Like almost the entire Audi range, the small Q3 SUV and its hot RSQ3 sibling are more expensive for 2022.

    The range now opens at $50,300 before on-road costs for the Q3 35 TFSI, up $2700 as part of a range-wide price increase announced in February.

    Though Q3 and RSQ3 prices are up by between $2100 and $3300, they’re otherwise unchanged for 2022.

    While the A3 hatch and sedan have lost multiple features due to the chip shortage, the Q3 and RSQ3 are still missing only one: a wireless phone charger.

    “Audi Australia is implementing a price increase across the range for vehicles built in 2022, the first of which are due to be delivered to customers in March,” an Audi spokesperson told CarExpert earlier this year.

    “This action reflects Audi’s continued commitment to its successful product strategy: a very high level of features in all segments, as expected by premium buyers. The price increase has been brought about by rising material costs and continued supply challenges that are affecting Audi, like other manufacturers and other industries around the world.”

    Last year, the wider Q3 range was the best-selling vehicle in its segment with 5707 sales.

    That put it ahead of the Volvo XC40 (3687), BMW X1 (2986) and Mercedes-Benz GLA (2624).


    • 2022 Audi Q3 35 TFSI: $50,300 (+$2700)
    • 2022 Audi Q3 35 TFSI S line Sportback: $53,800 (+$2000)
    • 2022 Audi Q3 40 TFSI quattro: $57,900 (+$2000)
    • 2022 Audi Q3 40 TFSI quattro S line: $63,700 (+$2100)
    • 2022 Audi Q3 40 TFSI quattro S line Sportback: $66,100 (+$2100)
    • 2022 Audi RSQ3: $96,200 (+$3300)
    • 2022 Audi RSQ3 Sportback: $99,200 (+$3300)

    All prices exclude on-road costs.


    The 2022 Audi Q3 and Q3 Sportback line-up is available with three different engines, all petrol and all turbocharged.

    Models with the 35 designation are powered by a 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbo engine producing 110kW of power and 250Nm of torque. They use a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.

    Next up on the Q3 ladder is the 40 TFSI quattro which is powered by a 2.0-litre turbo four putting out 132kW and 320Nm and mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Drive in this model is sent to all four wheels via Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive system.

    Finally, the RSQ3 and RSQ3 Sportback feature a 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo, which produces 294kW of power and 480Nm of torque.

    A seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch auto sends drive to all four wheels.

    0-100km/h times are 9.3 seconds for the 35 TFSI, 7.8 seconds for the 40 TFSI, and 4.5 seconds for the RSQ3.

    Fuel Economy

    The 2022 Audi Q3 uses 7.2L/100km on the combined cycle in the 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 use 8.9L/100km on the combined cycle.

    All models use 95RON premium unleaded fuel except for the RSQ3, which requires 98RON premium unleaded.


    The 2022 Audi Q3 wagon measures 4484mm long, 1856mm wide and 1616mm tall, with a 2680mm wheelbase.

    The Q3 Sportback measures 4500mm long, 1843mm wide and 1567mm tall, with the same 2680mm wheelbase.

    RSQ3 models feature slightly different dimensions. The wagon is 4506mm long and 1602mm tall, while the Sportback is 4507mm long and 1602mm tall. Both are 1851mm wide.

    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.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The 2022 Audi Q3 and RSQ3 are available with Audi’s five-year Genuine Care Service Plan.

    For 35 TFSI and 40 TFSI quattro models, the five-year plan costs $2970 and covers the first 60 months or 75,000km. It costs $3580 for RSQ3 models.

    All models are covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.


    The Audi Q3 has a five-star rating from ANCAP based on Euro NCAP testing conducted in 2018.

    The Q3 achieved a score of 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 bar RSQ3 models, which don’t have a safety rating from the organisation.

    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), as well as:

    • Lane departure warning
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic assist
    • Reversing camera with front and rear parking sensors
    • Front, front-side and curtain airbags

    Adaptive cruise control with stop/go and a surround-view camera are standard on the 40 TFSI quattro and up and optional on the 35 TFSI.

    Standard Equipment

    35 TFSI models come with the following equipment:

    • 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 (wired)
    • Qi wireless smartphone charging*
    • 10.25-inch Audi virtual cockpit digital instrument cluster
    • Six-speaker sound system
    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Power tailgate
    • Aluminium roof rails
    • Adaptive LED headlights with LED daytime running lights
    • Leather upholstery
    • 40:20:40 split-folding rear seats
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Ambient lighting
    • Hill descent control
    • Tyre pressure monitoring
    • S line exterior styling package (Sportback only)

    ‘*’ signifies an item currently unavailable due to semiconductor chip shortages.

    The Audi Q3 40 TFSI adds:

    • 10-speaker 180W Audi sound system
    • 19-inch alloy wheels
    • Selectable drive modes
    • Heated and power-folding exterior mirrors
    • Bumpers in full paint finish
    • Power driver’s seat with four-way power lumbar
    • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
    • Paddle shifters
    • Black cloth headliner

    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
    • Surround-view camera
    • Semi-autonomous parking assist
    • 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit plus
    • 10-speaker 180W Audi sound system
    • Rear privacy glass
    • S line exterior styling package
    • Auto-dimming heated and folding side mirrors
    • Automatic high-beam
    • Front sports seats with S embossing and contrasting stitching
    • Interior elements in Alcantara
    • Aluminium-look interior accents
    • Aluminium sill plates with illuminated ‘S’ logo
    • Flat-bottomed sports steering wheel with ‘S’ badging
    • Stainless steel pedals

    Finally, the Audi RSQ3 adds:

    • 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 Nappa leather with honeycomb stitching
    • Tri-zone climate control
    • Five-speaker 680W Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system

    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.


    The Style Package (35 TFSI) adds:

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

    The Comfort Package (35 TFSI) adds:

    • 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 and emergency assist

    The Parking Package, available only on the 35 TFSI and in conjunction with Comfort Package, adds:

    • Surround-view camera
    • Semi-autonomous parking assist

    The Premium Package (40 TFSI) brings:

    • Power front passenger’s seat
    • Heated front seats
    • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go and emergency assist
    • Surround-view camera
    • Semi-autonomous parking assist
    • Colour-adjustable ambient lighting
    • Aluminium-look interior accents
    • 10-speaker 180W Audi sound system

    The Premium Plus package (40 TFSI S line) adds:

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

    Standalone options include:

    • Colour-adjustable ambient lighting (35 TFSI models)
    • Heated front seats (35 TFSI Sportback)
    • Adaptive dampers (Sportback models, 40 TFSI S line)
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Black exterior package

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


    Ibis White solid is standard on the Q3 range, with the following finishes optional:

    • Pulse Orange
    • Turbo Blue (Sportback and 40 TFSI S line only)
    • Daytona Grey pearl (Sportback and 40 TFSI S line only)
    • Chronos Grey metallic
    • Dew Silver metallic
    • Glacier White metallic
    • Mythos Black metallic
    • Tango Red metallic
    • Navarra Blue metallic
    • Floret Silver metallic (35 TFSI and 40 TFSI wagon only)
    • Nano Grey metallic (wagon only)

    The RSQ3 has a slightly different colour palette, with all finishes being no-cost options:

    • Nardo Grey
    • Pulse Orange
    • Turbo Blue
    • Kyalami Green
    • Glacier White metallic
    • Tango Red metallic
    • Mythos Black metallic
    • Daytona Grey pearl

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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