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2021 Audi Q3

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$34,000

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

25

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

176.6” x 62.9”

Dimensions

All-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Smooth, responsive transmission
  • Stable and poised ride
  • Interior quality
  • Front- and rear-seat comfort

The bad:

  • Mediocre fuel economy
  • Firm ride with 19-inch wheels
  • Nose-heavy feel in corners

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • More standard features for 2021
  • Five-seat subcompact luxury SUV
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • 228-hp turbo four-cylinder engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Digital instrument panel standard

2021 Audi Q3 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Audi Q3?

The Audi Q3 is a five-seat subcompact luxury SUV powered by a 228-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. All-wheel drive is standard, as is an eight-speed automatic transmission. Rivals include the Lexus UX, BMW X1 and Volvo XC40.

What’s New on the 2021 Audi Q3?

New standard features include S line exterior trim, power front seats, lane departure warning and steering-wheel shift paddles. 

What Features in the 2021 Audi Q3 Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • All-wheel drive
  • 8.8-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Tri-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Power liftgate
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

Available features include:

  • Keyless access with push-button start
  • Audi Virtual Cockpit with 12.3-inch display
  • 10.1-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Navigation
  • Bang & Olufsen stereo
  • 360-degree camera system 
  • Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Adaptive cruise control

Should I Buy the 2021 Audi Q3?

The 2021 Audi Q3 is a well-rounded subcompact SUV that delivers the refinement and luxury of a larger model in a smaller package. It’s stable and poised, and it offers good comfort in the front or rear seats. Gas mileage, however, is disappointing, and its ride is firm with the available 19-inch wheels.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Exterior 4.9
  • Reliability 4.9
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Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Beautiful CROSSOVER SUV

Roomy, state of the art touch screen, cool safety features Audi was our first stop in looking for a new vehicle. It ended up being our only stop. Very happy with my experience snd would highly recommend.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a New car
  • Used for Having fun
  • Does recommend this car
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5.0

Best Bang for the Buck

My Q3 is everything I hoped it would be...... comfort, power, handling, information and looks. Makes driving a dream. Just about everything I wanted was standard equipment in the model I purchased.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a New car
  • Used for Having fun
  • Does recommend this car
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5.0

Awesome vehicle

The Audi Q3 is a very good car. My daughter absolutely loves it. The performance is awesome, the exterior, and interior looks very sporty, and the grill looks amazing!

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a New car
  • Used for Transporting family
  • Does recommend this car
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Safety

Based on the 2021 Audi Q3 base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
4
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
16.4%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Audi
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
144 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year or 20,000 miles (whichever occurs first)
Powertrain
N/A
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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