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Audi Q4 e-tron review - Reliability & safety

Safety levels and reliability look promising

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4.3 out of 5

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4.5 out of 5

​As predicted, the Audi gained a five-star Euro NCAP crash-test result when tested in 2021, matching the equivalent models from Skoda and Volkswagen. While reliability data isn't available yet, we expect the Q4 e-tron to be robust thanks to its shared MEB underpinnings, which are set to form the backbone of numerous models.

Audi Q4 e-tron reliability

The Volkswagen Group has invested billions of pounds in an effort to shift buyers away from combustion engines and towards its electric cars. Batteries and electric motors are already proving reliable in other vehicles, with fewer parts than petrol or diesel engines and less servicing required.

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It's worth noting that Audi only managed to come 30th out of 32 brands in our 2023 Driver Power satisfaction survey, a fall from 22nd place in 2022.

Safety

Even the entry-level Q4 e-tron is an expensive and technology-packed car, loaded with features like lane-departure warning, cruise control, traffic-sign recognition and rear parking sensors. This helped the model achieve an impressive five-star Euro NCAP safety rating, with strong scores of 93% and 89% in the adult and child occupant categories.

This list of safety kit only grows for the range-topping Vorsprung version, which also gets blind-spot warnings, adaptive cruise control, a rear-view camera, adaptive cruise control and the ability to summon the emergency services automatically following a serious collision. Buyers can also upgrade lower trim levels to include extra safety kit via equipment packs.

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Steve Walker is group web editor at Autovia, overseeing the online presence of Auto Express, Carbuyer, evo and DrivingElectric. Steve has been working as a motoring journalist, road tester and editor since 2002 and has written about cars for numerous titles over the years from Coach and Bus Week and the Yorkshire Post to The Scotsman, AutoTrader, MSN and the Wall Street Journal

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