Audi Q2 review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Performance & drive

Audi Q2 2021 rear cornering
  • 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
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  • Audi Q2 2021 infotainment control
  • 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:
  • Engine, 0-60mph and gearbox
  • Suspension and ride comfort
  • Handling
  • Noise and vibration

Performance & drive

What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is

Engine, 0-60mph and gearbox

The entry-level 1.0-litre petrol (badged 30 TFSI) offers perfectly adequate acceleration, although it can struggle a bit in hilly areas – especially when the Q2 is fully loaded with people and bags. 

The 148bhp 1.5-litre petrol (badged 35 TFSI) is noticeably punchier and, given the Q2's premium billing, we reckon it's worth the extra. This engine comes with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, but you can pay extra to have a seven-speed auto (S tronic).

Audi Q2 2021 rear cornering

Handling

That relatively firm suspension we talked about earlier does a great job of propping up the Q2's body through corners; there's barely any more lean than in a conventional hatchback. There's also plenty of grip, so this is a car you can drive quickly along a country road with real confidence.

All versions come with Audi’s progressive steering. This means the steering gets quicker the more you turn the wheel, so fewer turns are required when parking and manoeuvring. This type of steering sometimes makes it tricky to judge how much you need to turn the wheel, but fortunately that isn't the case in the Q2 Mind you, the Ford Puma has more accurate steering and is even more fun to drive because of it.

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