The cost of the Audi Q3 is as low as $36,800 if you don't count taxes, registration, and a destination fee of $1,195. That's for the 40 TFSI Premium. The price of the 45 TFSI Premium version goes up to $39,200. The top-end Premium Plus goes for an MSRP of $40,100 with the base engine, and $42,500 when you opt for the 45 TFSI. Now could also be a good time to look for a used 2022 model for sale.
At the time of writing, the less powerful 40 models weren't on sale yet, so we can only confirm packages and pricing for the 45 variants.
The options list is not particularly extensive this year. Premium models can be equipped with the Convenience Package, which is priced at $1,400 and includes keyless start, stop, and entry, a hands-free tailgate, an upgraded alarm system, the LED interior lighting package, a memory function for the driver's seat, and SiriusXM All Access. The Black Optic Sport Package goes for $1,700 and includes black roof rails, high-gloss black exterior elements, and sport front seats with S embossing and contrast stitching.
Premium Plus models get the good stuff, with an available Technology Package for $2,700, which will add Audi's Virtual Cockpit (including a 12.3-inch LCD digital instrument cluster), a larger 10.1-inch infotainment display with navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, traffic sign recognition, and a top-end Sonos sound system.
All Audi Q3 models can get rear passenger side airbags for $350.
Before even considering which trim to look at, the important decision is centered on which engine to go for. Those who prioritize gas mileage figures will be happy with the base 40 TFSI engine but will have to contend with slow take-offs and a little lethargy overall. We'd take the fuel economy hit and go for the 45 TFSI - and we'd go all-in for the Premium Plus trim too, purely because it unlocks the option to add all the available tech by means of the options list. Adding the Technology Package for the Virtual Cockpit, navigation, and upgraded sound system brings the total build cost to $46,395, including destination.
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Audi Q3 Premium Plus 40 TFSI quattro vs S line Premium 45 TFSI quattro
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