Audi e-tron GT review: boot space, seating & practicality
The Audi e-tron GT is practical for a sports car, but estate versions of the Porsche Taycan are even more so
|e-tron GT quattro||4,989mm||2,158mm||1,413mm||405 litres|
|RS e-tron GT||4,989mm||2,158mm||1,396mm||350 litres|
Outright interior space is not the e-tron GT's calling card: for that, Audi offers the Q8 e-tron SUV (which is itself available in high-performance e-tron S form). But the GT acquits itself well as a comfortable four-door coupe with room for adults front and back and a reasonable degree of luggage capacity.
Audi e-tron GT interior space, storage & comfort
While it's able to match two-door sports cars in terms of straightline performance and handling, the Audi e-tron GT nevertheless boasts four doors and the ability to carry four people in comfort – and a fifth individual in a pinch. Of course, it’s not cavernous inside; the very tallest occupants in the back may have issues with the sloping roofline, but features like the 'foot garage' recesses set into the floor go a long way towards making this a comfortable way of swiftly transporting four over long distances.
Boot space in the e-tron GT is adequate rather than amazing, with 405 litres on offer in the quattro and 350 in the RS. There's also a small luggage compartment under the bonnet, giving you another 81 litres to keep a couple of squishy bags or maybe the charging cables.
The real thorn in the e-tron GT’s side, however, is the existence of the Porsche Taycan Sport Turimso and Cross Turismo; these estate variants of the Audi’s Porsche sister car not only bring more headroom in the back, but also extra boot space whilst retaining the sporty drive.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Audi e-tron GT is an extremely impressive entry into the high-end electric sports saloon class from the German brand
- 2Range, battery & chargingWith an official range approaching 300 miles and very fast charging speeds, the e-tron GT can live up to its 'Grand Tourer' billing
- 3Running costs & insurance ratingThe Audi e-tron GT is expensive to buy and insure, but other expenses should be lower than the equivalent petrol four-door sports car
- 4Performance, motor & driveThe e-tron GT makes for a very impressive performance car, but with more of a focus on long-distance comfort than its Porsche Taycan cousin
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortThe e-tron GT has a typically luxurious and well designed Audi interior
- 6Boot space, seating & practicality - currently readingThe Audi e-tron GT is practical for a sports car, but estate versions of the Porsche Taycan are even more so
- 7Reliability & safety ratingThe e-tron GT should be very safe, but Audi’s reliability and owner satisfaction ratings leave a lot to be desired