Audi’s Q4 E-tron, now in its second year, returns with standard or Sportback body styles, powered by an 82-kwh battery pack in either a single-motor or dual-motor configuration.
What kind of car is the 2023 Audi Q4 E-Tron? What does it compare to?
The Q4 E-Tron marks Audi’s entry into compact electric cars. With technology shared by the VW ID.4, it’s a rival for the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Genesis GV60, and Tesla Model Y.
Is the 2023 Audi Q4 E-Tron a good car?
The Q4 E-Tron earns a 7.7 TCC Rating, propelled by good standard features and safety scores. (Read more about how we rate cars.)
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What’s new for the 2023 Audi Q4 E-Tron?
After a short model run for 2022, the 2023 Q4 comes in a choice of body styles and powertrains, but with its shapely body intact. We prefer the more conventional shape of the standard car, with its comely grille and headlights and neatly tapered rear end; the Sportback’s sloped rear roof shortens the shape too quickly, for a thick-waisted look. Audi’s increasingly dramatic interiors hit peak curve here, with a central touchscreen that reaches into passenger space and a virtual cockpit that displays moving maps, audio, and gauges in front of the driver in a pixelated tour de force.
Q4 performance strikes a middle ground, whether it’s in acceleration, ride, or handling. The quickest version takes 5.8 seconds to reach 60 mph, about the same as a mid-grade Q5 gas SUV, but it’s nearly silent in its operation—in top versions, thanks to thick acoustic glass. The ride doesn’t lean on fancy adaptive damping, so its stiff-kneed feel over bumps when shod with 20-inch wheels doesn’t surprise. Steering is light but not as precise as that on other Audis; in all, the driving experience pales beside the brand’s gas cars.
Interior space puts those dinos to shame, though. The Q4 has good head and legroom, particularly in the standard body style, and rear-seat access is particularly good. Cargo space actually gets boosted in the Sportback despite the roofline, since the tailgate’s inside panels are concave, and a power tailgate and multi-angle cargo cover combine to make utility one of the Q4’s strong suits.
Safety scores are very good so far, and the Q4 has standard automatic emergency braking, with a surround-view camera system and a head-up display on the features list, provided you spend up into the top-dollar model.
How much does the 2023 Audi Q4 E-Tron cost?
It’s $50,995 for the Q4 40 E-Tron with its 19-inch wheels, 10.3-inch digital gauge cluster, power tailgate, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The $56,395 50 Premium gets a virtual cockpit, adaptive cruise control, and 10-speaker Sonos audio. At its peak, the $64,095 Q4 50 E-Tron Prestige adopts 20-inch wheels and an augmented-reality head-up display.
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