New Audi E-tron vs Jaguar I-Pace

Competition in the electric car market is hotting up with the arrival of Audi’s E-tron luxury SUV. Let’s see if it’s good enough to beat our current favourite, the Jaguar I-Pace...

New Audi E-tron vs Jaguar I-Pace

Our verdict

It’s a close call, this – and there are valid and objective reasons for choosing either one of these electric SUVs. 

If you value comfort and peaceful cruising manners over agile handling, need lots of space and won’t find yourself restricted by a sub-200-mile real-world range, the E-tron will suit you very well indeed. Handy features, such as charging ports on both sides of the car, should also help make it extra-easy to live with.

But the thing is, even in the areas in which the E-tron comes out on top, it doesn’t do so by a particularly big margin. In contrast, the I-Pace absolutely wipes the floor with the E-tron in its particular areas of excellence – namely real-word range, performance and handling. That being the case, the I-Pace just comes out on top and is a thoroughly brilliant car.

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1st – Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar I-Pace rear driving

For Longer range between charges; seriously rapid; more fun to drive; more standard kit; great driving position

Against Jaguar’s questionable reliability record; poor wet-weather braking

Recommended options Heated front seats (£300)

What Car? rating 5 out of 5 stars

Read our full Jaguar I-Pace review here >

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2nd - Audi E-tron - 4 stars

Audi E-tron rear driving

For Comfortable ride; remarkably quiet – even by electric car standards; more spacious inside; classier interior 

Against Ungainly handling; slightly disappointing real-world range; you’ll want to add a few options

Recommended options Tour Pack (£1950), metallic paint (£750)

What Car? rating 4 out of 5 stars

Read our full Audi E-tron review here >

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Specifications: Audi E-tron 55 quattro

  • Engine Electric motors x2
  • List price £71,520 (before £3500 government grant)
  • Target price £71,520 
  • Power 402bhp
  • Torque 490lb ft
  • Gearbox Single-speed automatic
  • 0-60mph 5.5sec
  • Top speed  124mph
  • Official range 241 miles
  • Real Range 196 miles
  • CO2 emissions 0g/km

Specifications: Jaguar I-Pace EV400 SE

  • Engine Electric motors x2
  • List price £69,995 (before £3500 government grant)
  • Target price £69,995
  • Power 394bhp
  • Torque 513lb ft
  • Gearbox Single-speed automatic
  • 0-60mph 4.4sec
  • Top speed 124mph
  • Official range 292 miles
  • Real Range 253 miles
  • CO2 emissions 0g/km

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