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Used test: Audi Q2 vs DS 4 Crossback vs Seat Ateca: verdict

You can save £7000 by buying one of these three compelling SUVs used rather than new, but which one stands above the others as the best choice? We have answer...

Audi Q2 vs DS 4 Crossback vs Seat Ateca

Our verdict

The DS 4 Crossback is the easiest to place in this test: third. It may be the cheapest car here, but its poor ride and handling, coupled with its limited practicality, mean it simply can't compete with our other two SUV contenders. 

Deciding a second and first place was a little more difficult. The Audi Q2 deserves plenty of praise for its handling, interior and infotainment system. It would win this test if it wasn't beaten on price and practicality by our victor.

So, in first place, we have the Seat Ateca. Its engine is just as good as the Q2's, plus its reasonable prices and spacious interior won us over, making it our used SUV of choice in this triple test.

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1st – Seat Ateca

Audi Q2 vs DS 4 Crossback vs Seat Ateca

For Roomiest; lots of kit; smooth engine

Against So-so interior plastics; Q2 is sharper to drive

What Car? rating 5 out of 5

Read our full used Seat Ateca review

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2nd – Audi Q2

Audi Q2 vs DS 4 Crossback vs Seat Ateca

For Best interior; infotainment system; handling

Against Not especially practical; priciest used

What Car? rating 5 out of 5

Read our full used Audi Q2 review

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3rd – DS 4 Crossback

Audi Q2 vs DS 4 Crossback vs Seat Ateca

For Plenty of kit; cheapest used prices

Against Poorest ride; stodgy handling; tiny rear seats

What Car? rating 2 out of 5

Read our full used DS 4 review

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Specifications: Audi Q2 1.4 TFSI 150 Sport

Engine size 1.4-litre turbo petrol

List price £23,930

Target Price £23,698

Power 148bhp @ 5000rpm

Torque 184lb ft @ 1500rpm

0-60mph 8.1sec

Top speed 132mph

Gov't fuel economy 52.3mpg

True MPG 45.3mpg

CO2 emissions 124g/km


DS 4 Crossback 1.2 Puretech 130

Engine size 1.2-litre turbo petrol

List price £22,295

Target Price £21,079

Power 128bhp @ 5500rpm

Torque 170lb ft @ 1750rpm

0-60mph 10.1sec

Top speed 123mph

Gov't fuel economy 56.5mpg

True MPG 42.6mpg

CO2 emissions 116g/km


Seat Ateca 1.4 EcoTSI 150 Xcellence

Engine size 1.4-litre turbo petrol

List price £23,905

Target Price £23,249

Power 148bhp @ 5000rpm

Torque 184lb ft @ 1500rpm

0-60mph 10.5sec

Top speed 125mph

Gov't fuel economy 52.3mpg

True MPG 42.8mpg

CO2 emissions 123g/km