Comparison - Audi RS Q3 Sportback 2020 - vs - Seat Arona FR 2019

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
£
55,955
Updated: 
19 Jun 2020
£
21,775
Updated: 
20 Feb 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Manual
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.80gals
10.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Nardo grey, solid
#656668
Kyalami green, solid
#57A83F
Pulse orange
#C75C39
Turbo blue, solid
#0B94DF
Tango red, metallic
#BE2E2E
Glacier white, metallic
#CDD6D3
Mythos black, metallic
#030C0B
Color: 
White
#E6E6E8
Eclipse Orange
#FD9654
Mystery Blue
#526993
Desire Red
#A80D1D
Urban Silver
#B5B5BC
Midnight Black
#11171D
Nevada White
#F0F1F3

Electric

Top Speed: 
155mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
4.50s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The Audi RS Q3 Sportback is a fast SUV with a distinctive five-cylinder petrol engine and a lovely interior. The lower, lighter hatchback RS 3 will be even more fun to drive, mind you.A couple of things help the Audi RS Q3 Sportback stand out amongst performance SUVs – its sharp looks and that characterful five-cylinder engine. It just sounds better than the rest.

By: 
carwow.co.uk

This latest addition to Audi Sport’s growing stable of RS models is also one part of a dual-pronged attack on the small performance SUV market. While the RS Q3 should appease those wanting a little extra headroom for rear passengers, the Sportback earns extra style points with its sloping rear end. The Sportback delivers the kind of assured handling we associate with the RS range, letting you make rapid point-to-point progress while remaining predictable at all times, if lacking in true driver engagement. The progressive steering rack doesn’t give much sense of what the front tyres are doing through corners, and there’s little playfulness to be found from the rear end when pushed.
On the smoothest roads and the optional adaptive dampers set to their most comfortable, the Sportback is just about relaxed enough, but still jostles on rougher surfaces. Dynamic mode is a lot more brittle, picking up even the smallest of abrasions. Ride refinement is merely average for the class, though our test drive didn’t provide an opportunity to see what effect smaller 20in alloy wheels would have on comfort.

By: 
autocar.co.uk

Audi's cheeky little SUV offers exactly what we expected from the tech-loving German automaker in a handsome and mostly practical package.

Pros
Sharp styling,
plentiful tech features,
spunky driving demeanor.

Cons
Tight rear quarters,
noticeable turbo lag,
a few cheap interior materials.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Pros
Striking exterior design
Lots of standard kit and space
Very low PCP monthly payments
Plenty of personalisation
Good to drive

Cons
Plain interior design
Ride just okay on rough roads
Boot smaller than some rivals
Entry-level 95hp petrol a little underpowered
No Cupra planned (yet)

By: 
parkers.co.uk

The five-door All-New Arona, a front-wheel-drive only SUV, is well placed in this highly popular sector of the car market.It’s available with a choice of six engines, with both the diesel and petrol variants offered in either 95PS or 115 PS form, and the sporty FR 1.5 TSI EVO leaping up to 150 PS.

Pros
Very smart looking inside and out
Good choice of engines
Well equipped and overall good value

Cons
No SatNav on basic model

By: 
drive.co.uk

The Seat Arona is quite possibly the best compact SUV of the moment. Good practicality, economy and solid driving manners are all Arona staples.It lacks the visual creativity of a Hyundai Kona or the customisation of a Citroen C3 Aircross, but its real-world strengths far outweigh having orange door mirrors. It’s a level-headed car for level-headed people.

Pros
Refined 1.0-litre petrol
Ergonomic infotainment system
Good ride

Cons
Humdrum looks
Narrow middle seat
Trim levels that dictate engine choice

By: 
uk.motor1.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Consumption (low) - 20.5 mpg UK / Consumption (high) - 32.8 mpg UK
Combined - 47mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
20
12
Cylinders: 
5
Inline
3
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
1.50L
Torque: 
354ft-lbs
at 5 850rpm
147ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
400hp
at 7 000rpm
85hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
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
no
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Multifunction steering wheel ( audio, cruise control,etc)
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Sporty leather steering wheel in 3-spoke style with multif. Plus and flattened pallets at the bottom
Cruise control with speed limiter
Audi Pre-sense Basic
Electric Power STEERING
Driver sunvisor with mirror and card holder
Dimming interior rear view mirror
Two cup holders in cabin
Front courtesy light with front reading light
Interior ambient light
Interior footwell light
Electric speed sensitive power steering

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
177.40in
162.90in
Width: 
79.60in
70.00in
Height: 
61.20in
61.10in
Front Track: 
62.50in
59.10in
Rear Track: 
62.30in
58.50in
Wheel Base: 
105.50in
101.02in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.50
41.60
Rear Head Room: 
36.50
38.90
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.60in
56.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.10in
55.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
45.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
1322lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.70cu.ft
14.10cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3747.00lbs
2672.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
no
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
RPM counter
Instrument lighting with brightness control
Low fuel warning light
Lights on’ reminder
Gearshift indicator
Visible VIN in windscreen

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Power-operated tailgate
electric hands-free boot lid release sensor located underneath the rear bumper, which can be operated by a simple kicking movement below the sensor
power steering

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
4-way Electric lumbar support for the front seats
Manual adjustable front seats
Electrically adjustable front seats
Heated front seats
Height-adjustable driver’s seat
Height-adjustable front passenger’s seat
Two front and three rear height-adjustable headrests
FR sport seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Adjustable rear seat bench/backrest
Folding center armrest
Split folding rear seats (60/40)
Ice metal door side panels

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson Strut
Independent type McPherson with coil springs and hydraulic shock absorber.
Rear Suspension: 
Double wishbone type
Semirigid rear axle with coil springs and hydraulic shock absorber.
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Comfort automatic air conditioning 2 zones
Dual-zone electronic climate control
Air conditioning
Dust and pollen filter

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Bluetooth interface
Voice dialogue system
Audi sound system
Audi Connect Infotainment Services Plus (36-month subscription)
MMI navigation plus with MMI touch display
8” DISPLAY WITH FULL LINK
Apple Car Play™
6 speakers
300W amplifier

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
LED floodlights
LED tail light units with sequential turn signals
Headlight washers
Rain and light detector
LED licence plate lighting
Chrome window trim
Dark tinted rear windows
Electrically folding door mirrors
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21"
17"
Wheels more: 
Wheel bolts with anti-theft nuts
Tire condition monitoring system
Puncture kit
Tyre repair kit
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
Diameter: 
R21
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated disc
ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated disc
solid disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Hill Start Assistant
Audi pre sense front
Hold assist
Speed ​​regulator
Traffic signal detection by camera
Exit and lane change alert
Seat occupancy detection device
Three-point automatic rear seat belts with ECE label
five pre-set modes: 'Comfort', 'Auto', 'Dynamic', 'Off road', 'Efficiency' and an 'Individual' mode.
Dynamic steering
Seat belt monitoring
Pre-Sense Front with pedestrian and cyclist detection
ACC with Front Assist
6 Airbags
Hill hold control
Rear Traffic Alert
RAIN & LIGHT SENSORS
Anti-theft roof antenna
Three-point seatbelts on all rear seats
Remote central locking with deadlocks
ISOFIX points in outer rear seats with top tether anchorage points
Two folding remote keys with remote window opening/closing function
Tiredness recognition system
Multi-collision braking system
Active front head restraints