Phone and GPS Mounts for an Audi Q3

Audi Q3 InteriorThe Audi Q3 is the first model we have looked at from this manufacturer.  This is one of the smallest SUVs we have looked at.  Not wide and not long.  In fact, tall passengers in the front seat results in almost no leg room for back seat passengers.

A photo of the interior of the Audi Q3 is included.  Nice looking interior with a few challenges.  Most notable is the center display which pops up from the dash.  This nullifies using the dashboard as a mount point.  Simply not enough room.

The cup holders are set somewhat towards the back seats and this is a small SUV so we aren’t going to recommend any cup holder mounts.  The pair of center cup holders aren’t in a good position for useful device viewing.

The seat bolt rail provides sufficient room for a mount but the Audi Q3 uses bolts that require a special tool to remove so we’re passing on recommending any of these mounts.  Even if the bolts could be removed, the vehicle might be too small to use this mount location.

Now, let’s look at some good mount locations for an Audi Q3.  Fortunately there are several good places to mount a phone or GPS.

The windshield mount seen in the photo that is attached to the front windshield is the Arkon MegaGrip Suction Cup Windshield and Dash Mount.  The suction mount features a vacuum locked assembly and pivoting arm.  The phone can swivel into any orientation.  An expanding cradle opens to 3.4 inches to hold most phones with or without cases.

Remove the cradle and adapter from the above mount to hold a Garmin GPS.  The ball is 17mm in diameter.  It will snap right into the socket on the back of any cradle from a Garmin automotive GPS.

If you just need the mount for a Garmin GPS, then check into the Arkon Windshield Dash Garmin Nuvi Suction Mount.  THe 17mm ball will fit the back of the Garmin cradle.  Not all Audi Q3 models have a GPS so this might be a mount that you need.  Both of these come with a 2-year warranty.

Both of the above mounts include an adhesive dash plate.  It’s a round plate that is smooth so the suction cup can stick to this just like the windshield.  This enables use of either mount on the dash.  However, as we already mentioned, the Audi Q3 has limited real estate for a dash mount so you’re unlikely to use that option.

Big wide air vents can be found in the middle of the dash and this is a great location for mounting a phone so consider the Square Jellyfish Jelly-Grip Car Air Vent Mount.  The Square Jellyfish Jelly-Grip mount will hold most phone models with or without a case or skin.  It has a ball and socket so the cradle has the capability to be oriented downwards towards the driver.  The included cradle opens to 3 5/8 inches which is large enough for almost any phone.  You can also use this mount for a Garmin GPS as it features a ball size that matches up with a Garmin cradle.

We reviewed the Square Jellyfish mount in detail in 2016 and have used it in a few vehicles with good results.

A CD player mount is going to work just fine on the an Audi Q3.  We like the Mpow CD Slot Mount for SmartPhones.  Be sure to follow the included instructions for a secure fit.  The included cradle opens to 3.4 inches and swivels into any orientation.  We reviewed the Mpow mount and found it to be an effective accessory.

So in summary, when it comes to an Audi Q3, the windshield, air vent and CD player make good locations for mounting a phone or GPS.  The dash, seat bolt and cup holder are poor choices.  Tablets are too large for this vehicle.