Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
You’ll have plenty of head and leg room in the front of the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron, even if you’re well over six feet tall. The car is wide enough that there’s no danger of the driver and front passenger banging elbows.
You get a huge storage bin between the front seats along with two cupholders and a stowage space at the base of the dashboard, and the door bins are a good size. You even get a couple of bonus cubbies on the doors in front of the electric window controls that are perfect for a selection of chocolate bars.
Front passenger seat height adjustment is standard across the range, with Edition 1 models bringing full electric adjustment.
Curiously, the slinkier Q4 Sportback actually has a slightly bigger boot (at least below the load cover) than the regular Audi Q4 e-tron – its 535 litres is about 15 litres more. That’s Audi Q5 territory, and enough room for nine carry-on suitcases.
True, the Tesla Model 3 can take 10 cases, but that's split between its two boots (one is in its nose) and it has a narrower saloon-car opening. The Q4 Sportback’s wide aperture and tailgate mean it’ll fit much bulkier items, plus that tailgate is powered on all versions.