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Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron review: 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

4.5 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 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. Despite the Q4 Sportbacks’s sleek silhouette, Audi has managed to carve out enough space in the roof to enable two six-foot adults to sit in the rear comfortably. There's a lot of storage as well, including under the 'floating' panel that houses the gear selector up front, plus large bins in the front and rear doors.

Boot space

While you’d also expect there to be a reduction in boot space due to the Sportback's sloping roofline, in fact the opposite is true once again. It gains 15 litres of load capacity over the regular Q4 e-tron, for 535 litres total with the back seats in place. That's more space than the BMW iX1, 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.

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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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Hello there, I’m Tom Jervis and I have the pleasure of being the Content Editor here at DrivingElectric. Before joining the team in 2023, I spent my time reviewing cars and offering car buying tips and advice on DrivingElectric’s sister site, Carbuyer. I also continue to occasionally contribute to the AutoExpress magazine – another of DrivingElectric’s partner brands. In a past life, I worked for the BBC as a journalist and broadcast assistant for regional services in the east of England – constantly trying to find stories that related to cars!

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