Audi Q4 e-tron reliability and safety rating
The Q4 e-tron has yet to be crash-tested by Euro NCAP, but we expect good things based on the amount of safety kit Audi has crammed into it
Audi’s latest electric SUV has yet to be put through independent Euro NCAP crash testing, but we expect good things thanks to the impressive levels of safety kit, and the five-star ratings that have already been awarded to its sister models the Skoda Enyaq iV and Volkswagen ID.4.
Audi Q4 e-tron reliability & problems
While the Q4 e-tron is too new for any wide-ranging reliability data to be available, it uses the same MEB mechanical platform that underpins the Skoda Enyaq iV and Volkswagen ID.4 – and no major issues have arisen with those models thus far.
However, in the 2020 edition of the Driver Power car-owner satisfaction survey, Audi was ranked a disappointing 21st out of 30 brands in the UK. That was due to a fifth of owners in the survey reporting some sort of issue with their car. Audi did perform better than BMW and Mercedes, which finished 27th and 28th in the table.
The Audi Q4 e-tron hasn’t gone through Euro NCAP crash-testing yet, but we expect it should fare well given the amount of safety kit that comes as standard. All Q4 e-tron models get cruise control, lane-departure warning, rear parking sensors and road-sign recognition.
Top-of-the-range Vorsprung cars also come with side assistance, cross-traffic assistance, a reversing camera, adaptive cruise control and emergency assistance. These features are also available on lower-spec models as part of the optional ‘comfort and sound pack’ and ‘safety pack plus’ option bundles.
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 1% 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 & practicalityWith 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 rating - currently readingThe Q4 e-tron has yet to be crash-tested by Euro NCAP, but we expect good things based on the amount of safety kit Audi has crammed into it