Audi e-tron Sportback practicality & boot space
The Sportback is a big car, which means the compromises you’ll have to make for that cool sloping roofline are minimal
|Length||Width||Height||Boot volume (seats up/down)|
|4,901mm||2,189mm||1,616mm||615 / 1,665 litres|
Audi has removed two centimetres of headroom from the rear seats and 45 litres of storage space from the boot. Still, the Sportback will swallow 615 litres of luggage in total – or 1,655 litres with the rear seats folded flat. Make no mistake, this is still a practical family car.
Audi e-tron Sportback interior space, storage & comfort
There’s loads of space to stretch out inside the Audi e-tron Sportback – no matter whether you’re sitting in the front or the rear. The designers will tell you they’ve shaved just two centimetres of headroom from the rear compartment; it still feels spacious enough even for the tallest of adults to get comfortable.
Comfort is a key selling point for the e-tron, in fact. Along with the sumptuous leather seats, Audi has worked hard on refinement. It’s among the quietest cars on sale, not least because there’s no diesel chatter from the engine bay, but because that sleek shape slips through the air with minimum fuss. Audi claims the digital door mirrors make the car more aerodynamically efficient, too.
Elsewhere, storage is pretty good, with big door bins, a centre cubby and a deep storage tray with a special clip to hold your phone in place while it charges wirelessly. The glovebox is a good size, too, and there are pockets on the back of the front seats for odds and ends.
Unless you regularly load your e-tron to the roofline with luggage you’re unlikely to notice the Sportback’s compromised body. It still has a huge 615-litre boot, mated to a neat space in the nose for storing the charge cables.
Like the standard e-tron there’s no seven-seat option, but fold the second row of seats and you’ll find a colossal 1,665 litres of cargo capacity to play with – more than enough for most electric SUV buyers.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Audi e-tron electric SUV now has a coupe-style 'Sportback' variant – but is it worth paying more for?
- 2Range, battery & chargingThe Audi e-tron doesn’t have the longest pure-electric range in its class, but its ability to rapid charge at 150kW makes it an easy car to live with
- 3Running costsCharging at home is cheapest, but many e-tron buyers will want to make use of the car’s 150kW charging, which will cost you
- 4Electric motor, drive & performanceThe Audi e-tron Sportback feels like a heavy and cumbersome car to drive; relaxing, but not that much fun
- 5Interior & comfortIt’s hard to find fault with the e-tron Sportback’s cabin – it feels beautifully built and there’s loads of tech on offer
- 6Practicality & boot space - currently readingThe Sportback is a big car, which means the compromises you’ll have to make for that cool sloping roofline are minimal
- 7Reliability & safetyThe e-tron has been around for a couple of years, so the parts fitted to this Sportback model should be reliable