What's the used Audi E-TRON estate like?
Did it succeed? Essentially, yes. The model has already impressed with its luxury, practicality and tech, making it not only an attractive buy new, but now also a good used option, aided by some tempting and more affordable prices.
In terms of trims, Technik and Sport are the most affordable. Standard equipment on the former includes heated front seats, part-leather upholstery, two-zone climate control, LED headlights, power-folding door mirrors, a powered tailgate, electrically operated and heated front seats with four-way lumbar adjustment, keyless go, cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera and air suspension.
S Line is your mid-range option. It comes with a sporty body kit, 21in alloys, adaptive sports air suspension, matrix LED headlights, privacy glass and extended leather. At the very top, Vorsprung adds enormous 22in alloys, power-closing doors, virtual door mirrors, a 360-degree parking camera, a panoramic sunroof, keyless entry, heated front and rear seats, an electric steering column, extended leather trim and ambient lighting, a head-up display, a 16-speaker B&O sound system, blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control with steering assist.
Out on the road, the E-tron’s air suspension does a grand job of wafting you along when it’s in Comfort mode. Indeed, it deals with all manner of lumps and bumps better than the EQC and Model X, and is roughly on a par with the I-Pace for comfort. For the smoothest ride, go for cars with the Technik and Sport trims' 20in alloy wheels, although the 21in rims you get with posher trim levels, along with adaptive sports air suspension, don't hugely impact ride comfort.
The E-tron weighs more than 2.5 tonnes with the driver on board but still handles bends pretty tidily. The wide tyres provide lots of grip, the steering is precise enough and the suspension does a good job of preventing the car from leaning like a certain well-known Italian tower through corners.