2016 Audi Q3 Priced at $34,625

HERNDON, Virginia — The updated 2016 Audi Q3 premium compact crossover starts at $34,625, including a $925 destination charge, reflecting a $1,200 price increase over the 2015 model.

The base price is for a Premium Plus model with front-wheel drive.

The 2016 Q3 is expected to arrive at Audi dealerships this summer.

The midrange 2016 Audi Q3 Premium Plus Quattro with four-wheel drive starts at $36,725, including shipping, also reflecting a $1,200 price increase.

Audi's top-of-the-line 2016 Q3 Prestige Quattro is priced at $41,625, including shipping, for a price increase of $2,200.

Changes for the new model year include redesigned headlights, grille and exterior fascia. There are more standard features, including front and rear parking sensors with a rearview camera.

Cabin changes include new Alu-optic MMI or multi-media interface controls and a new cargo cover.

Four new exterior colors include Hainan Blue, Utopia Blue, Misano Red and Cuvee Silver.

The Q3 is equipped with a 200-horsepower 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder engine with a six-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission.

Key competitors to the Q3 include the BMW X1, Buick Encore and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers will see a substantial price increase on the popular Q3, but they also get more for the money.

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