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Audi Q2

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Audi Q2

(2016 – present)

    Summary


    The Audi Q2 is a small SUV/crossover – the smallest in Audi’s ever-growing line of SUV models. It was launched in 2016 and shares a lot of its underpinnings with similar models from the wider Volkswagen family, such as the SEAT Arona, Skoda Kamiq and Volkswagen T-Roc.

    The Q2 range is available with both petrol and diesel engines. The top-spec version is the Audi SQ2, which joined the line-up in 2019 and is powered by a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine producing 300hp.

    The Audi Q2 range has received generally good reviews from the UK motoring media. The top-spec SQ2 tends to score slightly better than the rest of the range, while cars powered by the entry-level 1.0-litre petrol have scored more poorly. Overall, the Q2 range has an Expert Rating of 68% (as of May 2022), which is some way behind the class-leading Ford Puma as well as other models from the Volkswagen family that are built on the same platform.

    The Q2 has been praised for its overall quality and availablity of advanced technology options, while the performance of the SQ2 model is particularly praised. However, it has been criticised for being relatively expensive compared to many rivals and with limited practicality, especially in the rear seats, compared to many rivals.

    The Audi Q2 range received a mid-life facelift in late 2020. This wasn’t a major overhaul and was largely cosmetic in nature.

    Key specifications


    Body style: Small SUV/crossover
    Engines: petrol, diesel
    Price: From £25,655 on-road

    Launched: Autumn 2016
    Last updated: Autumn 2020
    Next update due: TBA


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    Safety rating


    Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

    Overall score: 5 stars
    Date tested: December 2020
    Read the full Euro NCAP review

    Adult protection: 89%
    Child protection: 81%
    Vulnerable road users: 68%
    Safety assist: 73%

    Eco rating


    No eco rating

    As of May 2022, the Audi Q2 has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. If the Q2 is put through the Green NCAP lab testing programme, we will publish the results here.

    Awards


    Trophies, prizes and awards that the Audi Q2 has received

    2022

    • What Car? Awards – Best Small SUV Interior

    2021

    • What Car? Awards – Best Small SUV Interior

    2020

    • What Car? Awards – Best Small SUV over £25K

    2018

    • What Car? Awards – Best Small SUV over £20K

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    Audi Q2The Audi Q2 range has received generally good media reviews, although its overall score is off the pace of the best in its class.