We’re eager on tiny crossovers like the 2021 Audi Q3, and by wanting at the road outside the house our windows, everyone else is way too.

This 12 months, the Q3 returns and it is mostly the exact same as last 12 months, except the rate. The 2021 Audi Q3 nets a six.7 TCC Score, propelled by very good basic safety scores and typical attributes. (Go through extra about how we fee cars and trucks.)

Audi features Premium and Premium Additionally versions of the Q3, beginning from $36,995. New this 12 months is a typical sporty visual appeal offer (which was optional last 12 months) and a tiny shuffle among the attributes.

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What has not altered? The Q3’s huge proportions compared to other folks in its class, and its sedate design that we assume will don very well. The Q3 relies on the exact same 2.-liter turbo-4 that will make 228 horsepower teamed to an eight-velocity automatic and all-wheel push.

The Q3’s ideal gifts are inside, the place it is comfy and svelte inspite of its 2-ton heft. Rear seat passengers get extra than 36 inches of leg home, which is admirable among the its contemporaries. Driving the rear seats, the Q3 retains up to 23.7 cubic feet of cargo (with the rear seats slid back again for extra passenger convenience that determine drops to eighteen.7 cubic feet). With the seats down that place expands to 48 cubic feet, which in our testing was only hampered by a classy roofline that descends towards the rear liftgate.

The IIHS referred to as it a Prime Safety Decide+ last 12 months and we hope that score to have above quickly. In addition to major basic safety scores, the Q3 gets typical automatic crisis braking and lane-departure warnings to complement those people crash-exam scores.

A ten.three-inch electronic instrument cluster and eight.eight-inch touchscreen are typical on all Q3s. Very same goes for wi-fi Apple CarPlay (sorry Android buyers, bring a wire) and leather upholstery. The Q3 beams with luxury touches that we’d hope for its $37,000 beginning rate, but paying out extra gets a whole lot extra. Even larger wheels, far better audio, and nicer inside shades are all on the menu and we’re hungry for all of the previously mentioned.

If $40,000 will make you wince for Audi’s smallest crossover, most likely its larger size above the competitiveness will cushion the blow?