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Having shown the world how successfully it could do medium and large SUVs, Audi decided to go small when it released the Q2 a few years ago. With its compact dimensions and a level of build quality worthy of that famous four-ringed badge, the Q2 arrived on the scene and immediately proved that small SUVs could be more than just a fashion statement.
And half a decade later, the Q2 is still punching above its weight. It might be the smallest member of a range of SUVs from the German brand that also includes the Q3, Q5, Q7 and Q8, but it’s also the best-selling – in fact, it’s Audi’s third best selling model overall, just behind the A1 and A3 hatchbacks.
One of the reasons the Q2 has remained popular is that Audi has treated it to a number of updates over the years. The most recent introduced LED headlights (with adaptive Matrix LED headlights optional) as standard across the range, a more aggressive grille, a sharper-looking bodykit and some extra standard kit (all Q2s now get rear parking sensors and cruise control, for example).
That democratisation of technology is rather important, because if there's one area that Audi's smallest SUV has always struggled against rivals it’s price; while the Q2 is roughly the same size as a Ford Puma or Volkswagen T-Roc, it costs a fair bit more than those cars to buy. Indeed, it's priced roughly in line with altogether larger alternatives, including the Seat Ateca.
Three engines are available in the regular Q2 and they all comply with the latest emissions standards, although there's also a hot model that you can read about in our separate Audi SQ2 review.
In this review, we'll be telling you how the Q2 stacks up against its closest rivals, which include the Puma, T-Roc and Mini Countryman. And if you’re already interested, check out the Audi Q2 deals we can offer through our New Car Buying service. You could save plenty on the brochure price without any haggling at all.
At a glance
|Number of trims||8 see more|
|Number of engines||6 see more|
|Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you?||petrol, diesel|
|MPG range across all versions||33.2 - 60.1|
|Avaliable doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£1,415 / £3,314|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£2,830 / £6,629|
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