Audi Q2 Review by CarWow Is the First to Point out Real Flaws

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You probably think that the Audi Q2 is pointless and boring. We don't, but we'd look at a Mazda CX-3 first. That being said, Audi celebrated 500,000 A1 units sold way back in 2014 and something similar with the TT.
So we think the Q2 will manage a million units sold in about three or four years, making it the most popular SUV sold by Audi... if you can call it that. Calling it a jacked up crossover isn't wrong, but not because it's based on the same MQB platform as the A3.

No, the real problem is that it's best served as an FWD car without worrying about wheel articulation and traction on loose gravel. Audi knew that and didn't organize a fun little off-road course during the launch like SEAT did with the Ateca sister car.

You could say that we picked this Q2 review from CarWow because we've taken a liking to Mat Watson's new approach. That's correct, but it's also the first video where the crossovers' flaws are highlighted for all the world to see. Over the years, we've come to realize that making a car shorter and giving it a smaller engine will only lower the cost by about 10-20%.

So the sub-20,000 British point Q2 needs to cut some corners. Otherwise, you can't have an Audi for Opel money. The plastics below a certain level are a bit harsh, but we can live with that. However, one of the major issues is that the suspension is a little first. That can sometimes make the difference between a popular SUV and one that doesn't sell so well.

Mat also points out that the Q3 has adaptive steering. This feature is not to be underestimated, as it can make a world of difference when you want to drive up a mountain road and don't want to take your hands off the steering wheel. The rear passenger and luggage spaces are also on par with the A3, so much so that we think it's going to cannibalize sales.

To conclude, the Q2 is like the pocket knife or crossovers: good at some things, but average in general.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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