- Familiar SE, Sport, S Line and Black Edition trims
- Sport spec is the UK’s bestseller
- Plenty of optional extras and personalisation
Pick from three trim levels on the Audi Q2: starting with SE, climbing through Sport spec and topping out with the more dynamic S Line.
Standard Audi Q2 equipment
The range kicks off with the Q2 SE, coming with:
- 16-inch alloy wheels
- Contrast bumpers and rear roof pillar in Manhattan Grey
- Electrically adjustable door mirrors
- Electric windows
- Front centre armrest
- MMI infotainment system with Bluetooth, DAB radio, two USB ports and one Aux-in port
- Rear parking sensors
- Cruise control
- Automatic lights and wipers
- Pre-Sense Front autonomous emergency braking
Step up to the Q2 Sport for:
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- Audi Drive Select – driving mode selection
- Ice Silver rear roof pillar blade
- Sports seats
- Red interior dashboard inlays
- MMI Navigation sat-nav system
At the top of the tree, S Line adds:
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Dynamic suspension
- LED headlights
- Headlight washers
- S Line exterior styling
- S Line sports seats
- Brushed aluminium dashboard inlays
- Leather steering wheel
- LED Interior Lighting Pack
- Black headlining
- Stainless steel pedals
Based on S Line is the Black Edition, adding:
- Black styling pack including black exterior trim to the grille and window surrounds, plus rear diffuser, and a black C-pillar
- 19-inch black alloy wheels
- Privacy glass
- Black headlining
- Aluminium interior elements
A special Q2 Edition 1 was also available for a long period after launch, which came with black 19-inch alloy wheels, Quantum grey metallic paint and black exterior trim detailing, LED lights, full leather interior with Amaretto brown contrast stitching, extended LED interior lighting package and MMI Navigation infotainment system.
Optional Audi Q2 equipment
How big is your budget? There is certainly plenty of scope to spec your Audi crossover up to sky-high specification, if you’re not careful.
The Virtual Cockpit replaces analogue dials with a full digital instrument pack (none of the options have been priced yet) and we’d also recommend the Head-up Display, which projects the speedo and nav instructions on to a perspex screen in the driver’s line of sight.
Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go uses cameras and radar sensors to maintain a predetermined distance to the car in front, and can even drive in a traffic jam for you. We tried the latter function and found it frustratingly jerky in stop-start traffic.
Audi Connect lets you pay to subscribe to on-the-move apps and services and can be included for three years at point of purchase, but remember some of the neat functionality, such as wifi hotspots, will incur a subscription fee after that grace period.
Audiophiles should consider the mega-sounding Bang & Olufsen Sound System, with 705 watts, 14 speakers and a sub-woofer for plenty of musical oomph.
The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Audi Q2 SUV.
Equipment by trim level
To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:
|Equipment included on some trim levels|
Black Edition equipment
|Black Edition standard equipment|
|Black Edition optional equipment|
Edition 1 equipment
|Edition 1 standard equipment|
|Edition 1 optional equipment|
S Line equipment
|S Line standard equipment|
|S Line optional equipment|
|SE standard equipment|
|SE optional equipment|
|Sport standard equipment|
|Sport optional equipment|
|SQ2 standard equipment|
|SQ2 optional equipment|
- Five-star Euro NCAP rating
- Q2 is dripping with safety kit
- Pedestrian detection is standard
The Audi Q2 received five stars from Euro NCAP when it was tested in November 2016, scoring particularly well for adult occupant protection as well as child occupant protection.
It is built from the very latest in high-strength steels and Audi claims the passenger cell is unusually stiff and resistant to crushing forces; if you’re unlucky enough to be in a collision, there’s a full suite of airbags to protect both rows of seats, as well as seatbelt pretensioners to hold you in position.
What is more tangible in the showroom is the sheer amount of safety kit on offer. The Q2 is bristling with technology designed to prevent you having an accident in the first place, although you should note that much of it is optional.
Safety kit includes niceties such as head-up displays so you’re not looking down at the instruments; standard-across-the-range emergency braking, which slaps on the anchors if a car or child pulls into your path unexpectedly and extra-cost blindspot detection systems.
There’s also the Traffic Jam Assist accessory, which uses cameras and ultrasonic sensors to drive in congestion autonomously at speeds of up to 40mph. The thinking being that microchips are more reliable than human beings in dull city driving.
- Not the roomiest SUV
- Fine in front, cramped in back
- Deep boot has 405-litre capacity
The Audi Q2 is a compact crossover and at less than 4.2m in length, it’s considerably shorter than an Audi A3 Sportback or Q3. So don’t expect the laws of physics to have been stretched too much by Audi’s engineers — it’s roomy enough in the front, but there are compromises in the rear.
If you only occasionally carry rear-seat passengers, then it’s likely to fit your needs. Two adults can fit back there, but there is less room for legs and heads than you’ll find in larger SUVs. All but the most long-legged children should be fine, however.
While the Q2’s compact dimensions mean it’s not the most spacious crossover out there, it does mean it’s very easy to drive around town and to wiggle into tight parking spaces.
Plenty of glass, a square shape and good visibility make it very easy to manoeuvre, so you’d do well to struggle nipping around town in this car.
The Q2’s boot measures 405 litres in capacity with the rear seats up, placing it behind the larger loadbays you’ll find in the bigger MINI Countryman, BMW X1 or Mercedes-Benz GLA. Flop the rear seats forward and you’ll boost load space to a more echoing 1,050 litres.
How does the boot space compare?
Check the table below to see how the Audi Q2 SUV compares to other similar cars in terms of available boot space.
|BMW X1 SUV||505 litres|
|Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class||481 litres|
|Audi Q2 SUV||355 litres|
|MINI Countryman (10-17)||350 litres|