Subaru Forester vs Audi Q3 in Bellevue, WA

Comparing the Subaru Forester Against the Audi Q3

Signature Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and high-end craftsmanship are hallmarks of the entire collection of topnotch Subaru cars and crossovers, including the latest Subaru Forester models. One of the most sought-after models in the collection here at Michael's Subaru of Bellevue, the Forester is a well-crafted, five-passenger crossover SUV that's ideal for families and single professionals alike, from Seattle to North Bend, WA.

If you're in the market to upgrade your ride, allow us to tell you more about what sets the latest Subaru Forester apart. We know you have other options when shopping for a five-passenger SUV in the Snoqualmie and Mercer Island, WA area, and we're here to help you make the right decision.

To assist you in your decision-making process, we've compared our Forester side by side with the similarly sized Audi Q3. Read on to learn a little more about both popular SUVs, and to see some of the many reasons why the Forester comes out ahead in any competition.

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Subaru Forester vs. Audi Q3

  • Fuel economy and efficiency. Want to go further between full ups at the gas station? The Subaru Forester will take you there, with higher mpg ratings and a greater range than the Audi Q3. Look for 26 mph city, 33 mpg highway, and 29 mpg combined with all Forester models, while the Q3 has lower ratings, coming in at 22 mpg city, 30 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined. Additionally, while the Subaru Forester averages 432 miles in the city and 548 miles on the highway per fill up, the Audi gets just 350 miles in the city and 477 miles on the highway for every full tank of gas.
  • Size and interior space. You and your passengers will be more comfortable in the Subaru Forester than the Audi Q3. It starts on the outside, where external measurements for the Subaru Forester place it as both taller and longer than the Q3. On the inside, this translates to greater amounts of headroom in both rows, as well as an extra three inches of legroom in both the front and the backseats.
  • Cargo space. The larger size and more spacious interior of the Subaru Forester also helps put it ahead of the Audi Q3 in terms of space for your cargo. Take more of what you need with you on road trips long or short with the Subaru Forester, which has a rear cargo hold that can accommodate 31.1 cubic feet with the seats in place, and more with the backseats folded. Meanwhile, the Audi Q3 cargo hold has space for just 23.7 cubic feet of groceries, shopping bags, or suitcases.
  • Standard safety features. While both crossovers have a list of standard safety technologies, the Subaru Forester has more. Called the Subaru EyeSight safety package, the list of standard, advanced safety technologies that every Forester comes with includes adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assistance. By comparison, these same features are only available on upper trims for the Audi Q3, as opposed to standard on all trims as they are with the Forester.

Discover Reasons Why the Subaru Forester is Right for You, in Bellevue

That's just the beginning. The Subaru Forester is a comfortable and high-end crossover that practically recommends itself, and we look forward to showing you firsthand everything that sets it apart from the competition, and everything that makes it the perfect choice for your family. We invite you to make your way from your home in either Issaquah or Sammamish to visit us in person and test drive this outstanding SUV for yourself soon.

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