2020 Audi e-tron Sportback

MSRP range: $77,400 - $83,400
MSRP$79,645
Edmunds suggests you pay$66,141

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2020 Audi e-tron Sportback Review

  • Smooth and decisive acceleration
  • Well-executed driver assistance systems
  • Healthy list of standard safety and luxury features
  • Complex touchscreen user interface
  • EPA-estimated range is merely adequate compared to others
  • More expensive and less practical than the standard e-tron
  • New coupe-like version of the all-electric e-tron SUV
  • Same performance as the standard e-tron SUV
  • Slightly less rear headroom and cargo capacity
  • Part of the first e-tron generation introduced for 2019

Audi introduced its e-tron electric SUV for 2019. Now it has followed it up with the 2020 e-tron Sportback. The two models are mechanically identical and mainly differ in styling. Put simply, the Sportback is a regular e-tron with a tapered rear roofline. It looks sleeker than the regular e-tron but has a little less rear headroom and cargo capacity. The e-tron — regular or Sportback version — is one of just a few luxury electric SUVs available.

The e-tron Sportback matches the power output of the standard e-tron at 355 horsepower and 414 lb-ft of torque. A special Boost mode can be activated to increase output to 402 hp and 489 lb-ft, but only for 8 seconds. That was sufficient enough to propel the standard e-tron to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds at Edmunds' test track. The Sportback feels just as lively when given the juice, and we expect it to return similar, if not slightly quicker, times.

The Audi e-tron Sportback has many things going for it. We think it's a bit more practical and solidly built than Tesla's Model X with a quieter and more luxurious cabin. But the Tesla certainly has more attractive numbers when it comes to range, performance and price. The Sportback's loss of rear headroom and cargo space isn't a huge compromise. But when combined with a higher price, it's hard recommending it over the more conventional e-tron SUV. Check back for a full e-tron Sportback rating coming soon.

Which e-tron Sportback does Edmunds recommend?

The e-tron Sportback's base trim, the Premium Plus, is the one we'd recommend. It comes with a full suite of standard features, such as heated and ventilated front seats, Audi's 10.1-inch MMI infotainment screen and the Bang & Olufsen sound system. It also matches the Prestige and Edition One when it comes to power and range, so there's not much practical gain in upgrading to the more expensive trim levels.

Audi e-tron Sportback models

The 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback is offered in three trim levels: Premium Plus, Prestige and Edition One. Power is derived from the 95-kWh battery pack and sent to a pair of electric motors. There's one in front and one in back, making the e-tron all-wheel-drive. Maximum output is 355 horsepower with a boost up to 402 horsepower and 490 lb-ft of torque in Sport mode for up to 8 seconds. Range is estimated to be 218 miles, and the e-tron has fast-charging capability up to 150 kW.

Premium Plus
The base Premium Plus comes well equipped with:

  • LED headlights
  • Adaptive air suspension (can adjust the vehicle's ride height and improve ride comfort and handling)
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Four-zone climate control system
  • 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Bang & Olufsen sound system
  • Wireless smartphone charging

Standard safety features for the e-tron Sportback include:

  • Surround-view camera system (gives you a top-down view of the e-tron and its surroundings for tight parking situations)
  • Adaptive cruise control (maintains a driver-set distance between the Audi and the car in front)
  • Rear cross-traffic alert (warns you if a vehicle behind you is about to cross your vehicle's path while you're in reverse)
  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)
  • Audi Pre Sense Rear (detects a rear-end collision and can pre-tension seat belts)

Prestige
The Prestige adds more luxury with:

  • Head-up display
  • Massaging front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Upgraded leather upholstery
  • LED interior lighting
  • Rear window sunshades
  • Power-closing doors

Safety equipment for the Prestige includes:

  • Lane keeping system (makes minor steering corrections to help keep the vehicle centered in its lane)
  • Intersection assist (warns the driver of cross traffic in an approaching intersection)
  • Traffic sign recognition (detects and alerts the driver to new road signs, including speed limits and stop signs)

Edition One
A special edition launch model, the Edition One will only be available in the e-tron Sportback's first year. It adds:

  • Exclusive paint options
  • Orange brake calipers
  • Unique S line front and rear bumpers
  • Two-tone stitched dashboard and headliner

Additional option packages are available with all trim levels including:

  • Cold Weather package
    • Heated washer nozzles
    • Heated outboard rear seats
    • Battery preconditioning
  • Tow package
    • 4,000-pound towing capacity
    • Towing hitch receiver and seven-pin trailer wiring connector

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback.

Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$77,400
Battery & Range
EPA KWh/100 mi.: 44
Time To Charge Battery (At 240V): 10.0 hr.
EPA Electricity Range: 218 mi.
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: all wheel drive
Transmission: 1-speed direct drive
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 193.0 in. / Height: 65.5 in. / Width: 76.2 in.
Curb Weight: 5754 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 27.2 cu.ft.
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite e-tron Sportback safety features:

Audi Pre Sense City
Warns if a front collision is imminent and applies the brakes if the driver doesn't respond in time.
Audi Side Assist
Notifies the driver if a vehicle is lurking in a blind spot or if rear cross traffic is approaching when in reverse.
Vehicle Exit Warning
Alerts passengers when a vehicle or bicyclist is approaching from behind, to prevent them from opening the door into traffic.

NHTSA Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
Overall4 / 5
Driver4 / 5
Passenger4 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
RolloverRating
Rollover5 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of Rollover9.2%


Audi e-tron Sportback vs. the competition

2020 Audi e-tron Sportback

2020 Audi e-tron Sportback

2020 Tesla Model Y

2020 Tesla Model Y

Audi e-tron Sportback vs. Tesla Model Y

If you park the e-tron Sportback and the Model Y next to each other, the Model Y's dimensions won't quite match up. The larger e-tron Sportback is a bit more spacious inside. Still, the Tesla has adequate space for four adults, and it has a considerably longer range. The EPA estimates the Model Y Long Range has more than 300 miles of range, while the Audi checks in at just 218 miles. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Tesla Model Y Performance.

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Audi e-tron Sportback vs. Jaguar I-Pace

The e-tron Sportback and the I-Pace are very similar offerings. Starting prices are similar, and range is similar too — although the Jag does slightly edge out the Audi (an EPA-estimated 234 miles of range compared to the Audi's 218 miles). The Jaguar has the Audi outpaced on the accel straight, with the Jaguar getting to 60 mph nearly a full second quicker than a standard e-tron.

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Audi e-tron Sportback vs. Ford Mustang Mach-E

The Ford Mustang Mach-E might not seem like a luxury SUV, but it comes surprisingly close. The interior is well built and has plenty of technology features. It's also one of our favorite EVs to drive, with excellent road manners and impressive acceleration. And depending on how you spec one, it could come in at a fraction of the Sportback's price.

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FAQ

Is the Audi e-tron Sportback a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 e-tron Sportback both on the road and at the track. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the e-tron Sportback has 27.2 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Audi e-tron Sportback. Learn more

What's new in the 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback:

  • New coupe-like version of the all-electric e-tron SUV
  • Same performance as the standard e-tron SUV
  • Slightly less rear headroom and cargo capacity
  • Part of the first e-tron generation introduced for 2019
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Is the Audi e-tron Sportback reliable?

To determine whether the Audi e-tron Sportback is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the e-tron Sportback. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the e-tron Sportback's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 e-tron Sportback is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback?

The least-expensive 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback is the 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/55 (electric DD). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $77,400.

Other versions include:

  • Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/55 (electric DD) which starts at $77,400
  • Prestige 4dr SUV AWD w/55 (electric DD) which starts at $83,400
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What are the different models of Audi e-tron Sportback?

If you're interested in the Audi e-tron Sportback, the next question is, which e-tron Sportback model is right for you? e-tron Sportback variants include Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/55 (electric DD), and Prestige 4dr SUV AWD w/55 (electric DD). For a full list of e-tron Sportback models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback

2020 Audi e-tron Sportback Overview

The 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback is offered in the following submodels: e-tron Sportback SUV. Available styles include Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/55 (electric DD), and Prestige 4dr SUV AWD w/55 (electric DD).

What do people think of the 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 e-tron Sportback.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 e-tron Sportback featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback?

2020 Audi e-tron Sportback Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/55 (electric DD)

The 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/55 (electric DD) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $79,645. The average price paid for a new 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/55 (electric DD) is trending $13,504 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $13,504 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $66,141.

The average savings for the 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/55 (electric DD) is 17% below the MSRP.

2020 Audi e-tron Sportback Prestige 4dr SUV AWD w/55 (electric DD)

The 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback Prestige 4dr SUV AWD w/55 (electric DD) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $84,395. The average price paid for a new 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback Prestige 4dr SUV AWD w/55 (electric DD) is trending $14,283 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $14,283 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $70,112.

The average savings for the 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback Prestige 4dr SUV AWD w/55 (electric DD) is 16.9% below the MSRP.

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Should I lease or buy a 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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