Comparison - Audi Q3 SUV 2017 - vs - Ford Kuga ST- Line 2020

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Other Names:

Also called:

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Also called:

Ford escape

Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
39,734
Updated: 
28 Nov 2016
£
35,195
Updated: 
11 Jul 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
no
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.90gals
11.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Brilliant Black
#000000
Cortina White
#F3F2EE
Cuvee Silver Metallic
#8E9085
Florett Silver Metallic
#B2B2B2
Glacier White Metallic
#FFFFFF
Hainan Blue Metallic
#1E587E
Misano Red Pearl Effect
#B00108
Monsoon Gray Metallic
#505455
Mythos Black Metallic
#000000
Utopia Blue Metallic
#35435D
Color: 
Blazer Blue
#20283A
Solar Silver
#7D8081
Magnetic
#2F2F2F
Lucid Red
#A70E23
Frozen White
#BFC4D0
Chrome Blue
#557B9E
Agathe Black
#000000
Moondust Silver
#8C9393

Electric

Top Speed: 
125mph

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

he Audi Q3 is no longer the smallest Audi SUV – that mantle was taken by the dinky Q2 in 2016 – but that shouldn't put you off what is still a practical, well-built and desirable crossover.

On sale since 2011, the Q3 rivals cars like the BMW X1 and Mercedes GLA. Its premium feel runs more than skin deep, as the compact Audi 4x4 offers an engaging, fun driving experience and genuine refinement thanks to solid design and engineering. Impeccable Audi build quality is reflected in a cabin that has a truly premium feel, too.

With a full range of safety kit and the desirable ‘four rings’ badge on its nose, the Audi Q3 is unsurprisingly in strong demand. The downsides? This quality doesn’t come cheap – especially if you go to town on the options – and despite its looks, the Q3 isn’t all that capable off-road.

Pros
Premium badge, classy interior, quattro 4WD option

Cons
Conservative styling, pricy extras, dated interior

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

When it comes to luxurious interior design and a smooth ride, the 2017 Audi Q3 delivers. You'll also like how this baby Audi's sharp styling mimics that of the more expensive Q5. But read more to learn how the veteran Q3 stacks against newer rival crossovers.

For 2017, the Audi Q3 has a new Premium base trim level.

As the smaller sibling to Audi's popular Q5 compact crossover, the 2017 Audi Q3 has the qualities you'd hope to get from any Audi. You'll be quite comfortable driving it, and the cabin is quiet and crafted in high-quality materials. You get plenty of features for your money, too, at least relative to the more expensive Q5. But whether the Q3 is the best subcompact luxury crossover for you might depend on a few other factors.

Pros
Rides comfortably on rough roads
Quiet at highway speeds
High-quality materials inside the cabin
Cargo capacity beats some competitors
Plenty of available features.

Cons
Not the best option in the class for dynamic performance
Ranks at the back of the pack for fuel economy
Tight rear seating for adults
Less-than-ideal infotainment control placement.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Audi Q3 isn't the most space-efficient or fuel-efficient in its class, but it gives compact luxury shoppers the ride comfort, easy maneuverability, and flexible cabin they seek.

The Audi Q3 is functionally attractive, but not as beautiful as some of the brand's larger models.

The 2017 Q3 is heavier than it should be, but it's remarkably maneuverable and nimble.

A smooth ride and good seats (especially the optional sport seats) help forgive the otherwise very tight, somewhat stark interior.

The 2017 Audi Q3 earns great crash-test ratings from the IIHS, but it's lacking front crash prevention.

Take it easy on the options; we think the Q3 is the best value in base all-wheel-drive form.

With highway ratings that don't reach 30 mpg on the highway, the Audi Q3 has unremarkable fuel economy.

Pros
Smart packaging for tight spaces
Great turbocharged engine
Great interface, maps
Excellent ride quality
Pert handling

Cons
Tight rear seat
More a hatchback than an SUV
Lackluster gas mileage
No manual here

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The new Kuga is safer and roomier than before. Less fun, but a better family car

Pros
Safer,
more affordable,
more spacious and more convenient than before

Cons
Not as fun as it used to be. It's grown up and got some proper trousers...

By: 
topgear.com

The Ford Kuga has recently been facelifted to keep it competitive, but its dashboard still lags behind some rivals.With attractive styling, decent practicality and an impressive safety record, the Kuga is a convincing family SUV. It can't quite match the extremely high all-round standards of some of its latest rivals – the SEAT Ateca in particular – but for the right deal it's worth considering.

PROS
Good value and well equipped
Economical diesel engines
Spacious interior

CONS
Too many buttons inside
Outshone by several rivals
Inferior automatic gearboxes

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

Amongst other family SUVs, the previous Ford Kuga was a good looking car. Now, though, it’s even more distinctive to look at and its engine choices are bang up to date.

Pros
Good fun to drive for an SUV
Keen price and generous equipment
Plug-in hybrid has a decent electric range

Cons
Alternatives have plusher interiors
Smaller boot than alternatives
Poor tow rating for plug-in hybrid

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Hybrid
Fuel Economy Info: 
Lowest Performing (L/100km) - 1.4 / Highest Performing (L/100km) - 1.4
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.50L
Torque: 
207ft-lbs
at 1 700rpm
221ft-lbs
Horsepower: 
200hp
at 5 100rpm
179hp
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet
37.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination Download*
Driver alert
speed limiter
Electric power assisted steering

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
172.60in
182.20in
Width: 
72.20in
85.70in
Height: 
62.60in
65.50in
Ground Clearance: 
6.70in
Front Track: 
61.90in
61.50in
Rear Track: 
62.00in
61.60in
Wheel Base: 
102.50in
105.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.00
40.30
Front Hip Room: 
58.00in
Front Leg Room: 
40.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.80in
56.70in
Rear Head Room: 
37.40
40.20
Rear Hip Room: 
56.10in
Rear leg room: 
31.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.60in
55.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
48.20cu.ft
52.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
4400lbs
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.70cu.ft
14.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
25.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3494.00lbs
3908.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
no
Compass: 
no
yes
More Instruments: 
side indicators and puddle lights

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
no
yes
More Power Features: 
4 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Remote keyless power door locks
Digital keypad power door locks
Power mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Leather
Bucket front seats
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way manual driver seat height adjustment
Multi-level heating driver seat
8 -way manual passenger's seat lumber support fore/aft and rotary recline
Driver and passenger seatback map pockets
Sport style
2 way manual height adjust passive head restraints
8 -way manual driver seat lumber support fore/aft and rotary recline
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding with pass-thru center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
60/40 split folding rear seat
sliding rear seats tracks (fore/aft)
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest
2 way head restraints (up/down)

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Multi-link front suspension
MacPherson strut front suspension
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link rear suspension
Multi-link rear suspension
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension, Front and rear stabilizer bar
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Rear floor mats
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
wipers - rain sensing
wiper - intermitted rear window wiper

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Bose premium brand speakers
14 total speakers
465 watts stereo output
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media contro
1 subwoofer(s)
Surround audio surround audio (discrete)
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
USB connection
USB connection
Radio data system
355 watts stereo output
Speed sensitive volume control
10-Speakers and subwoofer
Blutooth

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Rear window wiper
Roof rack
Roof rack
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 7.0
18 in
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Steel wheels
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Full wheel covers
Null tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Turn signal mirrors
Rear height adjustable headrests
Post-collision safety system
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Electronic brakeforce distribution
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Dual front and dual rear with head protection chambers side-mounted airbags
Hill Launch Assist (HLA)

Options

Packages: 
Convenience Package
Sport Package
Audi MMI Navigation Plus Package
Equipment Group 301A
Equipment Group 300A
Exterior Options: 
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
19" 5-Double-Spoke Offroad-Design Wheels
Front Grille Filler Panel
Front License Plate Holder
Splash Guards
Power Panorama Roof
Roof Rail Cross Bars
Wheel Locking Nuts
19" Bright Machined Alloy Luster Nickel Wheels
Trailer Tow Class II
Interior Options: 
Homelink - Black
Homelink - Silver
Stainless Steel Pedal Caps
First Aid Kit
Audi Cargo Box
Audi Guard Cargo Mat
Black Cloth Headliner
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Tonneau Cover
All Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Area Protector
Navigation System w/Sony Branded MyFord Touch

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#2D2D2D
Chestnut Brown, leather
#543D37
Rock Gray, leather
#969690
Color: 
Charcoal Black, cloth
#3E3E3E