2017 Audi Q3  RealSafeCars86Safety Rating

#20 of 2017 SUVs

#27 of all 2017 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Audi Q3
The Q3, which Audi introduced in 2015, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2019 and Apple CarPlay since 2020. The Audi Q3 has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Audi offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2017 Audi Q3 is above average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2017 Audi Q3 has a score of 86, implying a 0.034% chance of driver death (3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 Audi Q3 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.034% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.8784%, meaning the average driver has a 0.034% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.8784% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Audi Q3 is 29% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2017 Audi Q3 is 19% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9364Subaru WRXINFINITI Q50Lexus NXBMW X1Buick EnvisionBMW 2 SeriesAudi Q3Lincoln MKCLexus ISAcura RDXBuick RegalMINI CountrymanComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Audi Q3 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 93. The 2017 Audi Q3 is safer than the 2017 Subaru WRX, the 2017 INFINITI Q50, the 2017 Lexus NX, the 2017 BMW X1, the 2017 Buick Envision, the 2017 MINI Countryman, the 2017 Buick Regal, the 2017 Acura RDX, the 2017 Lexus IS, and the 2017 Lincoln MKC. It is about as safe as the 2017 BMW 2 Series.

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