Another week another small SUV. We cast our eye over the Audi Q2 Quattro Sport.

This seems to be the fashion at the moment with every second test car sitting in this category.

At $48,500 the Q2 is floating around the price range of some large SUVs, so let’s find out if that extra coin is worth for that luxury brand.

Exterior

Immediately the first thing you notice is the (in this case) the grey C-pillar panel that sticks out like a sore thumbs from the blue body work.

Overall the Audi Q2 a squarer shape that many of its counterparts with their sloping roof lines and protuberances.

It possesses a strong, wide stance with a few grey inserts and is otherwise a standard affair.

2018 Audi Q2 rearInterior

The European cabin is sparse as they traditionally are but couldn’t help but notice it wasn’t as luxurious as you’d expect from an Audi.

A few red diamond cut inserts and the grey leather seats help to bring the level up however the mostly hard plastic interior just feels underdone.

Propeller style air vents point out of the dash and are easy to use and stylish but next to impossible to attach a phone cradle. The centre flip-up armrest also doesn’t close off the storage bin.

The seats are nicely put together and it’s always nice to have dedicated ISOFIX docks for easy installation.

While headroom is fine, all occupants will find legroom to be cramped as is the hatch-sized boot which makes having an auto operation for the small tailgate all the more bizarre.

Features

  • Auto start/stop
  • Sat-nav
  • Digital radio
  • Dual climate control
  • Paddle shifters
  • Auto tailgate
  • Elec