Comparison - Audi Q2 S-line 2017 - vs - Subaru Forester Premium 2017

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
33,193
converted from British Pound
Updated: 
12 Dec 2016
26,437
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Manual
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
no
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
15.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Ibis White
#E1E1DF
Vegas Yellow
#DDAB00
Metallic Coral Orange
#A9461D
Metallic Glacier White
#CACCCB
Mythos Black
#06070C
Nano Grey
#5D5E59
Tango Red
#8E1B1E
Pearlescent Daytona Grey
#545857
Crystal Ara Blue
#4E729B
Color: 
Crystal Black Silica
#3D393A
Crystal White Pearl
#E7E7E7
Dark Gray Metallic
#333333
Ice Silver Metallic
#686672
Jasmine Green Metallic
#777581
Quartz Blue Pearl
#365890
Venetian Red Pearl
#882A3A

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Despite being the brand's smallest SUV, the 2017 Audi Q2 has some big shoes to fill, especially considering it costs nearly as much as its slightly bigger brother, the Q3.
the new Audi Q2 is a pretty solid all-round package. It looks and (for the most part) feels premium, offers the company's latest infotainment and driver assist technologies, and can be personalised to a far greater extent than its stablemates thanks to the array of bright colours, contrasting body elements, and affordable option packages.

Pros
Effortless performance
Sporty dynamics
Practical cabin
All-round ability
Quattro grip
Bold design inside and out
Decent equipment list

Cons
Options can get pricey, some features should be standard
Tyre roar at higher speeds
Firm ride can be harsh over sharper bumps
Stingy use of soft-touch plastics
Limited cabin storage

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Small SUVs have been a thing for a while now, so it seems odd that it's only now Audi has finally brought its take on the idea to market. The Q2 enters the fray in a segment occupied by a gaggle of (cheaper) French and Japanese cars, as well and the new Mini Countryman.

Pros
Great looks
Good chassis
Decent spec list

Cons
Rear storage, especially in the 1.4
Some cheap plastics
1.4's ride/handling (relative to 2.0 TDI)

By: 
carsguide.com.au

The Audi Q2 is an upmarket crossover that shares its platform with the Audi A3. It is an obvious rival to the Mini Countryman, but the company also hopes its premium badge can tempt buyers away from the likes of the funkily styled Nissan Juke, Renault Captur and Citroen Cactus. An elephant in the room comes in the form of the Q3, which can’t match the Q2’s box-fresh appeal but is slightly bigger and also available with larger savings.
Audi has given the Q2 distinctive looks that mark it out from the rest of the range, which tends to be conservatively styled.

Pros
Great cabin
Modern engines
Spacious for its size

Cons
Gets pricy with options
Some rivals are more practical
No fast version yet

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The 2017 Subaru Forester ranks 8 out of 18 Compact SUVs. The 2017 Subaru Forester offers one of the lowest starting prices in the class, a competitive list of features, and the rarity of standard all-wheel drive. These make it a triple threat in the highly competitive compact SUV class.

Pros
Highest cargo capacity in the class
Roomy back seats
Standard all-wheel drive
Lots of available safety features

Cons
Bland interior styling
Below-average fuel economy

By: 
usnews.com

One of the best small SUVs, the 2017 Subaru Forester is a good value, with remarkable interior volume, thrifty fuel economy, and top safety scores.
The Subaru Forester is a compact utility vehicle with wagon-like practicality and standard all-wheel drive. It has the capabilities of a crossover, the ride and handling of a car, and plenty of all-weather security and even off-road capability.

Pros
Good ride, enjoyable driving
Top-notch safety scores, systems
Spacious cabin with super visibility
Among the best CVTs around
Turbo adds speedy performance

Cons
Shift paddles only on turbo
No manual offered with turbo
Priciest models not all that premium

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Forester receives numerous updates, starting with wider feature availability, additional noise insulation and quicker steering response. The enhanced EyeSight safety system now has lane departure intervention and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. Automatic high-beam headlight control is newly available, as are adaptive LED headlights and reverse automatic braking. Styling revisions include new headlights and taillights, plus a freshened grille and front end.

Pros
Airy interior with plenty of room for adults in both seating rows
Impressive fuel economy for an all-wheel-drive crossover
Optional turbocharged engine provides spirited acceleration
Above-average off-road ability

Cons
CVT may seem less responsive and refined than a traditional automatic
Doesn't feel as sporty around turns as some rivals
Cabin design and materials aren't especially noteworthy
Maximum tow rating isn't particularly robust

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
32.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Flat
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.50L
Torque: 
184ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
174ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
Horsepower: 
150hp
at 5 500rpm
170hp
at 5 800rpm
Turning Circle: 
36.40Feet
34.80Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Electric Power steering
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
C-pillar blades in Titanium grey, matt
C-pillar blades in Ice silver, metallic
Bumpers in full body colour paint finish
Lower bumpers in Manhattan grey contrast paint finish
Inlays in anodised paint finish, red or yellow
Inlays in Matt brushed aluminium
Illuminated inlays in Format design

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
165.00in
180.90in
Width: 
60.00in
70.70in
Height: 
59.00in
68.20in
Ground Clearance: 
7.87in
8.70in
Front Track: 
60.80in
Rear Track: 
60.60in
Wheel Base: 
102.00in
103.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.50
40.00
Front Hip Room: 
53.90in
Front Leg Room: 
43.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
54.70in
57.00in
Rear Head Room: 
37.60
37.50
Rear Hip Room: 
53.00in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.57in
56.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
68.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
31.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
25.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
2656.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
no
yes
Compass: 
no
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
no
yes
More Power Features: 
Headlight washers
LED headlights and LED rear lights with dynamic rear indicators
Halogen headlights - including headlight range adjustment
LED Interior Lighting Pack Advanced
LED Interior Lighting Pack
Interior lighting
Illuminated door sill trims with ‘S’ logo
Door sill trims with aluminium inlay
Heated mirrors
2 one-touch power windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Front Sport seats in Index cloth
Front Sport seats with S embossed logo in S line Pulse cloth/leather
Manual seat adjustment for front seats
8 -way power driver seat
Cloth
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Standard seats in Aspect cloth
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Dynamic suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
S line design body styling
S line badges on the front wings
Front underbody guard and rear diffuser trim in Selenite silver finish
C-pillar blade in Brilliant black with Audi rings logo foil
C-pillar blades in Manhattan Grey
Manual air conditioning
Front centre armrest
Storage compartments
Front and rear floor mats
Floor mats with contrast stitching
Non-smoking pack
Aluminium interior elements
Pedals in stainless steel
Extended interior upholstery pack
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
MMI Radio Plus with 7" fixed MMI screen and MMI controller
Navigation preparation
MMI Navigation (SD card based)
Audi Music Interface
2 USB charging points and 1 x AUX-IN
2 SDXC card reader
CD drive
8 passive loudspeakers
DAB digital radio
Audi Connect Infotainment Services (3-month trial)
6 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Windscreen with grey-tinted sunband
Chrome-plated exhaust tailpipe trim
Black window trims
Body coloured door mirrors
Door mirrors - electrically adjustable and heated with integrated LED side indicators
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Power glass sunroof
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18"x 7
17 x 7.0
Wheels more: 
Progressive steering
Tyre repair kit
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Null spare wheel
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
no
yes
Front brakes: 
front Ventilated discs
Front ventilated disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Multi-collision brake assist
Electromechanical parking brake
Pre-sense Front with pedestrian recognition
Light and rain sensors
First-aid kit with warning triangle
Seat belt monitoring
Anti-theft alarm
Anti-theft wheel bolts
Security System Shock Sensor
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Post-collision safety system
Remote anti-theft alarm system

Options

Packages: 
Rugged Package #1
All-Weather Package + EyeSight + Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Power Rear Gate
Popular Package #1A
Protection Package #1
Standard Model - 2.5i Premium CVT
All-Weather Package
All-Weather Package + EyeSight + Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Popular Package #2A
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Lock Kit (Alloy Wheels)
Body Side Molding Kit Ice Silver Metallic
Wheel Arch Moldings
Exhaust Tip
Body Side Molding Kit Dark Gray Metallic
Fog Lamp Kit - Gray Interior
Door Edge Guard Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guard Ice Silver Metallic
Door Edge Guard Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guard Jasmine Green
Splash Guards
Rear Bumper Cover
Door Edge Guard Quartz Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guard Venetian Red Pearl
Front Bumper Underguard
Cross Bar Set - Aero
Sport Grille
Trailer Hitch
Body Side Molding Kit Jasmine Green
Door Edge Guard Dark Gray Metallic
Rear Bumper Underguard
Body Side Molding Kit Venetian Red
Body Side Molding Kit Crystal Black Silica
Body Side Molding Kit Quartz Blue Pearl
Fog Lamp Kit - Black Interior
Body Side Molding Kit Crystal White Pearl
Interior Options: 
Cargo Tray
Compartment Separator
Cargo Net Rear Seat Back
Sunshade
Cargo Cover (Power Rear Gate)
Cargo Net Side
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror w/ Homelink & Approach Lighting
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass
Exterior Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Approach Lighting
Cargo Net Rear
Tweeter Kit
Rear Seat Back Protector
110 Power Outlet Kit
All-Weather Floor Mats
STI Leather Shift Knob CVT
Cargo Cover (Manual Rear Gate)
Footwell Illumination Kit - Blue
Kicker Audio Upgrade Package
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass and Homelink
Exterior Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Approach Lighting & Blind Spot Detection
Speaker Kit
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass and Homelink for Eyesight Models
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass for Eyesight Models
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror w/Approach Lighting

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Titanium grey
#545158
Color: 
Black, cloth
#343436
Gray, cloth
#A9A6A3