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Use this thread for reporting real-world gas mileage on your Audi Q3 model, make sure to state which engine you have along with any important details you feel necessary to state related to your MPG rating you report here.

To start, here's what one Audi Q3 owner has reported after 9500+ miles of driving:

2014 Audi Q3 2.0 TFSi
  • 26.1 Average MPG
  • 28.2 Best MPG (25/04/2014)
  • Total Miles Tracked: 9598 (19/12/2014)
*source: rudolphv | fuelly

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EPA Estimates
  • City: 20mpg
  • Highway: 29mpg
  • Combined: 23mpg
 

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I have been wondering about this subject and no one has posted anything in a month and a half. Since it has been a while and I'm pretty sure some people have gone beyond their break-in period,
How is it?
 

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There's one Q3 Quattro in Canada on fuelly too...
 

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I'm averaging about 22mpg... 25 mile commute to/from work - lots of stop-start. Just downloaded Fuelly, will report back.
 

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I get 20 mpg city driving and 28 mpg on highways.
 

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Thanks for the responses so far.

I'm not so interested in city or overall gas mileage. They are too dependent on ambient temperatures, driving style and the terrain in which you live. And generally depressing. Both of my cars probably get mid to upper teens around town but they get 30 to 35 on interstates. I prefer to track and remember the 30+ numbers.
I’m interested in true interstate cruising type of gas mileage. The kind of gas mileage that you get when your 2.0L TFSI is fully warmed-up and barreling along at 80ish MPH using cruise control. The type of mileage that you look at and say, Wow I’m getting...
I drive between Philly and Atlanta a few times a year, avoiding DC but mostly using Interstates. Of the Interstates that I use, I85 comes closest to being the best example for good gas mileage. Especially the section between Charlotte and Atlanta where it is relatively flat and free of big city traffic. If anyone (wink, wink) has any experience driving on a road such as this, what kind of mileage do you get?
 

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Well, Bob - since I live in about exactly the middle of the corridor you're curious about, I COULD be one of your best candidates for some metrics. Truth is though, I don't hit I-85 to Charlotte much, and my treks to Atlanta favor the S5 or TT.

That being said, I agree 100% about your interests in 'real world' mileage. I can add that my S5 typically gets about 12-14 mpg around my semi-daily local jaunts, but at a 78 mph average down I-85 to Atlanta (Road Atlanta actually a bit north of the city), can reach 27 mpg - not bad for a big coupe with 600+ hp, 0-60 3.2 sec, and 11.5 qtr. >:D

As for the Q3, I just don't yet have enough mileage (<1000 miles) on it to sort out any real useful data, but when I do, I'll be sure to post...
 

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It seems like there is a bit of a spread between people's mpg numbers. I think a lot of that has to do with driving conditions and behaviour though. I do know that real world experience is much more useful than EPA estimates though.

Looks like lower mid 20s is about where people are landing.
 

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Don't forget the 5-10% MPG losses due to winter gas, at least for those of us in northern climes.

(IS winter gas used in the Southern US?)
 

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We typically have 10% EtOH additive gasoline here - all year around - not just "dry gas" as I remember it from New England in the 60s (yikes, am I old ...).
 

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We typically have 10% EtOH additive gasoline here - all year around - not just "dry gas" as I remember it from New England in the 60s (yikes, am I old ...).
Same in PA. I hadn't really thought much about "Summer/Winter" gas since 10% Ethanol became the rule year round. Thankfully we don't hear much about MTBE anymore. MTBE seemed to have the biggest negative effect.
 

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This is a To The Top of a question I asked a month and a half ago. At that time apparently no one had their Q3 long enough to have used it for a road trip.
Hopefully, now that Winter has loosened it’s grip at least a little. someone will have had the opportunity to cruise an Interstate.
Thanks in advance.


I'm not so interested in city or overall gas mileage. They are too dependent on ambient temperatures, driving style and the terrain in which you live. And generally depressing. Both of my cars probably get mid to upper teens around town but they get 30 to 35 on interstates. I prefer to track and remember the 30+ numbers.
I’m interested in true interstate cruising type of gas mileage. The kind of gas mileage that you get when your 2.0L TFSI is fully warmed-up and barreling along at 80ish MPH using cruise control. The type of mileage that you look at and say, Wow I’m getting...
I drive between Philly and Atlanta a few times a year, avoiding DC but mostly using Interstates. Of the Interstates that I use, I85 comes closest to being the best example for good gas mileage. Especially the section between Charlotte and Atlanta where it is relatively flat and free of big city traffic. If anyone (wink, wink) has any experience driving on a road such as this, what kind of mileage do you get?
 

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I'm planning a jaunt to Charlotte straight up I-85 in a few weeks to lust after an R8 - I'll take the Q (unless it's so pretty I want the TT with the top down) and check ...
 

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That's just not right! I mean really, just rub it in.

Thanks,
Bob
well - okay - did about 2 hours worth of in town errands today with the top down - sunny and 60 - there !!!>:D
 

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well - okay - did about 2 hours worth of in town errands today with the top down - sunny and 60 - there !!!>:D
Oooh, That's just not fair!!! Here yesterday high in the thirties but after work we got a little yard work in anyway.... Makes me think more than ever of heading your way after I retire... Yeah, I know it's my own fault!!!:)

p.s. they are promising 60's tomorrow!!!
 

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This is a To The Top for a question I asked back in the beginning of February. And was prompted by Doug’s question in the SprintBooster thread.
Thanks in advance.


I'm not so interested in city or overall gas mileage. They are too dependent on ambient temperatures, driving style and the terrain in which you live. And generally depressing. Both of my cars probably get mid to upper teens around town but they get 30 to 35 on interstates. I prefer to track and remember the 30+ numbers.
I’m interested in true interstate cruising type of gas mileage. The kind of gas mileage that you get when your 2.0L TFSI is fully warmed-up and barreling along at 80ish MPH using cruise control. The type of mileage that you look at and say, Wow I’m getting...
I drive between Philly and Atlanta a few times a year, avoiding DC but mostly using Interstates. Of the Interstates that I use, I85 comes closest to being the best example for good gas mileage. Especially the section between Charlotte and Atlanta where it is relatively flat and free of big city traffic. If anyone (wink, wink) has any experience driving on a road such as this, what kind of mileage do you get?
 
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