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The Top Gear car review:Audi Q3
For:The engines are lovely and so is the cabin
Against:It's a bit predictable and feels surprisingly bigger than it actually is
What is it?
Audi has cleaved open another gap in its mega portfolio to create the slightly predictable Q3. It’s a posh crossover that’s bigger and taller than the A3 but – despite appearances – not quite as full-figured as the Q5. So it’s a smallish hatchback jacked-up to look like an SUV, while still looking like a hatchback. Sort of. You know what it is: think Audi Q3 vs BMW X1. It’s designed mostly for tarmac, but the raised ride height and optional four-wheel-drive will do a decent job of treading over a relatively rough track.
It was facelifted early last year, earning it a bolder front end that looks not unlike the big Q7. Engines were tweaked and a 1.4 TFSI introduced.
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