Compare the 2018 Audi Q3 vs the Toyota Highlander near Savannah

Compare The Audi Q3 To The Toyota Highlander

The SUV category varies greatly. You have the smaller SUVs, or crossovers, that contain the same number of seats as most sedans, but has more room for your passengers to spread out as well as extra space for your cargo, and you also have the larger SUVs, which can transport many people, but are often clunky and don't get the best gas mileage. Which one would you choose? Take a look at the differences between the Audi Q3 crossover and the Toyota Highlander mid-sized SUV to find out.



  • Due to the Audi Q3 model's smaller physique, it doesn't need as much power to get it moving, but that doesn't mean that it's slow. The Audi Q3 contains a turbocharged 200-horsepower 2.0-liter TFSI engine that, combined with the six-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission, provides it with enough get-up-and-go power to speed past the slower Toyota Highlander models.

  • The Audi Q3 also has Audi Drive Select that allows you choose which driving mode you'd like to be in: Comfort, Dynamic, or Auto. You know the driving conditions better than your vehicle does, so why not be able to choose how your vehicle should be reacting to these conditions? The Toyota Highlander does not have a comparable drive select system.


When it comes to spending money, we all want to save wherever we can. The Audi Q3 will keep more money in your pockets in a variety of ways.

  • Starting Price Tag - The Audi Q3 contains two trim levels and both come in with a starting MSRP of under $39,000. The Toyota Highlander has more trims, and, for the most part, higher starting MSRP prices.

  • Energy Efficiency - Because the Audi Q3 is smaller than the Highlander, it gets better gas mileage. This means that you'll save money all throughout the life of the vehicle as you make fewer stops at the gas station and keep your bank account just a little fuller.

  • Warranty - We all know that sometimes life happens and the warranty attached to your vehicle saves you from spending a ton of money on repairs or roadside assistance. The Audi Q3 contains better over-all warranties than the Toyota Highlander.

    • Basic Warranty - four-years/50,000 miles versus three-years/36,000 miles

    • Powertrain Warranty - four-years/50,000 miles versus five-years/60,000 miles

    • Corrosion/Rust Thru - 12-years/unlimited miles versus five-years/unlimited miles

    • Roadside Assistance - four-years/unlimited miles versus two-years/unlimited miles


  • Like we've mentioned before, the space between the Audi Q3 and the Toyota Highlander vary greatly. The Audi Q3 fits five passengers perfectly while the Highlander can squeeze seven, or even eight, passengers in specifically equipped vehicles. The Highlander is also a lot longer, which makes it more difficult to park.


  • Audi is known for their luxurious vehicles and the Audi Q3 is no different. From its exquisite exterior design, to its lavish interior the Audi Q3 is ready to charm and relax. Even the base model has standard luxury features, which the base model of the Toyota Highlander does not. For example: you will find leather seats, an optional navigation system, a power's driver seat, dual power front seats, an optional remote keyless entry, and a moon roof in the base Audi Q3, but not in the base Highlander models.

Find Your Audi Q3 At Audi Hilton Head

If you'd like to learn more about the Audi Q3, then feel free to head over to our Hardeeville, South Carolina, dealership to take one of our models for a test drive. We welcome everyone from the Savanna, Garden City, Hilton Head Island, and Bluffton areas and encourage you to take the short drive to Audi Hilton Head for all of your Audi needs.

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