A tidy, compact crossover, the Q3 competes with the BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA. Overall it manages to deliver a premium driving experience similar to the larger Audi Q5 but in a 10-inch-shorter package. The energetic 200-hp, 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder is mated to a conventional six-speed automatic and returned 22 mpg overall in our tests. This is a quiet SUV with a firm, comfortable ride and responsive handling. The cabin is a bit simplistic looking, but it gives a sense of quality. Demerits include the tight quarters and cramped driving position. Though the controls are complicated at first, they prove logical with some familiarity. Front- and all-wheel drive is available.