Audi Q2 vs Mazda CX Audi's new Q2 is leading a premium crossover charge.
Can it see off the upmarket Mazda CX 3 and Mercedes GLA? Compact crossovers are big business these days, with manufacturers falling over themselves to cash in on this lucrative market. But it's oakley outlet sunglasses only recently that premium brands have taken an interest, and the first upmarket model to hit dealers is the Audi Q2.Underpinned by the VW Group's versatile MQB platform and borrowing components from the A3 hatch, the newcomer aims to deliver a compelling blend of rugged looks, quality and low running costs. It also features a number of personalisation options, plus it's available with a choice of petrol or diesel power and either front or four wheel drive.However, oakley crosshair 2.0 it's not the first oakley wingspan small SUV to try to break free from the mainstream ranks. The Mazda CX 3 made its debut over a year ago, and instantly had an impact with its sleek style, classy cabin and grown up driving dynamics. It also impressed with its range of big car kit and family friendly versatility.Best crossovers on sale right nowOur joker in the pack in this encounter is the Mercedes GLA. oakley half jackets It's a little bigger and pricier than its rivals in this test, but thanks to a range of tempting finance offers, it's more affordable than you'd think. So which upper crust compact model makes the grade here?Audi Q2CO2: 105g/km Annual road tax: 20The Mazda CX 3 was one of the first premium compact crossover models. Combining rugged SUV looks with an upmarket interior and cutting edge kit, the Japanese built machine proves that you don't have to compromise on quality and style when downsizing. There's a choice of four trim levels, a petrol or diesel engine and either front or four wheel drive. Here we test the two wheel drive 1.5 litre diesel in flagship 21,895 Sport Nav guise.Tester's note:Both the 1.5 litre diesel and 2.0 litre petrol are available with four wheel drive. Depending on engine choice, you'll pay up to 2,000 extra for the electronically controlled set up.CO2: 108g/km Annual road tax: 20Essentially a jacked up A Class compact hatch, the GLA delivers a compelling blend of rugged looks and everyday usability.
Like its rivals here, it's available with a choice of petrol and diesel engines, while four wheel drive comes as an option. Here we test the 28,235 GLA 200 d SE DCT, although the car in our pictures is a flagship AMG Line model.Tester's note:Options on the SE trim models are limited compared with more expensive GLAs, but there's a 995 Executive pack that adds Garmin sat nav, heated seats and park assist.
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