2020 marks a huge year for Audi with many all-new releases - with one of those being the redesigned and re-imagined 2020 Q3! Having begun stocking our inventory and getting a first hand look, Audi Mission Viejo is so excited to show you everything that you need to know about the 2020 Q3.

We will cover:

  • What's new from 2019 to 2020
  • New RS Q3 and Sportback models (and their global availability)
  • 2020 Q3's competition analysis: Q3 vs GLA 250 vs XC40 vs X1
  • Critic reviews
  • Trim features: Premium vs Premium Plus vs Prestige

Whats new for the 2020 Audi Q3?

2020 brings many updates and changes for the Audi Q3 compared to its 2019 model. At first look, it is clear that Audi went for a much more aggressive looking body style for this redesign. Taken almost straight from the Q8, the Q3 is now equipped with a wider, large vertical grille design. This new model also has a lowered suspension to help handling corners. To compliment its sporty look, the 2020 Q3 also now has a sharper bumper, new LED tail lights, and additional chrome.

Much more exciting, is the release of two brand new Q3 models, the RS Q3 and the Q3 Sportback. These models are brand new this year and come with a completely redesigned body style with a lowered, sloping roof, AND a revamped engine that significantly improves the Q3's performance.

Never will the Q3 be the same.

*Pictured are front & side views of the RS Q3 Sportback

RS Q3 Sportback USA Release Availability

While most of the world is going absolutely nuts, as Americans we can't help but feel like the odd ones out - with only the standard 2020 Q3 model being released to the USA for now. We have to watch from across the oceans while everyone else gets to have fun with a completely upgraded RS engine.

400 Horsepower  //  354 lb-ft Torque  //  155-174 MPH Top Speed

While this is certainly disappointing for us here in Orange County, CA, it does NOT mean that there isn't a chance of us seeing the RS models stateside. This was the case with the RS6 Avant as well, but because fans were vocal enough, the 2020 RS6 Avant will be making its US debut.

So if you really want to see the Q3 RS Sportback stateside, make sure to let Audi know!

Competition: Audi Q3 vs Mercedes GLA 250 vs Volvo XC40 vs BMW X1

2020 Audi Q3
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250
 2020 Volvo XC40
2020 BMW X1


 All-Wheel Drive
 MPG (combined)
 Fuel Tank Capacity
 15.9 gal
14.8 gal
14.2 gal
16.1 gal

2020 Audi Q3 Reviews

"With this new design, the Q3 has now leapfrogged most of the other vehicles in the luxury subcompact segment."
- Carbuzz.com

"There's little if anything I'd want to change here. It's exactly what the doctor ordered - a longer, lower and altogether more exciting version of the Q3."
- Caradvice.com

"Audi's new Q3 feels fresh, high-tech, and polished. All things the small SUV will need to be as the brand places ambitious hopes on its little shoulders."
- Carsguide.com


MMI touch (8.8" display)
Smartphone/music interface
Audi sound system (10 speakers - 180 watts)
Audi drive select
Audi pre sense (basic & front)
3 zone climate control
Panoramic sunroof
Heated power front seats w/ lumbar adjustment
Rear-view camera
 Sirius XM 90 day subscription
Audi advanced key
 Parking system plus
 Audi side assist protection
 Anti-theft system w/ motion sensors & vehicle immobilizer
 Rear-view mirror digital compass
 Ambient LED interior lighting package
 Virtual cockpit plus
 MMI touch (10.1" display) & handwriting recognition
 MMI Navigation w/ voice control
 Audi connect PRIME & PLUS
 Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system (15 speakers - 680 watts)
Top view camera system
 Audi adaptive cruise control
 Park assist
Ambient LED interior lighting package PLUS