As testers car, every day we face the position of having to answer multiple questions about what car is better. And we, as always corseted in the analysis by segments and categories, we discover every day that, for the buyer, most times such a difference does not exist. Get new cars and design (Like it or not), and especially the final price, They are values at the end make most purchasing pools. Total, except for very specific needs, to travel most of the time occupying only the front seats or, at most, with two occupants in the rear, it serves from a utility to a saloon of representation. So Today we break clichés and we face a comparison between three cars Fashion a priori very different ... but not analyzed both.
Much have asked in recent weeks by Audi and Seat Ateca Q2. even on which is better. The first measures only 4.20 meters, making it the new urban SUV of Audi; while the latter increases its dimensions 4.36 meters to cover the supply and compact SUV. However, both, even with clear difference in livability and trunk obviously in favor of Seat Ateca, They start from the same MQB platform VW Group and they share many components, such as engines, gearboxes, transmission ... And besides, They cost the same: The higher version analyzed today 2.0 TDI 190 hp all-wheel drive and 7-speed automatic transmission, to discover that Audi costs 36,880 euros and the Seat, 36,750 euros. And something similar would happen if we go to TDI 115 hp base: More than 27,000 Q2 and just under 26,000 the Ateca.
But this duel between two cars fashionable and attractive enough, Now add a third: the new Mini Clubman, which also offers an SD diesel version of 190 hp, 8-speed automatic transmission and premiering now also the AWD All4. With 4.25 meters long, True, it is not an SUV like its rivals, but it represents the first Mini actual incursion into the compact class market ... and costs exactly the same! Indeed, other 36,000 euros and a proper family space to have a very interesting model as an alternative. So the confrontation is served.
Perhaps you can think of this short list that 36,000 euros are much money for a Mini ... but just discovering that there are a lot of car for the money. If you have another format, the Clubman does not have much smaller trunk than the Audi Q2, While it is true his double-hinged tailgate does not always benefit the work load. However, in the rear you will find more legroom... and also in the front you will travel more filed. Q2 height only takes advantage ... although talking about practicality no doubt that the Seat Ateca passes over the two both internal comfort as a boot which adds virtually 100 liters more capacity than its rivals.
Q2 Audi, Seat and Mini Clubman Ateca: Behavior
However, going to analyze the dynamics, so nice is the space Ateca Seat Y Audi Q2 comfort… as the dynamic capacity of the Mini Clubman. While the two SUV show good behavior but flit more curved, the Mini is significantly more agile. And it's a feeling that not only check measurements of all our tests in closed circuit, but even when three wheels with road. More spontaneous, with little movement body despite being the Mini that has gained in rolling comfort and a precise steering, results in a compact most effective. There is no doubt that Audi and Seat Ateca Q2 are two models also behave very easy and are very agile compared to their rivals highest body, but especially Ateca Seat can not hide with its lush space that is a full-fledged SUV.
Entering directly test this Ateca Seat, we got today to version 2.0 TDI 190 hp, AWD only marketed 4Drive, DSG and Xcellence high finish, with a budget first. And we must bear in mind that its 36,000 euros are not so many ... if we think a VW Tiguan with identical version and allocation will exceed at least 4,000 euros. As we said with the Mini, This car offers a lot Ateca for that money, and not just for space, but also by motorization and even a chassis capable of offering a high quality rolling without even miss one adaptive damping that does not offer. Yes it needs instead when fully charged and the road is not in good condition: hence the Ateca staggers like a ship in rough seas, subtracting from your comfort.
And speaking this time brakes, It should also be emphasized that Ateca Seat response is not as good as the Audi Q2 and Mini Clubman. From 100 km / h requires up to 3.7 meters to stop, reaching 7 meters measuring from 160 km / h ... speed and, yes, clearly illegal. He size and weight will pass bill before two smaller rivals, such as also in consumption. Of course, the difference here is very small and would offset: just 0.2 l / 100 km Has spent the Ateca Seat road, which can not be a differentiating factor in the purchase.
Entering the value and Audi Q2, few objections fit highlight their behavior and mechanical response. his power spreads more than in Ateca Seat by its smaller size and less weight, and we must recognize that the motor / set change is the most effective. his DSG feels very fast, while with the Quattro traction now also perceive Q2 not only better traction but also a better suspension comfort. And, in all-wheel drive versions, this SUV is committed to a multi-link rear axle instead of the torsional axis of the front-wheel drive versions. Very It is also remarkable comfort reaching offer Q2 if we add its adaptive damping (Yes Audi can offer something less than 1,000 euros).
Q2 Audi 2.0 TDI Quattro: Being as objective, we should say that the comparative Q2 wins. Just shows weaknesses, and in exchange has many strengths: it is the most comfortable, is very well done, offers excellent brakes and a mechanical response.
Ateca Seat 2.0 TDI 4Drive: Ateca Seat clearly lead the confrontation if what you need is the largest possible space. There is unbeaten this compact SUV. Its engine is also commendable, is comfortable and agile if faced with rivals of their size and dimensions, but this comparative just fainting less powerful brakes and a response frame less balanced by its greater weight and volume.
Mini Clubman Cooper SD All4: The Mini Clubman the stake would take if we are looking for an agile and car character. Space and ride comfort is truly something could be better, especially when compared with the two SUV, but it is a more dynamic and exhilarating drive. Now if only you choose according to your tastes.
|TECHNICAL DATA||AUDI QUATTRO 2.0 TDI Q2||SD ALL4 MINI COOPER CLUMBAN||ATECA 2.0 TDI SEAT 4DRIVE|
|Motor||1.968 cm3 / 4 cylinders||1.955 cm3 / 4 cylinders||1.968 cm3 / 4 cylinders|
|Power||CV 190 from 3,500rpm||CV 190 from 4,000rpm||CV 190 from 3,500rpm|
|maximum torque||40.8 mkg from 1,900 rpm||40.8 mkg from 1,750 rpm||40.8 mkg from 1,500 rpm|
|Acceleration 0-100 km / h||7.3 s||7.2 s||7.5 s|
|Maximum speed||218 km / h||222 km / h||212 km / h|
|average consumption||5,0 l / 100 km||4.9 l / 100 km||5.3 l / 100 km|
|Length x WIDTH X HEIGHT||4.19 x 1.79 x 1.51 m||4.25 x 1.80 x 1.44 m||4.36 x 1.84 x 1.60 m|
|Trunk||405 l||360 l||485 l|
|Price||36,880 €||35,800 €||36,750 €|
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