Audi has announced its redesigned 2016 Q3 compact crossover will start at $33,700 for FWD Premium Plus models, $1,200 more than a similarly equipped 2015 Q3. The price increase is somewhat warranted, however, as the entry-level Q3 will now come with more standard features than before, and you also receive Audi’s sharper new design language.
Standard on the entry-level Q3 will be all-new 18-inch wheels, front and rear parking sensors with a backup camera, xenon plus front lighting, a panoramic sunroof, heated 12-way power seats and more. Standard is Audi’s 200 horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which is linked up to a six-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. All-wheel drive will bring the total to $35,800 before destination and taxes.
Prestige trim models add Audi MMI navigation, Audi connect, a power programmable liftgate, a Bose 14-speaker audio system, full LED headlights and dynamic turn signals and the S-Line exterior package with 19-inch wheels. FWD models will command a $38,600 pricetag, while Quattro models will cost $40,700.