2020 Audi Q3 and Q3 Sportback pricing and specs

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The all-new 2020 Audi Q3 range is on sale now, featuring two body styles and a range of powertrains with prices starting from $46,400 before on-road costs.

The all-new 2020 Audi Q3 range is on sale now, featuring two body styles and a range of powertrains.

Prices start at $46,400 before on-road costs for the entry-level Q3 35 TFSI S tronic, and top out at $92,900 plus on-roads for the RSQ3 Sportback flagship.

This post has been pulled forward to coincide with our RSQ3 launch review. Haven’t read it? Check it out here.

Pricing

2020 Audi Q3

  • 35 TFSI S tronic – $46,400
  • 40 TFSI quattro – $53,900
  • 40 TFSI quattro S line – $59,400
  • RSQ3 – $89,900

2020 Audi Q3 Sportback

  • 35 TFSI S line – $49,900
  • 40 TFSI quattro S line – $61,900
  • RSQ3 Sportback – $92,900

All prices exclude on-road costs

Engines

The Audi Q3 and Q3 Sportback line-up is available with three different engines, all petrol and all turbocharged.

Models designated 35 TFSI are powered by a 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbo developing 110kW and 250Nm, teamed with a six-speed ‘S tronic’ dual-clutch automatic transmission driving the front wheels.

With this powertrain, the standard Q3 wagon claims to sprint from 0-100km/h in 9.2 seconds, with the Q3 Sportback 0.1 seconds slower to triple figures.

Next up the ladder is the 40 TFSI quattro, powered by a 2.0-litre turbo four outputting 132kW and 320Nm.

Drive in these models is channelled to a front-biased quattro all-wheel drive system via a seven-speed ‘S tronic’ dual-clutch automatic.

Both the Q3 40 TFSI quattro and Q3 Sportback 40 TFSI quattro claim a 7.8-second sprint from 0 to 100km/h.

Finally, the RSQ3 and RSQ3 Sportback feature Audi’s legendary 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo donk, which develops a meaty 294kW of power and 480Nm of torque.

A seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch auto sends drive to all four wheels, with 0-100km/h dispatched in a claimed 4.5 seconds.

Fuel Economy

Fuel economy is rated at 7.2L/100km on the combined cycle for the Q3 35 TFSI, and 7.3L/100km for the Q3 Sportback 35 TFSI.

In the 40 TFSI quattro models, Audi claims fuel usage of 8.3L/100km regardless of body style.

The RSQ3 and RSQ3 Sportback, meanwhile, claim to use 8.9L/100km on the combined cycle.

Dimensions

The standard Audi Q3 measures 4484mm long, 1856mm wide and 1585mm tall, with a 2677mm wheelbase.

Opting for the Q3 Sportback means 4500mm in length, 1843mm in width and 1567mm in height, with the same 2677mm wheelbase.

In terms of boot capacity, the Q3 wagon offers 530L with the second row of seats in place, expanding to 1525L with them folded.

The Q3 Sportback claims the same 530L behind the back seats, though the sloping roofline reduces the maximum figure to 1400L.

Safety

The Audi Q3 wears a five-star ANCAP safety rating, based on tests by Euro NCAP when the range was launched overseas in 2018.

In terms of scoring for each crash-testing category, the Q3 achieved 95 per cent for adult occupant protection, 88 per cent for child occupant protection, 76 per cent for vulnerable road users, and 85 per cent for safety assist.

The 2018-stamped five-star safety rating is valid for all variants on sale in Australia and New Zealand bar RSQ3 models, which don’t wear a safety rating.

From the base model the Audi Q3 and Q3 Sportback are fitted with low- and high-speed autonomous emergency braking (up to 250km/h) with pedestrian and cyclist detection (5-85km/h), lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic assist, hill descent control, tyre pressure monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, a reversing camera, along with six airbags.

Adaptive cruise control with Stop&Go and emergency assist, a 360-degree camera system, and an autonomous park assist technology are standard on the 40 TFSI quattro and optional on the 35 TFSI.

Standard Equipment

The Audi Q3 35 TFSI S tronic gets:

  • 10.1-inch Audi MMI navigation plus with MMI touch
  • Audi connect plus (including online traffic alerts, Google Maps, Wi-Fi hotspot)
  • Apple CarPlay (wireless) and Android Auto
  • ‘Qi’ wireless smartphone charging
  • 10.25-inch Audi virtual cockpit instrument cluster
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Keyless entry with push-button start
  • Electric tailgate
  • Aluminium roof rails
  • Adaptive LED headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • Leather-appointed upholstery
  • 40:20:40 split-folding rear seats
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Ambient lighting

The Q3 35 TFSI is available with three optional packages:

Style Package ($1900)

  • Bumpers in full paint finish
  • Inlays in aluminium
  • Choice of two 19-inch alloy wheel designs

Comfort Package ($2600)

  • Electric front seats with electric lumbar
  • Heated and folding exterior mirrors
  • Heated front seats
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Adaptive cruise control with Stop&Go function and emergency assist

Parking Package ($900) in conjunction with Comfort Package)

  • 360-degree cameras
  • Park assist

The Audi Q3 40 TFSI adds:

  • 10-speaker 180W Audi sound system
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Audi drive select (selectable drive modes)
  • Heated and folding exterior mirrors
  • Bumpers in full paint finish
  • Electric driver’s including four-way power lumbar
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Steering-mounted paddle shifters
  • Black cloth headliner

Single-item options include configurable interior LED ambient lighting, heated front seats, and an electric panoramic sunroof.

The Q3 40 TFSI quattro is available with the optional Premium Package ($2250), which brings:

  • Electric front passenger’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Adaptive cruise control with Stop&Go and emergency assist
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Park assist
  • Configurable ambient LED interior lighting
  • Inlays in aluminium
  • Aluminium-look interior accents
  • 10-speaker 180W Audi sound system

Single-item options for the Q3 40 TFSI quattro include a black exterior package, heated front seats, and an electric panoramic sunroof.

The Q3 40 TFSI quattro S line brings:

  • 20-inch Audi Sport alloy wheels
  • Progressive variable-ratio steering
  • Adaptive cruise control with Stop&Go and emergency assist
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Park assist
  • Rear privacy glass
  • S line exterior styling package
  • Auto-dimming heated and folding side mirrors
  • High-beam assist
  • Sport front seats with S embossing and contrasting stitching
  • Interior elements in Alcantara
  • Inlays in matte brushed aluminium
  • Aluminium-look interior accents
  • Front door sill inlays in aluminium with illuminated ‘S’ logo
  • Flat-bottom sports steering wheel with ‘S’ badging
  • Stainless steel pedals
  • 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit plus
  • 10-speaker 180W Audi sound system

Available for the Q3 40 TFSI quattro is the optional Premium Plus package ($3900), which adds:

  • 15-speaker 680W Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system
  • Black exterior styling package
  • Matrix LED headlights with dynamic indicators
  • Configurable ambient LED interior lighting
  • Electric panoramic sunroof

Single-item options for the 40 TFSI quattro S line include adaptive dampers, and contrasting paint for the bumpers.

Finally, the Audi RSQ3 sits atop the range and scores even more equipment including:

  • 21-inch ally wheels
  • RS sport exhaust
  • RS-specific Audi drive select modes
  • RS sports suspension with adaptive dampers
  • RS-specific body styling
  • Black exterior styling package
  • Metallic paint
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Matrix LED headlights with dynamic indicators and RS dark-tinted surrounds
  • RS sports seats in fine nappa leather with honeycomb stitching
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • 15-speaker 680W Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system

A pair of RS extended design packages ($2500) are available for the RSQ3, which add various interior trim elements in red or blue.

The Audi Q3 Sportback and RSQ3 Sportback largely mirror the specification of the equivalent Q3 models, though the entry-level 35 TFSI S line comes as standard with the sporty S line exterior package (hence the name), and 19-inch alloy wheels.

Personalisation options are less abundant for the Q3 Sportback, too, with fewer exterior paint options and alloy wheel designs available from the standard range.

Servicing

The Audi Q3 and Q3 Sportback are available with Audi’s Genuine Care Service Plans, for either three years or five.

For 35 TFSI and 40 TFSI quattro models, the three-year plan costs $1610 and covers the first 36 months or 45,000km.

Opting for the five-year plan brings the price to $2630 and covers owners for up to 60 months or 75,000km.

Service plan pricing for the new RSQ3 and RSQ3 Sportback is $2320 for three years and $3420 for five years.