Audi has announced the 2015 Q3 will be priced from $32,500 - excluding a $925 destination charge - in the United States.
While the model costs $1,200 more than the Mercedes GLA, it comes nicely equipped with xenon headlights, a panoramic glass sunroof and LED daytime running lights. The crossover also has 12-way power and heated front seats, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control and 60/40 split folding rear seats.
If that's not impressive enough, options include a power liftgate, a 14-speaker Bose Surround Sound System and an MMI Navigation plus system with a 7-inch display. Customers can also order a Sport package that includes sport seats, shift paddles and Audi drive select system.
Power is provided by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 200 bhp (149 kW) and 207 lb-ft (280 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed Tiptronic transmission which can be paired to an optional quattro all-wheel drive system for an additional $2,100.