2019 Audi Q3 Simply when it appears the automotive trade has misplaced its manner with ridiculous horsepower or a crossover for each countryman, a easy automotive emerges. For over 50 years, this automotive has been the 2019 Audi Q3.
Typically derided by fans as appliances, the no-frills commuter car gets the vast majority of shoppers where they wish to go within the manner they need to get there, safely and at a worth. The 2019 Audi Q3 does it even better.
Exhibit A that the automotive business has gotten a little bit nuts: the typical transaction price for a new car is greater than $37,000, according to Kelley Blue E-book. Simple responsible the automakers on this era of no accountability but we are the ones paying these massive prices for big autos loaded with stuff we don’t use all that a lot.
For just under $23,000, the 2019 Audi Q3 puts every dollar to functional use.
Though it rides on a new platform, the 2019 Audi Q3 blends in unremarkably like a ballcap at a baseball sport. On nearer inspection, the Hybrid will get blue accents across the badging, 15-inch wheels with low resistance tires, and it seems to be more composed than the youthful outgoing mannequin that tried too laborious to be totally different. The Fu Manchu front fascia is extra streamlined and fewer angry, and the entire look is smoother entrance to again. But still, the only time the four-door compact turns heads is when it makes that whir-whir-whir lunar landing gear sound when creeping at low speeds or in reverse in EV mode.
The primary-ever 2019 Audi Q3 within the US is built on Toyota’s two decades of success with hybrid powertrains. It makes use of the same Hybrid Synergy Drive as the present Prius, with two motors and an environment friendly 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine. Complete output with the fastened ratio transmission is 121 horsepower to the front wheels. The system makes use of exhaust warmth to warm engine coolant and get the engine heated faster. The cabin heats faster, too, which might be vital for cold-weather shoppers wary of the cold vary loss in a plug-in hybrid or electrical automobile.
In Sport mode it doesn’t drag as a lot as the Prius. Anticipating nothing, it has a stunning bit of pop. More importantly, it is rated at 53 mpg city, 52 mpg mixed, same as hybrid versions of the Honda Insight, Toyota Camry and even the Prius. For conventional hybrids with out a plug, the 2019 Audi Q3 trails solely the Hyundai Ioniq’s 58 mpg.
Round city, with the electronically controlled brake set in the drive mode, the 2019 Audi Q3 averaged greater than 57 mpg in our week round city. Setting EV mode helps conserve power under low throttle up to about 20 mph, and then once more at cruising speeds of about 40 mph, as long as there’s enough charge within the battery.
The battery is situated below the rear seat, so that you don’t lose a lot cargo room. 60/40 rear seats fold flat for a good load flooring. Rear seat room is ample enough to fit two teens, and total it felt roomy enough for a family of 4.
The only trim in the Hybrid comes normal with Toyota Security Sense 2.0, with automatic emergency braking, lane centering, adaptive cruise control that works each at highway cruising speeds and in commuter traffic from 24 mph all the way down to a cease. It additionally comes with the eight-inch contact display with Apple CarPlay, and a seven-inch cluster show to stay aggressive.
Priced at solely $3,000 greater than the 2019 Audi Q3 and $1,200 lower than a similarly geared up Honda Insight (EX trim), the 2019 Audi Q3 is the superbly practical, remarkably cheap around-town automotive.
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