2021 Audi e-Tron

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  • Spacious interior
  • Comfortable seats and ride
  • Lots of standard and available tech features


  • Infotainment system operation can be distracting
  • Estimated driving range falls short of top rivals
  • Regenerative braking effect isn't as strong as in other EVs

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Audi's first fully electric SUV is luxurious and practical

Firing the opening salvo of Audi's electric car ambitions, it's perhaps obvious from its name that the e-tron SUV is powered by electricity. Now heading up a family of Audi electric vehicles, the e-tron is a comfortable SUV with lots of nice touches throughout. One electric motor on each of the two axles makes the 2021 e-tron all-wheel drive, which means it lives up to Audi's celebrated Quattro heritage and can tackle the rough stuff with as much capability as it shows on the road. A 95 kWh lithium-ion battery provides an EPA-estimated range of 222 miles (when fully charged), and 355 hp (boosted to 402 hp for up to eight seconds in 'Sport' mode). Range figures are based on EPA estimates for when a vehicle is sold as new and assume a full battery charge. Range will vary based on things like battery age, vehicle condition and history, driving and charging habits, accessory use, and driving conditions. Battery capacity may decrease with time and use. See for more info. The 2021 Audi e-tron supports 150 kW rapid charging, slashing battery top-up times to minutes.

Available initially as a five-door, two-row SUV, a more stylish e-tron Sportback 'coupe' model has since joined the ranks. For 2021, a new Premium trim joins the standard e-tron family, alongside the established Premium Plus and Prestige models. It may be entry-level, but the 2021 Audi e-tron Premium offers a wealth of standard equipment, with leather upholstery, four-zone climate control, and adaptive air suspension all thrown in. Luxurious, comfortable, and practical, if you're after a fully electric SUV, the 2021 Audi e-tron definitely deserves a place on your shopping list.

While we currently do not have many 2021 Audi e-trons on our lots, we look forward to selling more in the future. If you love the 2021 model, you should also consider prior/other model years of the Audi e-tron with similar features.

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2021 Audi e-tron trims

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  • Includes 20-inch aluminum wheels, adaptive air suspension, heated front seats, a 10.1-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto connectivity, and more.

Premium Plus:

  • Adds an additional charging port on the right side, heated rear seats, Matrix LED headlights, ventilated front seats, wireless phone charger, and more.


  • Unlocks more luxurious features including acoustic glass, a head-up display, LED interior lights, dashboard and armrest leather trim, soft-close doors, and more. 

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5 reasons to buy the 2021 Audi e-tron

1. Luxury feel

2021 Audi e-tron: Front cab of vehicle

Audi has a long-held and well-deserved reputation for luxury, and with the 2021 e-tron, it's very easy to see why. The interior is trimmed with leather and an array of premium-looking and feeling materials, with plastics that are soft to the touch. The brushed metal inserts add class and a sprinkling of wood reinforces the opulent and upmarket aspirations. This is an SUV you'll love to spend time in.

2. High-tech interior

2021 Audi e-tron: Entertainment screen

Along with its more affluent material choices, the 2021 Audi e-tron's interior is packed with technology. A pair of full-color touchscreens with haptic feedback controls many of the car's functions. The top 10.1-inch high-resolution screen accesses all the infotainment and navigation functions, while the 8.8-inch display below it controls the car's heating and ventilation settings. They take some getting used to, but you'll love the sharp displays.

3. Increased range

2021 Audi e-tron: Battery

When the Audi e-tron was first launched, you could expect an EPA-estimated 204 miles of range from its 95 kWh lithium-ion battery on a full charge.

 2021 Audi e-trons feature upgraded batteries with hardware and software improvements that increase this distance to an EPA-estimated 222 miles on a full charge.
 This makes the car much more usable for those longer journeys as well as those smaller dashes to pick up or drop off the kids. 

4. Rapid charging capability

2021 Audi e-tron: Speedometer

As standard, the 2021 Audi e-tron has rapid charging capability of up to 150 kW. This means that when connected to a DC rapid charging station, up to 80 percent of the e-tron's battery capacity can be put back in just 30 minutes. Great for those inter-state runs. Hook the car up to an AC 9.6 kW charger and the battery can be refilled to 100 percent of its capacity in around nine hours. It's worth noting that these times may vary depending on ambient, battery, and vehicle conditions, but the Audi is a great companion, even for longer trips.

5. Lots of driver-assist features

2021 Audi e-tron: Audi emblem camera at front of vehicle

All models of the 2021 Audi e-tron feature a blind-spot monitor and lane departure assistance systems, but as you move up the trims, traffic sign recognition and intersection assist functions become available. Other features include adaptive cruise control, emergency and turning assistance systems, and a surround-view camera, although these are optional on the entry-level Premium model. However, with that level of kit, your peace of mind should be as safe as your little ones. 

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Audi e-tron features and specs

Prestige 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • 4WD/AWD
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bang & Olufsen Audio
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Seat Massagers
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Tow Hitch
Battery details


95.0 kWh

Range when new (EPA estimate)

222 miles

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200 - 238 miles

Est. range in 3 years

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197 - 235 miles

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F 40.8"/R 39.1"

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F 39.8"/R 38.6"

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Color options

2021 Audi e-tron: Color options

Exterior colors:

  • Brilliant Black

  • Catalunya Red Metallic

  • Florett Silver Metallic

  • Galaxy Blue Metallic

  • Glacier White Metallic

  • Manhattan Gray Metallic

  • Mythos Black Metallic

  • Navarra Blue Metallic

  • Siam Beige Metallic

  • Typhoon Gray Metallic

Interior colors:

  • Black with Rock Gray stitching

  • Okapi Brown

  • Pearl Beige

  • Pearl Beige with Agate Gray stitching

Interior details

As befits a luxury SUV, all 2021 Audi e-trons have leather trim on the seats as standard. The interior ambiance of the most prestigious Prestige models also benefits from leather-covered armrests, center console, and dashboard. Dark wood inlays, brushed metal and gloss black surfaces are punctuated with crisp-looking touchscreens. The interior of the 2021 Audi e-tron is a premium and opulent place to be. 

There is up to 56.5 cu-ft of cargo space with the rear seats folded down, with a small amount of additional storage under the hood. The 2021 e-tron has 38.1 inches of front-seat headroom and 40.8 inches of front legroom, while passengers in the back have 39.0 inches of headroom, along with 39.1 inches of legroom. 2021 Audi e-tron Prestige models are fitted with massaging front seats and rear window sunshades, as well as an interior air ionization and fragrance system.

Child seat details

The 2021 Audi e-tron can seat five people and can fit up to two car seats in the second row. Audi provides two full sets of LATCH car-seat system fittings in the interior of the 2021 e-tron on all trims, fitted on the outer rear seats with a top tether anchor for the middle seat. Child seats that can be accommodated include infant rear seats, forward or rear-facing convertible car seats, and booster car seats.


All versions of the 2021 Audi e-tron are fitted with the same full-electric powertrain. A pair of motors are split between each axle, feeding their 355 hp through an all-wheel drive system. Up to 402 hp can be unleashed for eight seconds when the transmission is in 'Sport' mode, releasing the full 490 lb-ft of torque. That's good enough for a rapid zero-to-60 mph time of just 5.5 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new). Not bad for a large and luxurious SUV with a curb weight of around 5,754 lbs. 

As you'd expect from one of the largest EVs on the road, the 2021 Audi e-tron has a super-sized battery. This EV's battery is 95 kWh in size and the lithium-ion unit provides an EPA-estimated range of 222 miles (when fully charged).

 A single-speed, direct-drive gearbox puts power down, and that all-wheel drive system means the 2021 e-tron is just as capable off the road as it is on it. It can also tow up to an estimated 4,000 lbs when properly equipped, which is great for an EV.

Year comparison

2019-222 Audi e-tron (First generation)

The Audi e-tron came to the US in 2019. Launched as a fully electric SUV, and Audi's first production all-electric vehicle, the e-tron's traditional shape and five-door body make it a practical proposition. It's luxurious, too, with a high-tech interior trimmed with premium materials. All Audi e-tron models come with the same twin-motor drivetrain and 95 kWh battery, which was good for an EPA-estimated 204 miles of range when fully charged.

In 2020, a more rakish Sportback body style was added. Still with five doors, and sharing very similar dimensions, the more swept-back roofline gives it a coupe look. A special edition e-tron Edition One trim joined the lineup in 2020, too. It included 21-inch aluminum wheels, Plasma Blue paintwork, and Monaco Blue leather upholstery.

For 2021 e-trons, the battery gained optimized drive system hardware and software adjustments. This means it now travels an EPA-estimated 222 miles on a full charge.

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