Audi SQ2 review

Category: Sports SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Audi SQ2 2021 interior infotainment
  • Audi SQ2 2021 front cornering
  • Audi SQ2 2021 rear cornering
  • Audi SQ2 2021 interior dashboard
  • Audi SQ2 2021 interior rear seats
  • Audi SQ2 2021 interior infotainment
  • Audi SQ2 2021 front right tracking
  • Audi SQ2 2021 right tracking
  • Audi SQ2 2021 rear right tracking
  • Audi SQ2 2021 front right static
  • Audi SQ2 2021 rear left static
  • Audi SQ2 2021 headlight detail
  • Audi SQ2 2021 rear light detail
  • Audi SQ2 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Audi SQ2 2021 interior front seats
  • Audi SQ2 2021 boot open
  • Audi SQ2 2021 front cornering
  • Audi SQ2 2021 rear cornering
  • Audi SQ2 2021 interior dashboard
  • Audi SQ2 2021 interior rear seats
  • Audi SQ2 2021 interior infotainment
  • Audi SQ2 2021 front right tracking
  • Audi SQ2 2021 right tracking
  • Audi SQ2 2021 rear right tracking
  • Audi SQ2 2021 front right static
  • Audi SQ2 2021 rear left static
  • Audi SQ2 2021 headlight detail
  • Audi SQ2 2021 rear light detail
  • Audi SQ2 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Audi SQ2 2021 interior front seats
  • Audi SQ2 2021 boot open
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Pricing for the Audi SQ2 has been adjusted since it came out, so it’s now cheaper in its entry-level form than a Cupra Ateca and VW T-Roc R. More impressively, It significantly undercuts the BMW X2 M35i and the least expensive 35 AMG version of the Mercedes GLA. It does cost more than a Ford Puma ST, but then the SQ2 is far faster in a straight line.

Highly competitive PCP finance deals means the SQ2 is more affordable to run than all of its main competitors except the Puma ST. That's backed up by strong resale values that better the GLA 35 AMG and X2 M35i, although they do come up short of the T-Roc R, Ateca and Puma ST. Remember to check the free What Car? New Car Deals pages for the best current prices.

The Q2 received a five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP, with a strong 93% score for adult protection and 86% for child protection. That makes it one of the safest cars in its class, and there’s no reason to believe that the sportier SQ2 would perform with any less aplomb.

All models come with a full complement of airbags and two rear Isofix child seat mounting points, plus a number of safety systems to help prevent accidents. These include automatic emergency braking (AEB) to reduce the risk of a collision with traffic ahead and optional lane-keeping assistance to help prevent you wandering out of your lane on the motorway.

Also on the options list is Audi Side Assist, which warns you if another car is in your blind-spot when you’re about to change lane, as well as a rear cross-traffic alert system that applies the brakes if you haven't seen a car crossing behind you when reversing out of a tight driveway or parking space.

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Audi SQ2 2021 interior infotainment

Overview

The Audi SQ2 is plusher inside than the Cupra Ateca but isn’t quite as practical or as sharp to drive as the best sports SUVs such as the Ford Puma ST or Volkswagen T-Roc R. For some, though, the added appeal of the four-ring emblem on the nose will be enough to justify the extra expense over its Spanish rival, but there are an awful lot more exciting options on the market.

  • Very quick
  • Interior build quality
  • Easy to use infotainment
  • Fidgety ride
  • Tight rear space
  • Not the most fun sports SUV
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