Audi Q2 review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

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RRP £22,725What Car? Target Price from£21,635

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

Although the Q2 is a pricier than mainstream alternatives, such as the Ford Puma and Volkswagen T-Roc, it's still a relatively sensible buy. That’s because its sharp looks and premium badge and will have people queuing up to buy when you decide to sell on in the future. Monthly PCP finance deals are surprisingly affordable, too.

CO2 emissions are nothing to write home about, though, so an equivalent Peugeot 2008 would offer cheaper monthly benefit in kind (BIK) tax bills. Fuel economy could be better, too, as our real-world True MPG tests proved.

Equipment, options and extras

Entry-level Technik trim isn't especially well equipped, with highlights including 16in alloy wheels, air-con and cruise control, as well as that 7.0in infotainment system with smartphone mirroring we talked about earlier.

We’d recommend taking the step up to Sport because, for a reasonable premium over Technik, you get 17in wheels and more figure-hugging front seats. It looks a bit jazzier, too, both inside and out.

S line trim and Black Edition trims add yet bigger wheels, sportier styling and LED headlights, but they are rather pricey.

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Reliability

The Q2 didn’t perform particularly well in the 2019 What Car? Reliability Survey, with only the T-Roc and Jeep Renegade proving less dependable in the small SUV class.

Audi didn’t do too well as a brand, either, finishing 16th out of 31 manufacturers. At least it beat other premium rivals, though, including BMW and Mercedes. 

You get a comprehensive three-year, 60,000-mile manufacturer’s warranty, which includes breakdown cover. You can extend this for a reasonable cost for up to five years or 90,000 miles.

Safety and security

All models come with a lots of airbags and two rear Isofix child seat mounting points, plus there are a number of safety systems to help prevent accidents in the first place. These include automatic emergency braking (AEB), to mitigate the risk of rear-ending the car in front around town.

Also on the options list is Audi Side Assist, which warns you if another car is in your blind spot when you are about to change lane, and can apply the brakes if you haven't seen a car crossing behind you when reversing out of a tight driveway or parking space.

The Q2 was awarded five stars (out of five) for safety by Euro NCAP, although this was back in 2016 at a time when testing standards were less stringent than they are today.

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Overview

The Audi Q2 is a desirable and fine-driving small SUV with a stunning interior. Most similarly sized rivals are cheaper, though

  • Classy and user-friendly interior
  • Tidy handling
  • Excellent resale values
  • More expensive than some rivals
  • Not as roomy as similarly priced SUVs
  • Firm ride

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