Audi Q2 review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Audi Q2 2021 infotainment RHD
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  • Audi Q2 2021 rear seats RHD
  • Audi Q2 2021 RHD dashboard
  • Audi Q2 2021 infotainment RHD
  • Audi Q2 2021 front cornering
  • Audi Q2 2021 right panning
  • Audi Q2 2021 rear tracking
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  • Audi Q2 2021 boot open
  • Audi Q2 2021 front
  • Audi Q2 2021 rear cornering
  • Audi Q2 2021 RHD dashboard
  • Audi Q2 2021 rear seats RHD
  • Audi Q2 2021 RHD dashboard
  • Audi Q2 2021 infotainment RHD
  • Audi Q2 2021 front cornering
  • Audi Q2 2021 right panning
  • Audi Q2 2021 rear tracking
  • Audi Q2 2021
  • Audi Q2 2021 infotainment control
  • Audi Q2 2021 boot open
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

Although the Q2 is a little pricier than mainstream alternatives, including the Ford Puma and Volkswagen T-Roc, it's still a relatively sensible buy. That’s because its sharp looks and premium badge will have people queuing up to buy when you decide to sell on in the future – it’s predicted to hold its value better than both aforementioned rivals. Monthly PCP finance costs aren't as steep as you might expect, either.

CO2 emissions are nothing to write home about, though, so an equivalent Peugeot 2008 offers cheaper monthly benefit in kind (BIK) tax bills. And while all of the engines are relatively frugal, the 35 TDI diesel will get you the most miles to the gallon.

S line trim and Black Edition trims add yet bigger wheels, sportier styling and LED rear lights, but they are rather pricey, while Vorsprung gives you a Q2 with virtually every option box ticked. You get 19in wheels, adaptive sport suspension, a panoramic roof, dual-zone climate control, wireless phone charging, leather seats and a Bang & Olufsen premium sound system. 

Audi Q2 2021 infotainment RHD

Reliability

The Q2 didn’t perform particularly well in the 2020 What Car? Reliability Survey, proving less dependable than the Mini Countryman, Volkswagen T-Roc and Mazda CX-3.

Audi didn’t do too well as a whole, either, finishing in 22nd place (out of 31 brands) in the overall manufacturer league table. That was above Mercedes, mind.

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.

Overview

The Audi Q2 is a desirable and fine-driving small SUV with an impressive interior. It also has one of the best infotainment systems in the class. Yes, there are cheaper alternatives, but Audi's smallest SUV justifies its cost will its superb all-round ability. That said, we'd avoid Black Edition and Vorsprung trims to keep the price sensible.

  • Classy and user-friendly interior
  • Tidy handling
  • Slow depreciation
  • More expensive than some rivals
  • Mini Countryman is more practical
  • Firm ride with 19in alloys
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