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Audi Q2 review

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Audi Q2
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7 Nov 2016 12:00 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 12:54

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Interior layout

The interior layout, fit and finish

Audi Q2 estate driving position

Whatever size and shape you are, it’s unlikely that 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 aligned 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 A3, so the layout works well. The dials are easy to read, while the switches and button fall easily to hand. That said, some of the plastics and switches don't feel quite as plush the A3's.

Audi Q2 estate 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 rearward view isn’t quite so good, because the thick rear pillars obscure over-the-shoulder visibility. Rear parking sensors come as standard and help mitigate this problem, while a rear-view camera is an expensive option on all trims.

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Audi Q2 estate 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 allow you to operate your phone through the car’s infotainment system.

Speaking of which, Audi’s MMI system 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.

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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 to upgrade to Virtual Cockpit, which replaces the analogue dials with a 12.3in TFT screen. This puts lots of useful information, including sat-nav maps, just below the driver’s line of sight.

Audi Q2 estate 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. While it isn’t quite as plush as the A3, it’s one of the finest small SUV interiors out there.

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.

 

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SE
This is reasonably basic for a car in this price range, with highlights being 16in alloy wheels, a DAB radio and air-con. There’s no sat-nav, but you do get a 7.0in infotainment screen that you can...View trim
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Sport
Our favourite trim because, for a reasonable premium over SE, you get 17in wheels, sat-nav, automatic lights and wipers and cruise control. It looks jazzier as well, thanks to contrasting paint on...View trim
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S Line
S line adds LED headlights, 18in wheels and part-leather sports seats. You also get an LED ambient interior lighting pack for a swisher feel inside and more aggressive-looking S line bumpers on the...View trim
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