We’re eager on small crossovers just like the 2021 Audi Q3, and by wanting on the highway outdoors our home windows, everybody else is just too.
This 12 months, the Q3 returns and it’s largely the identical as final 12 months, besides the worth. The 2021 Audi Q3 nets a 6.7 TCC Ranking, propelled by good security scores and customary options. (Learn extra about how we fee vehicles.)
Audi affords Premium and Premium Plus variations of the Q3, ranging from $36,995. New this 12 months is a normal sporty look package deal (which was elective final 12 months) and a small shuffle amongst options.
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What hasn’t modified? The Q3’s huge proportions in comparison with others in its class, and its sedate model that we expect will put on effectively. The Q3 depends on the identical 2.0-liter turbo-Four that makes 228 horsepower teamed to an 8-speed computerized and all-wheel drive.
The Q3’s greatest items are inside, the place it’s comfy and svelte regardless of its 2-ton heft. Rear seat passengers get greater than 36 inches of leg room, which is admirable amongst its contemporaries. Behind the rear seats, the Q3 holds as much as 23.7 cubic toes of cargo (with the rear seats slid again for extra passenger consolation that determine drops to 18.7 cubic toes). With the seats down that house expands to 48 cubic toes, which in our testing was solely hampered by a trendy roofline that descends towards the rear liftgate.
The IIHS known as it a Prime Security Choose+ final 12 months and we count on that score to hold over quickly. Along with high security scores, the Q3 will get customary computerized emergency braking and lane-departure warnings to enrich these crash-test scores.
A 10.3-inch digital instrument cluster and eight.8-inch touchscreen are customary on all Q3s. Similar goes for wi-fi Apple CarPlay (sorry Android customers, convey a wire) and leather-based upholstery. The Q3 beams with luxurious touches that we’d count on for its $37,000 beginning worth, however spending extra will get much more. Greater wheels, higher audio, and nicer inside shades are all on the menu and we’re hungry for all the above.
If $40,000 makes you wince for Audi’s smallest crossover, maybe its larger dimension over the competitors will cushion the blow?
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