Audi Q4 e-tron 2021 review - see why it's the best electric SUV!

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This is the all-new Audi Q4 e-tron! It’s an all-new, all-electric SUV meant to compete with the likes of the Volkswagen ID.4 & Skoda Enyaq, and Mat’s here to see if it has what it takes to become an EV SUV class-leader!

When it comes to the style stakes, there’s no denying that this new Q4 can compete with the best of them. It’s available in this guise or as a Sportback, and the exterior comes covered in cool creases and well designed bumpers. It’s also super stylish on the inside too.

As for performance, there are three options to get your hands on - the 30, 40 or 50. We’ve got our hands on the S-Line 40 for this review, but the range topper is the 50, which comes equipped with dual motors and the ability to produce 300hp. It’s also packing an 82kWh battery pack, which is good for a claimed range of 298 miles.

There’s one issue though (for us UK viewers, at least)… The price starts at just over £40,000, which means those of us in the UK miss out on the Government’s UK EV grant - a saving of £2,500! With that in mind, should you choose the Q4 e-tron, or go for something cheaper instead? It’s time to find out!

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Komentáře

  1. carwow
    carwow
    Před měsícem

    What do you think - is this the best electric car you can buy for under £50,000? Let us know BELOW!

    1. Jon andre Brandt
      Jon andre Brandt
      Před 14 hodinami

      Its either the model 3 or the Ioniq 5. That Audi Q4 felt 10 years old after trying the Ioniq 5 (I testet them back-to-back)

    2. Dragos Pahontu
      Dragos Pahontu
      Před 2 dny

      @L Perez I'd stick to a Lexus man. Those cars are so much better built. These German cars use recycled plastic.

    3. L Perez
      L Perez
      Před 2 dny

      @Dragos Pahontu Hummer sounds better 😉

    4. Dragos Pahontu
      Dragos Pahontu
      Před 2 dny

      @L Perez yeeee. Lexus for life

    5. L Perez
      L Perez
      Před 2 dny

      Audi and Electric 😆

  2. Max Geijteman
    Max Geijteman
    Před dnem

    When are you reviewing the Kia EV6? Excited to hear your opinion on it!

  3. acchaladka
    acchaladka
    Před dnem

    Mat, I'm looking for the best performance family hauler which is NOT an SUV. I suppose I have no option yet for a performance estate? Tesla Y is the winner for space inside from the CUV / SUV e-possibilities I suppose? That's cool about the Q-e-4 changing lighting designs.

  4. CPpp
    CPpp
    Před dnem

    Fusebox is just crazy. Try checking out a Tesla. They are so much more advanced on so many levels. At the moment. The big grill in the front is so that their next version will be a real EV attempt. This is just foolish. Wait with buying an EV from VW group until they are more serious with their EV’s. They will make great EV’s later when they do not depend on ICE cars profits. Charging speed 😂

  5. Donny Leong
    Donny Leong
    Před 2 dny

    Hmm, no grown man should be in jean shorts and white trainers in the rain.

  6. puntuated
    puntuated
    Před 2 dny

    Blob 1 vs Blob 2!

  7. Brian Foote
    Brian Foote
    Před 2 dny

    I think it looks more like a Q8 than a Q3. I love it

  8. LuluDemon
    LuluDemon
    Před 3 dny

    6:28 WTF is that on a $50k+ car?

  9. Artur Carvalho
    Artur Carvalho
    Před 3 dny

    Dark and boring

  10. Teslapower
    Teslapower
    Před 3 dny

    great panel gaps!

  11. Izzu2Din
    Izzu2Din
    Před 4 dny

    "40" *forty thousand pounds* 😂

  12. bidzej86
    bidzej86
    Před 4 dny

    My God, a ton of money for drum brakes in the rear, tons of piano black plastic inside and manual seat adjustment. Yuck.

  13. Dunnlrs
    Dunnlrs
    Před 5 dny

    I think the XC40 or Volvo C40 are a good bet too.

  14. Torque of the Devil
    Torque of the Devil
    Před 5 dny

    No electric seats, seriously?

  15. Claus Salt
    Claus Salt
    Před 5 dny

    Pre watch note : so if you see this as edited, it will be because the range is better than I am guessing??

  16. tandm86
    tandm86
    Před 5 dny

    Grill looks good.

  17. Martin Turner
    Martin Turner
    Před 6 dny

    Not sure about the shape of these new steering “wheels”, which since it’s conception, a wheel is round. So from now on they’ll be known as the steering control device.

  18. honeytgb
    honeytgb
    Před 7 dny

    6:48 Hmm I am not quite sure what you're doing there, mate!

  19. ozki_torres
    ozki_torres
    Před 7 dny

    So it’s a VW ID 4, but we have to pay for backup camera? 🤦‍♂️

  20. Adde A
    Adde A
    Před 7 dny

    Why doesn't it stop completely when u take the foot of the padel?

  21. Ratboy 06 04 08
    Ratboy 06 04 08
    Před 7 dny

    15:05

  22. Ron Gabriel
    Ron Gabriel
    Před 8 dny

    Sonos speakers is a plus

  23. Kieran Denieffe
    Kieran Denieffe
    Před 8 dny

    £50k for a car with drum brakes and no reversing cameras, no thanks!

  24. Psv48p H
    Psv48p H
    Před 9 dny

    Nice looking car 👍🇬🇧👋

  25. Goutham
    Goutham
    Před 9 dny

    15:05 never seen a rhino fking XD

  26. FrederickGFX
    FrederickGFX
    Před 9 dny

    What’s with the manual seats and steering column 🙄

    1. Klaas Deforche
      Klaas Deforche
      Před 6 dny

      Doesn't really matter if you are the only one driving the car, right? You set it once and never change it...

  27. Goutham
    Goutham
    Před 9 dny

    Sunroof?

  28. Pacific Islander
    Pacific Islander
    Před 9 dny

    Its PR BS for the drum brakes and audi just want to save 🤑

  29. Владимир Скачков
    Владимир Скачков
    Před 10 dny

    1) This fake grill looks like a fake horse in front of a car in 1910s. 2) The car looks like a five seater minivan. Like C4 Picasso. But if they just call it a minivan no one would buy it. 3) Froot is one of the best things about EVs. How could so many manufacturers just not put it in there?

  30. Didier Gras
    Didier Gras
    Před 10 dny

    FYI, IONIQ 5 vs TESLA MODEL Y... : Tesla great job, max speed, range especially leveraging its shape and weight. Still prefer, being in Europe, comfort. 99% of my trips are within 200kms one way. With the Hyundai IONIQ 5, I do look forward to ventilated seats, Android Auto, the roomy and comfortable interior, and HUD. Also like reclining seats with foot rest and reclining console for arms rest, all electronic aids especially against collisions, automated parking (Executive version), blind spot cams on dashboard when turning, V2L, sun shades integrated in back doors, electric sunroof shade, wide space available inside with good visibility through the back window etc. Also 5 year car warranty illimited kms (Max 80 000 for Tesla... Reliability issues?), and 8 year battery warranty (same as Tesla). Comment by Park Shawn translating from Korean to English this video : cstree.info/block/video/0710pqysk4yXz8w.html Ionic 5 LR and Model Y LR both have similar spec including weight, battery sizes. Details can be found on google. Here are some highlights from the conclusion they brought up at the end of the video. 1. Both car's AVG speed were about 100KM/h (Highway drive) 2. Both car's A/C and other convenience functions(like Highway drive assistance for Ionic 5, Auto Pilot for Model Y and etc.) were always on during the test. 3. 4 drivers drove about 100km per person and checked the remaining battery at designated location. 4. Both car have shown slightly poor battery performance than usual because of the weather condition (rain) 5. By just looking at the specification, Model Y can drive 141km more than Ionic 5. However the actual drive test have shown that the difference were only about 60~70km. This experiment have shown that IONIC 5's driving range is little longer than what Hyundai advertised. 6. They have concluded that both Ionic 5 and Model Y can drive from Seoul to Busan. The distance between those two cities are about 350km. Hope this helps.

  31. Bruno Eisterer
    Bruno Eisterer
    Před 10 dny

    I Like the Design of the ID 4 more

  32. B Muns
    B Muns
    Před 10 dny

    Not having a FRUNK will turn millions of potential customers off to VW branded electric SUVs. I would rather get an electric Ford truck. They have a huge frunk. Very poor thought out engineering that will cost VW millions if not billions of lost dollars.

  33. Tuppoo94
    Tuppoo94
    Před 11 dny

    6:56 6:48 LOL

  34. Artem
    Artem
    Před 11 dny

    a manual seat? in an audi? are you kidding me??????

  35. Damiano
    Damiano
    Před 11 dny

    I’d get someone else to front your Commercials…

  36. Steve hunter
    Steve hunter
    Před 11 dny

    I wish Vw/Audi would stop changing interior designs. They had great interiors for years, now it’s getting ridiculous. All these touch controls don’t work in countries where we wear gloves half the year. They have winter in Germany…. Maybe the engineers aren’t skiers?

  37. Fancy gamer
    Fancy gamer
    Před 12 dny

    6:42 every dirty mind person. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  38. Paweł Fiett
    Paweł Fiett
    Před 12 dny

    It's like Teslas interior design is just sooo much better and cleaner, why have all those buttons, switches etc.

  39. Oystein Tveteras
    Oystein Tveteras
    Před 13 dny

    I don't get how only Tesla makes proper frunks. It is one of my favourite features. I miss the drive and luxury of European cars but the storage space, autopilot and charging network keeps me with Tesla so far.

  40. jancula9
    jancula9
    Před 13 dny

    Nope. id.4 looks better. No fake grille, no fake vents, more elegant back.

  41. Ian Burnett
    Ian Burnett
    Před 13 dny

    Enyaq or 4 would be my choice.

  42. Dryzzer
    Dryzzer
    Před 13 dny

    why I've never seen the "pop up links" wtf

  43. Sean Cotter
    Sean Cotter
    Před 13 dny

    Disappointed. Sport back looks better. I won’t be in a rush to change my Q3 sport back for this. Interior is drab. I’ve noticed that Audi interior quality isn’t what it used to be. I had a previous generation A3 and an A5 before moving to a q3 last year and the A3 and A5 had a much more solid interior.

  44. don storm
    don storm
    Před 14 dny

    Nice, but this car is not for wage earners. I'll take the MG5 EV thank you very much.

  45. Keith Richard
    Keith Richard
    Před 14 dny

    Can we talk about how the drivers seat isn't powered? That's a bummer for a luxury electric vehicle.

  46. Simon Wainwright
    Simon Wainwright
    Před 14 dny

    Did you try out the Sonos sound system? That model looked to have branded speakers.

  47. The Scally Trader
    The Scally Trader
    Před 14 dny

    Why he is not on Top Gear I will never know - BBC - Sacked.

  48. The Scally Trader
    The Scally Trader
    Před 14 dny

    Depreciation much?

  49. Andrew S
    Andrew S
    Před 14 dny

    You really are sounding dumb. You keep talking about things that don’t matter in the grand scheme of things!

  50. Steve Henderson
    Steve Henderson
    Před 15 dny

    All EV reviews should include looking for and using a charging station IMHO.

  51. Ronnie Christie
    Ronnie Christie
    Před 15 dny

    Very Well Done. Ronnie from Toronto 🇨🇦 always Love your Reviews 🍀👍😋🙏

  52. Luke Noschese
    Luke Noschese
    Před 15 dny

    Wait it’s an 80k car and the seats aren’t even electric? You have to Jack it up like a Chevy cavalier seat?

  53. andrew72329
    andrew72329
    Před 15 dny

    Too expensive and slow

  54. Ben Hicks
    Ben Hicks
    Před 15 dny

    any EV in the same price range as a Tesla, you buy a Tesla

  55. Andreas Hagendorf
    Andreas Hagendorf
    Před 16 dny

    Compared to an Enyaq, the interior quality is quite far away from nice.

  56. D K
    D K
    Před 16 dny

    Matt they not lying the back brake get rusty even in my style driving when I speed and brake all the thiem but this is just not acceptable in car foe 40k ,audi getting worse and I own audi and I am audi cars fan .

  57. Joe Swanson
    Joe Swanson
    Před 17 dny

    No sunroof?

  58. archechme
    archechme
    Před 17 dny

    The drums are PR bull. Every large car should have full discs all around. If a Hyundai i10 can have full discs, a £40k Audi SUV also can.

  59. OneEyedUncle -
    OneEyedUncle -
    Před 17 dny

    Ill definitely consider it.

  60. Paul Reddish
    Paul Reddish
    Před 18 dny

    £50 grand car and not even electric seats?

  61. Oliver Stemp
    Oliver Stemp
    Před 18 dny

    Carwow Reviewing an Audi at a Nissan launch 😅

  62. Jamie Musclip
    Jamie Musclip
    Před 18 dny

    Pretty sure these are enough likes for the dance!!

  63. CNC Scotland
    CNC Scotland
    Před 18 dny

    Would much rather have drum brakes on an electric. They are the correct choice. Less maintenance

  64. wreckage 3001
    wreckage 3001
    Před 18 dny

    Strange days in car design. This Audi looks more than a Hyundai than the Ioniq 5 which could be from Audi.

  65. ari gold
    ari gold
    Před 18 dny

    Matt: I cannot fit big bottles in glove compartment. Annoying... Audi:

  66. Ziad Daya
    Ziad Daya
    Před 19 dny

    In regards to overall size and cargo space, is this Q4 more similar to a Q5 or Q3? Thanks

  67. Larisa Olivero
    Larisa Olivero
    Před 19 dny

    Its a plastic model. Both Mach-e ang EQA are much better and luxurious

  68. Jens Wiebe
    Jens Wiebe
    Před 19 dny

    The "fake" vents in the front gives 2 kilometers extra range. The carved side mirrors do the same..

  69. Matjaž Majes
    Matjaž Majes
    Před 20 dny

    What do you like most. Sportnack or the regular one?

  70. I_am_ GeeCee
    I_am_ GeeCee
    Před 20 dny

    The sound of those brakes put me off. Da hell is that? It’s supposed to be a new high end modern tech and expensive vehicle and it makes that sound each time you break?

  71. Ricardo Rocha
    Ricardo Rocha
    Před 21 dnem

    Audi are right in regards to brakes not being used and rusting.... In the UK that's is definitely observable, look at most electrical or plug in brakes or others which get little use. The salt/grit we use here is like acid

  72. branislav 1975
    branislav 1975
    Před 21 dnem

    13:25??????

  73. Hamed Muhialdin
    Hamed Muhialdin
    Před 21 dnem

    Tell me you're in the UK without telling me you're in the UK. *Pours rain in the middle of a car review*

  74. Jim Bob
    Jim Bob
    Před 21 dnem

    Boooring

  75. Walay-Fitness
    Walay-Fitness
    Před 21 dnem

    It’s an ugly car, end of!

  76. Titan Y
    Titan Y
    Před 21 dnem

    Drum breaks in a 50k car?😀

  77. Jon Havermout
    Jon Havermout
    Před 22 dny

    Cameraman Lewis is right, it's such an ugly interior. I've recently test-driven a Q4 and felt like a step back in time. The dashboard really comes towards you, the gear panel is ugly, there are way too many sharp curves in the dashboard and it has an ugly user interface. Pity, because the car is spacious and looks quite nice from the outside.

  78. Ahmed Elhusseiny
    Ahmed Elhusseiny
    Před 22 dny

    I’m not from the UK so maybe you can enlighten me, but is this what a “chav” is?

  79. Peter Cavellini
    Peter Cavellini
    Před 22 dny

    And the trouble with touch sensitive is…..?🤥

  80. Peter Cavellini
    Peter Cavellini
    Před 22 dny

    Well, you did ask, it looks like all the other EV’s, same basic shape, simular performance,different prices,and most aren’t available to many families because they’re too expensive!, now, I know the Cars perform really well, range anxiety is on the wain,and at the moment cheaper to run,but, once Ev’s become more prevalent than ICE Cars, the Government will have to place all that lost Road Tax, so, guess who will be in the firing line?

  81. Duksh Koonjoobeeharry
    Duksh Koonjoobeeharry
    Před 22 dny

    You've convinced me to not take the Q4, for the high-end version when you consider so many lacks of details...I'll stick with my Q3

  82. Rick Glover
    Rick Glover
    Před 22 dny

    Sorry SUV's do nothing for me.

  83. John MacIver
    John MacIver
    Před 22 dny

    Did Audi have any comments about the breaks and the noise from them?

  84. Lee Watts
    Lee Watts
    Před 23 dny

    Any man worth his salt won't touch an electric car

  85. Hanna Sianko
    Hanna Sianko
    Před 23 dny

    Try Ioniq 5!!! Another dimension!

  86. LazaDemon
    LazaDemon
    Před 23 dny

    Man Audi E-Tron's are super beautiful and a planet saver in the long run

  87. vittorio calza'
    vittorio calza'
    Před 23 dny

    Aiutooo 10 sec. O-100 . Polmone

  88. Buster Ruff
    Buster Ruff
    Před 23 dny

    Far to expensive,they need to reduce the price if they want us all to go electric,

  89. Levy Roth
    Levy Roth
    Před 23 dny

    Will it be overpriced? 100%

  90. dilmin gooneratne
    dilmin gooneratne
    Před 24 dny

    I hate ev cars and Suvs. I want burn a ev alive

  91. François Badoux
    François Badoux
    Před 24 dny

    Probably yes, in its category... and obviously well behind every Tesla model... but that goes without saying! I have tested it, and it does not even closely compare to my TM3LR

  92. BERNIEO4
    BERNIEO4
    Před 24 dny

    TO MUCH TALK NOT ENOUGH DRIVING ! 😠

  93. Leon Garcia
    Leon Garcia
    Před 24 dny

    I have had a Audi they are disposable cars , everything disintegrates one at a time right before your face , Volkswagen is killing Audi .

  94. Jos Timanta Tarigan
    Jos Timanta Tarigan
    Před 24 dny

    I wonder if this car comes with a sticker "I'm not masturbating, I'm repositioning my seat"

  95. ensshok
    ensshok
    Před 24 dny

    oh wow i'm glad you reviewed this --- they obviously skimped on the quality with the Q4 etron. big pass for me.

  96. Scott Birnie
    Scott Birnie
    Před 24 dny

    B

  97. tomaž Ocepek
    tomaž Ocepek
    Před 25 dny

    14:15 when he says on a hot summer day you want to blast yourself with cold air in the face is guaranteed way to damage your face nerves . I can speak from personal experience beacase it’s happened to me and I was hospitalised beacase of it (half of my face was paralysed) just saying so you won’t blame the presenter beacase he probably forgot to warn you about it or he didn’t know . Great rewiev as always,keep the good work

  98. James Rad
    James Rad
    Před 25 dny

    There's something about watching Matt "pumping away" on the seat xD

  99. STAN de la SAN ANTONE
    STAN de la SAN ANTONE
    Před 25 dny

    Soon as I hear Mat's intro say 'car-wow' I know its time to fast forward thru 2+ minutes of car-wow-waffle! (And that steering wheel is not cool --- reminiscent of 1960s Chryslers and 1970s Allegros!)

  100. AUDI QUATTRO
    AUDI QUATTRO
    Před 25 dny

    Carwow,wow what a car!