I stand corrected though, looks like the XT4 does compete with the Q5 and not the Q3 which makes its value proposition a little more favorable. It's still way down on cargo space in that class though. I'm seeing differences as much as 10 cu ft with the seats up.
There are couple things at play that are drawbacks to all of these smallest premium CUVs. There is always a bit of sandbagging in multiple aspects of the cars to ensure that they don't cannibalize the sales of their bigger brother cash cows (Q5, XT5, RX, etc), and then also the short wheelbases coupled with the CUV height doesn't do the cars any favors when it comes to trying to accomplish premium levels of refinement and ride quality suitable for their badge. They are good runabouts for congested cities but not if you are a suburbs dweller who logs a lot of highway miles. If you don't live in a major city, I wouldn't recommend a Q3.
2020 Q3: 22 combined/19 city/27 highway https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/noframes/42041.shtml
2018 Q3: 23 combined/20 city/ 28 highway https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/noframes/38716.shtml
EDIT: Looks like I was late to this show.
But for the money, a Corsair or RDX with a better overall space balance seems best.
Seems like the V (& and hopefully forthcoming V+) have things sorted better. Glad GM didn't ruin the handling/steering magic of the previous gen/Alpha chassis!
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Past/Sold: '13 Evo, '08 Si, '12 Mustang GT, '03 Evo VIII, '01 Golf 1.8T