Auto Express's reliability ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.

Up three places from its excellent 17th overall place in Driver Power 2014, the Audi Q3 is settling nicely into mid-life. The compact SUV is let down by a very poor practicality rating, and running costs disappoint owners too, but otherwise it’s a sterling performance.

Build quality is in the top ten of all cars surveyed, while ease of driving is in the top five – the small body and high driving position combination proving a winner with drivers. Seat comfort and in-car technology rate well, too. 

Overall average:
4.5705
91.41%
Average score from Driver Power
Relialibity:
4.827
96.54%
Average score from Driver Power
Build Quality:
4.798
95.96%
Average score from Driver Power
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems at all mechanically but some creaks and groans from interior parts. As usual the mpg achieved in real life is much lower than manufacturer's claims. a much more realistic test needs to be agreed.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

At present I have no issue's. it has been completely reliable to date. The fuel economy I expect it to get better as the engine ages.not had to get any spares yet.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Only had the car 4 months but so far have not had any problems. Tax and insurance are low and fuel consumption good, even when towing my caravan.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems at all - touch wood! High cost of up-date for sat nav.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very reliable. no faults yet. Slightly expensive.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems yet - touch wood! .

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5