The Audi Q3 is a subcompact crossover SUV that puts this German luxury brand on the radar of shoppers who want upscale features and design in a small, practical package.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
For 2022, the Audi Q3 gains some standard features across the range, which we've detailed below.
Audi offers the Q3 in Komfort, Progressiv and Technik trim levels. All use a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder engine with 40 and 45 designations indicating different performance levels, an eight-speed transmission, and all-wheel drive.
New to the Q3 Komfort's list of standard features are a power tailgate, passive keyless entry, and a heated steering wheel.
You also get 17-inch alloy wheels, auto on/off LED headlights and taillights, and heated side mirrors. Inside, there's a power driver's seat, heated front seats, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic A/C, panoramic sunroof, an 8.8-inch touchscreen, 10-speaker audio, and a digital gauge cluster.
Standard safety items include pre sense basic/front with pedestrian detection, and tire pressure monitoring.
Progressiv trim adds 18-inch wheels (19-inch in Progressiv 45), aluminum interior accents, new-for-2022 ambient lighting, a power front passenger seat, front-seat power lumbar, an auto-dimming mirror, and a garage door remote.
Finally, Technik adds power-folding/auto-dimming side mirrors and driver's seat memory (both new this year), an upgraded digital gauge display, navigation, traffic sign recognition, Bang & Olufsen audio, and a top-view camera.
A navigation package includes a touchscreen upgrade, and wireless Apple CarPlay.
The advanced driver assist pack bundles adaptive cruise and automatic high beams; you can add a hands-on detection function that comes with active cruise and traffic jam assists.
Audi's fuel consumption estimates for the Q3 are 10.4/7.7 L/100 km (city/highway) in its 40 configuration, and 11.4/8.3 L/100 km for the 45 version.
With the Q3, Audi competes with the BMW X1 and X2, the Mercedes-Benz GLA, Volvo XC40, Cadillac XT4, Lexus UX, and Land Rover Evoque.