Whatever size and shape you are, it’s unlikely you’ll have a problem with the Q2’s driving position. The steering wheel has a great range of movement up and down, as well as in and out. You also get a height-adjustable driver’s seat on all variants.
The seat itself is supportive and nicely alligned with the pedals, helping to keep you comfortable on a long journey. It's a shame that lumbar adjustment doesn't come as standard, though.
Much of the dashboard layout is borrowed from the tried and tested Audi A3 hatchback, so the layout works well. The dials are easy to read, while the switches and button fall easily to hand. Thats said, some of the plastics and switches don't feel quite as plush the A3's.
Audi Q2 visibility
Even though the Q2 is a relatively small car, you still get the high-up driving position that most SUV buyers seek.
This gives you a great view of the road ahead, aided by the reasonably slim windscreen pillars. The rearwards view isn’t quite so good because the thick rear pillars obscure your over-the-shoulder visibility. Rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera are available to getting around this problem, though.
Audi Q2 infotainment
All Q2s come with essentials such as a DAB radio, Bluetooth, and a USB port for charging your phone. If you connect a smartphone through the USB you can also make use of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which lets you operate your phone through the car’s infotainment system.
Speaking of which, Audi’s MMI infotainment is one of the best on the market. The simple rotary-dial controller and shortcut buttons by the gearlever make it a doddle to skim through the menus. The interface is intuitive and the standard 7.0in screen, which sits atop the dash, is clear and easy to read. From mid-level Sport trim upwards you also get sat-nav as standard.
All models come with a multi-function steering wheel that lets you navigate the radio, telephone and driver information settings in the separate screen between the instruments. We’d recommend spending the extra and upgrading to the Virtual Cockpit, which replaces the analogue dials with a 12.3in TFT screen. This can put lots of useful information, including the sat-nav maps, just below the driver’s line of sight.
Audi Q2 build quality
Audi has a pretty fine track record of creating smart and beautifully built interiors, and so it is in the Q2, which borrows the A3’s minimalist dashboard architecture and excellent materials.
The upper surfaces look smart and feel soft to the touch, while the switches and buttons operate with a precise click; the rotary climate-control buttons, for example, tick satisfyingly when you rotate them. There’s also a pleasant mix of materials and you can personalise the car with any number of optional interior trim combinations. Additional ambient lighting adds to the sense of occasion at night.