2022 Audi e-tron electric

MSRP $65,900 - $69,100

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

Updated on: December 21, 2021

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The 2022 Audi e-tron is available in three trims which includes a special edition, and prices start at an MSRP of $65,900. The biggest change on the 2022 e-tron is replacing the Prestige trim with a new Chronos Edition that comes with many unique features including special exterior paint, interior trims, headliner, and unique wheels. However, all e-trons get the same powertrain which makes 355 hp and 414 lb-ft of torque.

2022 Audi e-tron

On the inside, the 2022 Audi e-tron accommodates five and comes with a technologically advanced and feature-rich cabin, along with comfortable and spacious seats. The exteriors stand out as sharp and elegant, the design and dimensions are competitive too, however, there is a major aspect where the 2022 Audi e-tron has a drawback, that is its range, which is less compared to the competition.

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Pros

Sleek Design

Spacious and comfortable interior

Advanced Safety features and driver aids

Peppy acceleration

Cons

Pricey for what it offers

Average range and performance

Below-average reliability

What's New?

Prestige trim replaced with Chronos Edition

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


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$65900

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

horsepower

355 hp

torque

414 lb.-ft.

transmission

1-Speed Automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

15.7/13.8 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

115.3 in.

length

193 in.

width

76.2 in.

height

65.5 in.

curb weight

5699 lbs.

capacity

cargo volume

57 cu ft.

payload capacity

1058 lbs.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

Premium Plus$65,900 onwards

Premium$65,900 onwards

Chronos quattro$65,900 onwards

  • Head-Up display
  • Massaging front seats

Base$66,050 onwards

S Line Premium Plus$69,100 onwards

S Line Premium$69,100 onwards

S Line Prestige$69,100 onwards

Colors and Styles

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

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

8.0

Engine and Performace

7.0

Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

8.0

Final Verdict

6.5

8.0

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.0

Overall Rating


The 2022 Audi e-tron is touted as a luxury electric SUV from the German marque. True to its badge, the 2022 e-tron remains a comfortable and powerful SUV that at the same time offers a refined drive experience. Starting under $66,000 for 2022, the biggest change on the e-tron is a new trim that replaces the previous year's top-end trim. The rest of the features are the same as the 2021 model year. This will get you a dual-motor setup that makes 355 hp with a short boost of power in Sport mode.

2022 Audi e-tron Front Three-Quarter View

With over 200 miles of driving range and offers premium features like power-adjustable seats, leather upholstery, four-zone climate control, dual-infotainment screens, and even Audi's Virtual Cockpit. That said, for this review, we have compared that 2022 e-tron with the likes of Ford Mustang Mach-e, Jaguar I-Pace, and Tesla Model Y.

2022 Audi e-tron electric SUV Three Quarter Front View
2022 Audi e-tron electric SUV Three Quarter Rear View

8.0/10
Features

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

8.0/10
Competition

6.5/10
Final Verdict


2022 Audi e-tron electric Buying Advice

Priced at an MSRP of $74,800, the Premium Plus trim of the 2022 Audi e-tron is the one to get. It comes with a better set of premium features including seat ventilation, ambient lighting, Bang & Olufsen sound system, Audi's adaptive cruise control, and active lane assist, and the available option of the black optic package which we recommend getting. We also recommend getting the Towing Package.

 

2022 Audi e-tron electric Features

8.0/10

"The e-tron SUV and coupe-like e-tron Sportback look more traditional than similar EVs, but they charge quickly and are truly luxurious." - Car and Driver

The 2022 Audi e-tron will come in three trim levels like the 2021 model year but will see a change. The Premium and Premium Plus trim will continue but the Prestige trim is being replaced by a Chronos Edition which will be available for the 2022 model year. Prices for the 2022 e-tron will start at an MSRP of $65,900 for the base trim.

As per features go, the Premium and Premium Plus will continue with the same features as the 2021 model year. However, there are modifications done to the optional black optic package which will now include a 21-inch sport wheel design that is complemented by Dynamic orange brake calipers.

Trim

Premium

Premium Plus

Chronos Edition

MSRP (AWD)

$65,900

$74,800

$83,400

Key Features

20-inch alloy 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

21-inch sport alloy wheels

 

Audi MMI touch interface system with Navigation

Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Sound System

Unique gray exterior paint

 

Front seats, heated, 8-way power with driver 4-way power lumbar and driver memory

Eight-way power front seats, heated and ventilated with 4-way power lumbar and driver memory

Orange brake calipers

 

Audi Virtual Cockpit Driver's digital display

Audi adaptive cruise assist with active lane assist

 

 

Leather upholstery

Rear heated seats

 

 

Quad-zone automatic climate control

Head-up display

 

 

Hands-free liftgate

Massaging front seats

 

 

Adaptive air suspension

Perforated leather upholstery

 

 

Panoramic sunroof

Power soft-closing doors

 

 

Blind-spot monitor w/ rear cross-traffic alert

Rear sunshades

 

 

Front and rear parking sensors

Surround-view parking camera

 

 

Automatic high beam

Wireless device charging

 

2022 Audi e-tron electric 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 gets two electric motors one at the front and the other at the rear, combined to provide an electric AWD system. The twin-asynchronous motors draw power through a 95.3-kWh Li-ion battery pack situated on each axle. The dual motors can generate 355 horsepower and up to 414 lb-ft of torque which bumps up to 402 hp and 490 lb-ft of torque in Sport mode for a brief period. The power delivery on the e-tron is similar to what is seen in other electric vehicles, dab the accelerator pedal and it lurches ahead. Sport mode enables driving on the edge by making use of all power on tap. The power delivery is rear-biased but the electric AWD ensures sufficient grip on all kinds of road conditions.

2022 Audi e-Tron electric SUV Engine Bay

The e-tron is despite its heavy battery pack quick to build pace. Bury the accelerator pedal and the e-tron will go from 0-60 MPH in 5.5 seconds with Sport mode engaged while without Sport mode it takes two-tenths of a second more to hit the 60 MPH mark. The ride quality of the e-tron is plush, typical of Audi cars. While in the absence of an ICE engine the cabin is quiet and the ride is serene. The handling of the e-tron is sharp and due to its heavyweight, it remains planted while going in a straight line. While around the twisties you will feel its massive curb weight.

2022 Audi e-Tron

As for the braking performance, the e-tron disappoints a bit here. The braking bite isn't consistent and the regenerative braking cannot be set very high so that you can drive with only one pedal. Stopping from 60-0 MPH, the 2022 e-tron took 185 feet which is way over the segment average. 

Models

2022 Audi e-tron 

2021 Tesla Model Y

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-e

2021 Jaguar I-Pace

MSRP

$65,900

$54,990

$47,600

$69,850

Engine

Electric DD Electric DD

Electric DD

Electric DD

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

RWD

AWD

Transmission

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

Power

355 hp (402 hp in Sport mode)

N/A

266 hp

394 hp

Torque

414 lb-ft (490 lb-ft in Sport mode)

N/A

317 lb-ft

512 lb-ft

0-60 MPH (secs)

5.5 4.8 4.9 4.5

Quarter-Mile (secs)

13.8 12.7 13.6 12.9

Top Speed (MPH)

124 135 130 124

The Jaguar I-Pace makes the most power of 394 hp with the fastest 0-60 time as well. Following this is the Tesla Model Y that goes from 0-60 MPH in 4.8-seconds, one-tenth of a second less than the Mustang Mach-e. The Mach-e makes 346 hp, 9 hp lesser than the Audi e-tron. While the e-tron even though powerful is the slowest among all due to its heavy curb weight.

2022 Audi e-tron electric Fuel Economy

8.0/10

"The regular e-tron has an EPA-estimated driving range of 222 miles, and the Sportback version is rated at 218 miles." - Car and Driver

The 2022 Audi e-tron will continue with the same MPGe figures as the 2021 model as there are no mechanical changes. The e-tron offers 78 MPGe in the city and combined and 77 MPGe on the highway, on a full charge it offers a range of 222 miles, which is quite good for the everyday commute. 

2022 Audi e-tron electric SUV Charging Port

To recharge the 2022 Audi e-tron, you can use a 150-kW fast charger to juice up from 0 to 80% in about 30 minutes. While with a domestic 240-volt connection it will take significantly longer. For getting fully charged from 0 to 100%, it takes almost 9 hours.

Models

2022 Audi e-tron 

2021 Tesla Model Y

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-e

2021 Jaguar I-Pace

MPGe (City)

78

131

105

80

MPGe (Highway)

77

117

93

72

MPGe (Combined)

78

125

100

76

Range (mi.)

222

326

230

234

With a range of 222 miles, the Audi e-tron is perfectly fine for everyday driving, however, compared to the competition, it offers 104 miles lesser range than the Tesla Model Y, 48 miles lesser range than the Ford Mustang Mach-e, and 12-miles lesser in range than the Jaguar I-Pace.

2022 Audi e-tron electric 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's cabin is spacious and can seat five average-size occupants comfortably. The interior has a lot of luxuries as well with the base Premium trim equipped with an 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat and a 4-way power-adjustable heated front passenger seat, while the front seats also get heating function On the Premium Plus trim, a ventilation feature is added to the front seats along with heated rear seats and ambient lighting.

2022 Audi e-tron electric SUV Front Seats With Dashboard View

The new Chronos Edition comes with its unique interior which will feature an Alcantara headliner and Volcano gray ash wood inlays. The interior upholstery on all three trims is leather and is available in four colors. Other interior features include four-zone climate control, available massage seats, and also contour seats. The Audi e-tron comes with a cargo capacity of 28.5 cubic feet.

2022 Audi e-Tron electric SUV Infotainment 

As for the infotainment, the top screen is a 10.1-inch touchscreen that runs on Audi's MMI system featuring functions like navigation, radio (SiriusXM), smartphone connectivity - Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and more. The lower 8.8-inch touchscreen has car functions like climate control. Other infotainment features are USB ports, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and an available wireless charger (Audi PhoneBox).

Models

2022 Audi e-tron 

2021 Tesla Model Y

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-e

2021 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/ 41.7

39.9/ 57.6/ 40.9

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

38.6/ 57.3/ 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

N/A 34.4

25.3

The Audi e-tron provides adequate space in the front row and the back row, however, the Tesla Model Y comes with more legroom in both rows. But it is the Mustang Mach-e that comes with the most trunk space of 34.4 cubic feet.

Interior Features:

  • 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster (Audi's Virtual Cockpit)
  • Quad-zone automatic climate control
  • Perforated leather upholstery
  • Bang & Olufsen premium audio system
  • Wireless device charging

2022 Audi e-tron electric Exterior

9.0/10

Unlike some electric vehicles, the e-tron doesn’t wear a design that sets it apart from mainstream cars and SUVs - Kelley Blue Book (KBB)

The 2022 e-tron has somewhat similar or close exterior dimensions to the Audi Q5. Also, it is offered in Sportback body style which adds more to its style factor. Going ahead, it has a wide grille that is encased between the digital matrix LED headlights. LED taillights, aluminum roof rails, chrome exterior accents, and 20-inch 5-spoke turbine design wheels are standard.

2022 Audi e-Tron

The black optics package in the exterior option is available on the Premium Plus trims which come with new 21-inch wheels and Dynamic Orange Calipers. The Chronos Edition comes with Chronos Gray exterior paint S line exterior (sportier look), Black optics package, Digital LED Matrix headlights, and Black 21-inch wheels with orange calipers.

Models

2022 Audi e-tron 

2021 Tesla Model Y

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-e

2021 Jaguar I-Pace

Curb Weight (lbs.)

5765

4416

N/A

4784

Length (in.)

193.0

187.0

185.6

184.3

Width (in.)

76.2

75.6

74.1

79.2

Height (in.)

65.5

63.9

63.9

61.3

Ground clearance (in.)

6.9

6.6

5.7 5.6

Wheelbase (in.)

115.3

113.8

117.5

117.7

In terms of exterior dimensions, the Audi e-tron measures 193-inches in length making it 6-inches longer than the Tesla Model Y, 7.4-inches longer than the Mustang Mach-e, and is 8.7-inches longer than the Jaguar I-Pace. The I-Pace is the widest measuring 79.2-inches and comes with the least ground clearance of 5.6-inches.

Exterior Features:

  • 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

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2022 Audi e-tron electric Safety

9.0/10

"Audi deploys an array of standard driver-assistance technology on both e-tron body styles, and they're available with adaptive cruise control and self-parking assist." - Car and Driver

The NHTSA has crash-tested the 2022 Audi e-tron where it has scored an overall 5-stars out of a possible 5-stars. The IIHS has also tested the 2022 Audi e-tron where it got the highest rating of 'Good' in all six parameters and was also awarded the "Top Safety Pick+" award. Based on these ratings it is safe to say that the 2022 e-tron just like the last year is among the safest electric SUVs out there.

Safety Features:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Active lane assist
  • Blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Forward collision warning w/ automatic emergency braking
  • Rear side airbags (Optional on Chronos Edition)

2022 Audi e-tron electric Competition

8.0/10

2022 Audi e-tron Vs. 2021 Tesla Model Y

The Tesla Model Y does come with the same seating capacity but offers more space. The Model Y also makes more power and offers better performance and driving range.

2021 Tesla Model Y

However, the Audi does offer a nicer interior and much more premium features. That said, the Tesla Model Y is much more affordable than the e-tron making it a better option.

2022 Audi e-tron Vs. 2021 Jaguar I-Pace

The Jaguar I-Pace makes more power and offers much better performance than the e-tron, it even offers more range than it. On the inside, the I-Pace does offer an equally premium interior but offers marginally lesser cargo area than the e-tron.

2021 Jaguar I-Pace

While the rear seats are more spacious on the e-tron compared to the I-Pace. That said, the Jaguar charges $4,000 more than the e-tron which makes the e-tron look like a better option against it.

2022 Audi e-tron Vs. 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-e

The Ford Mustang Mach-e like the other competition offers better performance than the e-tron but makes lesser power. It also offers a better driving range than the e-tron, 48-miles more. On the interior, it does offer the same seating capacity but more cargo space in the rear along with cargo space in the front, which the e-tron does not offer.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-e

The Mustang is more affordable than the e-tron and fairly reliable too. Thus between the two the e-tron only stands due to its badge value and if you can ignore that then the Mach-e is the more sensible and financially prudent choice.

2022 Audi e-tron electric Final Verdict

6.5/10

The 2022 Audi e-tron comes with many premium features and offers a decent range and also a new special edition - Chronos Edition which comes with its own bespoke color options and features. However, if you are seeking better performance and range at a lower price point the Tesla Model Y and Ford Mustang Mach-e are the ones to look at.


FAQs on the 2022 Audi e-tron:

What's new on the 2022 Audi e-tron?

The 2022 Audi e-tron replaces the top-end Prestige trim with the Chronos Edition trim. Other changes have been to the Black Optic package.

How much to pay for the 2022 Audi e-tron?

The 2022 Audi e-tron starts at $65,900 for the base trim and goes up to $83,400 for the top-end Chronos Edition trim. All the prices are exclusive of any destination and handling charges and before adding any optional feature or package.

How much range does the 2022 Audi e-tron get?

The 2022 Audi e-tron from full charge offers up to 222 miles of range.

What is the release date of the 2022 Audi e-tron?

The 2022 Audi e-tron has been released and is available for sale across all the Audi dealerships.

How fast is the 2022 Audi e-tron GT?

The 2022 Audi e-tron GT does 0-60 MPH in 3.9 seconds and hits a top speed of 152 MPH.

How reliable is the Audi e-tron?

The Audi e-tron has a reliability rating of 62 out 100 from J.D.Powers which means it has a below-average reliability rating.

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