New for the year 2019, the Audi e-Tron offers up an intriguing and unique addition to the fantastic Audi line up. This fully electric vehicle has a lot of incredible potential and robust performance for
those looking to enjoy an Audi vehicle while reducing their carbon footprint and reliance on the pump. Speaking of performance, while this is a high-performance EV it does have some minor negatives.
Most notably, it does not offer the same level of quick acceleration as other electric vehicles; its ability to go from 0-60 miles per hour in 5.5 seconds is almost a second slower than most other competing
electric cars. The feedback between the driver and the vehicle when it comes to steering is merely average, but that is more a function of how all modern automobiles – not just electric ones – are
nowadays. Beyond that, this SUV has exceptional off-road capability, smooth handling, and offers a smooth and enjoyable driving experience, not to mention a 408-horsepower engine.
The European trims of this vehicle have around a 248-mile range, and the U.S. Version is slightly lower than that; however, this vehicle has quite the range and charges very quickly. The 350-kilowatt DC fast-charge capability allows the e-Tron to be 80 percent charged in half an hour. Like other mature electric vehicle competitors like the Jaguar I-Pace and Telsa Model X, the 2019 e-Tron is capable of real-world driving scenarios without the need for an internal combustion engine. The latest MMI infotainment system in this automobile is a regression from previous versions. It has been placed outside the eye line of the driver, and there are no shortcuts available to get through the interface, beyond those disappointments it is the standard technology and information available at the driver’s fingertips that Audi’s MMI system has been known for over the years.
The 2019 Audi e-Tron has slightly more storage space and room within it compared to the cabin of other mid-sized SUVs, due to a lack of gasoline engine components that would otherwise take up
interior space which is a significant plus. The elegance and comfort of the interior are what you come to expect from Audi vehicles and continues to be on full display in the e-Tron. The wind and traffic
sounds that can enter the cabin of other electric automobiles with the absence of engine noise is not present with the 2019 e-Tron. The size and placement of the climate control vents make the interior comfortable enough that you rarely have to make many adjustments once a temperature range becomes established. Massage functions in the seats enhance an already fantastic driving experience. The interior accentuates everything else about this EV and makes it a serious contender for the best automobile in both the mid-sized SUV class and the luxury EV class.
Serious range, a powerful engine, an incredibly cozy and sophisticated interior, and a very sleek frame are some of the highlights of the 2019 Audi e-Tron. There are some cons such as less-than-stellar acceleration compared to the competition, and an MMI infotainment system that is not within the driver's sight line and has a lack of shortcuts and other advanced features that one may think would be present on a new iteration of this system. Beyond that, this vehicle essentially delivers on everything you would want in not only a luxury electric SUV but in a luxury mid-sized SUV. The 2019 Audi e- Tron holds its own among rivals like the Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model X and is worth test-driving if you are intrigued and captivated by the growing category of EV SUVs.