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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

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5

Reliability and safety rating rating

4.0 out of 5

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.

Safety

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.

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