Attractive starting price
Audi driving manners
Base model’s 201 horsepower
Range maxes out at 265 miles
Rear-wheel-drive Q4 40 e-tron base model debuts
Slightly larger infotainment touchscreen
The Audi Q4 e-tron is the newest all-electric vehicle from the German luxury brand and its second all-electric SUV after the larger e-tron. Pricing starts at $48,800. In a matter of a decade, Audi plans for all of its cars and SUVs to be electric vehicles (EVs). It began that march several years ago with the e-tron SUV and then the e-tron GT sedan. Now there’s this, the newest electric Audi, the Q4 e-tron.
In addition to being the freshest EV in Audi’s fleet, it’s also the most approachable. Whereas its bigger SUV brother starts over $70,000, the Q4 begins under $50,000. That isn’t too far beyond the popular Audi Q5, which runs on that old-fashioned stuff called gasoline. Like the larger e-tron, the Q4 e-tron is available in two body styles: the standard SUV or the Sportback, a more design-forward model with a sloping roofline. The Q4 e-tron technically debuted for 2022, but that was a short model year hampered by supply-chain woes. It carries over mostly unchanged for 2023, though it does now include a larger touchscreen and the entry-level Q4 40 e-tron model. Audi is hardly alone in becoming a …