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Used test: Audi Q2 vs Volkswagen T-Roc costs

Buy either of these small SUVs at three years old and you'll save good money off new, but which one should you go for? We have the answer...

Audi Q2 driving

Buying and owning

Costs, equipment, reliability, safety and security

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Audi 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 three years old, it still costs more, but the margin has slimmed to just £1000, with the Q2 costing £24,000 to the Volkswagen's T-Roc's £23,000 in the guises of our test cars. 

The T-Roc won't be cheaper on fuel, though. Its official average is 55.4mpg, while the Q2's is 57.6mpg. On the other hand, the Q2 will be pricier to insure. Being in group 22, it will cost you around £640, while the T-Roc's group 17 comes in at around £545. 

Volkswagen offers fixed-price servicing, with a minor and major service package costing £496. Audi will sell you two services for £480. 

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In our latest What Car? Reliability Survey, the Q2 finished an impressive third out of 25 models in the small SUV class. The T-Roc came a respectable 11th. As brands, Audi ranked 21st out of 32 in the overall brand league table, while Volkswagen was close behind in 22nd place. 

It may be the cheaper of the two, but the T-Roc gets more 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 higher scores for adult, child and pedestrian protection. The Q2 wasn’t far behind, though.

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