Volkswagen Tiguan vs Audi Q3

2019 Volkswagen TiguanAt Port Charlotte Volkswagen, we know how important a sense of comfort and functionality is when choosing your SUV. You want something with the amenities to keep you satisfied during those long road trips, but all the muscle for those more utilitarian jobs.

Both the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Audi Q3 may look appealing on those Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and North Port streets. However, only one has the power, safety, and comfort you need. In this comparison, we’ll show you which.

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Volkswagen Tiguan vs Audi Q3: Performance Specs

At first glance, it does appear that the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Audi Q3 are fairly similar as far as their powertrains go. Both come with a 2.0L 4-cylinder; however, the Volkswagen Tiguan benefits from turbocharging and intercooling in its powertrain.

Thanks to the additional enhancements in it, the Tiguan manages to produce more torque than the Audi Q3—the Volkswagen Tiguan delivers 221 lb-ft of torque, while the Audi Q3 produces 207 lb-ft of torque. The Tiguan also maintains slightly better city mileage with 22 MPG, compared to the 20 city MPG maintained by the Audi Q3.1

Nevertheless, these cars do have another major similarity, which is their transmission. Tiptronic® automatics transmissions are standard in each vehicle. However, the 8-speed transmission in the Volkswagen Tiguan is noticeably smoother than the 6-speed transmission in the Audi Q3.

Tiguan vs Q3: Interior Comforts

Though they are fairly similar in size, the Tiguan and the Audi Q3 seem to take a different approach to interior. Whereas the Q3 is all about creature comforts with less functionality, the Tiguan blends its amenities with some more rugged qualities.

For example, the standard Volkswagen Tiguan comes trimmed in sporty cloth with a quilted rhombus design. Behind the first row, this SUV has 65.7 cubic feet of cargo room, with tie-down loops in the rear to secure your items.

You’ll find fewer utilitarian benefits in the Audi Q3. Nevertheless, it does contain a hefty entertainment suite to keep passengers occupied. It does lack the mobile integrative capabilities of Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect, however—a staple in the Tiguan.

Volkswagen Tiguan vs Audi Q3: Safety

When it comes to vehicle safety, the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Audi Q3 seem to diverge. Sure, they have some commonalities, such as electronic stability and traction controls. However, the VW Tiguan simply seems to add more technologies to its base trim.

Here, you’ll be able to add in helpful features, like the available Blind Spot Monitor and Forward Collision Warning with Autonomous Emergency Braking. These features don’t just help to monitor the road for you—they can even act autonomously to prevent collisions.

The Audi Q3 offers similar features in the Audi pre sense® suite. However, these are only offered in the Q3 with a costly upgrade.

Need More Help Choosing Your Next SUV?

Despite the similarities that bring the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Audi Q3 together, their differences seem to push them much farther apart. With all that it offers, the Tiguan just seems to come out on top.

At Port Charlotte Volkswagen, we’re more than happy to help Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and North Port drivers learn more about this great sedan. Contact us today to schedule a test drive.

1 22 city/27 highway mpg (Tiguan 2.0L, 8-speed automatic transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including driving habits and vehicle condition.

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