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Audi E-Tron Estate Review 2021

As one of the first electric SUVs on the market, the Audi e-tron has made its mark as Audi’s first all-electric production car. 

Large and luxurious, the e-Tron slots in between the Q5 and Q7 in size and interior space, giving rivals such as the BMW iX3, Jaguar I-Pace and Mercedes EQC a run for their money. 

Our Audi E-Tron Estate review covers:

Audi E-Tron Estate Key Features

  • Instantly recognisable style with LED rear light bar inspired by A7
  • High-quality interior with dual-touchscreen layout
  • 605-litre boot with 40/20/40 split rear seats
  • Choice of two power outputs with 71kWh (308bhp) or 95kWh (402bhp)
  • Five trim levels are available, including Technik, Sport, S line, Black Edition and Vorsprung

Design, Practicality and Boot Space

At first glance, thee-tron’s styling is instantly recognisable. Inspired by the Audi SUV range, the e-Tron boasts a similarly sculpted front grille and a LED rear light bar inspired by the current Audi A7 Sportback


Inside, the e-Tron offers tons of space for all the family. By avoiding the option of seven seats, Audi has maximised space in the second row to provide decent leg and headroom for passengers. There’s also plenty of storage options included as standard, including a wide centre console with several handy storage spaces, large door bins and a big glove box. 

At the rear, the e-tron’s 605-litre boot outshines the Mercedes EQC, Jaguar I-Pace and Ford Mustang Mach-E for space, increasing to 1,755-litre capacity with the rear seats folded down.

The rear seats also fold down in a 40/20/40 arrangement with a healthy amount of underfloor storage and a second, smaller boot under the Audi e-tron’s bonnet, ideal for storing the charging cables. 

Interior and Trims

The e-tron’s interior lives up to Audi’s reputation for quality, with soft-touch plastics, high-grade metals and lashings of leather covering every surface. But it is the dual-touchscreen layout that truly stands out, with three super-high-resolution screens as standard, with two hi-resolution cameras replacing the conventional door mirrors and a high-tech infotainment system. 

Five trim levels are available, including Technik, Sport, S line, Black Edition and Vorsprung. All versions get LED lights, electrically adjustable heated leather seats, two charge ports and 20-inch wheels. 

Power and Performance

Under the bonnet, the e-Tron offers a choice of two power outputs, badged 50 Quattro and 55 Quattro with a 71kWh or 95kWh battery. The entry-level 50 Quattro model delivers 309bhp, while the 55 Quattro offers up to 402bhp. Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system is offered as standard.


With charging ports on both sides of the car, thee-Tron makes charging easier than ever, taking nine hours to charge from empty using a dedicated wall box at home or flat to 80% full in half an hour using a rapid 150kw fast-charger. Shame then that once charged, the Audi e-tron’s only offers around 250 miles of range which is less than the Mercedes EQC, Jaguar I-Pace and Ford Mustang Mach-E. 

That said, the Audi e-tron’s firm’s adaptive air suspension, offered as standard, makes for a relaxing drive, even at long distances.

Leasing vs Buying

Prices for the new Audi e-tron start from £61,320.00 OTR* or to lease from Price On Request per month.

Thinking of going green for 2021? Nationwide Vehicle Contracts has some great lease offers on the Audi e-Tron Estate, which can make leasing a cheaper alternative to buying outright via dealer finance or a bank loan. 

All of our lease deals include the full manufacturer’s warranty, road tax and breakdown cover, helping you to save even more money on running costs.

Nationwide Vehicle Contracts will also deliver your new Audi e-Tron direct to your door for free, provided your address is situated on the GB mainland.   

*'On the road' price correct at time of publication and typically includes one year’s road fund license, DVLA first registration fee and number plate fee. Always check with the manufacturer. 

Customer Reviews

Audi e-tron Estate
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2.7 out of 5
Paul Audi e-tron Estate 230kW 50 Quattro 71kWh Technik Auto (C+S)

The range from a full charge is really poor. In winter a full charge gives less than 140 miles and at best in summer it is a claimed 180 which is closer to 160 in reality

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4.1 out of 5
Lindsay Audi e-tron Estate 230kW 50 Quattro 71kWh Technik Auto

Other vehicles are now available at a much lower cost including Audi Q4 E-Tron and Volkswagen ID4 which would have been suitable for my needs but not available when I placed my order.

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Anthony Audi e-tron Estate 300kW 55 Quattro 95kWh Auto *Incl. Comfort and Sound pack*

Pro. The E-Tron is everything you need for day to day transport. comfort, space, good BIK and cost effective. would recommend every day of the week. Con. Longer distance between charges would be beneficial but not a major issue definitely stick with electric going forward.

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