2022 Audi Q3

MSRP $34,900

Ranked #1 in Subcompact Suv

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2022 Audi Q3 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 20, 2021

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One of Audi's best-selling SUVs the Q3 does feature many changes for the 2022 model year. These include the latest MIB 3.0 infotainment interface, Aluminum inlays are now standard (previously optional), Audi side assists with rear cross-traffic, and Audi parking system plus are also standard. There are also new features in the optional Convenience Package and new wood inlays as optional extras.

Although there were rumors for the Q3 to be redesigned for the 2022 model year, it just underwent modifications to the exterior in the 2021 model, we do not expect changes to the exterior in dimensions or looks anytime soon. The rest of the Q3 is carried forward from the 2021 model year including the same colors, the same engine making either 184 hp or 228 hp depending on the engine output you choose, and the same interior continues to offer heated power-adjustable seats and leather upholstery and many more comfort features. Audi has priced the 2022 Q3 at a starting MSRP of $34,900, bringing it into direct competition with the Mercedes-Benz GLA, BMW X1, and Volvo XC40.

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Pros

Interior is well designed

Luxurious and well-isolated cabin

Nice driving experience

Incredible exterior styling

Cons

Limited in-cabin storage

Thirsty engine

Low legroom in the rear row

What's New?

New MIB 3.0 infotainment system

Aluminum inlays are now standard

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

New features in the optional Convenience Package

New optional wood inlays


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$34900

bodystyle

dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

horsepower

184 hp @ 4800 rpm

torque

221 lb.-ft. @ 3500 rpm

transmission

8-Automatic w/OD

dimensions

wheelbase

105.5 in.

length

176.6 in.

width

72.8 in.

height

62.9 in.

curb weight

3902 lbs.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/25/30 mpg

highway range

477.00 mi.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

Premium$34,900 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Audi Q3 in Cosmos Blue Metallic color
Cosmos Blue Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Engine and Performace

8.0

Pricing and Features

8.0

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

6.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

9.0

8.0

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.0

Overall Rating


Looking every bit like its larger siblings, the 2022 Q3 is the smallest Audi SUV, but it offers much the same experience - Car And Driver

The 2022 Audi Q3 comes with a few changes and additions for the 2022 model year which includes the latest infotainment interface - MIB 3.0, previously optional Audi side assist with rear cross-traffic and Audi parking system plus added as standard features and new interior trim with new optional wood interior trim as well. Audi did not stop there it also went and upped the optional packages on the base version as well, and increased the price by $900.

The 2022 Q3 is offered in two trims - Premium and Premium Plus with prices starting at $34,900. The exterior features have been carried forward as have the engine - a 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 making 184 hp (40 TFSI) or 228 hp (45 TFSI), depending on the one selected. The interior leather upholstery, heated power-adjustable seats, and tri-zone climate control has been carried forward to the 2022 Q3. 

 

2022 Audi Q3 SUV front view
2022 Audi Q3 SUV rear view

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

6.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

9.0/10
Competition


2022 Audi Q3 Buying Advice

The 2022 Audi Q3 Premium with the 40 TFSI engine priced at $34,900 is the one to buy. The base engine provides enough grunt for all your daily driving needs and has many comfort features like a heated power-adjustable seat, leather upholstery, panoramic roof, 8.8-inch infotainment system with Navigation. We would recommend getting the new Convenience Package and the optional rear-side airbags, for added safety. 

 

2022 Audi Q3 Features

The 2022 Audi Q3 comes with many changes in features for the 2022 model year, but in terms of trims, it continues to offer the same two offered in the 2021 model year - Premium and Premium Plus. Prices for the 2022 Audi Q3 start at an MSRP of $34,900, this is an increase of $900 on both trims.

The 2022 Audi Q3 will come with a single-engine option - 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 but will provide two engine outputs which are called 40 TFSI and 45 TFSI. The Quattro system is standard on all versions of the Audi Q3. There are not many differences between the two trims but Premium Plus trim does add a few features, but the 45 TFSI versions do have the option of larger-sized wheels.

Trims

Premium

Premium Plus

MSRP (40 TFSI)

$34,900

$38,200
MSRP (45 TFSI) $37,200

$40,500

Features

latest MIB infotainment system

Adds/replaces to the premium trim

 

Audi side assist with rear-cross traffic alert

Top view camera system

 

Audi parking system plus available adaptive cruise control

 

Power panoramic sunroof

optional 20-inch wheels

 

Aluminum Spectrum interior inlays

Topview camera system

 

18-inch wheels  

 

heated front row seats

 

 

LED taillights with dynamic indicators

 

 

Three-zone automatic climate control system

 

In terms of optional extras, there is a modification to the popular convenience package on the Premium trim that gets new features with the front row having 8-way power-adjustable seats with memory for the driver, power-folding auto-dimming rear-view mirrors, and HomeLink garage opener. However, the 45 TFSI trims get the Black optics package on both trims.


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2022 Audi Q3 Engine and Performance

The 2022 Audi Q3 has no changes in terms of powertrain or drivetrain. The 2022 Q3 will be powered by a 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 which makes 184 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque or 228 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque, depending on the engine output you need and will be called 40TFSI and 45 TFSI, respectively.

The engine, irrespective of the output, comes paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission and will direct all the power to the Quattro (AWD) system. The AWD system will give it enough traction at all times. In terms of performance, the Audi Q3 does 0-60 in 8.6 seconds in the 40 TFSI engine and will reduce to 7.0 seconds with the 45 TFSI engine comes with an electronically limited top speed of 130 mph.

Models

2022 Audi Q3 

2021 BMW X1

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

2021 Volvo XC40

MSRP

$34,900

$35,400

$36,230

$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 @ 5000 rpm

228 hp @ 5000 rpm

221 hp @ 5500 rpm

187 hp @ 4700 rpm

Torque

221 lb-ft @1700 rpm

258 lb-ft@1450 rpm

258 lb-ft @1800 rpm

221 lb-ft @1400 rpm

0-60 (secs)

8.6 6.6 6.8 9.0

Quarter-mile (secs)

16.7 14.1 14.9 16.7

Top Speed

130 130 130 112

The BMW X1 makes the most power of the above making 228 hp and does the fastest 0-60 time of 6.6-seconds. The Mercedes-Benz follows closely making 221 hp and then comes the Volvo XC40 which makes 187 hp but is slower 0-60 than the lesser-powered Audi Q3 making 184 hp.

2022 Audi Q3 Fuel Economy

9.0/10

As there are no mechanical or drivetrain changes to the 2022 Q3 compared to the 2021 model the EPA estimated fuel economy is to be carried forward. The 2022 Q3 will give 22 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highway, and a combined 25 mpg. With the more powerful 45 TFSI engine output, there is a loss of 2 mpg in all three criteria.

Models

2022 Audi Q3 

2021 BMW X1

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

2021 Volvo XC40

MPG (City)

22

23

25

23

MPG (Highway)

30

33

35

32

MPG (Combined)

25

27

28

26

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

15.9

16.1

12.7

14.2

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

350 / 477 / 397

386 / 531 / 434

318 / 432 / 355 327 / 454 / 369

Whether you choose the 40 TFSI or 45 TFSI you will get a 15.9-gallon fuel tank that will give it a combined range of 397 miles. The BMW X1 with a larger fuel tank and better mpg figures does give it a better range. However, the Mercedes-Benz GLA and Volvo XC40 come with better mpg numbers but have smaller fuel tank which makes it offer lesser range.


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2022 Audi Q3 Interior

6.0/10

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

The 2022 Audi Q3 features two minor updates to the interior which include Aluminum Spectrum inlays that were previously optional are now standard and the MIB 3.0 system is now standard. The rest of the interior is carried forward, which features a heated 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat and a heated 4-way front passengers seat.

2022 Audi Q3 SUV dashboard image

The interior is upholstered in leather and comes in multiple colors. For added comfort, there is tri-zone climate control. Ambient interior lighting is standard on the Premium Plus trim. The optional Convenience Package on the Premium trim adds 8-way power-adjustable front row seats with memory for the driver's seat. The Audi Q3 will come with a trunk capacity of 23.7 cu.ft.

Models

2022 Audi Q3 

2021 BMW X1

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

2021 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

34.9 / 55.9 / 41.0

39.0 / 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

39.1 / 56.3 / 36.1

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

23.7

27.1

15.4

20.7

There is an adequate amount of space in the front and back seats, but the BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA offer more space in the back row. The BMW X1 is the only competition that offers more trunk space. In terms of infotainment, the Audi Q3 comes with an 8.8-inch touchscreen and will feature the latest MIB system.

2022 Audi Q3 SUV front seats

The infotainment comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity, voice commands, navigation, USB ports, and a 10-speaker sound system. There is also a 10.25 digital cluster. If you opt for the optional Technology package on the Premium Plus trim you will get a 10.1-inch infotainment unit and a 12.3-inch digital cluster with Alexa integration, wireless Apple CarPlay, Bang & Olufsen sound system.

2022 Audi Q3 Exterior

7.0/10

the Q3 follows that classy, sophisticated ethos while still offering little hints of athleticism - CarBuzz

The 2022 Audi Q3 will come with no changes to the exterior from the 2021 model year. The front fascia will feature the same with sharp LED headlights on either side of an octagonal grille. The S styling bumpers which were made standard in the 2021 model year continue to the 2022 model year as well.

The rest of the exterior features aluminum roof rails, LED taillights with dynamic indicators, power-adjustable heated side mirrors (memory function will be added with convenience package), roof spoiler, 18-inch wheels as standard and can be upped to 20-inch if you select the 45 TFSI engine. The optional Black optics package is only available on the 45 TFSI engine.

Models

2022 Audi Q3 

2021 BMW X1

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

2021 Volvo XC40

Curb Weight (lbs)

TBC

3576

3638

3627

Length (inches)

176.6

175.5

176.3

174.2

Width (inches)

72.8

71.7

72.2

75.2

Height (inches)

64.1

62.9

63.5

65.3

Ground Clearance (inches)

NA

7.2

NA

8.3

Wheelbase (inches)

105.5

105.1

107.4

106.4

In terms of dimensions, the 2022 Audi Q3 is of similar dimensions to the competition. The Mercedes-Benz GLA comes with the longest wheelbase of the above measuring 107.4-inches. The Volvo XC40 is the widest of the above measuring 75.2-inches and has the highest ground clearance of 8.3-inches. Some highlights of the exterior features are:

  • 18-inch wheels with all-season tires
  • LED taillights with dynamic indicators
  • Panoramic Roof
  • Power-adjustable, heated exterior side mirrors
  • Integrated Roof spoiler

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2022 Audi Q3 Safety

9.0/10

The 2022 Audi Q3 has been crash-tested by the NHTSA and has scored an overall 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA. The IIHS has not yet crash-tested the 2022 model but has crash-tested the 2021 model which has an overall "Good" safety rating.

The previously optional safety features of Audi Side Assist with Rear-Cross Traffic Alert and Audi Parking System Plus have now been made standard for the 2022 model year. The Audi Q3 does come well equipped in terms of safety features & driver-assist features. Some of them are mentioned below:

  • Lane departure warning
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • A tire-pressure monitoring system
  • Audi pre-sense front with pedestrian detection
  • Electronic stability program with offroad mode
  • Anti-braking system to all four wheels
  • Auto-Leveling Headlights
  • Surround-view parking camera system

2022 Audi Q3 Competition

9.0/10

2022 Audi Q3 vs 2021 BMW X1

The BMW X1 does make more power when compared to the Q3 40 TFSI and the same amount of power when compared to the Q3 45 TFSI, but X1 performs better than both versions. The X1 also offers better fuel economy and range along with more space on the interior and cargo capacity. However, the X1 is priced slightly higher than the Q3, making it a good option to consider.

2021 BMW X1

2022 Audi Q3 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

The Mercedes-Benz GLA makes more power than the 40 TFSI engine but lesser than the 45 TFSI engine, but like the BMW performs better than it. The GLA does offer better MPG figures as well but loses out in range due to a small fuel tank. It also loses out on cargo space. The GLA is priced higher for the classy and comfortable interior, making it a good option to keep in mind.

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

2022 Audi Q3 vs 2021 Volvo XC40

The Volvo makes marginally more power than the Q3, with its optional engine it makes more power than the 45 TFSI. The XC40 does offer better fuel economy but due to a small fuel tank, it lacks in driving range. On the interior the space is similar, but the Audi Q3 comes with more space. As the Volvo is cheaper than the Audi Q3, you would want to keep it higher up in your consideration.


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2022 Audi Q3 Final Verdict

The 2022 Audi Q3 sees an improvement in its features compared to the 2021 model year by adding not only new driver-assist features as standard but also providing a better infotainment interface and interior materials. Audi has gone to the extent to improve the optional packages to come with improved features as well, making it worth buying. Additionally, there is the Quattro system that gives it a unique driving dynamic that sets it apart from the rest.

 

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