2022 Audi Q3

Rating7.6

Ranked #7 in Subcompact Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$35,900 - $38,200

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Key Spec of 2022 Audi Q3
fuel economy

23/25/30

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

184 hp

basic warranty

4 Years / 50,000 miles

2022 Audi Q3 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 5, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2022 Audi Q3 comes with major upgrades this year including the next-generation MIB 3.0 infotainment system and an enhanced safety suite with Blind Spot Monitor & Rear Cross-Traffic Alert for a base MSRP of $36,400. Pumped by a 184 hp(40 TFSI) and 228 horsepower(S Line 45 TFSI), the 2022 Q3 goes unblemished with a premium interior adorned with newly standardized Aluminum Spectrum inlays. Its optional package has also gone through an update with its Convenience Package that has added new features alongside the same Black Optic Sport Package for its Premium and Premium Plus trims. 

2022 Audi Q3 For Sale

The 2022 Audi Q3 bangs the floor with exciting features and extensions that entail the likes of the Black Optic Sport Package costing $1,700 and the Technology Package at $2,700 for the S Line 45 TFSI of the Premium and Premium Plus. The Convenience Package at $1,450 is also there exclusively for the Premium trim in both 40 TFSI and S Line 45 TFSI formats. 

2022 Audi Q3 Buying Advice

The 2022 Q3 is surely a far better value proposition than its predecessor in terms of available specs and the driving experience altogether. So, one should prefer the 2022 MY over the rest of the siblings.

 

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Having a practical cargo capacity of up to 48 cu-ft inside the realm, the Audi Q3 2022 further upscales its game with the recently appointed Top view camera system with Virtual 360 view for the Premium Plus edition. And so does the all-new commoner Audi Parking System Plus around the Q3's same dimensional silhouette. Up for sale against the Mercedes-Benz GLA, BMW X1, and Volvo XC40, the Audi Q3 can be availed by the enthusiast at a lease deal costing as high as $499/month for 36 months for the Premium S Line 45 TFSI variant. 


ProsConsWhat's New

Luxurious interior

A few optional features could have been made standard

New MIB 3.0 infotainment system

Handling dynamics

Aluminum inlays are now standard

Impressive standard features

New Safety Features - Audi side assists with rear cross-traffic and Audi parking system plus are now standard

New features added in the optional Convenience Package

Brown Gray Natural interior wood inlay is now available on the base Premium trim.

Over All Rating

7.6

Out of 10

Engine and Performace8.00
Pricing and Features8.00
Features8.50
Engine and Performance7.00
Fuel Economy7.50
Interior7.00
Exterior8.00
Safety7.00
Competition7.00
Notable Rankings

#7 in Subcompact Suv

#14 in Suv


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Trims

Premium$35,900 onwards

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Leather upholstery
  • Led headlights
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Power liftgate
  • Tri-Zone automatic climate control

Premium Plus$35,900 onwards

  • 360-Degree camera system
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Configurable ambient lighting
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Wireless changing pad

Base$36,150 onwards

S line Premium$38,200 onwards

  • Digital gauge cluster
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Power-Adjustable front seats

S line Premium Plus$38,200 onwards

  • Auto-Dimming rearview mirror
  • Driver'S seat memory settings
  • Keyless entry
  • Satellite radio


Colors and Styles

2022 Audi Q3 in Cosmos Blue Metallic color
Cosmos Blue Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2022 Audi Q3 has been introduced with a price starting from $36,400 and landing at $42,000 for which it owns the space with a spirited 0-60 MPH of 7-8.6 seconds while having a decent payload of 1,091 lbs. With such a balanced power curve comes the Audi Drive Select which takes that intensity at the pedal to another dimension when coupled with its interactive interior and worthy safety gear.

Apart from this driving play, the Audi Q3 2022 asks for a fair amount of investment on it such as maintenance of $5,931 and repair of $1,898 after 5 years. Expanding this financing virtue are the other additional payments including the fuel cost of $9,619 and insurance of $4,665 after the same time period. In addition, one is destined to pay a charge of $1,195 as a destination fee too. 


Buying Advice

The 2022 Audi Q3 is best suited in its S Line 45 TFSI Premium Plus configuration as it sits at the top of the line with all the top-notch features. Right from the comfort index to driving dynamics, it beholds the highest value while having a reasonable price surge against the base Premium editions. A mix of heated seating, more exhilarating throttle and unique ambiance make this trim a must-buy among all. 

 

Features
8.5/10

The 2022 Audi Q3 is a two trim SUV that commences with Premium trim having 40 TFSI edition priced at $36,400 and S Line 45 TFSI at $38,700. It gets assets like Audi Sound System, heated front seat with leather upholstery, and interior lighting package as standards. Meanwhile, the 18-inch 5-arm design wheels fashion its exterior appeal.

The Premium Plus is the next one in the line for the Audi Q3 2022 that has the same 40 TFSI and S Line 45 TFSI variants at an investment of $39,700 and $42,000 respectively. And the Audi active lane assist with emergency assist and Adaptive cruise assist with lane guidance are some of the extra add-ons over the base trim. 

Trims

Premium

Premium Plus

MSRP (40 TFSI)

$36,400

$39,700
MSRP (45 TFSI S Line) $38,700

$42,000

Features

Audi Sound System

Top view camera system with Virtual 360 view

 

Audi side assist with rear-cross traffic alert Audi active lane assist with emergency assist

 

Audi Drive Select Adaptive cruise assist with lane guidance

 

18-inch 5-arm design wheels Dynamic automatic headlight leveling

 

Interior lighting

Contour/Ambient LED interior lighting package - multicolor

 

Heated front seat with leather upholstery  
Engine and Performance
7.0/10

"Q3 is light and relatively nimble." - Motor Trend

The 2022 Audi Q3 beats with the same 2.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4 engine that punches 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. It couples with 8-speed automatic transmission in a Quattro AWD layout that delivers a fine and smooth power progression at each upshift and downshift. However, if that does not seem to get you thrilled, there is a 228 hp and 251 lb-ft torque producing 2.0L Turbo I-4 for the S Line editions that has rest other things in common as that of the base engine.  

Coming on the performance front, the Audi Q3 2022 hits the 0-60 MPH mark in 8.6 seconds and can go as fast as 130 MPH with its 184 hp I-4. While the 228 hp I-4 is electronically limited to the same 130 MPH but is 1.6 seconds quicker in its 0-60 MPH sprint. Moreover, to mediate the driving characteristics, it integrates Audi Drive Select as well allowing you to go for Dynamic, Comfort, Auto, and Individual modes which are complemented by the standard duo of front strut and rear multi-link suspensions. 

Models

2022 Audi Q3 

2022 BMW X1

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

2022 Volvo XC40

MSRP

$36,400

$35,400

$36,400

$33,700

Engine

2.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4

Drivetrain

AWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed Automatic

8-speed automatic

Power

184 hp @ 4,800 RPM

228 hp @ 5,000 RPM

221 hp @ 5,500 RPM

187 hp @ 4,700 RPM

Torque

221 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM

258 lb-ft @1,450 RPM

258 lb-ft @1,800 RPM

221 lb-ft @1,400 RPM

0-60 MPH

8.6 secs 6.6 sces 6.8 secs 9.0 secs

Quarter-mile

N/A N/A N/A N/A

Top Speed

130 MPH N/A N/A N/A

Going by the data, the 2022 X1 has 44 hp more power than the Q3 resulting in 2 seconds faster 0-60 MPH while being $1,000 less expensive. The GLA Class, meanwhile, is 1.8 seconds faster than the Q3 2022 in the same 0-60 MPH dash, thanks to its 37 hp higher power, but also costs $1,000 more than the latter. On the other hand, the 2022 Volvo XC40 lags behind the Audi Q3 in the 0-60 MPH by 0.4 seconds despite having 3 hp extra boost at its end. 

Fuel Economy
7.5/10

The 2022 Audi Q3 returns a mileage of 26 MPG overall with its 184 hp I-4 engine that helps it go for 413 miles of combined range when the 15.9-gallon fuel tank is completely filled. However, fuel economy reduces by 2 MPG as we tend to incline for a 228 hp 2.0L I4 powertrain causing the peak range to drop by 22 miles.

Models

2022 Audi Q3 

2022 BMW X1

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

2022 Volvo XC40

MPG (City)

23

23

25

23

MPG (Highway)

30

33

35

32

MPG (Combined)

26

27

28

26

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

15.9

16.1

12.7

14.2

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

366 / 477 / 413

386 / 531 / 434

318 / 432 / 355 327 / 454 / 369

As per data, the 2022 Q3 has an edge against the GLA Class in the combined range by 58 miles because of its 3.2 gallons larger tank. The XC40 suffers the safe deficit but the variation stands at 44 miles when compared to Q3 despite having almost parallel fuel economy. 

Interior
7.0/10

"The surfaces inside the Q3 are tastefully put together and great to the touch, if a little bland." - Edmunds

Step in the 2022 Audi Q3 and an exotic interior awaits you with a heated 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat and 12-way power-adjustable passenger one. The leatherette finish for the 40 TFSI configuration lists Black, Okapi Brown, and Pearl Beige which extends to Black with Rock Gray Stitching ($1,700) and Rotor Gray with Anthracite Stitching at $1,700 for the S Line editions. While for the comfort purpose, it inclines to have 3-zone automatic climate control. 

The interior ambiance of the Audi Q3 2022 has been organized to be engaging with its interior lighting package for the Premium trim. However, it can get even better with the Multi-Color Contour/Ambient LED interior lighting package for the Premium Plus exclusively. Though one can have Convenience Package too that will bring 8-way power front seats with driver memory, Audi Advanced Key, and other stuffs for the Premium 40 TFSI specifically but the cargo capacity of 23.7-48 cu-ft remains consistent across the lineup. 

Models

2022 Audi Q3 

2022 BMW X1

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

2022 Volvo XC40

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.6 / 56.7 / 40.0

41.9 / 55.6 / 40.4

40.8 / 55.9 / 41.0

37.6 / 56.7 / 40.9

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

37.6 / 55.1 / 36.1

39.4 / 55.2 / 37.0

38.1 / 54.8 / 38.0

38.3 / 56.3 / 36.1

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

23.7

27.1

15.4

16.0

Based on the figures, the Q3 2022 offers an 8.3 cu-ft larger cargo volume than the GLA Class. But it accommodates 3.4 cu-ft less cargo when compared to the X1. For seating roominess, the GLA Class has 2 inches better legroom in the rear row, however, apart from that, there is a maximum gap of 1-1.5 inches among them which is why they are pretty much equally arranged. Furthermore, Audi flexes its front to operate the MIB 3.0 infotainemnet system and 8.8-inch display with an MMI touch. 

The 2022 Q3 hosts a 10.25-inch Digital instrument cluster and Voice Dialogue System as well along with Audi Sound System, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Bluetooth connectivity. For entertainment and interior technology satisfaction, we have the opportunity to avail of the Technology package too which comes at an expense of $2,700. It welcomes Audi connect PRIME and PLUS (6-month trial subscription), MMI Navigation plus, 12.3-inch Audi Virtual Cockpit, and SONOS premium sound system with 3D sound. 

  • Heated 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Leather upholstery
  • 3-zone automatic climate control
  • Interior Lighting Package
  • Audi Sound System
  • MIB 3.0 infotainemnet system
  • 8.8-inch display with an MMI touch. 
Exterior
8.0/10

The 2022 Audi Q3 retains its design philosophy while riding on those standard 18-inch 5-arm design wheels. The front fascia ornaments itself with LED headlights having High-Beam Assist incorporated into them for the Premium trim that upgrades with Dynamic Automatic Headlight Leveling as we go for the Premium Plus. There is a panoramic sunroof on top as well that opens up the space for clear night sky vision. Also, pairs of 19-inch and 20-inch alloy wheels are on offer as per trim specific costing $800 each. 

Having a paint job of more than 9 exterior colors such as the Ibis White, Pulse Orange, Chrono Gray Metallic($595), Glacier White Metallic($595), Florett Silver Metallic($595), and many more, the 2022 Q3 seems very attractive in one glance. The Premium Plus even gets a top view camera system with virtual 360 view on the outside. To further bolster its style statement, Audi offers a Black Optic Sport Package that can fit in the Black optic exterior kit and 19-inch 5-double-arm design, titanium wheels. 

Models

2022 Audi Q3 

2022 BMW X1

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

2022 Volvo XC40

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,902

3,567

N/A

3,714

Length (inches)

176.6

175.5

173.6

174.2

Width (inches)

72.8

71.7

72.2

73.7

Height (inches)

62.9

62.9

63.5

65.3

Ground Clearance (inches)

N/A

N/A

NA

8.3

Wheelbase (inches)

105.5

105.1

107.4

106.4

In terms of comparison, the Audi Q3 2022 weighs almost 350 lbs more than the X1 and 200 lbs extra over the Volvo XC40 yet this does not make significant changes in their dynamics due to the technology embedded. Apart from that, there are no major offsets among them in their dimensional variation. Some of the notable exterior features have been mentioned below:

  • 18-inch wheels with all-season tires
  • LED taillights with dynamic indicators
  • LED headlights
  • Panoramic Roof
  • Power-adjustable, heated exterior side mirrors
Safety
7.0/10

The 2022 Audi Q3 has not been crash-tested by the NHTSA yet but it is certain to have a 5-star safety rating as it carries forward its frame and chassis from last year. Moreover, the IIHS has marked its structural integrity and safety stature with a "Good" rating in all the parameters. However, its optional headlight unit dents its image with a "Poor" scale by the IIHS. Along with all these, Q3 has been equipped with inspiring safety features as well that are mentioned below:

  • Lane departure warning
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Audi side assist with rear-cross traffic alert
  • Audi Pre-Sense
  • Adaptive cruise assist with lane guidance
  • Audi active lane assist with emergency assist
  • Dynamic automatic headlight leveling
  • Top view camera system with Virtual 360 view
Competition
7.0/10

2022 Audi Q3 vs 2022 BMW X1

The 2022 BMW X1 and the 2022 Audi Q3 have got thrust to outplay on the track but the former is slightly better in its pursuit. Not just that, the X1 has better range reach as well with a spacious cabin on the inside for all the passengers. As far as tech is concerned, they can be placed at par with each other. But on the whole, it has to be X1 over Q3.  

2022 Audi Q3 vs 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA has the power surge at its wheel to shy the likes of the 2022 Audi Q3 in terms of sheer acceleration. It can even squeeze the Audi Q3 with its ambiance quality, tech superiority, and driving dynamics. All in all, the GLA Class comes out to be better armed for its investment than the Q3. 

2022 Audi Q3 vs 2022 Volvo XC40

The 2022 Audi Q3 and Volvo XC40 are very much parallel in their performance and handling watch out. The same stays true for the interior quality, luxury management, and spaciousness of each of them. The build quality and infotainment system can be placed at the same level as well. Therefore, one can go for either of them. 

 

Final Verdict

The 2022 Audi Q3 sees an improvement in its standard feature list compared to the 2021 model year. Audi not only added new driver-assist features as standard but also provided a better infotainment interface and interior materials. Audi has gone to the extent to improve the optional packages as well, thereby, making it worth buying. 

 

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$35900

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
displacement

121 cu in

horse power

184 hp

torque

221 lb.-ft.

transmission

8-Speed Automatic W/Overdrive

dimensions
length

176.6 in

wheelbase

105.5 in

width

72.8 in

curb weight

3902 lbs

Height

62.9 in

capacity
cargo volume

48 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

23/25/30 mpg

highway range

477.00 mi

warranty
basic warranty

4 Years / 50,000 miles


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