Accessibility & Motability
Usability for people with disability or their carers
Motability - Access
Being a fairly small SUV, the Q2 won’t make you feel like you need a ladder to get into it. Indeed, in its lowest setting, the driver’s seat is 610mm from the ground, helping to take some of the effort away from sliding across into it.
The door aperture is quite wide, too, which makes getting into and out of the car easier, but there’s only 710mm between the seat and top of the door frame, so you might need to duck a bit. In addition, the doors open only to 63 degrees, so they might get in the way slightly when you’re trying to get into and out of the car.
All two-wheel-drive Q2s have an adjustable-height boot floor, which means there’s no lip to lift stuff over when it’s in its highest position. Another benefit of this false floor is that the area beneath it can be used to store items out of sight. However, bear in mind that if you choose your Q2 with four-wheel drive, the boot is made a little smaller by the extra mechanical equipment and you lose out on the space beneath the floor.
Folding down the rear seats is easily done when you’re standing at the back of the car; there are levers on top of each backrest. When folded, the seats lie completely flat, so getting a large, awkwardly shaped wheelchair in there should present few issues.
Motability - Ease of use and options
If you need an automatic gearbox, the Q2 gives you a couple of options. Petrol fans can go for a turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine that is strong and smooth, and which works very well with the seven-speed S tronic transmission. It’s ideal if the bulk of your daily journeys happen in clogged city streets.