Audi Q2 versus Peugeot 2008

Guido ten Brink /SB-Medien
Audi Q2 versus Peugeot 2008
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O ptisch the Q2 is refreshing too its angular shape. Audi has given its new SUV a ground clearance of 20 centimeters. More important for most customers: The comfortable entry and the raised seating position.

The 2008 can look forward to a new front with sharper headlights and lion logo as well as wheel arch extensions. But it looked like an SUV even before the facelift.

Audi Q2 versus Peugeot 2008: interior check

The French made the interior of the 2008 well: the surfaces look high-quality and contain look good. However, you have to like the speedometer unit with the instruments positioned far apart and the metal bracket for longitudinal adjustment of the front seats peeks out thinly from under the seats. Audi turns the Q2 interior a few revolutions higher: in terms of precision, surface coordination and ergonomics, hardly anyone can lead the Ingolstadt-based company.

Neither the Q2 nor the 2008 are unusually heavy, with the Audi included The Frenchman weighs 1,205 kilograms less than the 1,210 kilograms. In our tests, the Peugeot has been dynamic so far, with the Q2 we can only assume that the developers paid attention to a refreshing driving experience there as well.

Audi Q2: More power

For Audi is launching the Q2 with three diesel and three petrol engines. The diesel range includes the 1.6-liter entry-level engine with 116 hp and the two-liter unit in the output levels of 150 and 190 hp. The petrol engines start with the 1.0 TFSI with 116 PS, followed by the 1.4 TFSI with 150 PS and the 2.0 TFSI with 190 PS.

The 2008 is still available in two diesel and three petrol engines . The 1.2-liter petrol engine generates 82, 110 and 130 hp, the 1.6-liter diesel generates 100 and 120 hp. In a direct comparison, the Q2 is therefore more powerful.

With the Q2, the drive torque of the most powerful diesel and the 2.0 TFSI is transferred to all four wheels. There is an optional driving dynamics system with adaptive damper control. Driving off-road is supported by a special off-road mode. The 2008 continues to tackle the underground exclusively with front-wheel drive, with the facelift the series will get the Grip Control traction system.

Q2 cheapest Audi, Peugeot 2008 cheaper

The prices arecurrently known neither for the new Audi Q2 nor for the face-lifted Peugeot 2008. The cheapest 2008 was so far from 15,500 euros, the 110 hp model is charged at 18,450 euros - and according to Peugeot, little should change in the tariffs. Audi will price the Q2 significantly higher: for the front-wheel drive entry-level model with 116 hp, between 22,000 and 23,000 euros will go to Ingolstadt. With a comparable engine, the price difference will be around 4,000 euros.

If you really want all-wheel drive, you still can't get past the Q2 - but then you will have to take into account another 2 thousand. Otherwise, the small SUVs are both handsome and offer space and beauty at the front. In the rear, the Peugeot pleases, the Audi puts its passengers in a cave there. In terms of workmanship, the Q2 is great, although we have nothing to complain about in 2008 either. So the 2008 is the right choice for everyone who wants to move their car mainly on asphalt and who value space and appropriate quality for an affordable price.

Those who don't have to look too much at money, but great -Quality, more power or all-wheel drive want, should take a look at the Q2 - and can then probably hope for better value retention of the little Ingolstadt. It should be especially popular at the beginning because it has an advantage over the Peugeot that has nothing to do with product quality: It is Audi's smallest and cheapest SUV.

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