Would You Get Audi’s Q2 Over The Slightly Larger BMW X1 Or Mercedes GLA?

Audi have put plenty of effort into expanding their SUV family, and the smallest of them all wears the Q2 badge.

It’s placed right under the Q3 as Audi’s entry-level crossover, and it appeals not only to customers looking for a small, premium crossover, but also those who wouldn’t mind getting something more compact than the BMW X1 or Mercedes-Benz GLA.

The Audi Q2 goes up against the MINI Countryman, although on a plusher scale, with a somewhat funky design that’s new to Ingolstadt, and several customization options offered both on the outside and in the cabin.

Open the door and you will see the dashboard borrowed from the Audi A3, and that’s not a coincidence, since the Q2 is based on the same underpinnings as its hatch/saloon/convertible siblings. It gets the brand’s latest MMI infotainment system that’s easy to use, in addition to wireless smartphone charging, digital display, and other amenities, as detailed by WhatCar’s Rebecca Jackson in her review.

Space for rear passengers is cramped, especially in the middle, but if you don’t mind scraping shoulders with your fellow traveler, then it could sit five.

Head out on the open road and you will find that the Audi Q2 is a relaxing long-distance cruiser that can take corners with agility. There is a bit of a body roll, and selecting the right suspension and engine could make the difference between loving or hating it, but it seems that the small SUV could turn out to be a clever choice.


  • Bob


  • Rimas Kurtinaitis


    • Andrewthecarguy


  • AEE91

    Option D. Pretty lady.

    • Obsequious Lickspittle

      …….I’m sorry, what was she talking about?

  • supermanuel

    Not a chance. This would be the last car I chose from it’s class. The ‘author’calls this a funky design- not funky on any level. Dull.

  • lildieselboy

    Hard pass. If I had to choose anything from this class it would be the new XC40.

    • Ermal Morina

      Definitely.The Q2 doesn’t cut it for me,Bmw is kinda good,the GLA looks great but it’s a bit old now,so the XC40 it is…

      • Andrewthecarguy

        I bet the BMW will trump the Volvo in drive feel.
        That Volvo styling is too funky for me and like the AUDI it’s just not mature…perfect for 16 year olds perhaps.

    • Sébastien

      XC40 is much bigger than Q2 (it competes with Q3)

  • Belthronding Tinuviel

    i like this girl,really.

  • no25

    No, sorry, but to me, it has a lot of GMC in the face. I’m not a fan.

  • Michelin

    Very wrong design. They miss Audi style ….


  • seriously

    that giant silver rear pillar looks terrible

  • Dennis James

    Never ever. I saw one in the flesh, completely uninspiring. The GLA at least looks freakish, and the X1 looks much larger.

    • Sébastien

      well X1 is much larger : 25cm more!

      • darex

        If 25cm is too long, go for the MINI Countryman, since it’s the same car.

        • Sébastien

          Even Countryman is 100mm longer than the tiny Q2.

  • ErnieB

    Xc40 looks miles better.. this just looks bad!

  • R55

    Another generic German car for mothers to drop their kid to school every morning.

  • Patrick D Booth

    Why did she need to connect her phone to use the Sat Nav?

    • McF1

      Maybe the Q2 she was reviewing did not have Sat Nav included, thereby requiring to use her phone.

    • Sébastien

      that’s a typical step she does for all car reviews… agree it’s pointless.

    • darex

      You mean her phoo’en? Yes. What was the point of that? It made MMI look awkward and cumbersome. She used the least desireable destination input method she could have done.

  • darex

    That Q2 (at least in that trim) is hardly “plusher” than my F60 MINI Countryman. In fact, not even close!

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