Audi Q2 review - Reliability and safety
The Q2 includes impressive levels of safety kit, while component-sharing with other VW Group models should help reliability
The Audi Q2 comes with an impressive roster of safety kit as standard, plus some super-advanced stuff that’s on the options list. Euro NCAP tested the Q2 in 2016 and awarded it a full five-star rating, with adult and child occupant protection scores of 93 per cent and 86 per cent, respectively.
Audi’s pre sense safety kit is standard and includes Autonomous Emergency Braking, which will put the anchors on if it spots a pedestrian stepping out in front of the car.
Other big car options include adaptive cruise control, lane departure warnings and lane keep assistance, plus traffic sign recognition and alerts if there’s traffic coming when you’re reversing.
Plus, of course, there is set to be the usual array of airbags as well as standard traction and stability controls and anti-lock brakes.
Owners are keen on Audi’s upmarket image, but responses from customers have revealed that they are less keen on other aspects of the ownership experience. The manufacturer finished in 23rd place out of 29 car makers in our 2021 Driver Power brand survey, with a one-place rise to 22nd in 2022. The Q2 was voted into 53rd position on a 75-car list in 2021's best car to own poll, following up with 55th spot overall in 2022.
The standard Audi warranty lasts for three years or 60,000 miles, although the mileage cap is removed in years one and two.
Audi service schedules tend to range from 9,000 miles for minor checks to 19,000 miles for a full service. To keep a check on costs, Audi dealers will sell you one of many fixed-price deals.
In this review
- 1Audi Q2 reviewThe Audi Q2 is a stylish crossover with big car features, but it’s pricey and less well-finished than you might expect
- 2Engines, performance and drivePlenty of advanced, efficient engines. Drive can be fun, but bigger wheels and sports suspension make it bumpy
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running CostsThe Q2's lightweight construction boosts running costs to A3 hatchback levels
- 4Interior, design and technologyThe Audi Q2 leads the way when it comes to interior style, quality and tech, although you have to pay for the latter
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceThe Q2 is smaller than an A3, but it offers similar passenger and boot space
- 6Reliability and Safety - currently readingThe Q2 includes impressive levels of safety kit, while component-sharing with other VW Group models should help reliability
- 7Used and nearly newA full used buyer’s guide on the Audi Q2 covering the Q2 Mk1 (2016-date)