New Audi Q2 review – Is Audi’s smallest SUV worthy of the premium badge? - MPH and running costs

Audi’s most compact SUV is as impressive as it probably needed to be, but no more

Evo rating
Price
from £20,800
  • Quality interior, impressive engines
  • Only competent handling and not particularly exciting

MPG and running costs

The Q2’s MQB underpinnings might not grant it much in terms of off-road ability, but the flip side is hatchback-style running costs. The low kerb weight and efficient set of VAG group engines help the Q2 achieve impressive economy figures.

All but the 1.4 TFSI engine with a manual gearbox crack 50mpg on the combined cycle, with the most frugal 1.6 TDi getting close to 70mpg in S-tronic form. Impressive numbers you would say for an SUV, but one does need to remember, the Q2 is firmly towards the hatchback end of the crossover spectrum.

Being an Audi, residuals are strong for the class, beating non-premium rivals and matching other rivals like the Mini Countryman and Mercedes-Benz GLA. One word of warning is to be had though, as the ability to spend lots of money on personalising a Q2 won’t necessarily find its way back into your pocket come trade-in time.

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