2016 Audi Q3 Nabs IIHS Top Safety Pick

2016 Audi Q3 TDI Euro Spec Front Motion View

The 2016 Audi Q3 crossover has earned a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, receiving a “Good” rating in each test. Tests include moderate overlap front, small overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint evaluations. Although only the 2016 model was tested, IIHS says that the “Good” ratings apply to 2015 models as well. Without any available front crash prevention technology, the Audi Q3 lost out on a chance to earn the coveted Top Safety Pick + designation.

2016 Audi Q3 TDI Euro Spec Interior Driver Seat

The Audi Q3 first arrived in the U.S. for the 2015 model year. Standard features on the 2016 Q3 include front and rear parking sensors and a rearview camera. The exterior gains a new grille and HID headlights with LED daytime running lights and taillights. Where 18-inch alloy wheels are standard, 19-inch alloy wheels are available. New exterior colors include Hainan Blue, Utopia Blue, Misano Red, and Cuvee Silver. The available Prestige trim level includes full LED headlights and more. The new Audi Q3 features standard Alu-optic MMI controls, dual-zone automatic climate controls, and panoramic sunroof. An available Sport package includes Audi drive select and front sport seats. Other options include the Technology package with MMI Navigation Plus with a 7.0-inch color screen and Audi side assist, which is now standard on the Prestige trim. Power comes from a 200-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four mated to a six-speed Tiptronic transmission.

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