound Pack | Trailer Hitch Preparation | Full body colour paint finish | Virtual Cockpit Plus | Audi phone box

 

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Get in touch

If you would like to talk to the team about including the Audi Q3 Sportback within your Fleet or as a new company car we would be happy to help.

Just get in touch with us on: 01332 267367 or info@pendragon.uk.com