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.

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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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