When you admire the possibilities on the road of being able to drive a luxury vehicle and just how much better the ride comfort and quality is you want to be the next one to own a great luxury vehicle, at least until reality sets in. Looking at the price of many luxury models will have you up in arms at the fact that luxury vehicles have these higher prices, at least until you see the new Q3 from Audi, which offers to give you the ride you want at a price you can easily afford, making your driving more enjoyable than ever.
What makes the Q3 the right choice? First is the fact that the price starts only a smidge above the $30,000 mark and even the base model comes well-equipped. Of course with the Audi name on the vehicle you know you’ll be driving a compact crossover SUV that has the best interior in the class and offers you the flexibility you need to have on the road. For 2017 this SUV comes standard with leather upholstery, 12-way power front seats, xenon headlights and much more. The higher trims add a power tailgate that has a programmable height and sport models can offer you a three-spoke steering wheel.
When you step in and drive the Q3 you won’t feel as if there’s something missing, which is unfortunately how many small SUVs do feel. The Q3 has the comfortable seating and perfect ride to make sure you have the ride you want. The steering is balanced and light to give you instant feedback and allow you to carve up some curves if that’s part of how you want to drive your new luxury SUV. This is an SUV that’s easy to love and gives you the drive you’ve been looking for.
One way Audi has worked to keep the costs down on the Q3 and pass those savings on to you is to offer this SUV with only one engine. That engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine that brings you 200 horsepower and 207 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is attached to a six-speed automatic transmission to bring you a reasonable fuel mileage number at 20 city/28 hwy mpg. This SUV can be upgraded from the FWD setup to make use of AWD and does require premium fuel to operate correctly.
As mentioned, even the standard model can be one that you’ll love to drive. This model of the Q3 shows up with the leather seating, a panoramic sunroof, a 130-degree rearview camera, power front seats, heated side mirrors and front and rear parking sensors. Other great items you’ll find on the base model include dual zone climate controls, push button starting, xenon headlights, a ten-speaker audio system with HD and satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity and iPod integration. With everything included on the base model you’ll never feel as if you’ve settled for something less even when you have to drive your Q3 on a budget.
Of course if you want to move up the trim line of the Q3 you can add a host of great options to the SUV. These include items such as the AWD system, the Audi Connect feature which adds an in vehicle Wi-Fi and Google Earth navigation. Other items you can add include power folding mirrors, a power tailgate, voice command control, a 14-speaker Bose premium audio system, the Driver Assistance system which adds bling spot monitoring and the appearance upgrades for the Sport Plus package that adds sport seats and a more dynamic drive selection for you to have improved handing and responsiveness.
Is the Audi Q3 the right compact luxury SUV for you? If you consider the starting price of only $33,000 you can see how this is a vehicle that can be easily affordable. If you want to add the AWD to the package it will put an additional $2,000 on the overall price and the top end of the lineup, the AWD Prestige model will cost you a little more than $42,000, which is still reasonable for all you have added to this SUV. When you want the ability to drive a luxury SUV and feel the compact crossover market is the place for you then you need to take a look at the Audi Q3. Take advantage of one of the most admired interiors in the market and have a great ride.