If you are looking for a compact SUV with sharp styling and excellent tech features, then check out the forthcoming 2023 Audi Q3. This model looks no less attractive than its larger sibling Q5, offering much the same driving experience. Still, the Q3 is powered by the same turbocharged four-cylinder engine, making either 184 or 228 hp.
On top of that, the cabin is filled with fine materials and technology also available on the more expensive models like the Q7 and Q8 models. Thanks to that, the Q3 is in line with rivals such as the BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA-class.
2023 Audi Q3 Facelift
Outside, the 2023 Audi Q3 looks stylish and bolder than before. The smallest Audi crossover will dominate on the front thanks to the new grille and more eye-catching LED headlights. Anyway, roof rails come standard and are made of aluminum, while the optional Black Optic package changes paint them in black along with other exterior elements like the grille and wheels.
Speaking of wheels, the new Audi Q3 will come with 18-inch alloys as standard, while 19-inch multi-spoke rims are on the options list. Since this generation is still fresh, the styling will not change significantly from the outgoing one.
What’s New Inside for 2023?
The cabin of the forthcoming 2023 Audi Q3 will be no less attractive than in the sibling-like Q5. The interior will offer comfort and more refined materials than before. The cabin is more spacious than the outgoing model, but its back seat still lacks sufficient legroom. With two rows of seats, the Audi Q3 can fit five passengers comfortably, and it leaves room for fit six carry-on suitcases in the cargo area.
It will stand out from the X1 rival in many things. As standard, the Q3 offers a panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, heated front seats, lumbar support for the driver, and more. As optional, you can add interior ambient lighting, a fully digital gauge cluster, and contrasting microsuedes on the dashboard and doors.
2023 Audi Q3 Engine Specs
Under the hood, the latest 2023 Audi Q3 will be available with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes either 184 or 228 hp. This unit comes standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission and Quattro all-wheel drive. As for the EPA estimates, the latest Q3 provides 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
Compared to rivals like the X1 and Volvo XC40, those numbers are similar. Many believe that BMW will also offer at least one hybrid engine and even PHEV system with the upcoming model. However, officials are still quiet about it.
Release Date and Price
The much more handsome 2023 Audi Q3 will reportedly arrive next year in March. Besides dominating front fascia, the new crossover will also offer a more comfortable cabin, which will come with many elements borrowed from the more expensive Q7 and Q8 crossovers. It standout from the rest of its rivals thanks to standard features like the leather upholstery, panoramic sunroof, heated front seats with eight-way power adjustments.
Like before, the Audi Q3 will be available in four trim levels. The base one Premium 40 starts at $37,000, S line Premium $39,000, Premium Plus 40 less than $41,000, and S line Premium Plus $42,600.