The entry-level 2.0 TDI with front-wheel drive makes the Audi Q3 seem like excellent value when you line it up next to the Range Rover Evoque, but the Q3 is also a slightly less capable and appealing vehicle if you can’t afford the right options.

In entry-level Sport form, the Q3’s equipment roster is pretty decent. It has everything you might reasonably want, including a particularly useful sound system with extensive connectivity.

Fuel efficiency proved good, if not quite class leading

Fuel efficiency across the range proves good, if not quite class-leading, but if economy is your primary concern then the lower-powered TDI model is the one to go for. The petrols, meanwhile, record less enticing economy figures that are some way further down eco-friendly order.

Build quality and reliability is generally very good too, and Audi's dealers are typically attentive and offer a high standard of customer service.

Demand on the used market keeps used values keen, so choose the right engine, with the right specification, and you'll enjoy stronger residual values than the equivalent BMW X1.

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