Audi Q2 review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:petrol, diesel
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Introduction

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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 back in 2016. With its compact dimensions, plush interior 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 car 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 facelifts throughout its relatively short life. The latest was in 2020 and introduced LED headlights as standard (with adaptive Matrix LED headlights optional), a more aggressive grille, a sharper looking bodykit and a smattering of new technology throughout the range e.g. all Q2s now get rear parking sensors and cruise control as standard. 

That democratisation of technology is rather important, because if there is one area where the Q2 has always struggled against rivals, it’s on price: while the Q2 is roughly the same size as a Ford Puma or Volkswagen T-Roc, it costs a fair bit more to buy. Indeed, it's priced roughly in line with altogether larger alternatives, including the Peugeot 3008 and Seat Ateca.

Four engines are available: you can get a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine 108bhp (badged 1.0 30 TFSI), a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol with 148bhp (badged 1.5 35 TFSI) or a 2.0-litre diesel with 148bhp (badged 2.0 35 TDI). The smallest petrol is only available with a manual gearbox, the 1.5 can be had with either a manual or an automatic, while the diesel is only available with an auto. Additional engines – all of which comply with Euro 6 emissions regulations – will be introduced later down the line with some offering four-wheel drive. 

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 to save on the brochure price without any haggling at all.

At a glance

Number of trims8 see more
Available fuel typespetrol, diesel
MPG range across all versions33.2 - 60.1
Avaliable doors options5

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