Audi has expanded its Q3 lineup for 2021 with a new entry-level grade badged the Q3 40.
It joins the existing Q3 45 and sees the price entry for Audi's compact crossover SUV drop to $34,000, down from the $34,700 price of entry attached to the 2020 Q3 45.
For 2021, the Q3 45's starting price rises to $36,000, as Audi now includes the previously available S Line sports styling pack as standard equipment. We'd say the small premium over the Q3 40 is worth as you also get extra power in addition to the sporty S Line kit. All prices mentioned exclude mandatory destination charges.
2021 Audi Q3
Both Q3 grades feature standard all-wheel drive and a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 mated to an 8-speed automatic, with the Q3 40 coming with 184 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque versus the Q3 45's 228 hp and 221 lb-ft.
Standard equipment on all Q3s includes a digital instrument cluster, eight-way power adjustable front seats, lane departure warning, and three-zone climate control.
New options for 2021 include an enhanced Technology pack with Bang & Olufsen 3D Sound audio system and traffic sign recognition, as well as a new Parking Assistance pack with park assist and a surround-view camera. There's also the new color Navarra Blue.
2021 Audi Q3
Deliveries of the 2021 Q3 start early next year.
For more on the Audi Q3, read the in-depth reviews at The Car Connection.