Audi RS Q3 2.5l TFSI Quattro 2021 Review

We drive the stunning Audi RS Q3 on a Road Test Review

Audi RS Q3 2.5l TFSI Quattro. That’s a mouthful for a lot of car. It comes in two versions, the normal SUV and the stylish Sportback.

2021 Audi RS Q3 Quattro SUV front QTR RS Q3 will jump from 0-100kmh in 4.5 seconds and tops out at an electronically restricted 250kmh. But sheer performance doesn’t give the RS Q3 full credit.

2021 Audi RS Q3 Quattro SUV front seats

It is just so easy and comfortable to drive around everyday in auto, but select the dynamic drive mode and the character changes completely. It changes from an urban SUV to a howling beast.

2021 Audi RS Q3 Quattro SUV RS dash

The exhaust note is music to the ears.

A pleasant surprise is how well equipped the RS Q3 comes a standard, with wireless apple car play connectivity and charging tray, Audi virtual cockpit, stunning matrix LED headlights, Heated sports front seats and RS sports suspension with adaptive dampers.

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Priced from just under $90,000 plus the usual costs the Audi RS Q3 is a performance bargain and definitely on my shopping list

Im Rob Fraser

2021 Audi RS Q3 Quattro SUV dash

What is good?

  • Class leading dynamics
  • excellent performance /Economy
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay

What is not so good?

2021 Audi RS Q3 Quattro SUV Profile

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2021 Audi RS Q3 Quattro SUV engine

Model   

Audi RSQ3 Quattro SUV

Model Price $89,900 MLP*
Engine 2.5L 5 Cyl TFSI 
Drivetrain Quattro 7 Sp DSG
Power             294kW at 7,000rpm
Torque            480 Nm @ 1,950-5,850rpm
Safety             TBA ANCAP
CO2 Emissions      203 g/km
Economy ADR     8.9 L/100km
Tow Capacity/Tow Ball 1900 Kg / 190kg
0-100kmh  / Top Speed    4.5 sec / 250 kmh
Servicing       12 Months / 15000 km
Warranty       3yr/ Unlimited km with 3 Yr. roadside assist

2021 Audi RS Q3 Quattro SUV rear qtr

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

Overall Rating    

90/100

Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 9
Equipment 9
Performance 9
Ride and Handling 9
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
Street Appeal/Fun Factor 9
Technology/Connectivity 9
Value for Money 9

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Audi RSQ3 Quattro SUV Overall Rating
  • 9/10
    Behind the Wheel - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Comfort - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Equipment - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Performance - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Ride and Handling - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Practicality - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fit for Purpose - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Street Appeal/Fun Factor - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Technology/Connectivity - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Value for Money - 9/10
9.0/10

Summary

Audi RS Q3 2.5l TFSI Quattro. That’s a mouthful for a lot of car. It comes in two versions, the normal SUV and the stylish Sportback.
Priced from just under $90,000 plus the usual costs the Audi RS Q3 is a performance bargain and definitely on my shopping list

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.