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Audi Q2

(2016 – present)

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 (as of July 2020) of 75%, which is some way behind the class-leading Ford Puma as well as other models from the Volkswaen 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.

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Body style: Small SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £22,725 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2016
Last updated: Spring 2019
Replacement due: Late 2020


Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

The Car Expert


Auto Express


Auto Trader






Car Keys






Company Car Today


Daily Mail




Green Car Guide


Honest John






The Sun


The Sunday Times


The Telegraph


Top Gear


What Car?





Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: November 2016









Eco Rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Audi Q2 has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

Security Rating

Independent vehicle theft and security ratings from Thatcham Research

The Audi Q2 has not yet been assessed for anti-theft protection by Thatcham Research. Check back again soon.


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Audi Q2 has received


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


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

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