Seven months after Audi debuted the 2015 Q3 at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, pricing for the compact crossover has finally leaked.
According to the Audi Q3 Forum, prices will start at $32,500 plus $925 destination charge for a total of $33,425. That will get you a front-wheel drive model with a 2.0-liter TFSI turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 200 horsepower mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic functionality. Upgrading to Audi’s Quattro system brings the Q3’s base price to $35,525 after destination charges.
The Q3 has two trim levels: Premium Plus and Prestige. Premium Plus offers standard features such as dual-zone climate control, Xenon headlights, heated seats, a panoramic sunroof, and more. The Prestige, which costs an additional $3,900, adds a power tailgate, MMI Navigation Plus, a Bose surround system and other goodies. Both trim levels offer a sport package for $550, 19-inch wheels for $800, wood inlays for $350, and a black headliner as a no-cost option.
The Q3’s price point places it at the top of the list for German luxury CUVs as the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA has a starting price of $32,225 (after destination fees) with the all-wheel drive model going for $34,225; BMW is asking $31,850 for a rear-wheel drive X1 sDrive28i and $33,650 for the all-wheel drive version (both after destination fees).