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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% and 86%, 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 21st place out of 30 car makers in our 2020 Driver Power brand survey, while the Q2 placed 52nd out of a 75-car list.

Warranty

The standard Audi warranty lasts for three years or 60,000 miles, although the mileage cap is removed in years one and two.

Servicing

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.

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