Audi e-tron SUV - Practicality & boot space
Audi e-tron SUV offers loads of interior space and plenty of luggage room
At just over 4.9 metres long, the Audi e-tron is a very large car, comfortably longer than the 4.7m Audi Q5 and only a little shorter than the 5m Audi Q7. Unlike the brand's largest SUV, though, the e-tron makes no attempt to offer seats for seven, preferring to provide lavish room for five to travel in comfort.
Audi e-tron interior space & storage
The e-tron's 2,928mm wheelbase (the distance between front and rear axles) is claimed to afford ample interior space for five occupants, and we found even taller second-row occupants to have headroom in ample supply. The same is true for those in the front seats, where the driver is assured of a comfortable seating position and excellent visibility – even if those virtual door mirrors seem an ergonomic step backwards.
There's generous interior storage, with a large central cubby between the front seats, although items in it seem prone to falling out and getting lodged between the cubby and the seats.
The boot is generous at 605 litres, and it expands to 1,755 litres when the rear seats are folded out of use – more space than the 1,550 litres in the Audi Q5 or the 1,600-litre boot of the Mercedes GLC. It's substantially more than the 1,443-litre boot of the Jaguar I-Pace too. Additionally, there's a 60-litre compartment under the e-tron’s bonnet, which is ideally suited to carrying charging cables.
Audi quotes a 1,800kg towing limit for the e-tron, but that can't match the Tesla Model X and its 2,250kg figure, and falls a long way short of the diesel Audi Q5's 2,500kg maximum. Jaguar don’t give a towing figure for the I-Pace, so it’s not possible to compare.