Kelley Blue Book reviews the 2015 Audi Q3

The 2015 Audi Q3 has arrived in United States and on this occasion Kelley Blue Book (KBB) decided to do a brief review of the premium crossover. They consider the Q3 to be the best model available in this segment and customers have the possibility of getting the vehicle with either a front-wheel drive system or with Audi’s well known quattro AWD.

Prices start at $32,500 (+ $925 destination) for the FWD variant while the AWD variant will set you back at least $35,252 (destination fee included). Regardless of your selection, both of them come with a four-cylinder 2.0 TFSI turbocharged gasoline engine rated at 200 bhp and a peak torque of 207 lb-ft. According to EPA tests, the 2015 Audi Q3 returns 29 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg in the city, figures which according to Kelley Blue Book withstand in real life testing.

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Standard goodies for the compact crossover in the base Premium Plus trim include xenon headlights + LED daytime running lights, dual zone climate control, panoramic sunroof and heated seats while the more expensive Prestige variant (+ $3,900) adds MMI Navigation Plus, Bose surround system and a power tailgate. 19-inch wheels are an extra $800 while a sport package will increase the bill by $550 and Audi is also offering optional wood inlays for $350 and a driver assistance package for $1,400.

Adrian Padeanu

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