Audi Q3 Ground Clearance

Ground clearance (also famous as Ride height) measures the area between the lowermost gap of the car’s chassis and the edge of the tires’ touch with the smooth surface. Nevertheless, the maker of the model might exploit some tweaks to the fixed operations to claim winsome estimation implying the unbiasd space from the shock absorbers, the engine oil pan or the muffler to the terrain could be briefer than declared in the published leaflet.

It is no surprise because practical people hunt for an enlarged ground clearance to get rid of issues when parking near the barriers or on trip through the rough land. The definite ride height of the model differs from mm depending on the year of creation and equipment. Take into consideration that a well- stuffed car will inevitably give up about 1 inch of ground clearance.

Happily, the model ground clearance can be lifted with spacers for shock absorbers to make the vehicle rest higher off the ground. While enjoying a higher model, you give up a piece of the former stability and flexibility driving fast. Instead model ground clearance can be diminished for the sake of enhanced handling and stability.

There a number of ways to increase ground clearance. When it comes to lifting or lowering your Audi Q3 you can choose between bigger tires, a leveling kit, coil spring assisters, coilovers, airlift suspension, suspension lifts, etc.

07.2018 – 2019

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
1.4 35 TFSI S tronic 170
1.4 35 TFSI S tronic Advance 170
1.4 35 TFSI S tronic Design 170
1.4 35 TFSI S tronic Sport 170
2.0 40 TFSI quattro S tronic 170

How to raise Ground Clearance on your Audi Q3. Tip 1 – Get Bigger Tires.

You can raise the ground clearance of your Audi Q3 by upgrading tires to the bigger size. This will earn you extra 0,5-1 inch of clearance.


09.2016 – 03.2019

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
1.4 35 TFSI MT 170
1.4 35 TFSI MT Sport 170
1.4 35 TFSI MT Design 170
1.4 35 TFSI S tronic 170
1.4 35 TFSI S tronic Design 170
1.4 35 TFSI S tronic Sport 170
2.0 40 TFSI quattro S tronic 170
2.0 40 TFSI quattro S tronic Design 170
2.0 40 TFSI quattro S tronic Sport 170
2.0 40 TDI quattro S tronic 170
2.0 40 TDI quattro S tronic Design 170
2.0 40 TDI quattro S tronic Sport 170
2.0 45 TFSI quattro S tronic Design 170
2.0 45 TFSI quattro S tronic Sport 170

How to raise Ground Clearance on your Audi Q3. Tip 2 – Install Leveling Kit.

Leveling kits are designed to level out the uneven stance and increase the ground clearance of your Audi Q3. In most cases, the slight lift will allow for bigger tires. Please refer to Plus Sizing Guides.


11.2014 – 12.2017

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
1.4 TFSI MT 170
1.4 TFSI MT Sport 170
1.4 TFSI MT Design 170
1.4 TFSI S tronic 170
1.4 TFSI S tronic Sport 170
1.4 TFSI S tronic Design 170
1.4 TFSI S tronic Comfort 170
2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic 170
2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic Design 170
2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic Comfort 170
2.0 TDI quattro S tronic 170
2.0 TDI quattro S tronic Sport 170
2.0 TDI quattro S tronic Design 170
2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic Sport 170

How to raise Ground Clearance on your Audi Q3. Tip 3 – install Suspension Lift Kit.

Audi Q3 Suspension Lift Kits (only available for trucks and SUVs) provide the proper clearance between the tire and chassis when going off-road. Normally, it increases the ground clearance from 2 to 8 inches.


06.2011 – 10.2014

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
1.4 TFSI MT 170
1.4 TFSI S tronic 170
2.0 TFSI quattro MT 170
2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic 170
2.0 TDI quattro S tronic 170

How to lower the Ground Clearance on your Audi Q3.

Option 1 – Install Lowering Springs.

Option 2 – Install Coilovers

Option 3 – Install Air Suspension Kit


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