The 2020 Audi Q3 crossover delivers the luxury ambience and ride expected of the brand, but its mediocre performance, fuel economy and utility mean that some rivals could end up being more appealing. The Audi Q3 is fresh on the market, but it has been on sale in Europe for several years. That’s why it’s already receiving a midcycle facelift.
2020 Audi Q3 Exterior and Interior Design
So far it doesn’t appear Audi will be pulling any surprises regarding the design. Design Audi Q3 10 inches shorter than the Q5, with a roof that’s a couple of inches lower, but it shares the same big grille. The 2020 Audi Q3 receives mildly freshened front-end styling, while the list of standard features now includes front and rear parking sensors and a rearview camera. Additionally, the Prestige trim gets standard 19 inch wheels, full LED headlights, dynamic rear turn signals and sporty. We like the tapered rear end and standard LED taillights, and the dual exhaust outlets are a sporty touch, as is the aluminum trim on the side windows.
Inside, the Q3’s cockpit resembles the one in the related Audi A3 sedan. It’s swathed in low gloss black plastic and metallic trim, all subdued and integrated in the way Audi seems to do better than most of its rivals. Although the front and rear seats are plenty comfortable thanks to their firm, well shaped cushions, the rear compartment is rather tight for taller folks. Big gauges are paired on some versions with an infotainment system and a big 7.0 inch screen that folds out from the dash in a way that’s technologically impressive and a concession to the preferences. Features satandart others including a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, dual zone automatic climate control, an auto dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a 10 speaker sound system with satellite radio, a CD player and Audi’s proprietary digital music interface.
2020 Audi Q3 Release Date and Price
As the camouflaged test mule of the 2020 Audi Q3 looked pretty much ready to go, it is safe to assume they will unveil the car in the upcoming months. The new compact crossover SUV is expected on sale in 2019, as a 2020 model. The base model is likely going to hover around $34,000 with the higher end versions going to as far as $50,000 or more.
2020 Audi Q3 Powertrain and Specifications
Power 2020 Audi Q3 comes from Volkswagen’s latest 2.0 liter I4 turbo, now delivering 200 horsepower with 207 lb ft. of torque. We’re also expecting a repeat of the RS Q3 with the same 400 horsepower 2.5 liter turbocharged inline 5 found in the latest RS 3. Attached to it is a 6 speed Tiptronic automatic, and quattro all wheel drive. EPA estimated fuel economy for the 2020 Audi Q3 at 23 mpg combined with front wheel drive and 23 mpg combined with all wheel drive. A plug-in hybrid option for 2020 Audi Q3 also should be offered at some point.