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Audi Q2 SUV - Reliability & safety

The Audi Q2 has an excellent safety rating

Carbuyer Rating

4.0 out of 5

Owners Rating

5.0 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

4.0 out of 5

The Audi Q2 benefits from the latest in safety technology, which helped it score the full five stars in its Euro NCAP crash tests. Reliability is more of a mixed bag: while the A3 (which shares many components with the Q2) is rated well by its owners, Audi as a brand has a middling reputation for customer satisfaction.

Audi Q2 reliability

The Audi Q2 came in 53rd place in our 2021 Driver Power survey out of the top 75 cars, which was one place ahead of a key rival, the Mercedes GLA. Tried-and-tested engines from the VW Group range should mean parts availability is good too.

Audi itself came in 23rd place out of 29 manufacturers, which isn’t a great result - owners  rank the brand below those who bought from BMW and Mercedes.

Safety

The Q2's Euro NCAP safety scores are impressive. Its five stars obviously grab the headlines, but drilling down into the individual scores reveals an impressive 93% adult occupant rating, an 86% child rating and a 70% score for pedestrian protection.

All cars come with Audi’s Pre Sense system, which features autonomous emergency braking (which automatically stops the car if it senses an obstacle you haven’t taken action to avoid) as well as seatbelt pretensioners. The system can also automatically flash the hazard warning lights and close the windows, depending on the scenario. Other, optional safety equipment includes adaptive cruise control (which matches the speed of the car in front), a lane-departure warning system and traffic-sign recognition.

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