The five-seat electric SUVs from Audi, the 2023 Audi E-Tron and E-Tron Sportback, prioritize outstanding interior quality and comfortable driving. Each vehicle has a dual-motor electric powertrain that generates 355 horsepower and 414 pounds-feet of torque as well as all-wheel drive as standard. The EPA estimates the range of the S to be a maximum of 212 miles in the S and 208 miles in the S Sportback. The more potent S variants increase output to an astonishing 496 horsepower and 718 pounds-feet of torque. With a 226-mile range, the standard 2023 Audi E-Tron already falls short of competitors like the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Jaguar I-Pace, and Tesla’s Model X and Model Y.
2023 Audi E-Tron Pricing
Starting at $66,800, the 2023 Audi E-Tron lineup will cost upwards of $60,000 for a fully equipped S Sportback model. As of the time of writing, the average price paid is now approximately $91,000, with the majority of buyers choosing anything in the center of that range. Remember that a federal tax credit of up to $7,500 is available for all 2023 Audi E-Tron models. There is also a free charging scheme using the Electrify America network for two years and 250 kWh.
The 2023 Audi E-Tron is a really cozy machine. On a variety of road surfaces, its air suspension provides a refined and stable ride, and the cabin is oh-so-quiet without feeling like a sensory deprivation chamber. Although it is quiet inside, the cabin’s background resonance gives it a cozy feeling, if that makes sense. Both the driver and the passengers will appreciate the plush and comfortable seats and the quad-zone climate control system is capable of maintaining everyone’s comfort levels. We don’t often see the latter in all-electric SUVs, so the fact that Audi didn’t skimp in this department is reassuring.
Range and Efficiency
When fitted with the standard 20-inch wheels, which our test vehicle had, the all-wheel-drive 2023 Audi E-Tron Quattro has an EPA-estimated range of 222 miles. On our standardized real-world EV range test route, we went 248 miles farther than the EPA predicted, exceeding their projection. The 2023 Audi E-Tron has an 11-kW onboard charger that Audi says can charge from empty to full on a Level 2 home EVSE in around 10 hours (if you have the necessary hardware and favorable conditions). The battery can be charged from 0% to 80% capacity in around 30 minutes thanks to its additional DC fast-charging capability of up to 150 kW and sustained rate. On the Electrify America network, Audi offers two years’ worth of free, 250 kWh of charging.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Two touchscreens, one 10.1 inches high and the other 8.8 inches below, are used to operate the infotainment system in every 2023 Audi E-Tron. While the available Bang & Olufsen audio system and the basic Apple CarPlay and Android Auto apps are accessible on the upper screen, the bottom screen is mostly utilized for climate management. The system includes multiple power outlets, a Wi-Fi hotspot that requires a subscription, and a wireless smartphone charger that is optional.
The all-electric 2023 Audi E-Tron is available as a traditional midsize SUV as well as a Sportback model with a lower, more streamlined, and marginally less practical roofline. Both have a grille similar to a car with a combustion engine. The company’s 4-ringed insignia has a prominent place, but there is no engine to keep it cool. It maintains the 2023 Audi E-Tron’s position at the traditional end of the stylistic range and the adored Audi design language. The Sportback in Prestige trim is when the 2023 Audi E-Tron undergoes the most outward upgrades. The 2023 Audi E-Tron S and E-tron S Sportback Prestige models both have the addition of this final function.
Overall, the interior of the 5-seater 2023 Audi E-Tron luxury electric SUV is another shining example of inspired Audi-ness, with high-quality materials fashioned into straightforward yet appealing shapes, as well as a little bit of innovation tossed into the mix, like the odd shift lever. The center console contains a 10.1-inch higher screen for accessing the infotainment system and an 8-inch lower screen for things like climate settings. Rear passengers can select their own temperature settings for the standard 4-zone automatic climate control on a separate screen at the back of the center armrest.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
Both 2023 Audi E-Tron body designs come equipped with a variety of driver assistance features as standard, including self-parking assistance and adaptive cruise control.
Standard driver-assistance features:
- Prior to crash caution
- Automatic emergency braking when moving forward
- Blind-spot observation
- Alert for rear cross-traffic
- Warning for lane deviation
- sensors for rear and front parking
- automatically adjusting high beams
Feature options for driver assistance:
- Autonomous cruise control
- Lane-keeping aid
- recognition of traffic signs
- system of surround-view parking cameras
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
Audi offers a limited powertrain warranty that is competitive yet average.
- The limited warranty has a four-year or 50,000-mile expiration date.
- There is a four-year, 50,000-mile warranty on the powertrain.
- Eight years or 100,000 miles of coverage is provided for electrical components.
- There is no free scheduled maintenance.