Compare 2021 Audi Q3 vs the Competition


Compare the Audi Q3 to its luxury crossover rivals for sale near Erie, PA

At Audi Erie, it should come as no surprise to anyone that we take a great deal of pride in the new Audi cars, crossovers, and luxury SUVs that grace our showroom floor. Audi has always been on the cutting edge of design, technology, and engaging driving experiences. In fact, we think you'd be hard-pressed to find a more luxurious crossover for sale near Meadville and Ashtabula, OH than the new Audi Q3.

While it may be small in stature, the new Audi Q3 is bursting with fresh features and upscale amenities that make it a strong competitor against even larger luxury SUVs on the market these days. That being said, if you're like many of the guests we've served from around the greater North East, PA area, you'll want to do your due diligence before committing to buy or lease the new Audi Q3 at our Erie, PA showroom. Luckily, here at Audi Erie, we've done a lot of that due diligence for you with our competitive comparison between the new Audi Q3 and close competitors like the new Mercedes-Benz GLA and the Volvo XC40.

Audi Q3 vs. the Mercedes-Benz GLA

On the surface level, there's a wealth of similarities between our new Audi Q3 and rivals like the Mercedes-Benz GLA. Both crossovers are similar in stature, hail from respected German luxury brands, and boast curb appeal in spades. However, when you look beyond the surface level, you'll see there's a number of key differences between these two luxury crossovers, and it's clear that one wins out overall.

For one thing, the new Audi Q3 boasts some advantages that are innate to many of our newest Audi luxury SUVs, and that's its standard Audi quattro® all-wheel drive capabilities. Whether it's taking in a bit of light off-roading or traveling through inclement weather in nearby Jamestown, NY, the Audi quattro® all-wheel drive ensures that the Audi Q3 is a lot steadier and more confident on the road than the new Mercedes-Benz GLA, which only offers front-wheel drive standard.

Of course, it's not just the capabilities that the new Audi Q3 offers that set it apart from the competition. This compact luxury crossover also boasts better interior amenities than the Mercedes-Benz GLA. With standard leather upholstery, the Audi Q3 offers a premium feel that's positively unrivaled by the premium vinyl upholstery offered standard on the new Mercedes-Benz GLA.

Audi Q3 vs. Volvo XC40

Both the new Audi Q3 and Volvo XC40 may be on the smaller end of the luxury crossover spectrum, but we know that Erie, PA drivers always expect a sporty driving experience. However, when you compare the Audi Q3 and Volvo XC40, you'll find that the latter is a bit anemic when it comes to power delivery. The Audi Q3 offers up to 228 horsepower standard, while the Volvo XC40 clocks in at just 187 horsepower standard.

Now, unlike the Mercedes-Benz GLA, the Volvo XC40 does offer leather seating surfaces standard, so it's on fairly even footing with the Audi Q3 on that front. However, with tri-zone automatic climate control, heated power-adjustable front seating, and even a panoramic sunroof, the cabin quality of the new Audi Q3 easily eclipses that of the new Volvo XC40.


Looking to give the new Audi Q3 a try?

If so, then don't hesitate to reach out to us here at Audi Erie. With all the new 2021 Audi Q3 trims available at our Erie, PA showroom, there's plenty more to explore with this compact luxury SUV. Reserve your spot for a test drive today.

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