Audi Q4 e-tron boot space & seating
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
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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 a lot of storage space as well, including under the 'floating' panel that houses the gear selector up front, as well as carved-out sections in the rear door liners.
The Q4 e-tron has 520 litres of boot space and a maximum load capacity of 1,490 litres with the rear seats folded down. Sport and S Line models get a 40:60 split-folding rear bench, while Edition 1 and Vorsprung cars get more versatile 40:20:40 split-folding rear seats instead.
Regardless, that’s slightly more boot space than on offer in the BMW iX3 and far more than you get in a Volvo XC40 Recharge P8. However, the ID.4 and Enyaq iV (which, as noted above, have the same underpinnings as the Q4 e-tron) boast larger boot capacities with their rear seats in place or lowered down. It’s also worth noting that the Q4 e-tron forgoes a ‘frunk’ storage area under its bonnet, so your charging cables may end up cluttering up the boot.
In This Review
- 1VerdictAudi’s latest electric car shares a platform with the VW ID.4 and Skoda Enyaq iV, but superior interior quality, technology and comfort put it a step above; it's worth paying extra for
- 2Range, battery & chargingThe choice of 52 or 77kWh battery depends on what powertrain you select; range is up to 316 miles and rapid charging is standard
- 3Running costs & insuranceWhile the Q4 e-tron comes with a three-year warranty and only has a 2% Benefit-in-Kind tax rate, the higher-spec models sit in some fairly lofty insurance groups
- 4Performance, motor & driveIt may not match the Tesla Model 3's performance, but the Q4 e-tron is pacy and handles well; ride quality is also excellent
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortThere’s lot of choice when it comes to Q4 e-tron trim levels and options, but all models come with a slick infotainment system and the German brand’s excellent Virtual Cockpit
- 6Boot space, seating & practicality - currently readingWith 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
- 7Reliability and safety ratingThe Q4 e-tron has a five-star crash safety rating from Euro NCAP, but Audi as a brand hasn't tended to top satisfaction surveys of late