The 2023 Audi Q3 gains standard signature LED headlights and updated wheels designs. An available phone charging pad replaces last year's charging box. One of Audi's top sellers, the current Q3 debuted in 2019.
Choosing Your Audi Q3
The Audi Q3 continues in two trim levels: Premium and Premium Plus. The Premium starts at $37,495 including destination, and the Premium Plus is priced from $40,795.
Every Q3 carries a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. A high-output version is available on both trims for $2,300. All-wheel drive and eight-speed automatic transmission are standard across the board.
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (Combined)|
|2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder||181 hp||221 lb-ft||26 mpg|
|2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder||228 hp||258 lb-ft||24 mpg|
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The Q3 is Audi's smallest crossover but can carry five people in relative comfort. The Q3's small size is more apparent when it comes to carrying things. There are 23.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat and 48 cubic feet with it folded. Some hatchbacks can hold more.
The Q3 offers plenty of standard driver assistance technology. Every model gets automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and front and rear parking sensors. Upgrading to the Premium Plus brings adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and surround-view cameras. Rear side airbags are available on both trims for $350.
The standard infotainment systems for both trims provide an 8.8-inch touchscreen, 10 speakers, four USB ports, satellite radio, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Exclusive to the Premium Plus, the $2,700 Technology Package adds navigation, wireless phone charging, a 10.1-inch touchscreen, traffic sign recognition, and 15-speaker SONOS surround sound.
2023 Audi Q3 Premium – MSRP From $37,495
The Premium packs a lot of equipment for the price, including leather upholstery, a 10.25-inch digital instrument display, heated eight-way power front seats, a panoramic sunroof, a power liftgate, aluminum roof rails, adaptive LED headlights, and 18-inch alloy wheels.
The $1,400 Convenience Package tacks on driver memory settings, a hands-free power liftgate, power-folding side mirrors, LED interior lighting, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a motion-sensing alarm. For a different look outside, the $1,300 Black Optic furnishes black roof rails, gloss black exterior trim, and 19-inch graphite-finish wheels. Wood interior trim is available for $250.
2023 Audi Q3 Premium Plus – MSRP From $40,795
The Convenience Package features are standard on the Premium Plus, along with the aforementioned safety upgrades. Models equipped with the Technology Package get a 12.3-inch instrument display. The Black Optic treatment and wood interior trim remain optional.
The 2023 Audi Q3 in Premium trim lacks nothing we expect in an entry-level luxury crossover. The main reason for upgrading to the Premium Plus is access to the Technology Package, though it's not exactly a bargain. With either trim, the base engine performs well enough that the $2,300 for the high-out version is better spent elsewhere in your build.