Comparison - Audi Q3 S line Premium Plus 2021 - vs - Subaru Crosstrek Sport 2021

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
39,300
Updated: 
27 Jul 2019
$
26,495
Updated: 
09 Aug 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals
16.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Turbo blue
#0265A9
Ibis white
#EEEEE6
Pulse orange
#C45C35
Chronos gray metallic
#3F463F
Glacier white metallic
#C9CECA
Mythos black metallic
#000403
Tango red metallic
#A7141A
Navarra blue metallic
#404A8F
Color: 
Plasma Yellow Pearl
#E5DB79
Lagoon Blue Pearl
#2688AC
Crystal White Pearl
#F8F9F9
Pure Red
#961E1E
Magnetite Gray Metallic
#5B5E64
Ice Silver Metallic
#DFDFDF
Horizon Blue Pearl
#7C9BB8
Cool-Gray Khaki
#8C99A7
Crystal Black Silica
#0E0E0E

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Audi has simplified the Q3 lineup for 2021 by dropping the top-flight Prestige trim level and splitting its features into available Technology or Convenience packages on the remaining Premium and Premium Plus trims. The entry-level Premium model now comes standard with power-adjustable front seats, lane-departure warning, and steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles. The Convenience package now includes an auto-dimming rearview mirror with an integrated compass, heated power-folding exterior mirrors, and LED interior lighting.

Pros
Sharp styling,
plentiful tech features,
spunky driving demeanor.

Cons
Tight rear quarters,
noticeable turbo lag,
a few cheap interior materials.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Audi Q3 comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic.Top Prestige trim has been replaced by option packages for supporting trim levels.Some previously optional features are now standard.

Pros
Packed with modern technology features
Interior is lined with high-quality materials
Quiet cabin and comfortable ride quality
More passenger room than most subcompact SUVs

Cons
Lackluster fuel economy
Limited in-cabin storage
Not much fun to drive

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Audi Q3's #2 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Subcompact SUVs category. Currently the Audi Q3 has a score of 8.3 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 14 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Good predicted reliability rating
Nice balance of comfort and agility
High-class cabin materials
Straightforward tech features

Cons
Below-average fuel economy
Unrefined transmission
Small cargo hold

By: 
usnews.com

New 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine provides more power.More standard driver assist features on automatic-equipped Crosstreks.Part of the second Crosstrek generation introduced for 2018.

Pros
High ground clearance for enhanced off-road capability
Spacious seating for a hatchback of its size
Comfortable ride quality
Easy to see out of

Cons
Slow acceleration on the highway with base engine
Mediocre cargo space
Handling isn't as precise as that of some rivals

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek flexes a more potent available powertrain but still prioritizes safety and capability.

Pros
Excellent CVT
Off-road capable, rugged looks
Standard AWD
New Sport trim
Standard safety tech

Cons
Cramped USB ports
Limited-release hybrid
Manual transmission omits more than it adds
Limited trim not a value

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Along with a light visual refresh that includes new front bumper and grille designs, the 2021 Crosstrek gains a Sport model and a more powerful engine option. The new 2.5-liter flat-four has been lifted from the mid-size Legacy sedan and Outback station wagon and plopped under the hood of Sport and Limited models of the Crosstrek; the languid 2.0-liter engine is still in the mix, but relegated to the base and Premium models only. The new Sport trim comes with several unique features that won't be offered on other Crosstreks, including Snow/Dirt and Deep Snow/Mud settings for the standard all-wheel-drive system.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
27.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
34.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.50L
Torque: 
258ft-lbs
at 1 700rpm
176ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
228hp
at 5 000rpm
182hp
at 5 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.40Feet
35.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission Controls And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Access with Push-Button Start and PIN-code vehicle access
3-spoke steering wheel with integrated controls
Lineartronic® CVT paddle shifter
Leather-wrapped shifter handle
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Electric Power-Assisted Rack and Pinion Steering (EPAS)
Keyless Ignition
Cargo Floor Mats
Extended Cabin Heating/Cooling

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
176.60in
176.50in
Width: 
72.80in
71.00in
Height: 
64.10in
63.60in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
Front Track: 
62.20in
61.00in
Rear Track: 
61.90in
61.20in
Wheel Base: 
105.50in
104.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.60
39.80
Rear Head Room: 
37.60
38.00
Front Leg Room: 
40.00in
43.10in
Rear leg room: 
36.10in
36.50in
Front Hip Room: 
55.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.70in
56.70in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.10in
55.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
48.00cu.ft
55.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
23.70cu.ft
20.80cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3916.00lbs
3265.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
Multifunction display
speedometer

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Power side mirrors
Power front and rear windows with driver and front passenger auto-up/down
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Leather
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Manually adjustable front seats
Heated front seats (All-Weather Package)
Cloth upholstery
StarTex® water-repellent upholstery with yellow contrast stitching
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
60/40-split flat-folding rear seatbacks

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Independent
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear independent
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Sun visors with concealed illuminated vanity mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
180-Watt Audio Output
USB Connection
10 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
STARLINK® 6.5-inch Multimedia Plus
6 speakers
4G LTE Wi-Fi capability
Dual front USB input ports
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Raised roof rails: black finish
Single-speed rear window wiper with fixed-intermittent mode
Two-speed windshield wipers with variable-intermittent mode and mist feature
Windshield wiper de-icer and heated side mirrors (All-Weather Package)
Body-color door handles
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 In.
17x7.0-inch
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Temporary use T145/80 D17 spare tire
all-season tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
LED Headlamp
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Brake Override System
Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)
Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB)
Blind-Spot Detection/Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
High Beam Assist
EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology
Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Technology Package
20" Wheel Package
Parking Assistance Package Plus
Black Optic Sport Package
Premium Plus
Sport Package - 17" Wheels
Popular Package #2B
Standard Model
Optional Package
Popular Package #3
Exterior Options: 
Paint Protection
Audi Beam - Rings
19" Wheel Black Optic Package
Audi Base Carrier Bars W/Storage Bag
Audi Black Rings And Badges Kit
19" Wheel Package
Rear load sill/door cup/door edge
Door Edge Guards - Crosstrek Sport - Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding - Plasma Yellow Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crosstrek Sport - Crystal Black Silica
STI Roof Spoiler
Wheel Lug Nut And Lock Set - Black
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Crossbar Set - Aero
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crosstrek Sport - Horizon Blue Metallic
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Body Side Molding - Horizon Blue Pearl
Trailer Hitch
Rear Bumper Cover
Door Edge Guards - Crosstrek Sport - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crosstrek Sport - Cool Gray Khaki
Splash Guards Crostrek Sport
Body Side Molding - Cool Gray Khaki
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Light
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crosstrek Sport - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crosstrek Sport - Plasma Yellow Pearl
Interior Options: 
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Stainless Steel Pedal Caps
Audi Guard Cargo Mat
Interior Protection Kit
STI Leather Shift Knob - CVT
Exterior And Interior Auto Dimming Mirrors W/Homelink
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Cargo Net
LED Upgrade - Map And Dome Lights
Exterior And Interior Auto Dimming Mirrors
Rear Seatback Protector
Footwell Illumination Kit
Sunshade - Windshield
Side Sill Plate
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass
All-Weather Floor Liners - Sport Model

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#101010
Pearl beige, leather
#BBB9AC
Okapi brown, leather
#795845
Black w/Rock Gray Stitching, leather
#101010
Pearl Beige, leather
#BBB9AC
Rotor Gray w/Anthracite Stitching, leather
#434343
Color: 
Gray StarTrex w/Yellow Stitching, leatherette
#3F3F3F