The Audi Q3 gets generally good reviews, but that doesn't mean that it is a perfect car. I've been doing some surveying of reviews on the Audi Q3, and have picked out some common criticisms of the car. First I'll list them here and then we can get some feedback from owners and figure out whether those criticisms hold up in real life.
Top gear gave the Audi Q3 a mediocre 5/10, which I was surprised at. They criticize the Audi Q3 for being larger than it appears. This means that it can be hard to maneuver on small streets and is harder to park than the Audi Q3. They also criticize the Q3 for having a nice, but boring interior, as is typical for Audi vehicles. In the end, Top Gear recommends the Lexus CT 200h before the Audi Q3.
Other publications have similar things to say. The conservative and safe styling is often brought up. Auto Express went so far as to say that the interior was dated. Ultimately most reviewers say that the mundane styling of the Audi Q3 is hiding what is a decent car underneath.
Another area of concern was at the pricey options list. The options can get really pricey quite quickly, so consumers are encouraged to be smart about the options that they choose for their Q3. ON the price and value front, it is also said that the Q3 loses resale value quickly because of a large number of Audi models currently in the company's lineup.
To wrap up, there was also some talk of a small cargo area as well as awkward placement of some controls (e.g. the climate control and the MMI knob). Some publication also said that the handling could be sportier.
So, are these fair criticisms? Do they line up with your experience of the Audi Q3?