Our Cars: Audi Q2 1.4 TFSI Sport S tronic

28 November 2018: Our Audi Q2 is heading home, and we're sad to see it go

The Details

Current mileage 6285
Claimed economy 52.3
Actual economy 43.3

The time has come to bid farewell to the Audi Q2 that we've been running for six months. And we're going to miss it. Apart from a few minor gripes, the Q2 has served us well. It's practical, stylish and fairly economical - if not a bit expensive.

So, the good stuff: it returns around 43.0mpg, it's stylish and packed with tech like the virtual cockpit and it's reasonably practical for a small family. My Q2 looks great in yellow (although that's a matter of opinion) and it suits broken country roads just as well as long stretches of motorway.

And the bad? It's pricey and - as we pointed out in this update - it's starting to feel a tad dated. In the motor industry, cars age quickly - and nothing makes that more obvious than when a manufacturer launches a new model.

The Q3 not only offers more space than the Q2, but also more rear passenger room than the previous Q3. It also comes with a touchscreen infotainment system, which my Q2 doesn't (!), and other newer features within the cabin. If you're trying to choose between the two (if you have a growing family, for example), I'd argue the Q3 is a better option. 

Q2 Main

Not the best colour for residual values...

In our Q2 vs T-Roc update, we mentioned that the T-Roc is more practical for families because of the extra space it offers. Although, we think the Q2 is a bit nippier, sportier and generally more engaging to drive.

The T-Roc is the smart option, being cheaper and more practical, but we prefer the Q2. After all, it's a small crossover with a dash of style and a premium badge.

The Q2 is targeted at young buyers - yet, the price still pushes it beyond what I think most early 20-something year olds (like myself) would be able to afford. On Audi's Solutions PCP scheme, for a 35 TFSI 150 PS S tronic, you'd be paying £319 per month for four years with a £6164 deposit. Representative APR is 5.9% and final payment would be £14,308...

You can obviously opt for smaller engines, lower specs and less optional extras - but isn't Audi about luxury? We like it regardless, and we'll definitely miss it when we move onto our new long-termer. Stay tuned to see what we'll be driving for the next six months. It's another crossover, but very different from our Q2.

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Updates
28 November 2018: Our Audi Q2 is heading home, and we're sad to see it go
It's time to say goodbye to our lovely yellow Q2, and we'd be lying if we said we wouldn't miss it.
The 1.4 TFSI in Audi's lineup has been replaced by the 1.5 TFSI (35 TFSI), but which engine would Georgia opt for?
Georgia likes the Virtual Cockpit in the Q2, but is it worth £1400?
Th new Audi Q3 is newer and nicer than the Q2, so why does it only cost a touch more than our Q2?
Audi has added some partial matting onto the rear pillar for customers who buy a Q2 Special Edition #2. Georgia takes you though the fancy, but pointless, optional extra.
Seasons changing get Georgia thinking about the first three months with her Audi Q2.
The Audi ticks all the boxes for young buyers who want a sporty, stylish and premium car. But what's up with the £21k price tag?
Georgia contemplates the triumphs and tribulations of owning a yellow car.
Georgia begins to find the lack of touchscreen in our Q2 slightly irksome...
Georgia puts our Audi Q2 through its paces against a VW T-Roc.
Georgia takes her Audi Q2 on a trip to Bristol, but how does is fare on a long trip?
Our new Audi Q2 arrives, and the colour causes a range of reactions.
 

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