Used test: Audi Q2 vs Volkswagen T-Roc verdict

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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Our verdict

It’s a close call between these two first cousins, but in the end, the Q2 takes the win. 

Yes, the ride is a little firmer than we’d like, but the flip side of this is keen handling that makes it the most enjoyable to drive. Inside, you’ll find a high-quality interior and a brilliant infotainment system. It’s a little more expensive at two years old, but we’d happily pay the extra.

That’s not to say you wouldn’t enjoy the funky T-Roc, though. It’s cheaper than the Q2 at this age, yet it has more equipment. It’s roomier in the back, too, and comfier. What lets it down ultimately is its cheap-feeling interior and inferior infotainment system. 

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1st – Audi Q2

Audi Q2 front - 19 plate

For Classy interior, sharp handling, decent claimed fuel economy
Against Less rear-seat space, most expensive to buy 

What Car? rating 4 out of 5 stars

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For Ride and handling balance, well equipped, best safety score
Against Cheap-feeling interior, average seating flexibility

What Car? rating 4 out of 5 stars

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Specifications: Audi Q2 2.0 TDI quattro S line S tronic

Engine size 2.0-litre diesel
Power 148bhp
Torque 251lb ft
0-60mph 8.1sec
Top speed 131mph
Fuel economy 57.6mpg (Official average
CO2 emissions 129g/km


Specifications: Volkswagen T-Roc 2.0 TDI 4Motion SEL DSG

Engine size 2.0-litre diesel
Power 148bhp
Torque 251lb ft
0-60mph 8.0sec
Top speed 124mph
Fuel economy 55.4mpg (Official average)
CO2 emissions 133g/km


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