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The Q3’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the Kona are solid, not vented.
For better traction, the Q3 has larger standard tires than the Kona (235/55R18 vs. 205/60R16). The Q3’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Kona (255/40R20 vs. 235/45R18).
The Q3’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 55 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Kona SE Limited/Ultimate’s standard 60 series tires. The Q3’s optional tires have a lower 40 series profile than the Kona Limited/Ultimate’s 45 series tires.
For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Q3 has standard 18-inch wheels. Smaller 16-inch wheels are standard on the Kona SE Limited/Ultimate. The Q3’s optional 20-inch wheels are larger than the 18-inch wheels on the Kona Limited/Ultimate.
For superior ride and handling, the Audi Q3 has fully independent front and rear suspensions. An independent suspension allows the wheels to follow the road at the best angle for gripping the pavement, without compromising ride comfort. The Kona 4x2 has a rear torsion beam axle, with a semi-independent rear suspension.
For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Q3’s wheelbase is 3.1 inches longer than on the Kona (105.5 inches vs. 102.4 inches).
The Q3 has 1.2 inches more front shoulder room, 1.5 inches more rear legroom and .6 inches more rear shoulder room than the Kona.
For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the Q3’s rear seats recline. The Kona’s rear seats don’t recline.
The Q3 has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Kona with its rear seat up (23.7 vs. 19.2 cubic feet). The Q3 has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Kona with its rear seat folded (48 vs. 45.8 cubic feet).
A standard locking glovebox keeps your small valuables safer in the Q3. The Kona doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.
To make loading and unloading groceries and cargo easier, especially for short adults, the Q3 has a standard power liftgate, which opens and closes automatically by pressing a button, or optionally by just kicking your foot under the back bumper, completely leaving your hands free. The Kona doesn’t offer a power liftgate.
The Q3 has a 1500 lbs. towing capacity. The Kona has no towing capacity.
The Q3 uses gas struts to support the hood for easier service access. The Kona uses a prop rod to support its heavy hood. It takes two hands to open the hood and set the prop rod, the prop rod gets in the way during maintenance and service, and the prop rod could be knocked out, causing the heavy hood to fall on the person maintaining or servicing the car.
J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that Audi service is better than Hyundai. J.D. Power ranks Audi 8th in service department satisfaction (above the industry average). With a 39% lower rating, Hyundai is ranked 22nd.
The Q3’s power parking brake sets with one touch and releases with one touch or automatically. The Kona has a lever-type parking brake that has to be strenuously raised to engage properly. It has to be lifted up more and a button depressed to release it.
The Q3’s front and rear power windows all open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The Kona’s rear power window switches have to be held the entire time to open or close them fully.
If the windows are left open on the Q3 the driver can close them all at the outside door handle or from a distance using the remote. On a hot day the driver can also lower the windows the same way. The driver of the Kona can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.
The Q3’s rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The Kona SE/SEL/Limited’s standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.
The Q3’s standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. Hyundai only offers heated mirrors on the Kona SEL/Limited/Ultimate.
The Q3 Premium Plus/Prestige’s standard rear and side view mirrors have an automatic dimming feature. These mirrors can be set to automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on them, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The Kona doesn’t offer the luxury of automatic dimming mirrors.
The Q3’s standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. The Kona doesn’t offer dual zone air conditioning.
Both the Q3 and the Kona offer rear vents. For greater rear passenger comfort, the Q3 has standard rear air conditioning vents to keep rear occupants cool in summer or warm in winter. The Kona doesn’t offer rear air conditioning vents, only heat vents.
To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the Q3 (except Premium) offers an optional Adaptive Cruise Control, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The Kona doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.
The Q3 Prestige’s Park Steering Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Kona doesn’t offer an automated parking system.
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