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Audi Q2 - MPG, CO2 and running costs

The Q2's lightweight construction boosts running costs to A3 hatchback levels

Overall Auto Express Rating

4.0 out of 5

MPG, CO2 and Running Costs Rating

4.0 out of 5

Price
£29,065 to £49,510
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A selection of economical Volkswagen Group engines should ensure that the Audi Q2 delivers reasonable fuel economy. If rock-bottom running costs are key, then look to the older frugal diesel options – especially the 2.0 TDI.

The entry-level 1.0 TFSI turbo three cylinder has claimed economy of up to 48.7mpg and emissions as little as 131g/km. The 1.5-litre TFSI petrol features cylinder on demand technology, which shuts down two of its four cylinders when cruising to save fuel. As a result, the 1.5 is only marginally poorer than the 1.0 TFSI, returning 47.9mpg and emitting 133g/km of CO2. However, it's worth bearing in mind that moving up to an S line model with larger wheels pegs back economy and emissions.

Diesel power is no longer available, but if you track down a used example then you'll find that the 114bhp 2.0 TDI fares better than the 1.0 TFSI in efficiency terms - Audi claims the oil-burner is capable of up to 58.9mpg, with CO2 emissions from 125g/km. At the other end of the scale, the sporty SQ2 models return an official figure of 33.2mpg and emit a best of 192g/km of CO2. Lean on the SQ2’s power often and you’ll see that figure drop to the mid-20s however. 

Insurance groups

Insurance groups for the Audi Q2 currently start from group 14E for an entry-level Q2 1.6 TDI and 1.0 TFSI Technik models. A 1.5-litre TFSI in flashy Vorsprung spec sits in group 28E, while the performance-focused SQ2 is in group 37E. 

Depreciation

The Audi Q2 stacks up pretty well when it comes to residual values, with an average of 58 per cent of its original list price retained over three-years and 36,000 miles. The best performer is the 35 TFSI model in S line trim fitted with the £1,295 Technology pack which holds onto around 60 per cent of its showroom value after 36-months of motoring.

Which Is Best

Cheapest

  • Name
    30 TFSI Technik 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £24,635

Most Economical

  • Name
    30 TDI Technik 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £26,820

Fastest

  • Name
    SQ2 Quattro 5dr S Tronic
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £39,540
Senior news reporter

A keen petrol-head, Alastair Crooks has a degree in journalism and worked as a car salesman for a variety of manufacturers before joining Auto Express in Spring 2019 as a Content Editor. Now, as our senior news reporter, his daily duties involve tracking down the latest news and writing reviews.

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