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Audi Q2

(2016 – present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

62
%
C

Used car score:

66
%
B

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

64
%
C

Safety Rating:

57
%
D

Eco Rating:

64
%
B

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

66
%
B

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

62
%
C

Used car score:

66
%
B

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

64
%
C

Safety Rating:

57
%
D

Eco Rating:

64
%
B

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

66
%
B

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 score of C (62%) (as of January 2024), which is some way behind the best small SUVs on the market. It’s Used Car Expert Rating score is slight better, with a B (66%) as its competitive running costs make it relatively affordable to live with.

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


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

The Car Expert

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Company Car Today

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Daily Mail

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Motors.co.uk

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The Sun

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The Sunday Times

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: November 2016
Date expired: January 2023
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 93%
Child protection: 86%
Vulnerable road users: 70%
Safety assist: 60%

Notes on safety rating

The Audi Q2 was originally crash tested by Euro NCAP back in 2016 and awarded a five-star rating. However, this rating expired in January 2023 and is no longer valid as the car no longer meets the standards required for such a rating. This is normal practice, as Euro NCAP reviews its ratings on most cars annually with most ratings expiring after about six or seven years.

However, if you are comparing a used Q2 to vehicles of similar age, whose ratings will have probably also expired, its safety rating score is still useful.

Eco rating


No eco rating

As of January 2024, 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.

Reliability rating

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Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

No reliability rating

As of January 2024, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Audi Q2 to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the Q2, we’ll publish the score here.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models45 mpgC33 – 49 mpgC – E
Diesel models52 mpgB46 – 60 mpgA – C
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models140 g/kmB131 – 195 g/kmA – D
Diesel models144 g/kmB123 – 163 g/kmA – C
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models18A14 – 50A – F
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£192A
Year 2£535B
Year 3£876B
Year 4£1,136B
Year 5£1,521B
Overall£4,260B

The Audi Q2 is pretty cheap to run on a daily basis, according to data supplied by our technical partner Clear Vehicle Data.

Petrol versions offer around 45 mpg, which is around the market average, and diesel models are the more economical choice. The SUV’s insurance premiums are pretty cheap when compared to rivals, and the car is predicted to be rather cheap to service and maintain over five years of ownership.

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

Similar cars


If you’re looking at the Audi Q2, you might also be interested in these alternatives

BMW X1 | BMW X2 | Citroën C3 Aircross | DS 3 Crossback | Ford Puma | Hyundai Bayon | Jeep Renegade | Mazda CX-3 | Mini Countryman | Nissan Juke | Peugeot 2008 | Renault Captur | SEAT Arona | Skoda Kamiq | Vauxhall Mokka | Volkswagen T-Roc

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