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2022 Audi Q3 vs. 2022 Subaru Outback Review

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2022 Audi
Q3

MSRP*: $36,400 to $38,700
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2022 Subaru
Outback

MSRP*: $27,645 to $40,645
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MPG - City 21 - 23 MPG 22 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 - 30 MPG 26 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 48.0 ft3 75.7 ft3
Engine
  • 184-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 228-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 260-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 184 - 228 hp 182 - 260 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 2,700 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 176.6 in 191.3 in
Exterior Width 72.8 in 73.0 - 74.6 in
Leg Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 36.1 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 39.5 in
Head Room Front 39.6 in
Rear 37.6 in
Front 37.7 - 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Outback than in the Audi Q3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Subaru Outback will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Audi Q3.

Convenience
The Subaru Outback requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Audi Q3, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Audi Q3 or the Subaru Outback, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Audi Q3 and the Subaru Outback have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi Q3 is about the same width as the Subaru Outback. If you go with the Audi Q3, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Outback.

Handling
The Audi Q3 has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Outback, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi Q3 has a lot less horsepower than the Subaru Outback.

Powertrain
The Audi Q3 has much lower torque than the Subaru Outback, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Audi Q3 and the Subaru Outback. The Audi Q3 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Subaru Outback.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Audi Q3 than that of the Subaru Outback.