2022 Audi e-tron electric

MSRP $65,900 - $66,050

Ranked #5 in Compact Suv

7.3

Overall Rating

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

Updated on: August 30, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2022 Audi e-tron is the first all-electric car from Audi. Now in its 4th year on the market, Audi does bring about some changes the biggest being the optional Prestige trim has been replaced by a new Chronos Edition which comes with its own unique Chronos Gray paint, 21-inch Black wheels with orange calipers, ash gray wood inlays, and rear-side airbags as standard. Other changes include new 21-inch wheels in Black optics pack on Premium Plus 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 boost in sport mode, 222 miles of driving range, premium interiors features power-adjustable seats, leather upholstery, four-zone climate control, dual-infotainment screens, and even Audi's Virtual Cockpit. All this is priced at a starting MSRP of $65,900, which brings this into direct competition with the Ford Mustang Mach-e, Jaguar I-Pace, and Tesla Model Y.

 

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Pros

Sleek Design

Spacious and comfortable interior

Advanced Safety and Driver assistance aids

Fastest battery charging technology

Cons

Less dynamic

Average range and performance

Bit expensive

What's New?

Prestige trim replaced with Chronos Edition

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


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$66050

bodystyle

4dr SUV

engine type

horsepower

355 hp

torque

414 lb-ft

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Premium Plus$65,900 onwards

Premium$65,900 onwards

Chronos quattro$65,900 onwards

Base$66,050 Est. 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

7.0

Engine and Performace

7.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

6.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

9.0

7.3

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.3

Overall Rating


The Audi e-tron is the German luxury brand’s first leap into the world of fully electrified vehicles - Kelley Blue Book (KBB)

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 of the e-tron is change of the Prestige trim with a new Chronos Edition that comes with many unique features including 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.

On the inside, the 2022 Audi e-Tron accommodates five and comes with a technologically advanced infotainment offering, along with opulent comforts and interiors. The exteriors stand out as sharp and elegant, the design and dimensions are competitive, However, there is a major aspect where the 2022 Audi e-Tron has a drawback, that is the range it is 222 miles, which is less compared to the competition.

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

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

6.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety

9.0/10
Competition


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

"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 trims 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 e-tron will start at an MSRP of $65,900 for the premium trim.

As per features go, the Premium and Premium Plus will continue with the exact 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

Audi Pre Sense city and ride system

Adds to Premium trim features :

Chronos Grey Exterior paint

 

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

S-line exterior

 

Audi MMI touch interface system with Navigation

Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Sound System

Black optics package

 

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

Digital Matrix LED headlights

 

Audi Virtual Cockpit Driver's digital display

Audi adaptive cruise assist with active lane assist

Black 21-inch wheels with orange brake calipers

     

Volcano gray ash wood inlays

     

rear side airbags

However, the Chronos Edition which replaces the Prestige trim comes with its own unique set of features including its own unique paint, 21-inch black wheels, and special volcano gray ash wood inlays. The optional rear side airbags are standard on this edition, adding a little bit more unique features for the edition.


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2022 Audi e-tron electric Engine and Performance

"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 engine offers a Quattro AWD system that provides better traction over off-roading conditions with a setup of twin-asynchronous motors which are run by a 95.3 kWh Li-ion battery pack on each axle. The dual motors can generate 355 horsepower and up to 414 lb-ft of torque.

2022 Audi e-Tron electric SUV Engine Bay

You can even change between the modes; in Sport mode, the performance figures are briefly pushed to 402 hp and 490 lb-ft torque. Sport mode enables driving on the edge by making use of all power on tap. The Quattro system makes the driving grippy and comfortable, perfect for everyday driving.

2022 Audi e-Tron

There is no traditional gearbox to play with but each motor gets its own 1-speed transmission. e-Tron is an SUV so it is able to tackle every roughest and nastier terrain with utmost ease. In terms of performance, in 5.5-seconds, this SUV can go from a standstill to 60mph. It has a quarter-mile time of 13.8 seconds and has a top speed of 124 mph.

Models

2022 Audi e-Tron 

2022 Tesla Model Y (Long Range)

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-e (Premium)

2022 Jaguar I-PACE

MSRP

$65,900

$53,990

$47,600

$69,900

Engine

Dual Coaxial Asynchronous Electric Motor

Dual 3-phase 4-pole AC Induction Motor

 

Dual Electric Motors

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

e-AWD

AWD

Transmission

Single-Speed Automatic

Single Speed Direct Drive

Single-Speed Automatic

Concentric Single-Speed Automatic

Power ( hp)

355hp (402hp in Sport mode)

384hp

346 hp

394hp

Torque ( lb-ft)

414lb-ft (490lb-ft in Sport mode)

376 lb-ft

428 lb-ft

512lb-ft

0-60 (secs)

5.5 4.8 4.8 4.5

Quarter-Mile (secs)

13.8 12.7 -- 12.9

Top Speed (mph)

124 135 111 124

The Jaguar I-Pace makes the most power of 394 hp with the fastest 0-60 time as well of 4.5 seconds. Following this is Tesla Model Y making 384 hp and does set a faster 0-60 time of 4.8-seconds, same as the Mustang Mach-e's 0-60 time, which makes 346 hp, 9 hp lesser than the Audi e-tron.

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 will offer 78 MPGe in the city and combined and 77 MPGe on the highway, on a full charge it will offer 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 240-volt outlet at home while using a Level 2 charging station in public. It can even be done with a domestic 110-volt connection which will take significantly longer. For getting fully charged from 0 to 100%, it takes almost 9 hours at home using the 240-volt charger.

Models

2022 Audi e-Tron 

2022 Tesla Model Y (Long Range)

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-e (Premium)

2022 Jaguar I-PACE

MPGe ( City)

78

131

96

80

MPGe ( Highway)

77

117

84

72

MPGe ( Combined)

78

125

90

76

Range ( City/Highway/Combined, in miles)

222

326

270

234

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


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2022 Audi e-tron electric Interior

7.0/10

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

The Audi e-tron interior is spacious and can seat 5-occupants comfortably. The interior has a lot of luxuries as well with the base Premium trim comes equipped with an 8-way power-adjustable heated driver's seat and a 4-way power-adjustable heated front passenger seat. On the Premium Plus trim, a ventilation feature is added to the front seats along with ambient lighting.

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

The new Chronos Edition comes with its own unique interior which will feature Alcantara headlining 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 cu.ft. 

Models

2022 Audi e-Tron 

2022 Tesla Model Y (Long Range)

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-e (Premium)

2022 Jaguar I-PACE

Seating capacity

5

5

5

5

Front row ( headroom/shoulder room/legroom, in inches)

39.8/58.6/40.8

41.0/56.4/41.8

38.9 / 57.6 / 43.3

39.9/57.6/40.9

Rear row (headroom/shoulder room/ leg room, in inches)

38.6/57.2/39.1

39.4/54.0/40.5

38.2 / 55.9 / 38.1

38.1/54.6/35.0

Trunk capacity ( cubic feet)

28.5

TBA

29.7

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 29.7 cu.ft. In terms of infotainment, The Audi e-tron comes with a dual-screen setup found in many premium models across the line-up.

2022 Audi e-Tron electric SUV Infotainment 

The top screen is a 10.1-inch touchscreen that comes with all infotainment 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). 

2022 Audi e-tron electric Exterior

6.0/10

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 has a sport back 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 

2022 Tesla Model Y (Long Range)

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-e (Premium)

2022 Jaguar I-PACE

Curb Weight ( lbs)

5476

4416

N/A

4784

Length ( inches)

193.0

187

185.6

184.3

Width ( inches)

76.3

75.6

74.1

79.1

Height ( inches)

65.5

63.9

63.9

61.6

Ground clearance ( inches)

6.9

6.6

N/A

5.6

Wheelbase (inches)

115.3

113.8

113.1

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 79.1-inches and comes with the least ground clearance of 5.6-inches. Some notable exterior features of the 2022 Audi e-Tron are:

  • 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

7.0/10

"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 not yet tested the 2022 Audi e-tron but has tested the 2021 model which scored an overall "good" and also was awarded the Top Safety Pick+ award. 

The 2022 Audi e-Tron is equipped with the same safety features which it has in the 2021 model which includes Adaptive control of cruise, Active lane assist, Airbags for any mishappening, Rear cross-traffic assist, Exit and lane change warnings, Virtual 360-degree view. There is the optional rear-side airbags, which are standard on the Chronos Edition.

2022 Audi e-tron electric Competition

9.0/10

2022 Audi e-tron Vs. 2022 Tesla Model Y

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

2022 Audi e-tron Vs. 2022 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. However, the Jaguar is $4,000 more than the e-tron making it a good option to it.

2021 Jaguar I-PACE

2022 Audi e-tron Vs. 2022 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 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. The Mustang is more affordable than the e-tron making it a better option.

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQC

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2022 Audi e-tron electric Final Verdict

The 2022 Audi e-tron comes with many premium features and offers decent range and also a new special edition - Chronos Edition which comes with unique 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 have a look at.