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Audi e-tron GT saloon - Practicality & boot space

Don’t be fooled by the rear doors and two boots; the e-tron GT isn’t the most practical saloon car on sale

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It might be low-slung but the e-tron GT has the ability to function as a practical family car thanks to its rear doors and two boots. This isn’t without its caveats, however; the design of Audi’s flagship electric car prioritises style not practicality, so space inside is restricted as a result.

Audi e-tron GT interior space & storage 

The panoramic sunroof means the interior doesn’t feel dark, helping remove any sense of claustrophobia, but the sloping roofline does rob rear-seat passengers of some headspace. Thankfully, Audi has made sure to arrange the batteries in such a way that there's enough space to accommodate the passenger's feet under the front seats. The rear doors make access to the rear easier, though again you’ll need to be mindful of the low roofline when getting in and out.

Boot space

The boot measures a respectable 405 litres on the standard GT – less than you’ll find in a BMW 3 Series. Like the Tesla Model S, the e-tron GT has a boot lid rather than a hatchback, so it's unlikely owners will be able to fit bulky items through the opening. Note that load area shrinks to just 350 litres in the RS version. If you require more space, the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is a svelte estate car with a hatchback boot and 446 litres of volume. Fold its rear seats down and this expands to 1,171 litres, making it possible to carry more bulky items.

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At least there’s a further 85 litres available under the e-tron’s bonnet in its 'frunk'. This is a decent, deep cubby that’s perfect for storing the car’s charge cables or a couple of soft bags.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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