Audi Q2 vs Mini Countryman vs Volkswagen T-Roc: costs

The Audi Q2, Mini Countryman and Volkswagen T-Roc SUVs all combine an elevated driving position and prestige image with compact dimensions. But which is best?...

New Volkswagen T-Roc vs Audi Q2 vs Mini Countryman

Buying and owning

Costs, equipment, reliability, safety and security

The T-Roc is the cheapest cash buy, both before and after discounts, although the gap to the most expensive of the three (the Countryman) is still less than £1000 if you buy at our Target Price.

On the other hand, our Target PCP Price suggests the Countryman will set you back £424 per month if you take out a three-year finance deal with a 15% deposit and a 10,000-mile per year limit – £55 per month more than the Q2 and £65 more than the T-Roc.

Mini Countryman side

As for running costs, the Q2 will be the cheapest to insure but the costliest to fuel, if the official figures are to be relied on. Meanwhile, all three sit in the same company car tax band, although the fact that the T-Roc has the lowest list price means it will actually cost you the least in benefit-in-kind salary sacrifices.

Despite its lower price, the T-Roc is well equipped, getting dual-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors and even adaptive cruise control. The Countryman also gets climate, and throws in heated front seats, but like the Q2 is makes do with rear sensors. The Q2 also has manual air-con.

New Volkswagen T-Roc vs Audi Q2 vs Mini Countryman

Crucially, all three come with automatic emergency braking as standard. And all were awarded five stars (out of five) in their Euro NCAP crash tests, although the T-Roc received the highest scores for adult, child and pedestrian protection. The Q2 wasn’t far behind, with the Countryman bringing up the rear.

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