Audi e-tron SUV - Reliability & safety
Loads of safety tech, but Audi e-tron reliability is yet unproven
Audi has long enjoyed a desirable and aspirational image, but this hasn't always been reflected by the brand's owner satisfaction results. There are few doubts over the e-tron's safety, though – this is a very high-tech car with a Euro NCAP safety score of five stars, and its long list of safety equipment reflects just how sophisticated it is.
Audi e-tron reliability
Despite being regarded as a premium brand that builds high quality cars, Audi came 18th out of 26 brands in our 2018 Driver Power survey – not a sparkling result by any means, but outshining 20th-place Mercedes and 21st-place BMW.
None of the one of the Audi models that featured in our 2018 Driver Power survey bear direct comparison to the e-tron, but the brand's Audi Q2 SUV, launched in 2017, was its highest-rated model. It finished 26th out of 75 cars in the survey and, as one of Audi's most recent models, this could point towards Audi learning from past mistakes.
The e-tron was awarded a five-star rating by Euro NCAP after it was safety tested in the spring of 2019. Category scores included 91% for adult occupant and 85% for child occupant, with 76% for safety assist.
Safety systems fitted include autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, active cruise control and a speed limiter, so the e-tron has an array of gadgets that should prevent a crash occurring in the first place.