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Car of the Year Awards 2023: Best small SUV interior

A small SUV's compact size mustn’t come at the expense of practicality and should be reflected by low running costs. It should ride comfortably, too, while maintaining a sense of fun...

Best small SUV interior

Audi Q2 35 TFSI S line

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Lots of small SUVs score well in the key disciplines of comfort, practicality and efficiency, but the Audi Q2 is the small SUV that feels most special from behind the wheel.

The Q2’s approach isn’t to go over the top with glitz but to use really smart materials in all the right places. And these are set off by subtle, classy trim highlights and neat details, such as the knurled finish on the air-con controls and rotary infotainment controller. And it becomes even more appealing inside if you opt for S line trim, with aluminium pedals, a perforated leather-covered steering wheel and matching sports seats.

Audi Q2 2022 dashboard

The downside of this trim level is that it brings a bigger set of alloy wheels; while these look great, they also compromise overall ride comfort compared with our category-winning Volkswagen T-Roc. The T-Roc is also far cheaper than the Q2 and – while not quite a match in terms of fit and finish – still pretty classy inside.

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