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Audi Q2

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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 (as of August 2021) of 65%, 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 £24,435 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.

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Autocar

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Car Keys

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Evo

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Green Car Guide

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Honest John

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Motors.co.uk

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Parkers

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The Sun

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Which?

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Safety rating


Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: November 2016

93%

ADULT OCCUPANT

86%

CHILD OCCUPANT

70%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

60%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating


No eco rating

The Audi Q2 has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP. As yet, very few new cars have been tested for environmental impact by Green NCAP, and the testing programme was halted in early 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic.

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

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 | 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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