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Audi Q4 e-tron review: boot space, seating & practicality

With boot capacity on par with an Audi Q5, the Q4 e-tron offers plenty of space for families and features an airy, open cabin – one of the benefits of sitting on a dedicated electric-car platform

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5

Boot space, seating & practicality rating

4.0 out of 5

LengthWidthHeightBoot volume (seats up/down)
4,588mm2,108mm1,632mm520/1,490 litres

The Audi Q4 e-tron is another example of the inherent practicality benefits of using a dedicated electric-car platform like the Volkswagen Group's MEB setup (which also underpins the Volkswagen ID.4 and Skoda Enyaq iV) rather than adapting a combustion-engined model to zero-emissions power. 

Audi Q4 e-tron interior space, storage & comfort

There’s plenty of space in the Q4 e-tron, with the cabin having been designed to feel as airy and spacious as possible. There's an impressive amount of room throughout the Q4 e-tron, especially in the rear of the cabin where you’ll find a pretty flat floor which helps when carrying three passengers in the back. Headroom is also excellent.

There's a lot of storage space as well, including under the 'floating' panel that houses the gear selector up front, plus carved-out sections in the rear door liners. Buyers with families and smaller children will appreciate the wide opening doors which should help make fitting a booster seat that much easier.

Boot space

The Q4 e-tron has a very generous 520 litres of boot space, which for context is more than the BMW iX luxury SUV offers. That’s also slightly more boot space than on offer in the BMW iX1 and far more than you get in a Volvo XC40 Recharge. However, the Volkswagen ID.4 and Skoda Enyaq iV, which, as noted above, have the same underpinnings as the Q4 e-tron, can carry even more stuff.

Fold the rear seats down and the maximum load capacity expands to 1,490 litres. Sport and S Line models get a 40:60 split-folding rear bench, while Edition 1 and Vorsprung cars feature more versatile 40:20:40 split-folding rear seats instead. 

There’s no extra storage in the Q4 e-tron’s nose, like you get in a Tesla Model Y, but there is space under the boot floor that’s perfect for your charging cables. If you need a few extra places for any odds and ends the optional Function Pack adds various storage nets and a cargo area cover.

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