2016 Audi Q3 2.0T Quattro Tiptronic

Street Lines: Europe Delivers Big in Small Packages

Here is a compact, fun-driving automobile that packs a big punch with European flair.

To offer a car under $40,000 among the prestigious Audi brand demonstrates a 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

Audi is among the best-selling luxury automobiles in the world. Phil Long Audi carries a wide selection of new Audis, as well as high-end, pre-owned vehicles. Established in 1994, Phil Long Audi is the exclusive full-service Audi dealer in Colorado Springs, serving all of Colorado. The sales and service team members strive to provide outstanding service and attention to each customer so that they can to build a relationship for years to come. Be sure to visit PhilLongAudi.com to find a road adventure right for you or call 888.576.0149.