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Audi Q2 review - MPG, CO2 and running costs

Lightweight construction boosts running costs to A3 hatchback levels

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

The entry-level 1.0 TFSI turbo three cylinder has claimed economy of up to 49.6mpg and emissions of 130g/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 134g/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.

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.

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 55 per cent of its original list price retained over 3-years and 36,000 miles. The more expensive SQ2 fare a little better on around 57-58 per cent.

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Which Is Best

Cheapest

  • Name
    30 TFSI Technik 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £23,935

Most Economical

  • Name
    30 TDI Technik 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £26,245

Fastest

  • Name
    40 TFSI Quattro S Line 5dr S Tronic
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £35,840

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