Audi Q2 long-term test: report 4

Earlier this year we named the Audi Q2 as the small SUV with the best interior – so can it be a suitable replacement for someone looking to downsize and save money?...

Darren using Audi Q2 infotainment controller

The car Audi Q2 35 TFSI S line S tronic Run by Darren Moss, deputy digital editor

Why it’s here To prove that small SUVs can still offer the kind of comfort and luxury you’d expect from a larger, more expensive car

Needs to be comfortable for commuting, practical for longer trips, economical, and able to function as a mobile office

Mileage 1034 List price £33,915 Target Price £32,432 Price as tested £35,635 Test economy 40.3mpg Official economy 45.6mpg

30 September 2023 – That tingling feeling

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) is a tingling sensation running down your spine which can be stimulated by listening to something extremely satisfying. The sounds that trigger this response vary from person to person, but I’m happy to report that, for me, one of them is found in my Audi Q2.

You see, unlike some small SUV rivals, my Q2 features user-friendly rotary dials for both its climate control and infotainment system. And those controls not only look and feel built to last, but move with a clicking sound which sets my spine tingling. 

I’ll often find myself fiddling with these controls while I’m sitting in traffic or parked up waiting to collect friends and family. To me, they are as effective a calming measure as a steaming cup of chamomile tea.

Audi Q2 climate control dial

The move to having almost every function controlled via a car's touchscreen seems at times to be unstoppable, but I’m grateful that my Q2 hasn’t joined this particular march of 'progress'.

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