Audi Q3 Pricing leakAudi only debuted the 2015 Q3 compact crossover for the US market at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show in January, yet that feels like a lifetime ago. However, the little luxury CUV is finally getting close to reaching these shores, and alleged pricing for it is leaking out.

According to leaked documents from Audi Q3 Forum (right), the premium compact crossover has a starting price of $32,500 (*plus an additional destination charge of $925), for an actual cost of $33,425. That covers the front-wheel drive model with a 200-horsepower 2.0 TFSI turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. Upgrading to a version with Quattro that spins all four wheels brings the bill to $34,600 – $35,525 after destination charges. In case you wanted further proof, Audi's new Q3 teaser site confirms the starting price of $32,500.

The documents list two trim levels – Premium Plus and Prestige. Premium Plus includes standard features like a panoramic sunroof, heated seats, Xenon headlights with LED running lights and dual-zone climate control and more. Paying $3,900 more for Prestige adds MMI Navigation Plus, Bose surround sound, a power tailgate and other goodies.

German luxury cars often offer a mile-long list of options, but the Q3 appears to be surprisingly sparse, according to this leak. Premium Plus is available with MMI Navigation Plus for $1,900, a driver assistance package for $1,400 and power tailgate for $400. Both trims are offered with a sport package for $550, 19-inch wheels for $800, wood inlays for $350 and a black headliner is listed as a no-cost option.

It's the perfect time for the Q3's price leak too because the competing 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class with 208 horsepower is now confirmed with a price of $32,225 after its destination fee, while the all-wheel drive model goes for $34,225. Comparatively, the 240-hp BMW X1 sDrive28i asks $31,850 in rear-wheel drive spec or $33,650 to drive all four wheels, after their $950 destination charge. That makes the Q3 the most expensive of the German luxury CUVs by a surprising amount, though it looks like its standard equipment list will also be rather generous by comparison. Check out the gallery for all of the details.

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      • 5 Months Ago
      I've seen this car before...
      • 5 Months Ago
      the pricing has already been on for a while now... so not really leaked.
      Luc K
      • 5 Months Ago
      Brochure is also available on audi site. Weird enough mpg is rated for 2wd/4wd at only 20/28/23 and 20/29/23. That's same as Q5. You'd think this should be lot more fuel efficient (more closer to the X1 at 26 mpg combined).
      • 5 Months Ago
      I'm surprised at the 200 HP rating. I thought the A4 and other 2.O turbo Audis had gone to 211 and then 220. Seems like a step backwards. HP isn't everything in a compact CUV but the X1 in s-drive 4-cylinder guise is pretty fast for what it is.
        • 5 Months Ago
        That's also RWD and based on the E90 3 series platform. This is FWD/AWD
      Phil Klosterman
      • 5 Months Ago
      This audi is very plain looking. The 2.0T engine also seems weak. If a domestic automaker debuted this vehicle, the criticism would be nonstop. Compared to the new Lincoln MKC, this things a joke.
      Lucky Stars
      • 5 Months Ago
      problem with the a3 and now q3, they dont look good small, they look like toys. the evoque pulls it off these dont
      • 5 Months Ago
      Not bad and $35k is as reasonable as $35k is.
      • 5 Months Ago
      The price is great, not certain what anyone can complain about. Go price up a BMW X1 with the same standard kit and you're right around $40K.... It is disappointing to see that the new 3rd gen EA888 doesn't look like it made it into the Q3. Still sporting a 2008 motor, but it's not like it was a slouch to begin with. In such a small vehicle, motivation will come through just fine.
      • 5 Months Ago
      Sorry, but biased yes, but the VW Tiguan looks better. Especially in R-line trim.
      • 5 Months Ago
      I loved Audi a few years back, maybe even a little today. These days I'm looking at "new" Audi's... I'm feeling like Audi has only ever designed 1 car from the ground up and simply stretches it, raises it, lowers it, tunes/detunes it. Adds doors or subtracts them. My gosh, this thing looks like every Audi ever made.
      • 5 Months Ago
      Looks like a tall sporty Nissan Versa. Umm yuck. Don't build it if that's the best you can do.
      • 5 Months Ago
      The styling is very low-key and very corporate a la the new A3. It isn't in your face like the new Benz. That said, I'm sure it will drive really well and the interior will be of a very high quality considering the starting price. Looking at the how the new CLA is faring in reviews, my guess is this probably will win the reviews of small luxs SUVs b/c the X1 is getting older.
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