2022 Audi e-tron quattro
Class: Electrical Automobile
Miles pushed: 183
Battery capability: 95 kWh
|CG Report Card
|Room and Consolation
|Energy and Efficiency
|Match and End
|Gas Economic system
|Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus different autos in the identical class. Worth grade is for particular trim degree evaluated, and will not replicate Shopper Information’s impressions of all the mannequin lineup.
|Large & Tall Consolation
|Large & Tall consolation scores are for entrance seats solely. “Large” ranking based mostly on male tester weighing roughly 350 kilos, “Tall” ranking based mostly on 6’6″-tall male tester.
|2 electrical motors
Driving combine: 60% metropolis, 40% freeway
EPA-estimate MPGe: 78 metropolis/77 hwy/78 mixed
EPA-estimated driving vary: 218 miles
Shopper Information vary estimate (preferrred situations): 218+ miles
Base value: $65,900 (not together with $1195 vacation spot cost)
Choices on check car: Particular paint ($695), Chronos Version Bundle ($17,500), e-tron Beam ($475), Privateness Trunk Cowl ($340), delete Audi Field (-$250)
Value as examined: $85,755
The nice: Spectacular dynamic efficiency, roomy and opulent lodging
The great: Usually logical infotainment controls, higher than rated vary
The not so good: Restricted in-cabin small-item storage
For Audi, e-tron is not only an electrical crossover, it’s an electric-vehicle subbrand, and that makes issues a bit complicated. Shopper Information spent a while with the 2022 e-tron, a midsize electrical crossover that slots in measurement between the model’s gasoline-powered Q5 compact- and Q7 midsize crossovers. The e-tron is obtainable in “normal” and swoopier Sportback physique kinds. Excessive efficiency S variations of each e-tron physique kinds may also be had.
Additionally obtainable in normal and Sportback physique kinds is the This fall e-tron compact crossover. Plus, Audi sells a high-performance sedan referred to as e-tron GT. A caffeinated model of the GT, the RS e-tron GT can be supplied.
Our check e-tron got here nicely geared up with the $17,500 Chronos Version Bundle. That bundle consists of, amongst many different issues, premium Bang & Olufsen audio and particular inside and exterior trim components. The orange brake calipers seen in these images come as a part of the Chronos Bundle.
The e-tron is powered by a pair of electrical motors which mix for 355 horsepower. A 95-kWh battery offers an EPA-estimated 218 miles of vary. The high-performance e-tron S boasts 429 horsepower and 208 miles of vary. All e-tron fashions come solely with AWD.
Throughout a light summer season check interval, our check e-tron reported estimated cost ranges of 218-255 miles, however appeared to be touring even farther per cost than that.
As is the case with most premium electrical autos, the e-tron offers loads of clean energy, and is definitely as much as the duty of merging and passing. The journey is each agency and compliant, and really a lot in line with the standard Audi driving expertise. Kudos, too, for the agency and sporty steering really feel.
The opulent cabin feels particularly roomy, and gives loads of big-guy area in each seating rows. One gripe: This writer stays aggravated that Audi doesn’t see match to supply AM radio within the e-tron. You possibly can examine why right here.
Given our latest glitch-ridden expertise with BMW’s similar-size iX electrical crossover, we’re happy to report that Audi’s flagship EV crossover was bother free throughout our analysis. If the e-tron is a preview of future electrical Audi fashions, we really feel fairly good about going EV.
The e-tron is a vigorous driver with snappy acceleration and pleasing journey and dealing with traits. Cornering lean is managed nicely.
Whereas indicated cost declined by 25 % throughout a 59.4-mile check drive, indicated vary was down by solely about 20 %. Nonetheless, even then vary on this mannequin isn’t any kind of barrier breaker.
Seating is comfy and supportive, and front-seat occupants don’t lack for room. The rear seat will maintain two adults—a bulging heart console squeezes leg room from anybody who’d consider sitting within the center. Relying on entrance occupants’ seat location, rear passengers can have relaxed legroom. Headroom is a bit “nearer” because the roof tapers down in again however riders as much as about 6 toes tall ought to nonetheless match there.
Inside supplies are plush and enticing. Cabin cupboard space is about common, with a decently sized glove field however a small-capacity console cubby, modest door pockets, web pouches on the backs of the entrance seats, and cup holders within the console and rear-center armrest. Two plus touches are a shallow coated bin within the rear armrest and a storage field to the left of the steering column that holds the proprietor’s guide, releasing up some area within the glove field.
Rear cargo area is satisfactory for a midsize SUV however liftover is on the excessive facet. Some safe area is obtainable underneath the load flooring and web pouches are offered on the rear corners to carry incidentals. Rear 60/40-split seats fold at a slight rise from the load flooring, however with no gaps from one floor to the opposite.
2022 Audi e-tron Gallery
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