Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron boot space, seating & practicality

Audi has made sure the Sportback version of its entry-level electric SUV doesn’t force customers to compromise when it comes to practicality

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Boot space, seating & practicality rating

4.0 out of 5

LengthWidthHeightBoot volume (seats up/down)
4,588mm2,108mm1,614mm535/1,460 litres

While some brands are still adapting their combustion-engined models to zero-emissions power – like BMW with its iX3 and Volvo with its XC40 Recharge – the Q4 Sportback e-tron demonstrates the practicality benefits of using a dedicated electric-car platform. It sits on the VW Group's MEB platform, which also underpins the Volkswagen ID.3, ID.4 and ID.5, as well as the Skoda Enyaq iV and Cupra Born.

Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron interior space, storage & comfort

There’s plenty of room in the Q4 Sportback e-tron, with the cabin having been designed to feel as airy and spacious as possible. There's a lot of storage 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.

Boot space

While you’d expect there to be a reduction in boot space due to the Sportback's sloping roofline, in fact the opposite is true. It gains 15 litres of load capacity over the regular Q4 e-tron, for 535 in total with the back seats in place. That's more space than the BMW iX3, Ford Mustang Mach-E and Volvo C40 Recharge can offer – although some of those cars' boots are better able to handle large or awkwardly shaped loads.

Put the seats down and you get up to 1,460 litres of load capacity, which is 30 less than what’s on offer in the regular Q4 e-tron, but still over 100 litres more than the Mercedes EQA’s seats-down capacity. Unlike some of its rivals though, the Sportback doesn’t feature a ‘frunk’ or any storage under the bonnet.

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