The Audi Q2 might not be the all-practical SUV you have been hoping for – it has loads of room up front and a practical, square-shaped boot, but the back seat is tight for six-footers
Both the driver and front passenger seats come with manual height adjustment as standard and there’s room for six-footers to get comfortable behind the wheel. Four-way lumbar support – to help prevent backache on long journeys – is an option on all models, however.
Space in the back seats is a little less generous. The tall rear doors make it fairly easy to jump if you’re tall in but their openings are quite narrow. If you’re more than six-foot tall you’ll find knee and headroom a little tight, too, and the rather upright seat backs can make long journeys quite uncomfortable.
A large lump in the floor and a raised central seat makes it tricky to squeeze in three abreast. There’s less shoulder room than you’ll find in a Mini Countryman, too, and the seats aren’t as supportive as those in a Volvo V40 Cross Country.
Both outside rear seats have Isofix anchor points, but the rather narrow rear doors make fitting a child seat trickier than in the roomier Mini. Thankfully, the Q2’s raised ride height means you won’t have to stoop down low to fit the seat base if you’re tall.
Cubby spaces in the Q2 are fair, but not exactly generous. The glovebox is large enough to hold two small bottles and the door bins can comfortably carry a 1.5-litre bottle each, but the central storage bin under the armrest will only just swallow a large smartphone. For extra you can have it with a handy wireless phone charging pad – worth going for if you’re always charging your phone on the move.
The rear door bins are almost as large as those in the front but rear cupholders are only available as part of the optional three-way split-folding rear seats.
The Q2’s lovely inside but paying for that posh Audi badge means you don’t get the interior space you would get spending the same money on larger, less premium-feeling car
You’ll be able to carry 405 litres of luggage in the Q2’s boot with the rear seats and parcel shelf in place – that’s enough room for a baby stroller and a few soft bags. A Mini Countryman, with its 450-litre boot, is slightly more practical, however.
The Q2’s rear seats fold flat in a 60:40 split as standard but a 40:20:40 split is offered as a an optional extra – this option lets you carry a long item poking through from the boot and two rear passengers. With all the rear seats folded out of the way you can carry 1,050 litres of luggage – still less than the 1,390-litre Countryman but large enough to carry a bike with its wheels attached. Unfortunately, you’ll have to lift the rear headrests up if you want the rear seats to fold completely flat – whichever split-folding seat option you pick.
There’s no boot lip to lift heavy items over and the completely flat floor makes it easy to slide large boxes right up behind the front seats. The Q2’s rear bumper does stick out beyond the bootlid some distance so you’ll have to be careful not to scratch the paintwork when you load bulky items.
Pick a model without a spare wheel and there’s a large underfloor storage area – it’s not quite big enough to store the parcel shelf, however. There’s no 12V socket in the boot either, but four tethering points and a pair of shopping hooks will help stop smaller items from rolling around in the back.