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2016 Audi Q3 Updated for U.S. Market, Starts at $34,625

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 6/4/2015 Kelly Pleskot

A refreshed Audi Q3 has arrived with updated styling and new standard features for the 2016 model year. After destination fees, the base Q3 starts at $34,625, or $1,200 more than 2015 Audi Q3 Priced at $33,425, Slightly More Than GLA">last year's model.

2016 Audi Q3 Updated for U.S. Market, Starts at $34,625

Just like the new Audi Q3 Receives Updates" target="_blank">Euro-spec version, our Q3 also sports a redesigned grille, front lights, and exterior fascia. Newly designed 18-inch 5-arm turbine wheels complement four new color options. Hainan Blue, Utopia Blue, Misano Red, and Cuvee Silver are now available as exterior and interior design choices.

Unlike the overseas model, our Q3 doesn't receive a power boost anywhere in the lineup. Instead, it retains its 200-hp rating from its 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder paired with a six-speed Tiptronic transmission. There's still no word on that rumored diesel model we've been waiting for, either. MotorTrend Image© Provided by MotorTrend MotorTrend Image

In terms of technology, the base Premium Plus model now comes standard with front and rear parking sensors paired with a rearview camera. New Alu-optic MMI controls, a cargo cover, and other interior enhancements complete the upgrade. Heated front leather seats, panoramic sunroof, dual-zone climate control, Audi advanced key, and xenon headlights/daytime running lights continue on as standard equipment for the new model year.

The 2016 Audi Q3 Prestige model, priced at $39,525, offers new features like full LED headlights and dynamic rear turn signals. Standard features include navigation with a 7.0-inch monitor, power tailgate, and lane changing assist feature. Adding all-wheel drive to either this trim or the base model adds $2,100 to the total cost of the vehicle.

The 2016 Audi Q3 will set you back more than the Mercedes-Benz GLA, which is priced at $32,225. It is also more expensive than the BMW X1 at $32,150, but that price is likely to increase BMW X1 First Look Review" target="_blank">when the upgraded 2016 model arrives.

Pictured is the Euro-spec 2016 Audi Q3.

Source: Audi

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