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The five-seat 2018 Audi Q3 takes refinement to an entirely new level. This compact luxury SUV’s upgrades improved its performance and made it larger, roomier and more powerful. Built on the MQB transverse-engine architecture of the Volkswagen Group, the 2018 Q3 comes in Premium and Premium Plus trims and boasts many superior design elements, technological advancements and safety and convenience features. Together they once again show why Audi is a leader in automotive technology.

The Powertrain

The Q3 built for the U.S. market has a 200 horsepower 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 207 pound-feet of torque, paired with Audi’s six-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. Together their towing capacity is 2,200 pounds and help the vehicle average 20 mpg when driving in the city and 28 mpg on the highway whether you choose front-wheel drive or Quattro all-wheel drive. Q3s sold in Canada have either a 188 horsepower, 236 pound-feet of torque or 227 horsepower, 258 pound-feet of torque version of the turbocharged, two-liter four-cylinder engine. It’s mated to Audi’s seven-speed S Tronic automatic transmission with all-wheel drive standard. Two diesel engines and a 1.5-liter gasoline engine are available on Q3s sold in other markets. To see how great of a powertrain the 2018 Audi Q3 has, check one out at Audi Of Tucson.

The Exterior

The new, larger, 2018 Audi Q3 is 172.8 inches long, 79.5 inches wide, with a 102.5-inch wheelbase. That’s overlaid with a muscular, stylish, aerodynamic body featuring Audi’s large single-frame grille with vertical slats, Xenon plus headlights, LED daytime running lights and 18-inch turbine design wheels. Extending over the wheel arches are so-called “quattro blisters”. On the Premium trim, S line front bumper, badging, door sills and other S line design elements are standard. The Premium Plus Sport Quattro has 19-inch, 10-spoke titanium wheels, LED headlights, black roof rails and Black optic exterior kit.

The Interior

Inside the 2018 Audi Q3s refined cabin there’s the available 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit display, 10-speaker audio system, Audi music interface featuring Bluetooth, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, SiriusXM, CD and MP3 compatibility, Lighting adapter cable and a USB charging port. There’s an available 465 watt, Bose 14-speaker sound system, the MMI Navigation Plus package with a Wi-Fi hotspot, Audi Connect online services, 3D satellite imagery and Google Earth. Standard equipment includes leather upholstery, eight-way power-adjustable heated front seats, along with a panoramic sunroof. On the Premium Plus trim a power-operated rear liftgate comes standard. It’s a Premium trim option, as is the Convenience package that adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power tailgate and Audi advanced key.

Safety Features

All Q3 models come equipped with front, side and head-curtain airbags and driver assistance features including crash detection warnings, emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, active lane assist, rear cross-traffic alert, virtual bird’s eye view cameras and automatic parking. Plus, there’s the Pre-Sense front safety system. It alerts the driver and can initiate braking when it senses potentially “critical situations”.

With its superior performance, composed, agile handling, high-quality materials, cutting-edge technology and upscale look and feel of its comfortable cabin, the 2018 Audi Q3 truly is a refined premium automobile.

The Audi Q7 is an incredible automobile. One that that gives its occupants the full luxury experience. Ranked a top luxury midsize SUV, this vehicle provides a level of luxury many people only dream about. The Audi Q7 gets high marks for its interior design, safety features, performance and more. With its delightful, luxurious cabin, lavish trimmings, wide range of cutting-edge technologies, well-tuned Drive Select system, with auto, comfort, dynamic and off road modes and superior performance, this vehicle is impressive even in a luxury midsize SUV class that’s crowded and competitive.

An Impressive Cabin

The cabin of the 2018 Audi Q7 is spacious, comfortable, quiet, refined and luxurious. It boasts a heated steering wheel, push-button start, leather, ventilated, massaging front seats, a cutting-edge, easily accessible driver’s display, the latest Audi user friendly MMI infotainment system with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, smartphone integration, a phenomenal audio system from Bang & Olufsen or a 19-speaker Bose surround sound system, leather heated rear seats, panoramic sunroof and every surface is covered with high-quality materials. Audi’s futuristic Virtual Cockpit with its 12.3-inch screen and customizable navigation and media displays is a popular upgrade. See how great the cabin is by taking a look at one at Audi Of Tucson.

Great Safety Features

The excellent safety features on the Audi Q7 also add to its luxurious feel and make it a great family automobile. Standard features include forward collision warning, lane keep assist, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, rearview camera, a heads-up display and parking sensors in the front and rear. There’s even an impending collision system that prepares the vehicle and its occupants for a crash. The Audi Q7 also protects children with tons of easy to use child seat anchors and full LATCH hardware.

Available additional safety features include adaptive cruise control featuring stop-and-go capability, active collision avoidance, traffic sign recognition, 360-degree view camera system, rear cross traffic alert, as well as a night vision camera that detects pedestrians and animals. The 2018 Audi Q7 gets top marks for safety equipment from the IIHS and a great overall grade from the NHTSA.

Impressive Powertrain

The 2018 Audi Q7 has two energetic, fuel-efficient engines that can power its Premium, Premium Plus, as well as Prestige trims. The new base model 252 horsepower turbo-four engine is standard on the Premium trim and the 333 horsepower V6 comes on the Premium Plus and Prestige models. All models of the Q7 have Audi’s eight-speed automatic transmission, amazing Quattro all-wheel drive and available adaptive air suspension. While the turbo-four engine offers better fuel economy, the supercharged V6 engine offer higher towing capacity and more power for overtaking and climbing steep mountain passes with ease.

Stupendous Performance

Superior performance is what truly makes the 7 passenger 2018 Audi Q7 a stupendous luxury midsize SUV. Its power engines provide stimulating, spirited, driving characteristics, a refined, smooth, quiet, relaxing ride and lithe, sporty, balanced handling. Its combination of potent powertrains, posh, elegant, comfortable, spacious, upscale interior, cutting-edge technology, seating for 7, good cargo space and exciting performance make the 2018 Audi Q7 a great choice.