Audi e-tron GT review

Category: Large Electric

Section: Costs & verdict

Audi e-tron GT 2022 interior infotainment
  • Audi e-tron GT 2022 front cornering
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  • Audi e-tron GT 2022 interior dashboard
  • Audi e-tron GT 2022 interior rear seats
  • Audi e-tron GT 2022 interior infotainment
  • Audi e-tron GT 2022 right tracking
  • Audi e-tron GT 2022 rear cornering
  • Audi e-tron GT 2022 front cornering
  • Audi e-tron GT 2022 left static boots open
  • Audi e-tron GT 2022 interior front seats
  • Audi e-tron GT 2022 interior steering wheel detail
  • Audi e-tron GT 2022 interior detail
  • Audi e-tron GT 2022 interior kickplate detail
  • Audi e-tron GT 2022 rear boot open
  • Audi e-tron GT 2022 front boot open
  • Audi e-tron GT 2022 front cornering
  • Audi e-tron GT 2022 rear cornering
  • Audi e-tron GT 2022 interior dashboard
  • Audi e-tron GT 2022 interior rear seats
  • Audi e-tron GT 2022 interior infotainment
  • Audi e-tron GT 2022 right tracking
  • Audi e-tron GT 2022 rear cornering
  • Audi e-tron GT 2022 front cornering
  • Audi e-tron GT 2022 left static boots open
  • Audi e-tron GT 2022 interior front seats
  • Audi e-tron GT 2022 interior steering wheel detail
  • Audi e-tron GT 2022 interior detail
  • Audi e-tron GT 2022 interior kickplate detail
  • Audi e-tron GT 2022 rear boot open
  • Audi e-tron GT 2022 front boot open
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The Audi e-tron GT is expensive, that’s for sure. You can have about three Fiat 500s for the price of the entry-level model.

We suspect that’s not gobsmacking news to you, though, and the e-tron GT is better value than the Porsche Taycan 4S (the entry-level, rear-wheel drive Taycan is cheaper but not as powerful or good to drive). Indeed, the e-tron GT is suspiciously close to the price of the Tesla Model S Long Range, while the RS e-tron GT is nigh on the same money as the Model S Plaid. What a coincidence…

Equipment levels are high, so we don’t see any need to go beyond the entry-level e-tron GT, with its LED headlights, panoramic sunroof, eight-way electric front seats and all its infotainment gubbins. You’ll also enjoy other luxuries, including 20in alloy wheels, power-folding door mirrors, keyless entry, a powered boot lid with gesture control, privacy glass, heated front seats and three-zone climate control.

The RS e-tron GT includes 21in alloy wheels, the upgraded air suspension, 18-way sports seats with massaging and ventilation, four-wheel steering, the engine sound generator, an electronic rear differential and beefed-up brakes.

All we have to go on to gauge reliability is Audi’s record compared with the other 32 manufacturers in the 2022 What Car? Reliability Survey. It came in 21st place out of 32 manufacturers, which is one place below Porsche and Tesla (equal 19th) and just ahead of Mercedes in 23rd.

In terms of safety, the e-tron GT hasn't been crash-tested by Euro NCAP but the five-star rating awarded to the Taycan bodes well, and it comes with automatic emergency braking (AEB) and lane-keeping assistance as standard, with blind-spot monitoring available as an option.

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Audi e-tron GT 2022 interior infotainment

Overview

It may be a very slightly softer version of the Porsche Taycan, but be in no doubt that the Audi e-tron GT is an awesome-handling electric car. It’s also fast, comfortable and practical enough to pretty much meet your every whim. The Tesla Model S is quicker and roomier for families, and we favour (by a whisker) the Taycan's extra agility.

  • Potentially rapid charging
  • Comfortable ride and great handling
  • Very well equipped and strong resale values
  • Ionity rapid chargers are few and far between
  • Not as spacious as a Model S
  • Low-speed motor whine and gearbox shunt
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