Used test: Audi Q2 vs Volkswagen T-Roc costs

Buy either of these small SUVs at a couple of years old and you'll save a lot of money on the new price, but which one should you go for? We have the answer...

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Buying and owning

Costs, equipment, reliability, safety and security

 Perhaps not surprisingly, the Q2 would have cost you more to buy new; after all, you’re bound to pay a little more for that premium badge. Here, at two years old, it still costs more, but the margin has fallen to just £1500. Buy at this age and you’ll save around £12,000 on the price of a new Q2, and approximately £11,000 on the cost of a new T-Roc

As for running costs, the T-Roc will be the cheapest to insure but the more expensive to fuel, if the official figures are to be relied on. 

In our most recent Reliability Survey, the Q2 came in a disappointing 16th place in the small SUV class, while the T-Roc finished in 17th place. Audi as a brand finished in 20th place out of 31 manufacturers, while VW came in 16th place.

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It may be the cheapest of the two, but the T-Roc gets the most standard equipment, including dual-zone climate control, a digital instrument cluster, front and rear parking sensors and even adaptive cruise control. The Q2 gets the basics, such as manual air-con and rear parking sensors, though.

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

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