New Peugeot 2008 vs Audi Q2: verdict

Peugeot is building some fantastic cars at the moment, but does its new 2008 have what its takes to beat the poshest small SUV of them all, the Audi Q2?...

Audi Q2 2020 rear cornering

Our verdict

A few years ago, the idea that a small Peugeot SUV could go toe-to-toe with the equivalent from Audi would have been fanciful, but the new 2008, with its lengthy standard equipment list, visually appealing interior and peppy, economical engine, unquestionably can.

Having said that, the Q2 still has what it takes to fend off its bold new rival. Its interior may not be as flashy as the 2008’s, but it feels slightly classier and better built, while its infotainment system is far more user-friendly. Factor in the fact that it’s also sharper to drive and has a better driving position and the Q2 is a deserving winner.

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1st  Audi Q2

Audi Q2 2020 cornering

For Sharper handling; better interior quality; stronger residual values; better infotainment
Against Pricier to run as a company car; thirstier; engine needs to be revved harder

What Car? rating Four out of five stars

Peugeot 2008 2021 rear tracking

For More standard equipment; comfier ride; quieter cruiser; stylish interior
Against So-so infotainment; driving position won’t suit everyone; claustrophobic in rear

What Car? rating Four out of five stars

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Specification: Audi Q2 35 TFSI S line

Audi Q2 2020 rear blue
  • Engine - 4cyl, 1498cc, turbo, petrol
  • List price - £28,520
  • Target Price - £26,586
  • Monthly PCP cost - £350*
  • Peak power - 148bhp @ 5000-6000rpm
  • Peak torque - 184Ib ft @ 1500-3500rpm
  • Gearbox - 6-spd manual
  • 0-60mph - 8.9sec
  • 30-70mph - 8.7sec
  • Top speed - 131mph
  • 30-0mph - 8.8m
  • 70-0mph - 47.8m
  • Noise at 30mph - 62.4db
  • Noise at 70mph - 68.2db
  • Official economy - 43.5mpg (WLTP)
  • Test economy - 39.2mpg
  • Fuel tank - 50 litres
  • CO2 emissions - 147g/km (WLTP)

Specification: Peugeot 2008 Puretech 130 GT Line

Peugeot-2008-2020-rear-studio
  • Engine - 3cyl, 1199cc, turbo, petrol
  • List price - £26,100
  • Target Price - £25,470
  • Monthly PCP cost - £361*
  • Peak power - 129bhp @ 5500rpm
  • Peak torque - 170Ib ft @ 1750rpm
  • Gearbox - 6-spd manual
  • 0-60mph - 9.8sec
  • 30-70mph - 8.6sec
  • Top speed - 122mph
  • 30-0mph - 9.3m
  • 70-0mph - 48.9m
  • Noise at 30mph - 61.2db
  • Noise at 70mph - 66.0db
  • Official economy - 50.6mpg (WLTP)
  • Test economy - 47.3mpg
  • Fuel tank - 44 litres
  • CO2 emissions - 132g/km (WLTP)

*Based on 36 months with a £3000 deposit and 10,000-mile annual limit
Weather conditions Dry, cold


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