2022 Audi e-tron electric

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Ranked #4 in Compact Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$65,900 - $69,100

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Key Spec of 2022 Audi e-tron electric
fuel economy

78/78/77

fuel type

Electric

horsepower

355 hp

basic warranty

4 Years / 50,000 miles

2022 Audi e-tron electric Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 5, 2022

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The 2022 Audi e-Tron comes with a renewed trim lineup of Premium, Premium Plus, and Chronos Edition after ditching the Prestige trim out of production. Priced at a starting MSRP of $65,900, a bump of $500, its 355 hp silent jolt remains to be as it is that guarantees the enthusiasts a 0-60 MPH dash of 5.5 seconds and 222 miles range. Having a blend of a luxurious interior in 3 seating shades, the e-Tron has got new upgrades in its Black Optic Package with 21-inch alloy wheels and orange brake calipers for the Premium Plus configuration. 

2022 Audi e-Tron For Sale

The 2022 Audi e-Tron hits the space with a financing option as low as $1,097/month for 72 months that can go up to $2,040/month for 36 months. In addition, it is up for resale at a different subset of pricing which can vary from $53,95 in California to $60,999 in Missouri.

2022 Audi e-Tron Buying Advice

Though the 2022 Audi A7 continues to be as it is, majorly in powertrain performance and interior arrangement, so, it makes no sense to spend a little more if one can enjoy the same assets in 2021 MY. Also, the Premium Plus which has the best value proposition in the 2022 lineup mimics the 2021 MY configuration to a large extent except for some minor tweaks in its optional package, thereby further hinting to go for the predecessor. 

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Up against the thrusts of the Tesla Model Y, Ford Mustang Mach-e California Route 1, and the Jaguar I-Pace, the Audi e-Tron 2022 has got tough competition to take on. However, Audi does not hedge its bets and showcases its new talents as well enshrined in the Audi e-Tron Sport priced at $69,100 with a range of 218 miles and 637 hp Audi e-Tron GT costing $102,400 for a 3.1-second 0-60 MPH, that being 2.4 seconds quicker than e-Tron electric. 


ProsConsWhat's New

Exterior appeal

Acceleration could have been improved

Prestige trim replaced with Chronos Edition

Interior technology

Range

Optional Black Optics Package on Premium Plus trim gets new 21-inch sport wheels

Advanced Safety features and driver aids

Over All Rating

8.1

Out of 10

Pricing and Features8.00
Engine and Performace7.00
Features8.00
Engine and Performance8.00
Fuel Economy8.00
Interior8.00
Exterior9.00
Safety9.00
Competition8.00
Notable Rankings

#4 in Compact Suv

#9 in Suv

#10 in Midsize Suv


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Trims

Premium$65,900 onwards

Chronos quattro$65,900 onwards

  • Head-Up display
  • Massaging front seats

Premium Plus$65,900 onwards

Base$66,050 onwards

S Line Prestige$69,100 onwards

S Line Premium Plus$69,100 onwards

S Line Premium$69,100 onwards



Colors and Styles

2022 Audi e-tron electric in Brilliant Black color
Brilliant Black

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2022 Audi e-Tron remains one of the juiciest electric drives with a power surge of up to 402 horsepower while towing 4,000 lbs muscle in a go even on the gradient. However, its J.D power rating of merely 71 could be a wake-up call for many in terms of its reliability issues and the narration goes the same for its underwhelming payload of just 1,058 lbs. 

Speaking of the expenses, one has to bear with this engineering pursuit of the e-Tron include the payment of $5,933 for the maintenance and $1,772 for the repairing cumulatively in 5-year of ownership. Also, there is a depreciation of $38,796 in its resale value after the same time period for the Chronos Edition that tends to further decrease to $30,412 for the base Premium variant. 


Buying Advice

Priced at an MSRP of $74,800, the Premium Plus trim of the 2022 Audi e-Tron is the most desirable one to have in your garage. Having better comfort features than the base Premium with an enhanced safety suite for a reasonable price increment bolsters its stature. Being in line with the Chronos Edition in its performance dynamics is another plus point in its imagery that indicates it as the most balanced driving experience among all for the designated price tag.  

 

Features
8.0/10

The 2022 Audi e-Tron presents itself in 3 trims namely Premium, Premium Plus, and the all-new Chronos Edition. The entry-level Premium configuration hits the price ballpark with a tag of $65,900 which allows it to entail assets like the MMI Navigation plus with touch response and Heated front seats with leather upholstery. The 20-inch 5-double-spoke Turbine design bi-color wheels are also there in its standard inventory.

The Premium Plus comes next with an investment of $74,800 for which it can be availed of with the extra inherent virtues such as Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Sound System and Ambient LED interior lighting package. The Chronos Edition, in the end, further adds Valcona Leatherette, a Head-up display, and Individual contour front seats with heating, ventilation, and massage in its feature list at $83,400. 

Trim

Premium

Premium Plus

Chronos Edition

MSRP (AWD)

$65,900

$74,800

$83,400

Key Features

20-inch 5-double-spoke Turbine design bi-color wheels

Adds to Premium trim features :

Adds to Premium Plus trim features

 

LED headlights with high-beam assist, LED DRL & tail lights, dynamic rear indicators

Matrix-design LED headlights, dynamic turn signals, & full LED tail lights with animation

Digital Matrix-design LED Headlights

 

MMI Navigation plus with touch response

Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Sound System

21-inch 5-double-V-spoke design wheels

 

Heated front seats with leather upholstery

Heated/Ventilated front seats with perforated leather upholstery Individual contour front seats with heating, ventilation, massage

 

Audi Virtual Cockpit Driver's digital display

Audi adaptive cruise assist with lane guidance

Valcona Leatherette

 

Adaptive air suspension

Rear heated seats

Head-up display

 

LED interior lighting package Ambient LED interior lighting package

Contour/Ambient LED interior lighting package - multicolor

 

  Traffic Sign Recognition

 

Engine and Performance
8.0/10

"Its snappy acceleration is typical of electric vehicles, and the smooth and quiet ride quality confirmed its luxury bona fides. " - Car and Driver

The 2022 Audi e-Tron is blistering at its throttle with a twin motor powertrain producing 355 horsepower and 414 lb-ft of torque. Having a 95-kWh Li-ion battery pack under the house, it can feast you with a complementary curve of up to 402 hp and 490 lb-ft of torque when engaged in Boost mode. And all such power fist goes straight at the wheel through a 1-speed direct drive in a Quattro AWD layout. 

The Audi e-Tron 2022 thrashes the terrain with a 0-60 MPH of 5.5 seconds with its highest power surge while having a top speed of 124 MPH. And its 5-link adaptive air suspensions give the freedom to have wheel alignment at ease without compromising on the ride height and vibration dampness. Moreover, the 15.7-inch front and 13.8-inch rear vented disc brakes are additional attachments to improve your command on limiting this power blow. 

Models

2022 Audi e-Tron 

2022 Tesla Model Y

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-e California Route 1

2022 Jaguar I-Pace

MSRP

$65,900

$62,990

$52,450

$71,300

Engine

Twin Electric Motor Twin Electric Motor Twin Electric Motor Twin Electric Motor

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

1-speed direct drive 1-speed direct drive 1-speed direct drive 1-speed direct drive

Power

355 hp

N/A

346 hp 

394 hp

Torque

414 lb-ft

N/A

428 lb-ft

512 lb-ft

0-60 MPH

5.5 secs 4.8 secs 4.8 secs 4.5 secs

Quarter-Mile

N/A N/A N/A N/A

Top Speed 

124 MPH 135 MPH N/A 124 MPH

Going by the data, the e-Tron is 0.7 seconds slower than the Tesla Model Y in 0-60 MPH and has an 11 MPH lower top speed but costs $3,000 less too. On the other hand, the Ford Mustang Mach-e California Route 1 also outclasses the e-Tron by the same 0.7 seconds in the 0-60 MPH. Meanwhile, the Jaguar I-Pace is a second quicker in its 0-60 MPH alongside a parallel top speed in comparison to the 2022 e-Tron. 

Fuel Economy
8.0/10

The 2022 Audi e-Tron takes 10.5 hours for charging to the fullest when powered by a 9.5 kW AC source and in return travels 222 miles of range on average. Having a mileage of 78 MPGe combined, it continues to be one of the least efficient powertrains in the segment. 

Models

2022 Audi e-Tron 

2022 Tesla Model Y

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-e California Route 1

2022 Jaguar I-Pace

MPGe (City)

78

127

105

80

MPGe (Highway)

77

117

91

72

MPGe (Combined)

78

122

98

76

Range (mi.)

222

318 

314

N/A

As per data, the Tesla Model Y has 96 miles extra range over Audi e-Tron 2022 with its 44 MPGe better economy. The Ford Mustang Mach-e California Route 1 follows the same as that of the Model Y but its range is superior to e-Tron by 92 miles. 

Interior
8.0/10

"The Audi e-tron’s cabin is among the nicest in the luxury hybrid and electric SUV class." - Cars.USNews

The 2022 Audi e-Tron interior flashes you with premium outplay enriched with 3 seating leatherette accents including Black with Rock Gray Stitching, Okapi Brown, and Pearl Beige with Agate Gray Stitching. And it comforts you with its standard heated front seats in the Premium trim that extends to ventilation function in the Premium Plus along with heated rear seats. The Chronos Edition, in the meantime, offers the best-in-class Individual contour seats having heating, ventilation, and massage assets for the front row passenger.

The Audi e-Tron 2022 cabin further smoothens your stay within the space with its standard 4-zone climate control system across the lineup. However, when it comes to interior lighting the Premium Plus gets the Ambient LED interior lighting package while the Chronos Edition glitters with Multi-Color Contour/Ambient LED interior lighting package. On top of that, it offers a cargo capacity of 28.5 cu-ft in general that can be increased up to 56.4 cu-ft once we fold that rear row. 

Models

2022 Audi e-Tron 

2022 Tesla Model Y

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-e California Route 1

2022 Jaguar I-Pace

Seating capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Headroom/ Shoulder room/ Legroom) (in.)

38.1/ 58.6/ 40.8

41.0/ 56.4/ 41.8

40.5/ 57.6/ 43.3

39.9/ 57.6/ 40.9

Rear (Headroom/ Shoulder room/ Legroom) (in.)

39.0/ 57.2/ 39.1

39.4/ 54.0/ 40.5 39.3/ 55.9/ 38.1

38.1/ 54.6/ 35.0

Cargo Capacity (ft³)

28.5

30.2 29.7

23.2

Based on the information, the e-Tron can get in 5.3 cu-ft more cargo than the Jaguar I-pace. But it feels a little cramped when it is compared to the Tesla Model Y by 1.7 cu-ft. As far as seating spaciousness is concerned, 2022 e-Tron has got 4.1 inches better rear row legroom than the Jaguar I-pace and 3.2 inches more shoulder room than the Model Y in the 2nd row. For infotainment and control input purposes, the e-Tron 2022 continues to own an Audi Virtual Cockpit Plus as standard. 

The Audi Sound System entertains you with its high quality musical echoes inside the Premium configuration cabin that upgrades to Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Sound System for the Premium Plus and Chronos Edition. Moreover, the Audi e-Tron relishes the functioning of the MMI Navigation plus with touch response. However, when it comes to exclusivity the head-up display remains within the confinement of the Chronos Edition only just like its Valcona leather upholstery touches. 

  • Heated front seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • LED interior lighting package
  • Quad-zone automatic climate control
  • Audi's Virtual Cockpit Plus
  • Audi Sound System
  • MMI Navigation Plus
Exterior
9.0/10

The 2022 e-Tron makes a style statement with its inspiring silhouette cladded in multiple exterior colors that cloud the shades of Florett Silver Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Mythos Black Metallic, Galaxy Blue Metallic, and Manhattan Gray Metallic. All of these contrasts are joined by the Navarra Blue Metallic and Siam Beige Metallic too in the palette, both of which cost $595 just like the aforementioned. Also, Audi has given the e-Tron a panoramic sunroof as a commoner for all the variants along with a lip spoiler on the back.

Elaborating the aggressive stance of e-Tron are the Matrix-design LED headlights on the front fascia of the Premium Plus that switches to Digital Matrix-design LED Headlights for the Chronos Edition. While the 20-inch 5-double-spoke Turbine design bi-color wheels complement the design layout for the Premium configuration that get bigger with 21-inch 5-double-V-spoke design wheels as we go for the Chronos Edition. It does not end here as there comes a Black OPtic Package as well for the Premium Plus exclusively at $2,400 that fashions it with 21-inch wheels, a Black Optic exterior kit, and Orange brake calipers. 

Models

2022 Audi e-Tron 

2022 Tesla Model Y

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-e California Route 1

2022 Jaguar I-Pace

Curb Weight (lbs.)

5,721

4,555

4,727

4,784

Length (in.)

193.0

187.0

186.0

184.3

Width (in.)

76.2

75.6

74.1

74.6

Height (in.)

65.5

63.9

63.9

61.3

Ground clearance (in.)

6.9

6.6

5.7 N/A

Wheelbase (in.)

115.3

113.8

117.5

117.7

Being the heaviest among all, the Audi e-Tron weighs almost 1,200 lbs more than the Tesla Model Y and 1,000 lbs more than the Ford Mustang Mach-e California Route 1. Such a massive weight difference does contribute to an additional mass transfer at the time covering resulting in instability that is then compensated by extra technology assists. However, it has a 1.2 inches higher ground clearance than the Ford Mustang Mach-e California Route 1 as well that could help while going off-road across the valley. 

  • Full LED Headlights
  • Chrome exterior accents
  • Power Panoramic Sunroof
  • 20-inch spoke alloy wheels
  • Dual Pane Acoustic side windows
  • Power-operated trunk lid
  • Panoramic sunroof
Safety
9.0/10

The 2022 Audi e-Tron electric continues with the same frame meaning a 5-star NHTSA safety rating is inevitable and so does the "Good" rating by the IIHS. Not just that, it has been categorized in the "Top Safety Pick+" award as well for the 2022 MY for its sound build altogether. Further, the 2022 e-Tron relishes an array of safety gears that keeps its drive reliable against any uncertainties. Some of them have been mentioned below irrespective of trim specifics:

  • Audi adaptive cruise assist with lane guidance
  • Blind-spot monitor
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Traffic sign recognition
Competition
8.0/10

2022 Audi e-Tron Vs. 2022 Tesla Model Y

The 2022 Tesla Model Y has been on the top for quite a long time with its better-equipped technology on the inside and outside. And it continues to be so as it simply goes past the 2022 Audi e-Tron with better acceleration, power surge, and range reach. Its interior tech-ends are also superior with fine finish touches all around. Hence, it has to be Model Y over e-Tron for now. 

2022 Audi e-Tron Vs. 2022 Jaguar I-Pace

The 2022 Jaguar I-Pace is fast and more exhilarating in its drive than the 2022 Audi e-Tron. However, when it comes to cabin spaciousness, the Jaguar struggle a bit as the rear row feels a little more squeezed up for the passenger. Apart from these, both of them are pretty much on the same level in terms of dynamics and safety build. On the whole, both are equally desirable. 

2022 Audi e-Tron Vs. 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-e California Route 1

The 2022 Audi e-Tron, though, lags behind the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-e California Roue 1 in power performance and range reach but it covers up that deficit with parallel interior tech-ends and comfortable seating. The ambiance for the e-Tron could be a bit more upscale than the Mustang Mach-e California Route 1 as well. So, one can go for either of them as they both specialize in their specific domains. 

 

Final Verdict

The 2022 Audi e-Tron comes with many premium features and offers a decent range but it still is far behind in its powertrain status against its rivals. Also, it has some major challenges to sort out in its reliability index that dents its image the most. Though it is surely a fine dine in luxury layout but its performance parameter needs to upgrade and for that reason, it is not advisable to own it. 

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$69100

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
horse power

355 hp

torque

414 lb.-ft.

transmission

1-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

193 in

wheelbase

115 in

width

76.2 in

Height

65 in

capacity
cargo volume

54.5 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats


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