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Audi Q4 Sportback review

Category: Large Electric

Section: Costs & verdict

Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 interior infotainment
  • Audi Q4 2022 front
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 rear right tracking
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 interior dashboard
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 interior rear seats
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 interior infotainment
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 front right tracking
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 front cornering
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 front left static
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 rear right static
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 headlight detail
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 rear lights detail
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 charging socket detail
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 interior front seats
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 interior detail
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 interior detail
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 interior driver display
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 boot cable storage
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 boot open
  • Audi Q4 2022 front
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 rear right tracking
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 interior dashboard
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 interior rear seats
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 interior infotainment
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 front right tracking
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 front cornering
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 front left static
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 rear right static
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 headlight detail
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 rear lights detail
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 charging socket detail
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 interior front seats
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 interior detail
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 interior detail
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 interior driver display
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 boot cable storage
  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 2021 boot open
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

No version of the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron is cheap enough to qualify for the Government’s £2500 electric car grant (the entry-level Skoda Enyaq does qualify). It undercuts premium rivals, though, and is likely to hold its value well, which should make for attractive leasing deals and PCP finance rates.

As with all electric cars, the Q4 Sportback is very cheap to run if you’re a company car driver because it's in a very low benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax band.

In addition to all of the above and the augmented-reality head-up display and upgraded sound system, range-topping Vorsprung models feature a grey exterior styling pack and a panoramic glass sunroof.

Reliability

The Q4 Sportback is too new to have featured in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey but Audi finished 18th out of the 30 brands included – ahead of Mercedes, Jaguar and Volvo, but behind BMW.

The Q4’s battery warranty lasts for eight years or 100,000 miles (whichever comes first) and the rest of the car is covered for three years/60,000 miles. That’s nothing special when you consider that the main warranty on the Kia e-Niro stretches to seven years/100,000 miles.

Overview

There’s an awful lot to like about the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron. It’s a comfortable, classy choice with a good range if you opt for a 40 model. However, the regular Q4 is available with a big battery for far less and has a bit more rear head room to boot. If you’re not so worried about the emblem on the nose of your car, we’d urge you to look at the Skoda Enyaq as well, because it’s similar in a lot of respects.

  • Comfortable ride
  • Classy and spacious interior
  • Well priced
  • So-so performance
  • Visibility could be better
  • Cheapest versions have a short range
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