Audi Q4 e-tron Model Review

Key Features

  • Starting at $48,800 MSRP
  • Optional quattro all-wheel drive with twin electric motors producing up to 295 horsepower
  • Up to 265 miles of EV range and 0-60 MPH time of less than 6 5.8 seconds (quattro models)
  • 150 kW charging capabilities (5-80% charge in 36 minutes at a public DC fast charger**)
  • Audi Virtual Cockpit with customizable readouts for speed, charge level, and navigation
  • 10.1-inch touchscreen for access to infotainment and vehicle functions
  • Axle load distribution perfectly balanced at almost 50:50 for agile handling
  • Four seats featuring integrated head restraints and comfortable Alcantara upholstery

About the Audi Q4 e-tron

The Audi e-tron family continues to grow - and the newest member of that electrified family is the stunning Q4 e-tron. The Audi Q4 e-tron manages to wrap up a slew of high-tech features into a familiar crossover-shaped package. That classic SUV styling is augmented by many aerodynamic sports-car styling features that are sure to cheat the wind - and win over anyone who looks at it. The Audi Q4 e-tron is set to influence SUV styling for the next decade, and the technology that lies beneath the attractive exterior is sure to inspire. This all-electric Audi offers the luxury appointments, cutting-edge technology, and eye-opening performance you have come to expect, with the instantaneous power and impressive efficiency of electric power. Best of all, the Audi Q4 e-tron is available with the amazing traction afforded by quattro all-wheel drive. Lastly, you'll find an interior that's both comfortable and futuristic - a great place to spend your commute.

Audi Q4 e-tron

What the Critics Say

"Once you're behind the steering wheel, the vehicle speaks for itself. After the somewhat lackluster Lyriq, which was the last electric SUV I drove, and tired of those ubiquitous Teslas I see all around California, the Audi Q4 e-Tron is like a sweet exhale. I practically wanted to embrace it." - Bloomberg

"The Q4 e-Tron's steering is nicely weighted and communicative, and is tuned for everyday driving. The SUV's 33.5-foot turning circle (37.7 feet with AWD) makes it feel maneuverable and nimble in low-speed parking and parking-adjacent situations." -

What's New for 2023

After a successful launch last year, the Audi Q4 e-tron returns with a number of important updates. For 2023, a less-powerful and less-expensive rear-wheel drive powertrain is available and delivers up to 265 miles of EV range. Its standard infotainment screen has also been upgraded to a larger 11.6-inch unit. Elsewhere, Premium Plus models now include navigation as standard while trims equipped with the 50 powertrain now come standard with S Line exterior styling.

Audi Q4 e-tron Features

Audi Q4 e-tron Styling

Striking Exterior

Audi styling has influenced the entire automotive landscape, and the Q4 e-tron is no different. The body of the Q4 e-tron effortlessly combines rugged SUV styling with sports-car design attributes that make this new vehicle more aerodynamic - and more attractive. This handsome, dynamic shape will likely dictate the future of SUV styling for years to come. Of course, even as modern as it is, the overall shape of the Q4 e-tron is unmistakably Audi. One look at that trademark single-frame grille and the available matrix design LED headlights, and you know immediately that this is an Audi you're looking at. The boxed wheel arch flares frame 19-inch wheels, and those flares are connected by an attractive character line that runs the length of the body. There's some high tech available for the paint job of the Audi Q4 e-tron as well. A special finish called Solar Sky is specifically designed to reduce exterior and interior heat.

Audi Q4 e-tron Performance

Electrifying Performance

Thanks to its electric drivetrain, the Audi Q4 e-tron boasts an impressively low center of gravity that allows it to handle better than most crossovers. In fact, the handling of the Audi Q4 e-tron is more comparable to a sport sedan than a sport utility vehicle. In its base form, the Q4 e-tron is powered by a single electric motor delivering 201 horsepower. When equipped with available quattro all-wheel drive, a second motor is added to power the front wheels, and that bumps the total horsepower to 295.

Quattro models also receive the benefit of a sophisticated torque vectoring system that ensures optimal traction at all times, on all surfaces. The 82 kW battery stores enough power to provide an impressive range of up to 265 miles when fully charged. Public fast-charging stations can refill the battery from 5% to 80% capacity in just 36 minutes.** With the Audi Q4 e-tron, you get plenty of power, great handling, and impressive range, all in one stylish package.

Audi Q4 e-tron Performance

Luxurious Interior

We've spent a lot of time talking about the technology and performance of the Audi Q4 e-tron, and for good reason. It's an impressive piece of modern machinery. However, at its core, the Q4 e-tron is still an Audi. That means that considerable attention was paid to comfort and luxury when it comes to the futuristic cabin. While the materials and build quality are what you would expect from a premium brand, you may be surprised to learn that many of the interior materials are recycled. It's just another way the Q4 e-tron works to keep the planet green.

The interior is available in several two-tone colors that accentuate its luxury look. Passengers are treated to soft leather or plush Alcantara upholstery, which is double-stitched with thick yarn for a luxury look and feel. Of course, there's plenty of tech to play with, too, from the 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster to the 11.6-inch MMI (Multi-Media Interface) touchscreen display with customizable layouts. With this system, you can personalize your Audi experience to match your needs.

Trims & Specs

Q4 e-tron Premium

Q4 e-tron Premium

  • Starting at $48,800 MSRP*
  • Single electric motor with 201 HP
  • 19-inch 5-W-spoke-aero design, graphite gray wheels
  • Digital instrument cluster (10.25-inch screen)
  • Audi smartphone interface with wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • LED interior lighting package
Q4 e-tron Premium Plus

Q4 e-tron Premium Plus

  • Starting at $55,400 MSRP*
  • Adaptive cruise assist with lane guidance
  • LED interior lighting plus package
  • Audi virtual cockpit plus
  • SONOS Premium sound system
  • Convenience package
Q4 e-tron Prestige

Q4 e-tron Prestige

  • Starting at $61,900 MSRP*
  • Dual electric motors with 295 HP
  • Augmented reality head-up display
  • Animation for headlights and taillights
  • Matrix-design LED headlights
  • Headlamp washer system

*MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price) does not include destination fee, sales tax, or any other fees and is subject to change at the discretion of the manufacturer.

**Audi Q4 e-tron® equipped with fast charging capability maximum rate of 150 kW. Charging times will vary and depend on a variety of factors, including ambient temperature, charger type, battery condition and initial state of charge, vehicle condition and others. Frequent and consecutive fast charging can permanently decrease battery capacity.