2015 Audi Q3 to Start at $33,425

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Audi and Mercedes-Benz are in a back-and-forth battle over entry-level luxury, with new sedan and crossover entrants looking to reel in new and youthful buyers. The Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA sedans kicked off the competition, and now the 2015 Audi Q3 will join the mix against the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class. The 2015 Audi Q3 will start at $33,425 including destination fees.

All Audi Q3 crossovers, beginning with the base, front-wheel-drive model, utilize Audi’s familiar 200-hp 2.0-liter turbo-four making 207 lb-ft of torque and a six-speed automatic transmission. The GLA’s own 2.0-liter turbo-four produces 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.

It’s priced just above that of the Mercedes-Benz GLA250 ($32,225), but the 2015 Audi Q3 comes standard with a more impressive list of equipment. It has recognizable road appeal thanks to standard xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, and LED taillights. Also standard is dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seats with heated front buckets, a power-retractable sunroof, and 18-inch wheels.

The GLA250 comes standard with Bluetooth, a 7-inch infotainment display, a power liftgate, collision prevention safety tech, and attention assistance, but it lacks luxury mainstays like premium lighting, heated leather seats, a sunroof, and automatic climate control.

Opting up for Quattro all-wheel-drive on the base-trim 2015 Audi Q3 Premium Plus adds $2100 for a total of $35,525 (the GLA250 4Matic costs $34,225). The 2015 Audi Q3 Prestige, costing $37,325 for front-wheel -drive models and $39,425 for Quattro models, includes MMI Navigation with Google Earth, a 7.0-inch Audi connect infotainment display screen, 4G Wi-Fi connectivity, and a 14-speaker Bose sound system. For either trim level, Q3 customers can select a Sport package with sport seats, Audi Drive Select, and steering-wheel-mounted paddle-shifters.

Look for the 2015 Audi Q3 to go on sale this fall.

Yücehan Başaran
Can you show us which one is the best in this segment , same size ?
John Engelman
Even uglier than the 2 above!
John Engelman
Neither! The Audi looks like a box with wheels, and that dinner plate size logo on the MB is gettin OLD!
Akshay Chalana
GLA. It looks cooler.
Zka Foolek
Mercedes has better look and motorization
Mark Saied
Pablo Vargas
David Marc Ochser
Macan S
Gillian Machidi
A Kitt Apichockpitipat
Wow !! GLA
Samir Kumar Nayak
definitely gla
Christopher Bennett
I'll save my cash, and buy an Audi R8 coupe and spyder.
Brian Gilmore
Mansoor Alam
Audi Q3
Adnan Faraz
Both of them
Harish Kothi
Vikas RB
Gla amg
Rob Nuttall
I like MB.
Muhammad Awais
both r best
Ashwin Rtr
benz is very mass
Humberto Santana Yris Escalante
Of corse Mercedes
Joseph L. Bauer
Yücehan Başaran
X1-2-3-4-5-6 and 7
Yücehan Başaran
BMW Comfrimed X2 / end of 2016
Sasan Davarpanah
Koustubh Raikar
Gla for sure. No thinking twice
The 2015 Q3 is a senior citizen trying to color the gray so nobody knows. Get the GLA, wait for the MQB platform Tiguan, or the next Q3 makes it to MQB. Get whatever you want but think twice before getting the Q3. It been out in Europe, India, and China long before it made it here.
This 2015 Q3 has the identical powertrain from a 2009 VW Tiguan. 200 hp 2.0 TSI and a 6 spd traditional automatic with lockup torque converter. The 2015 VW Golf GTI can be had with a 220 hp 2.0 TSI engine and a 6 spd DSG transmission. Why would Audi bring an old engine and transmission from 2008-2009 and put it in a new "premium" product? Why did it take Audi almost 3 years to bring an existing design to North America when you can design a new car from a clean piece of paper these days in the same time? Why no TDI, DSG, newer TSI engine? Why is Audi bringing a "new" aged product off a platform that first hit North America back in 2005. The PQ35 platform that the Q3 rides on has been replaced on all VW cars except the Tiguan and the soon to be canceled EOS. Why is this significantly more expensive than a Tiguan when it is running on an old Tiguan engine and transmission? Why should someone consider this over a GLA which is a newer design and has a horsepower and torque advantage. The Tiguan is old and needs to be replaced, why would it's twin under the skin be somehow youthful?
Naman Dalia
Abhisek Bohidar
Q3. Because it is tough suv
Patel Divyesh
Gla is best one
Eyüp Tuncay
Shane A. Force
Sagar Pawar
Harikrishna Guda
Naveen Kumar
Biolanaira Adigun
M loving dis
Ali Morade
Beautiful Germany
Paul Bukowski
Porsche Macan, please.
Faheem Ferdows
GLA with a moderated version....
Tarek Nabil Tarfi
Q3 any day.
Dez F Cha
Derek Sanders
Can I just save the money and buy an Impreza STI?
Creig Moser
Is there a 3rd option??
Reda Issa
Ruchit Patel
Prashant Thakare
obviously Q3
Aryan Panchal
Audi Q3 is better
Patrick D Booth
Vishal Kumar
Bloody GLA

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