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The Audi Q4 e-tron Estate is a fully electric SUV that's a good choice for family-oriented drivers who want to go green. With good technology, a practical interior, and a competitive all-electric range, the Q4 e-tron Estate is a great choice for a family lease car.
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The Q4 e-tron Estate is a large car with an impressive road presence. The first thing you'll notice is the massive blanked-off grille, which looks a bit like a set of teeth; combined with a slick body and slim LED headlights makes for a fine-looking car.
For practicality, the Q4 e-tron Estate is one of the best in its class. Passengers over six feet tall won't have any issues with leg and headroom if sat in the front or back, and even the middle rear passenger will be happy, as there's no hump on the floor. This makes the Q4 e-tron Estate better than rivals such as the Ford Mustang Mach-E.
Storage space is also superb. The door bins are generous, there's a big storage area at the bottom of the dashboard, and a massive storage compartment between the two front seats.
The Q4 e-tron Estate comes with a 520-litre boot, which can be extended to 1,490 litres with the rear seats folded 60/40. Thanks to the Q4 e-tron Estate's wide tailgate, loading heavier items is quite easy, and there's also underfloor storage which is perfect for the charging cables.
When in the Q4 e-tron Estate, you're surrounded by high-quality materials that have been expertly woven into the cabin. A range of soft-touch plastics on the dash is complimented by Audi's minimalist design, making for an enjoyable experience. Compared to rivals, the Q4 e-tron Estate's interior is better than the Volkswagen ID.4 and the Skoda Enyaq.
Audi has gone for a two-screen system in the Q4 e-tron Estate; there's an 11.6-inch touchscreen system on the dashboard and a 12.25-inch virtual cockpit behind the steering wheel. The infotainment system is sharp and features sat-nav, smartphone connectivity, and Amazon Alexa, while the virtual cockpit is easy to use and see when driving.
Three trims are available for the Q4 e-tron Estate: Sport, S Line, and Edition 1.
Sport comes standard with 19-inch alloy wheels, LED lights, heated sports front seats, three-zone air conditioning, a power-operated tailgate, a gloss styling pack, and a range of driver assistance systems such as lane departure warning, rear parking sensors, pre-sense front with pedestrian and cyclist assist.
S Line adds to this with 20-inch alloy wheels, S Line exterior styling, privacy glass, front sports seats in Pulse cloth/leatherette, a chrome-look steering wheel, and sport suspension.
Edition 1 comes with 20-inch alloy wheels, matric LED lights, a black exterior styling pack, front sports seats in twin leather, electrically adjustable front seats with memory function, a flat-top and bottomed leather multi-function Sports steering wheel, and ambient lighting pack plus.
Three engines are available for the Q4 e-tron Estate. There's the 35 and 40, which both come in rear-wheel drive, and the range-topping 50, which comes with all-wheel drive. The entry-level 35 uses a 55.52kWh battery, while the 40 and 50 use an 82kWh unit. The latter also comes with charging capabilities of 135kW, which can get you from 5-80% in just 29 minutes.
Audi is fading out the entry-level 35, so it might not be available depending on when you're reading this. Regardless, it comes with a power output of 168bhp, a top speed of 99mph, achieves 0-62mph in nine seconds, and a combined range of 208 miles.
The next choice is the 40, our pick of the bunch. Using a bigger battery, the 40 increases its power output to 201bhp, achieves 0-62mph in 8.5 seconds, and has an impressive range of up to 316 miles, which is better than the Volvo XC40.
The 50 is the most powerful, adding another motor to power the front wheels. As a result, it comes with a power output of 295bhp, achieves 0-62mph in 6.2 seconds, has a top speed of 112mph, and a range of up to 304 miles. Although it's the range-topper, it falls short of the Mustang Mach-E in terms of performance.
The Q4 e-tron Estate is better suited to being a long-distance cruiser than attacking a set of country roads, but this is what's expected for an electric SUV.
The steering is firmly weighted and accurate, and handling lightens as you move up the various driving modes towards 'Comfort'. If you plan on driving the Q4 e-tron Estate around town, choose the rear-wheel drive 35 and 40, as they come with a fairly small turning circle for a car of its size.
Suspension in the Q4 e-tron Estate is excellent; around town, it feels very comfortable and makes for a relaxing drive. As you up the speed, suspension rises to the challenge and easily tackles any bumps in the road.
Prices for the new Audi Q4 e-tron Estate start from £49,915.00 OTR* or to lease from £578.59 per month.
Leasing may be cheaper than an outright purchase thanks to a low initial deposit, fixed monthly payments, and a range of benefits included in your deal such as breakdown cover and road tax.
*' On the road' price correct at time of publication and includes one year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee and number plate fee. Prices are subject to change, always check with your nearest retailer.