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7/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Audi Q2

£21,445£35,590
7/10
Overall verdict
Not revolutionary, but Q2 is different enough to make you stand out in a crowd.
 

For: 

Bold styling (for Audi), refinement, interior quality, smooth engines

Against: 

Quite pricey, few real benefits over an A3 Sportback

Overview

What is it?

The newest and smallest member of Audi’s rapidly expanding ‘Q’ family. A mildly jacked-up mini SUV designed specifically to live in the city, it’s Audi’s attempt to attract younger buyers by hitting the small SUV sweet spot, breaking from its Russian doll design philosophy and offering a higher level of customisation. If we were being cynical we would call the Q2 a fractionally raised A3 Sportback - it shares the same MQB platform, engines and safety systems after all – but more thought has gone into it than that.

It is 200mm shorter than a Q3 and 130mm shorter than an A3 Sportback, but slightly taller and wider than the five-door A3. Its obvious rival is the soon-to-be-replaced MINI Countryman, although with prices for the Q2 starting from around £20,000 it’s a few grand dearer. 

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
2.0 TFSI Quattro S Line 5dr S Tronic
6.5s 144g/km 44.8 190 £31,805
The cheapest
1.0 TFSI SE 5dr
10.1s 117g/km 55.4 116 £21,445
The greenest
1.6 TDI SE 5dr S Tronic
10.5s 109g/km 68.9 116 £25,245
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