Is the Audi Q2 40 TFSI Quattro Actually Any Good?

The Audi Q2 is sort of the forgotten man among the rest of the brand’s lineup. Not only is it getting old, as it’s one of the oldest Audi models on sale at the moment, but its design language is looking seriously dated. However, according to this review from Car and Driver, the Q2 is actually a decent little crossover.


In Q2 40 TFSI Quattro-spec — the car in question — it uses a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a measly 188 horsepower. In this case, the engine sends power to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Audi claims a 0-62 mph time of 6.5 seconds, which is fine but nothing remarkable.

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Where the Audi Q2 40 TFSI Quattro shines is in its everyday usability. It’s comfortable, sharper than expected and offers just enough practicality to make having a crossover worth it.


The Audi Q2 is showing its faster than we thought and probably a lot faster than Audi thought considering the Q2 was designed to be the stylish crossover in the brand’s lineup. However, despite it showing its age, it’s a remarkably good little crossover and one that is actually worth getting.


When the Q2 first hit the scene, we were optimistic about its style, its size and its cost. However, its reception was a bit underwhelming among car enthusiasts, as it was said to lack any sort of driving enthusiasm and was adding to the problem of an ever-expanding crossover market. Now, though, with a bit of retrospect, it seems as if the little Q2 is a better car than many enthusiasts had originally claimed.


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Ironically, the Q2 isn’t available in the US despite the fact that it would be incredibly popular here. Americans can’t buy enough small, premium crossovers, especially funky looking stylish ones. So if it were sold here in the ‘States, the Audi Q2 would be one of the most popular little crossovers on the market. Especially if it drives as well as Car and Driver claims.


[Source: Car and Driver]
Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.