Street Lines: Europe Delivers Big in a Small Package

Audi Q3 Offers Prized German 
Engineering at a Reasonable Price

To offer a car under $40,000 among the prestigious Audi brand demonstrates their recognition to satisfy a growing market of economical customers who still demand high quality for what they can afford.

The 2016 Q3 all-wheel drive compact crossover has been redesigned to stay a competitor in its market with alterations to the grille, bumper and lights in front and back, to name a few.

Its standard features are also gracious, including front and rear parking sensors; 18-inch five-arm turbine wheels; a tire pressure monitoring system; panoramic sunroof with power retractable sunshade; and signature six-speed Tiptronic transmission (creating a more manual feel) powered by a 2.0-liter engine boasting 200 horses.

An optional—and recommended—Technology package ($2,600) includes Audi Connect, navigation and the safety-assuring Audi side assist for oncoming traffic.

This fine compact SUV offers prized German engineering, technology enhancements and a reasonable price that will surely satisfy auto enthusiasts lucky enough to drive one.

Look for the Prestige package as well, complete with an S line exterior package, full LED headlights, dynamic rear turn signals, 19-inch wheels and BOSE Surround Sound system pumping 465 watts of power.

Base price: $35,800; $40,300 as reviewed with options and destination charge.

Gas mileage: 20 MPG city/28 highway/23 combined

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