Audi e-tron Sportback boot space & seating
The e-tron Sportback is a big car, which means the compromises you have to make inside for that cool sloping roofline are minimal
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Compared to the standard e-tron, Audi has removed two centimetres of headroom from the rear seats and 45 litres of storage space from the boot here. Still, the Sportback will swallow 615 litres of luggage in total – or 1,655 litres with the rear seats folded down 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 e-tron Sportback – whether you’re sitting in the front or rear. The designers tell us 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 Sportback, 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 also because its 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 car to the roofline with luggage, you’re unlikely to notice the Sportback’s compromised body. It still has a huge 615-litre boot, plus 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
- 1VerdictIs the less practical but more stylish Sportback coupe variant of Audi's e-tron electric SUV worth the higher asking price?
- 2Range, battery & chargingThe Audi e-tron Sportback doesn't have the longest range in its class, but its ability to rapid charge at 150kW makes it an easy car to live with day-to-day
- 3Running costs & insuranceCharging at home is cheapest, but many e-tron Sportback buyers will want to make use of the car's 150kW rapid-charging capability
- 4Performance, motor & driveThe Audi e-tron Sportback feels quite heavy and cumbersome car to drive; it's relaxing, but not that much fun
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortIt's very hard to find fault with the e-tron Sportback's cabin – it feels beautifully built and there's loads of technology on offer
- 6Boot space, seating & practicality - currently readingThe e-tron Sportback is a big car, which means the compromises you have to make inside for that cool sloping roofline are minimal
- 7Reliability & safety ratingThe Audi e-tron has been around for a couple of years now, so the the technology underpinning this Sportback variant should be reliable