CrossoverAudi31% by Neofiliac Team59% by External Reviewers

Audi SQ2 (GA)

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Product Overview

Audi SQ2 (Type GA) is the performance variant of the Q2 subcompact crossover in production from 2018. It is available with a turbocharged inline-4 engine that displaced 2.0 liters.
The Audi SQ2 is limited to inline-4, which just a decade ago would be considered inadequate but which is what most have to live with today, thanks to regulations.
Compared to the standard Q2, the SQ2 has some further embellishments but is just as uninspiring and poorly built.
Those who drive offroad, for work or leisure, need to think twice before pulling the trigger: the Audi SQ2 is hardly the "offroader" that Audi would like you to think. Drivers who appreciate handling should keep in mind that the Audi SQ2 uses MacPherson front suspension, which doesn't provide the best cornering performance.


What we found

Neofiliac score 31%
  • Decent performance
  • Subcompact crossover nonsense
  • Only available with small engines
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front

What external reviewers found

External score 59%
  • Fantastic handling
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Decent infotainment
  • Good standard equipment
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Expensive for a Q2
  • Lack of tech
  • No hybrid assistance
  • Fiddly infotainment system
  • Not the most driver-focused
  • Fussy infotainment system

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External Reviews


Reviewer score 63%
Reviewers from autocar have found:
In an increasingly crowded market for hot crossovers, the SQ2 now has its work cut out. The 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol has done time in the Volkswagen Golf R, Cupra Ateca and more. With 296bhp and 295lb ft it’s a punchy lump that enables the car to crack 0-62mph in under 5.0sec.
  • Fantastic handling
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Lack of tech
  • No hybrid assistance


Reviewer score 54%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found:
The £36,490 Audi SQ2 is one of very few more (relatively) affordable but still sporty compact SUVs. It has a 296bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol turbo that sends power to all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch box. With quattro traction off the line, it'll sprint from 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds and charge on to 155mph.
  • Powerful engine
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Decent infotainment
  • Not the most driver-focused


Reviewer score 70%
Reviewers from carwow have found:
The Audi SQ2 sits at the top of the Q2 range, getting a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine that produces 300hp. That gives the SQ2 an impressive 0-62mph time of 4.8 seconds and will take it on to a limited 155mph top speed. Inside you'll find Audi's traditionally solid build quality and expensive-feeling materials, but the infotainment situation is less impressive.
  • Fun to drive
  • Lots of space for people and luggage
  • Expensive for a Q2
  • Infotainment isn’t the best


  1. ^ Audi SQ2 2021 UK review. [autocar].
  2. ^ New Audi SQ2 2019 review. [autoexpress].
  3. ^ Audi SQ2 Review. [carwow].