Comparison - Audi RS Q3 Sportback 2020 - vs - Volkswagen T-Cross SEL 2019

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Model: 
Average Price: 
£
55,955
Updated: 
19 Jun 2020
£
22,930
Updated: 
03 Apr 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
7-speed Automatic
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: 
Flash Red
#B00505
Black
#101010
Pure white
#F0F0F0
Urano Grey
#444749
Champagne Silver Metallic
#DFC6B2
Dark Petrol Metallic
#0F394F
Energetic Orange Metallic
#C96005
Deep Black Pearl
#322F2A
Limestone Grey Metallic
#797671
Makena Turquoise Metallic
#0FCCC6
Reef Blue Metallic
#2368AB
Reflex Silver metallic
#D9D9D9

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

T-Cross offers just enough over a Polo to make it worth thinking about.

Pros
Spacious and agreeable to drive
Different to a Polo,
Refined enough

Cons
Less refined and more expensive than the car it’s based on.
Low quality interior

By: 
topgear.com

The VW T-Cross is a compact yet roomy SUV which comes with loads of standard equipment. It doesn’t look as dramatic or feel quite as comfortable as some alternatives.

Pros
Big boot
Lots of passenger space
Loads of standard equipment

Cons
Noisy at speed
Materials feel a bit cheap
Alternatives look more exciting

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The Volkswagen T-Cross is one of the class leaders in the small SUV sector.

PROS

Spacious
Well-equipped
Desirable badge

CONS

Expensive top models
Quicker rivals
No hybrid model

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Consumption (low) - 20.5 mpg UK / Consumption (high) - 32.8 mpg UK
Combined/city/highway: 28–31/27–30/29–33 mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
20
12
Cylinders: 
5
Inline
3
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
1.00L
Torque: 
354ft-lbs
at 5 850rpm
147ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
400hp
at 7 000rpm
113hp
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
yes
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
Electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors
Automatic dimming interior rear-view mirror
Rain sensor

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
177.40in
161.70in
Width: 
79.60in
69.20in
Height: 
61.20in
62.30in
Front Track: 
62.50in
60.30in
Rear Track: 
62.30in
59.50in
Wheel Base: 
105.50in
100.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.50
40.70
Rear Head Room: 
36.50
38.00
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
45.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
1388lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.70cu.ft
16.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3747.00lbs
2799.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
no
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
Glovebox
Instrument lighting, white adjustable panel illumination

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
Electric windows, front and rear

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
– Driver’s and front passenger’s seat height adjustment and lumbar adjustment
Driver’s under seat drawer
Softell’ decorative inserts in dash and doors
Storage compartments in front doors
Driver’s and front passenger’s sun visors with vanity mirrors
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Adjustable rear seat bench/backrest
Folding center armrest
Rear bench seat, movable and foldable
Split folding rear seat backrest 60:40

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson Strut
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Double wishbone type
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Comfort automatic air conditioning 2 zones
Dual-zone electronic climate control
Air conditioning,
manual Dust and pollen filter
Heated rear windscreen

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
2D/3D map view
Volkswagen Media Control 2 – allows remote control of the infotainment system via smartphone or tablet
Three route options (Fast, Short, Eco)
SD card reader
Preloaded European navigation data
Dynamic navigation based on TMC+
8.0" colour touch-screen
2 x USB connection, USB charging sockets, rear of centre console (compatible products only)
Bluetooth telephone and audio connection for compatible devices 1
6 speakers, front and rear
Simultaneous pairing of 2 compatible mobile devices
Car information display

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
Body-coloured bumpers
Front fog lights, including static cornering function
LED dipped and main beam headlights with automatic range adjustment
Roof rails, silver anodised
Rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards, approx. 65% tinted
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
Front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated disc
rear drum 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
no
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
3 rear three-point seat belts
3 rear head restraints
Warning buzzer and light for front seat belts if unfastened
Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
Reflectors in all doors
Pan-European emergency call service
Misfuel prevention device
Manual coming/automatic leaving home lighting function
Isofix child seat preparation compatible i-size (for 2 rear child seats)
Height-adjustable front three-point seat belts with tensioners
Driver’s and front passenger’s safetyoptimised head restraints
Automatic Post-Collision Braking System
Automatic hazard lights activation under emergency braking