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Used test: Audi SQ2 vs Cupra Ateca: verdict

Pick up a used Audi SQ2 or Cupra Ateca and you'll save plenty of money, but which sports SUV packs the most performance and driver appeal?...

New Audi SQ2 vs Cupra Ateca

Our verdict

While they share DNA, the Audi SQ2 and Cupra Ateca are far from the same. The former is the more premium product, with a more prestigious badge and a plush interior that's easy to fall for. But before you do, consider why you're buying a sports SUV in the first place; driver appeal is of paramount importance. 

And the Ateca simply does this better; it's the superior car to drive and to ride in. Pair that with a more spacious interior and no price penalty compared with its rival and we have our winner. 

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1st – Cupra Ateca

Cupra Ateca

For Impressive composure; relatively comfy ride; roomier rear seats; accurate steering
Against Bland interior; some hot hatches are more fun to drive

What Car? rating 5 stars out of 5

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2nd – Audi SQ2

Audi SQ2 front - red

For Better infotainment system; plusher interior
Against Less passenger space; smaller boot; more expensive to run

What Car? rating 4 stars out of 5

Read our full used Audi Q2 review >>

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Specifications: Audi SQ2 TFSI quattro S tronic

Engine size 2.0-litre petrol
Power 296bhp
Torque 295lb ft
0-60mph 4.8sec
Top speed 155mph
Fuel economy 33.2mpg (official average)
CO2 emissions 159g/km

Specifications: Cupra Ateca 300 

Engine size 2.0-litre petrol
Power 295bhp
Torque 296lb ft
0-60mph 4.9sec
Top speed 155mph
Fuel economy 34.0mpg (official average)
CO2 emissions 168g/km

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