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Parkers overall rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3

Which Audi Q2 SUV is best for me?

If you’re buying a Q2 but with a tighter budget, the 1.0 TFSI versions will suit you. Not only do they represent the cheapest points in the range, the running costs aren’t far behind the frugal 1.6 TDI. If you’re driving in town most of the time, the 1.0 TFSI will be the better option anyway, so you really don’t need to pay the extra cash for the diesel.

If you’re a company user, the 1.0 TFSI is also the cheapest for BIK in SE and Sport trims. The 1.5 TFSI doesn’t cost too much more per month, and its greater flexibility on the motorway could be worth making the small jump for – again in SE and Sport trims. If you want an S Line, be prepared to pay a bit extra.

For performance fans, the SQ2 will be the only option. With performance rivalling that of a Volkswagen Golf R and even the Audi S3, it’s a proper wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing in that you don’t quite expect that level of performance for something so subtly styled. 

Audi Q2 SUV model history

Audi Q2 model history

August 2016 – Audi Q2 available to order, with first deliveries in November. SE, Sport, S Line and Edition 1 models available to choose, with 1.4 TFSI 150 petrol (manual and S Tronic) and 1.6 TDI 116 diesels (S Tronic for this comes later) available to choose from.

September 2016 – 2.0 TDI with 150hp and Quattro all-wheel drive becomes available exclusively with S Tronic gearbox. A front-wheel drive version will be available in 2017.

August 2017 – Q2 2.0 TFSI Quattro added to the range with 190hp. Quattro-only with S Tronic gearbox and only available in S Line and Edition 1 trims.

September 2018 – Audi SQ2 added to the line-up following debut at Paris Motor Show, with first deliveries in early 2019. Powered by a 300hp 2.0-litre TFSI petrol engine with S Tronic gearbox and Quattro all-wheel drive. 

Buying and selling the Audi Q2 SUV

Buying a new Audi Q2 SUV

  • Q2 is a popular Audi model already
  • Our pick is one of the petrol versions
  • Sport and S Line trims most desirable

Buying a new Audi Q2

The Q2 is a popular Audi and is likely to remain in demand for some considerable time. We would not therefore anticipate much in the way of huge dealer discounts, but there’s no harm in trying. Around a third of sales are likely to find their way into the fleet sector, however, so this could indicate the likelihood of incentives over time.

Even entry-level SE models come with 16-spoke alloy wheels, air-conditioning, smartphone connectivity, automatic emergency braking and the large 7.0-inch TFT digital display, so there is no such thing as a poverty-spec model here. However, Audi expects most buyers to plump for Sport trim.

Our money would go on the 1.5 TFSI Sport, although we’d be tempted by the equally sweet 1.6 TDI if diesel’s your thing. We don’t really see the need to plump for the larger 2.0 engines, unless you really need the extra performance or Quattro all-wheel drive. Around 40% of buyers are expected to upgrade to the S Tronic automatic transmission.

While it might be tempting to add some options to boost the specification of your Q2, don’t get carried away. If you’re purchasing on PCP finance, the extra monthly costs might not be reflected in the resale value, so you could be paying over the odds. Pick what you really need from the options list, and discount anything that’s unnecessary. 

Buying a used Audi Q2 SUV

  • Could make a good-value used buy
  • Aim for a TFSI petrol
  • S Line models are desirable and plentiful 

Buying a used Audi Q2

You won’t struggle to find an approved used Audi Q2 at your local dealer. A fashionable crossover bodystyle and desirable Audi badge on the front will ensure plenty bought them at new, meaning they’ll have filtered on to the dealer forecourts.

What that also means is that there will be high-specification dealer demonstrators to choose from, as well as plenty of petrol or diesel versions. If you can afford it, seek out an S Line model for the best-looking version of the Q2 with a generous standard equipment list. It’s particularly good with the 1.4 TFSI engine, but a 1.0 TFSI or 1.6 TDI will also suit most buyers’ needs.

There aren’t as many 2.0 TDI versions out there as you don’t really need the extra torque on offer, plus it’ll be more expensive.

If you’re unsure of the car’s history, take out a Parkers Car History Check for peace of mind that you’re getting a well-maintained motor. 

Selling your Audi Q2 SUV

  • How to prepare your car for sale properly
  • Shouldn’t be too hard to sell an Audi Q2
  • Have a good advert with quality pictures 

The Audi Q2 is a popular buy in the secondhand market, as it lies in the sweet spot where downsizing trends meet the current craze for crossovers. You shouldn’t have any trouble shifting a well cared-for example, in other words.

Be sure to make your Q2 stand out in the classifieds by spending time taking a decent set of photographs to show the car at its best. Gather together all your servicing records and receipts to show the care you’ve lavished upon it and don’t forget to valet the car inside and out before any prospective customer comes to look.

A Parkers valuation will guide you how to price your Q2 competitively for a quick sale.

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