2022 Audi Q4 e-tron EV Is Cheaper Than a Q5
Audi is expanding its EV lineup to include the smaller and cheaper Q4 e-tron, and we now have full U.S. details on this electric crossover. The 2022 Q4 e-tron will start at $44,995, which is less than the gas-powered Q5 crossover and only a few thousand dollars more than its downmarket sibling, the VW ID.4.
The Q4 shares its powertrain configurations with the Volkswagen, as it comes standard in its 40 trim with a single rear-mounted electric motor that provides 201 horsepower and 229 pound-feet of torque. The more powerful Q4 50 e-tron starts at $50,995 and adds all-wheel drive courtesy of an additional front electric motor that increases total power output to 295 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque. There’s also a swoopier Q4 e-tron Sportback (pictured at top) available, and this comes only in the more powerful 50 configuration and starts at $53,795.
Audi has only shared range estimates for the 50 models so far, which sits at 241 miles according to the EPA. We anticipate the 40 model will achieve a slightly higher range number, as the ID.4’s AWD configuration takes a slight range hit compared with its RWD counterpart. We look forward to testing the Q4 e-tron’s range for ourselves and seeing what it can do in the real world.