Audi’s entry-level crossover has been in the current form for a while but still holds pretty well against the competition. That’s why we won’t see to many changes for the next year. The 2022 Audi Q3 is about to continue with a familiar design and the biggest changes we are about to see are in terms of new standard features. Base models will come with more safety features, while there is also a new Convenience Package to come, with several new features. Other than that, we expect no bigger changes.
All in all, you may count on a familiar design, which has a lot of good things to offer. This small crossover offers a well-balanced ride, which combines engaging handling and comfort in such a nice fashion. Furthermore, we like its high-quality cabin and lots of tech features. All-wheel drive is standard.
Since there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2022 Audi Q3 will hit the market sometime late in the year.
2022 Audi Q3 Redesign
When it comes to base design characteristics, the current generation has been around since 2018 and we haven’t seen to many changes since then. Unlike bigger Audi models, this one is based on an MQB platform, which is typical used for VW models. In practice, this means a transversally mounted engine and a little simpler drivetrain setup. Instead of a classic Torsen differential, this model uses Haldex. However, the ride quality is still pretty impressive and comes in Audi’s typical fashion.
The styling is also typical Audi – simple and conservative. We don’t expect that too many things could change for the next year but there is always room for minor updates, such as new color options. It’s important to mention that all models come standard with the S-Line exterior styling.
Audi has always been great when it comes to interior designs and the 2022 Audi Q3 won’t be an exception. It will continue in the same way as the current model, offering solid build quality and high-quality materials. Besides the excellent final touch, we also like the number of tech features on the offer, which makes this cabin look even more upscale.
The driving position is good, as well as the visibility. The first row offers plenty of space and packs well-designed seats with nice side support. Even the second row offers a decent amount of space, despite the vehicle’s overall size. On the other side, we can’t say the same for the cargo area. You may count on about 24 cubic feet behind the second row, which seems okay. Still, 48 cubes of the total volume definitely aren’t great for this class of vehicles.
As we already mentioned, the 2022 Audi Q3 is coming with more standard safety features. From now on, all models will come standard with goodies like blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, parking sensors etc. Also, there is the new available package, called Convenience. It includes eight-way power front seats with memory for the driver, auto-dimming exterior mirrors that fold, and an integrated garage door opener.
Other than that, things are about to remain the same. So, all models should come standard with goodies like dual-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof, an 8.8-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, four USB ports, HD Radio, a 10-speaker stereo, Android Auto, and wireless Apple CarPlay. Additionally, there are upgrades like a 10.1-inch touch screen, navigation, satellite radio, a 15-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, wireless device charging, and a 12.3-inch digital display.
Besides the aforementioned new safety features, the list of standard driver aids will also include goodies like a rearview camera, Audi Pre Sense Basic, forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning.
2022 Audi Q3 Engine
Things under the hood are about to remain the same. The 2022 Audi Q3 will continue with a familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four engine, which comes in two output variants. The base one is good for 184 horsepower and provides quite decent performance. Still, we are pretty sure that most drivers would rather pay extra for the 228-hp version of the engine, which provides notably better performance.
A good thing to know is that all-wheel drive is standard. Although it wears the legendary “Quattro” badge, this system is a little bit different compared to most Audi models. Instead of Torsen differential, this model rather uses Haldex. The AWD system is pretty similar to the one found in Golf R, where rear wheels activate only when needed.
The average fuel economy goes around 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, which is good for the class.
2022 Audi Q3 Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2022 Audi Q3 will hit the market in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 36.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA, Volvo XC40 etc.
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