AUDI

AUDI Q2 ESTATE 40 TFSI Quattro S Line 5dr S Tronic [Tech pack]

Fuel

FuelPetrol

Transmission

TransmissionAutomatic

Acceleration

0 - 62 mph6.5s

WLTP - CO2 (g/km)

WLTP - CO2184 g/km

Audi aimed to inject a little more fun into its SUV line-up with this more compact and affordable Q2 model - and has here lightly improved it. This little crossover is aimed at customers wanting a Nissan Juke-style small Crossover but requiring a little more class and quality. It's offered a new direction for the Ingolstadt brand.

COMPACT WITH A CAPITAL Q

The Q2 shows that Audi has a youthful side and has here been lightly improved. Jonathan Crouch checks out this appealing little small SUV.

Ten Second Review

Audi aimed to inject a little more fun into its SUV line-up with this more compact and affordable Q2 model - and has here lightly improved it. This little crossover is aimed at customers wanting a Nissan Juke-style small Crossover but requiring a little more class and quality. It's offered a new direction for the Ingolstadt brand.

Background

'Fun' isn't a word you necessarily associate with Audi. 'Cool' perhaps. 'Classy' possibly. 'Mature' definitely. Well forget that third adjective when it comes to discussion of this car, the Audi Q2. It's the kind of product that the German brand hopes will lower its target age demographic, at the same time giving buyers of small Crossovers like Nissan's Juke and Renault's Captur a more appealing option to aspire towards. In truth, it's likely that the Q2 will prove to be a little too pricey for customers of those cars, but premium models in this segment - contenders like Honda's HR-V, Mazda's CX-30 and Jeep's Renegade - should certainly feel the heat from this Q2. Especially in this updated form.

Driving Experience

The Q2 line-up is primarily based around a mid-range 35 TFSI variant which uses a four-cylinder 150PS 1.5-litre turbo petrol unit with the brand's clever 'Cylinder on Demand' system. There's a choice of 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed S tronic auto. Slotting in below this variant is the 30 TFSI, which uses a 116PS 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol unit. Two four-cylinder diesel engines are also available with 1.6 and 2.0 litres of displacement and outputs of 116PS (30 TDI) and 150PS (35 TDI). The '35 TDI' comes with quattro 4WD. As before, at the top of the range is a 300PS SQ2 quattro sporting model. The top 'Vorsprung' variant gets 'Adaptive cruise assist' for limit autonomous highway driving capability. Installed at the rear on the front-wheel drive versions is a semi-independent suspension, while the quattro models have a four-link suspension. Progressive steering is standard in all variants. It varies the steering gear ratio as a function of the steering input; the ratio is made more direct with large steering movements. Adaptive dampers are available as an option, and there's the Audi drive select system with which drivers can set an individual characteristic for their Q2. On rougher terrain, ground clearance of almost 15 centimetres is slightly better than some other small lifestyle SUVs can offer - and Electronic Stabilisation Control (ESC) with an integrated off-road mode will also serve the compact crossover well.

Design and Build

Audi has subtly altered the look of this Q2, slightly lowering the octagonal Singleframe front grille to make the front of the car appear wider. Plus full-LED headlamps are now standard and the air intakes now look more 'expressive' and, as with other recent Audis, narrow slits have been added between the radiator grille and the bonnet in the style of the iconic Audi Sport quattro. At the rear, there's a fresh bumper design with an integrated diffuser insert featuring large five-sided polygons. As before, the Q2 certainly looks distinctive with its 'floating blade' C-pillar and colourful trimming. It's slightly shorter and narrower than an A3 hatch and boasts a complex shape that shows a lot of vertices and edges. In profile, the high shoulder line is especially eye-catching, as are the concave flanks in the door area. Inside, most variants now get the 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit instrument binnacle display as standard, paired with an 8.3-inch 'MMI navigation plus' centre-dash screen. Otherwise, you'd have to be an Audi sales person to really notice the changes made - things like smarter fabrics, a revised gearshifter knob and re-styled air vents. As before, the MMI infotainment system can be controlled by natural language operation and the integrated MMI search set-up. The driver's seat position is low in relation to the steering wheel as in an Audi saloon. There's reasonably comfortable seating in the rear for two, but if you'll be using the back seat for adults regularly, you'd be better off trying an Audi Q3. Practically, the Q2 fulfils the fundamental expectations of an SUV with a high entry, good visibility and a large luggage compartment (405 to 1,050-litres of capacity). A power tailgate is standard, as is a three-way split rear bench backrest with cargo through-loading.

Market and Model

Prices see this car pitched just above the brand's A1 supermini, which means that Q2 buyers will be paying somewhere in the £22,500 to £35,000 bracket for mainstream models. There are five main trim options - 'Technik', 'Sport', 'S line', 'Black Edition' and 'Vorsprung', plus the SQ2 model at the top of the range. All variants now get full-LED headlights as standard, upgraded on 'Vorsprng' versions to intelligent 'Matrix LED' status. There are now new paint colour options and the C-pillar blades can either be body-coloured or finished in black, grey or silver. Features common to all versions include powered tailgate operation, the Audi Smartphone Interface, rear parking sensors and cruise control, and on top of their visual and technological gains, 'Sport', 'S line' and 'Black Edition' models are enhanced by additions such as front sport seats (those in the latter two variants finished with a cloth and leather combination upholstery) and the Audi drive select dynamic handling system. 'Black Edition' specification also brings a black styling treatment for many exterior details, combined with larger 19-inch alloy wheels for maximum visual impact, while top 'Vorsprung' models take all of these benefits and embed even more luxury, technology and safety. Fine Nappa leather upholstery and seat heating, a panoramic sunroof, a Bang & Olufsen audio system and an upgrade to dual-zone climate control soothe occupants of this top specification model, as do advanced LED ambient lighting and softly backlit inlays whose colour scheme can be selected via the MMI.

Cost of Ownership

The Q2 looks set to be a frugal choice if you're looking for a car of this kind; let's get to the WLTP figures. The 1.0-litre 30 TFSI petrol version's likely to be a popular choice, capable of up to 47.1mpg on the combined cycle and a CO2 return of up to 135g/km. The 35 TFSI manages up to 44.8mpg and up to 142g/km. The 30 TDI 1.6-litre diesel of course does even better, with combined cycle fuel consumption of up to 49.6mpg and 150g/km possible. Depreciation figures should be as strong as they usually are on Audi models. It's a little disappointing though, that the brand sticks to its usual 60,000 mile limit on the three year warranty. Optional extra-cost packages can extend the cover to either four or five years. Pre-paid servicing packages are also available.

Summary

In some ways, you wonder why it took Audi so long to enter the small Crossover market. Yes, it's had its Q3 model in campaigning here, but that car has proved to be a little too pricey to interest the Juke and Captur crowd. This car will still require such people to take a long hard look at their bank balances but it's certainly proved to be more accessible and has markedly widened Audi's SUV sales demographic. It's not perfect, of course. Not everyone will like the styling. You'll need to avoid the larger wheel rim sizes if you want a decent quality of ride. And some - ourselves included - might find themselves to be a touch disappointed that the premium pricing doesn't deliver a little more in terms of standard kit. Otherwise though, there's very little to criticise. The Q2 is fun, fashionable and perfectly pitched for aspirational compact Crossover buyers. If you're one of these people, we think you're probably going to want one.

  • Rear wiper
  • Front and rear electric windows
  • Rain and light sensors
  • Front windscreen with grey tinted sunband

  • Multi collision brake assist
  • Electronic stabilisation control including ABS, ASR and EDL
  • Hill hold assist
  • Electromechanical parking brake

  • Floor mats with contrast stitching

  • Dynamic suspension

  • Audi smartphone interface
  • Audi phone box with wireless charging
  • Voice control system
  • Bluetooth interface includes bluetooth audio streaming

  • Cruise control
  • Progressive steering
  • Audi drive select

  • Automatic start/stop system with recuperation
  • Power operated tailgate

  • Audi virtual cockpit
  • MMI - Multi Media Interface control system
  • MMI navigation plus with MMI touch
  • Service interval indicator

  • Manual folding door mirrors
  • Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors with integrated LED side indicators
  • Interior mirror

  • Aluminium interior element

  • Audi music interface - apple iPod, apple iPhone, USB storage media, compatible MP3 players, 2 x USB charging points and 1 x Aux-in
  • CD Drive
  • DAB digital radio and AM/FM radio
  • 2 x SDXC card reader
  • MMI radio plus with 7" colour MMI screen and MMI controller

  • Illuminated door sill trims with S logo
  • Chrome exhaust tailpipe
  • Black window trims
  • Front underbody guard and rear diffuser trim in selenite silver
  • S Line body styling - front and rear bumpers, side skirts, radiator grille, rear diffuser insert and front air intakes
  • S Line badges on the front wings
  • Bumper in full body colour paint finish

  • Headlight washers
  • LED indicator lights
  • LED headlights with LED rear lights + dynamic rear indicators

  • 3 spoke flat bottomed high multi-function leather sport steering wheel with gearshift paddles
  • Black cloth headlining
  • Stainless steel pedals
  • Height/reach adjust steering wheel
  • Front centre armrest
  • Storage compartments - Glovebox, cupholder compartment in centre console, storage compartment in rear centre console, front and rear door pockets

  • Non smoking pack - Q2

  • Pre-sense front with pedestrian recognition
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • 6 airbags - Front, curtain and front side airbags
  • Seatbelt monitoring
  • Extended and proactive pedestrian protection
  • Tyre pressure warning light

  • 60/40 split folding rear seat bench
  • Manual seat adjustment including seat height adjustment for front seats
  • ISOFIX child seat mounting for front passenger with airbag deactivation and outer rear seat including top tether attachment point for outer rear seats
  • Electronically operated child locks
  • Three rear headrests
  • Front sport seats with S embossed logo
  • Front headrests

  • Anti theft alarm
  • Anti theft wheel bolts
  • Central locking system with remote control key

  • CO2 (g/km): 150
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: N
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 185
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max: 188
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min: 184

  • Cylinders: 4
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Camshaft: DOHC
  • Fuel Delivery: TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • Engine Layout: NORTH SOUTH
  • Transmission: SEMI-AUTO
  • Gears: 7 SPEED
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm): 85.5
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 92.8
  • CC: 1984

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: False
  • EC Combined (mpg): 42.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 34.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 34.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 34
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb: 8.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min: 8.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max: 8.3

  • Generation Mark: 1
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: False
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: N
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 27E
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 93
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 86
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 70
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: 70
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 5
  • Badge Power: 190
  • Badge Engine CC: 2.0
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • Coin Series: S Line [Tech pack]
  • Coin Description: TFSI Quattro
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False

  • Engine Torque - MKG: 32.6
  • Engine Power - KW: 140
  • Engine Power - RPM: 4200
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 236
  • Engine Torque - NM: 320
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 1500
  • Engine Power - BHP: 190
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): False
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 6.5
  • Top Speed: 141

  • Emissions Test Cycle: Second Act

  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: False
  • Wheel Style: 5-SPOKE Y DESIGN
  • Tyre Size Rear: 215/50 R18
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Type: 18" ALLOY
  • Tyre Size Front: 215/50 R18

  • Width (including mirrors): 2009
  • Height: N
  • Height (including roof rails): 1508
  • Length: 4191
  • Width: 1794
  • Wheelbase: 2595

  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1430
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2045
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 55
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 355
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1700
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Max. Loading Weight: 615
  • Max. Roof Load: 75
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 1000
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.1

  • Privacy glass: £375

  • Rear parking sensors: Included
  • Audi side assist including rear cross-traffic assist: £500

  • Body colour door mirrors: Included

  • Matt brushed aluminium trim inlays: Included

  • 8 passive loudspeakers: Included

  • Matt titanium grey C-Pillar blade: Included
  • Audi exclusive paint: £2,400
  • Solid paint: Included
  • Panoramic opening glass sunroof: £875
  • Metallic paint: £575
  • Pearlescent paint: £575
  • Crystal effect paint: £800
  • Ibis white C-Pillar blade in Solid: £0
  • Ice silver C-Pillar blade in Metallic: £0

  • Dual zone electronic climate control: £525
  • Manual air conditioning: Included

  • Tool kit: Included
  • Fine Nappa leather upholstery with S embossed logo: £1,250
  • Leather/Alcantara upholstery with S embossed logo: £600
  • Tool kit and car jack: £25
  • Pulse cloth/leather upholstery with S embossed logo: Included

  • LED interior lighting pack - Q2: Included
  • Carbon style pack - Q2: £1,350
  • Comfort and sound pack - Q2: £1,195
  • LED interior lighting pack advanced - Q2 S line: £250

  • Metallic - Glacier white: £575
  • Metallic - Tango red: £575
  • Metallic - Mythos black: £575
  • Metallic - Nano grey: £575

  • Pearl - Daytona grey: £575

  • Solid - Ibis white: £0

  • Crystal - Ara blue: £800
  • Audi Exclusive - Custom: £2,400

  • Lockable and removable tow bar: £725

  • Fine Nappa leather - Black with rotor grey stitching: £1,250

  • Pulse cloth/leather - Black with rock grey stitching: £0
  • Leather/Alcantara - Black with rock grey stitching: £600

  • 18" 5 arm offroad design alloy wheels in matt titanium look with diamond cut finish: £650
  • 18" 5 spoke Y design alloy wheels: Included
  • 19" 10 spoke Y design alloy wheels: £850

  • Tyre repair kit: Included
  • Space saver spare wheel: £100

Whilst every effort is made to verify and ensure the accuracy of the data, the information should only be used as a guide and no purchasing decision should be made without verification of the data from either the manufacturer or franchised dealer. Our offers may be on a different model year to that represented by this data and so specification may differ accordingly.

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