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2021 Audi Q3 vs. 2021 Subaru Outback Review

New 2021 Audi Q3

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Q3

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New 2021 Subaru Outback

2021 Subaru
Outback

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MSRP*
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$34,000 to $36,000
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$26,795 to $39,945
Invoice* $31,960 to $33,840 $25,187 to $37,240
MPG - City 20 - 22 23 - 26
MPG - Hwy 28 - 30 30 - 33
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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
With the Subaru Outback, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Audi Q3, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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. The Audi Q3 will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Subaru Outback.

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.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Audi Q3 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than 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
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Audi Q3 and the Subaru Outback.

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.