2021 Audi Q3

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Audi Q3 highlights

Customer rating


  • Plenty of passenger-pleasing technology
  • Hushed cabin
  • Plush material finishing


  • Cabin storage is limited
  • Unimaginative drive experience

Mileage (EPA estimate)

19 city, 27 highway, 23 combined

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All Audi Q3 years

What is new for the 2021 Audi Q3?

  • The Prestige S-Line trim has been discontinued for 2021.
  • Q3 trims have been upgraded with Rear Air Conditioning and Tow Hitch as standard equipment this year.
  • Memory Seat(s), Automated Parking, and Heated Steering Wheel features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Premium trim now comes with Blind Spot Monitor as standard equipment.
  • The Premium Plus S-Line trim now comes with Automated Cruise Control as standard equipment.
  • The Premium S-Line trim now comes with Blind Spot Monitor as standard equipment.

2021 Audi Q3 trims

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  • 184-hp, 221-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Sunroofs
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Power Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Rear View Camera
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Power Mirrors
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5 reasons to buy the 2021 Audi Q3

1. Cargo convenience

Despite the compact size—that makes parking incredibly easy—the 2021 Audi Q3 delivers all the cargo capacity you want in an SUV. The Audi Q3 might seat five, but you get 23.7 cu-ft of cargo space, which is approximately six large checked bags for that one friend who likes to overpack for travel. If you need even more cargo room, fold the rear seats down. The cargo floor delivers 48 cu-ft of space—for context, that's approximately equivalent to a four-person hot tub! Smaller storage solutions abound, with cubbies and trays smartly within easy reach for front and rear passengers. 

2. Long list of standard features

The 2021 Audi Q3 is the compact that can, with a loaded-up base model and a long list of great features. Outside, standard features include LED headlights, automatic high beams, aluminum roof rails, and a rear spoiler. And if you like tech, there's electronic stability with off-road mode, a power tailgate, and a power panoramic sunroof. Inside, check out the leather surfaces, heated front seats, and 8.8-inch infotainment display. The previously optional sporty S Line appearance package is now standard for 2021, with 19-inch wheels, black exterior trim, and embossed seats. 

3. Quattro all-wheel drive

The 2021 Audi Q3 offers two four-cylinder engines, both connecting to an eight-speed automatic transmission and standard Quattro® AWD. This high-tech drivetrain system automatically and instantly adjusts to inclement driving conditions for a more confident drive. No need to remember to select AWD or make sure it's included in your preferred trim package when buying. If it's a 2021 Q3, it has AWD. Nighttime rain or sleet? Mud-slicked roads from torrential rains? Q3 will conquer any road conditions you encounter. 

4. Comfortable driving dynamics

While the 2021 Audi Q3 has sporty handling, it's even better as a plush and cozy place to enjoy your morning commute. You'll notice the quiet cabin and poised suspension, even in Sport mode and over rough pavement. An upright seating position gives an excellent view of the road ahead, and the comfortable seats are ready for an all-day road trip. With standard eight-way power adjustment and lumbar support for the driver's seat, you can sit comfortably parked after your drive until the podcast is over. 

5. Premium Plus 45 trim

New for the 2021 Audi Q3 is a top-end trim with all the luxury and tech features you want in one great package. The Audi Q3 Premium Plus 45 has the more powerful 228-horsepower engine, plus a ton of luxury features that improve every drive. When traffic gets heavy, chill out with the adaptive cruise assist and lane guidance that keeps the gridlock from being overwhelming. Crank up your favorite tunes with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto connectivity alongside available SiriusXM® satellite radio.

 If your phone runs low, use the wireless charging pad for an easy top-up. And when you get to your destination, the top view camera system makes parking a breeze.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Above Average

RepairPal gave the Audi Q3 an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Audi Q3 13th out of 18 among Luxury Compact SUVs.

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Audi Q3 features and specs

S-Line Premium Plus 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Parking
  • Bang & Olufsen Audio
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

All Wheel (4WD/AWD)

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Turbo Gas

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Leg room

F 40"/R 36.1"

Head room

F 39.6"/R 37.6"

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