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Audi Adds More Equipment to 2023 Q3 SUV, Starts at $37,995

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With its small size being prized by urban dwellers, the Q3 serves as a key model in Audi’s SUV lineup. However, it’s also facing more competition in a growing segment. As a result, standing out is becoming more difficult, but Audi is hoping that more equipment and a slight sticker-price increase to $37,995 (all prices include a $1,195 destination fee) will help the Q3 retain its sales success.

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More Equipment Makes the Q3 Shine

The Q3’s exterior styling carries over from the 2022 model year mostly unchanged. However, full LED lighting is now standard on all Q3 models, as are newly styled 18-inch wheels. Q3 40 TFSI buyers looking for bigger wheels can go for the Black Optic Package’s 19-inch wheels, while Q3 45 TFSI buyers can upgrade to 20-inch wheels and summer tires, which are available as part of a separate option on top of the Black Optic Sport Package.

The interior is also largely carried over, but all models now get a new wireless charging pad that replaces the older phone box setup. This light touch is not a bad thing since the Q3’s interior is still a very luxurious place to spend time in.

Performance remains unchanged from 2022, with the Q3 40 being powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 184 horsepower; the Q3 45 increases output to 228 hp. An eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are both standard across the entire lineup.

Pricing and Release Date

The 2023 Audi Q3 45 is available now, but shoppers interested in the Q3 40 will need to wait, as availability for the trim is delayed at this time. Full pricing is below:

  • 40 TFSI Premium: $37,995
  • 40 TFSI Premium Plus: $41,295
  • 45 TFSI Premium: $40,395
  • 45 TFSI Premium Plus: $43,695

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