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Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2
  • Five-star Euro NCAP rating
  • Q2 is dripping with safety kit
  • Pedestrian detection is standard

Audi Q2 safety

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

Audi Q2 interior space

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.

Audi Q2 dimensions

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.

Audi Q2 boot size

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.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Audi Q2 SUV.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

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
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control

Black Edition equipment

Black Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Black Edition optional equipment
None available

Edition 1 equipment

Edition 1 standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
Edition 1 optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim

S Line equipment

S Line standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
S Line optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
SE optional equipment
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front electric windows
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
  • Heated mirrors
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control

SQ2 equipment

SQ2 standard equipment
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
SQ2 optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Audi Q2 SUV was tested by Euro NCAP in 2016 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2016
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 93%
Child Occupant: 86%
Pedestrian: 70%
Safety Assist: 70%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.