Audi Q2 in the used car check: strengths and weaknesses

TÜV report premiere for the Audi Q2: The smallest SUV from Ingolstadt is based on the Golf kit and has old Audi qualities. Unfortunately also in terms of price. The most important information for used car buyers from the AUTO BILD TÜV report!

Audi Q2

Construction time: 2016 until today
Engines: 116 PS (1.0 TFSI) to 300 PS (SQ2)
Price: from 15,500 euros
Occupant safety (Euro NCAP crash test 2016): five stars

Audi Q2

Lively colors, offset C-pillar: with the Q2, Audi is targeting younger customers.

That’s him: What you can do with a Golf! The Audi Q2 is on the MQB construction kit, which is also the technology dispenser for VW Golf, Audi A3 and the higher-level derivatives. At 4.19 meters, it is shorter than a A3, but offers very decent space inside – and a sublime because higher seating position. However, it is not as high as in an SUV, although the Q2 It doesn’t even want to be: with an exterior height of 1.51 meters, the sporty, flat roof and just 15 centimeters of ground clearance, he prefers the crossover. But which also has plenty of space in the trunk: With 415 to 1045 liters, a lot can be accommodated here for a car of this size, even more than in the Golf. On request is the Q2 fully digital with a freely programmable cockpit, and it has a multimedia system with a screen sitting on top of the center console and a rotary / push button from the old Audi school.

Audi Q2 in the AUTO BILD used car market

He can do that: Scrape curves lightly! With a smooth two turns from lock to lock, the steering is directly translated; Nevertheless, it does not respond so nervously that one would have to constantly grasp the steering wheel with full concentration when driving straight ahead. As is typical for Audi, they have tuned the chassis to be tighter. Fits well with the range of engines: Even the one-liter, three-cylinder turbo with 116 hp works well, our tip is the Q2 with the four-cylinder petrol engine and 150 hp. At the end of 2018, the SQ2 came with a 300-horsepower two-liter four-cylinder. Since the end of 2018, the two diesels have been producing 116 and 150 PS, before that there was also a 190 PS diesel, which (as with 150 PS) always drove up as an all-wheel drive.
That causes trouble: Everything that causes annoyance in the A3. The DSG transmission jerks when moving off, software updates should help here. The material quality in the interior is not up to its big brothers, too much hard plastic.

TÜV judgment

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That yellow blob on the testimony looks more dramatic than it is. In the chapter on axle springs and damping, the Q2 is just an average type, here the TÜV very rarely complains about defective suspension springs or shock absorbers. Otherwise applause: drive shafts, steering system and joints – everything is wonderful.
Well, just a 3 and thus a yellow blob in the brake chapter, how come? Basically, the Q2 is a model boy when it comes to brakes, Function of foot and parking brakes, brake lines and hoses without any findings. But after three years the Q2 an average of 36,000 km down – and then the brake discs are already worn out.

Audi Q2 in the AUTO BILD used car market

The environmental angel from Ingolstadt: The TÜV inspectors only record oil loss in a few cases – so almost never. He always passes the AU, the exhaust system keeps tight. That gives a smooth environmental one for the Q2.

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