Mercifully, Audi doesn’t discuss with the variations of its sedans and SUVs with aggressively raked rooflines as “coupes.” As an alternative, they’re “Sportbacks,” partially to point they’ve a hatchback trunk along with that roofline. The Audi e-Tron electrical crossover is the newest mannequin carrying the 4 rings to get Sportbacked.
Now, you may suspect that the brand new e-Tron variant’s roofline would cut back cargo capability. You would be right. The specs say the Audi e-Tron Sportback has 27.2 cubic toes behind its again seat. The common e-Tron has 28.5, so the distinction is tiny. In the meantime, the mechanically associated Audi Q5 has 25.1, and our testing confirmed there is a comparable distinction between the 2.
Moreover the intra-Audi comparisons, you realize what has a really related cargo space? The Mustang Mach-E I examined final week. It couldn’t solely swallow all the bags in my storage, but it surely may match them under its cargo cowl. Let’s examine how the e-Tron Sportback does.
As in each baggage check I do, I take advantage of two midsize curler suitcases that will should be checked in on the airport (26 inches lengthy, 16 vast, 11 deep), two roll-aboard suitcases that simply barely match within the overhead (24L x 15W x 10D), and one smaller roll-aboard that matches simply (23L x 15W x 10D). I additionally embody my spouse’s fancy in a single day bag simply to spruce issues up a bit (21L x 12W x 12D).
Yep, all of them match, although it was only a bit simpler within the Mach-E.
The cargo cowl being in place is essential when evaluating to the Audi Q5. With its cargo cowl in place, it would not come near becoming all this. You’d must take away it simply to match the e-Tron Sportback, though the Q5 does provide a sliding again seat that provides cargo house on the expense of rear seat legroom.
As for the Sportback’s cargo cowl, it is really two inflexible items: one which’s affixed over the cargo space and one other hooked up to the liftgate. This positively does the job of overlaying cargo, and is actually extra elegant and durable than the Mach-E’s foldable mesh unit, however good luck storing these slabs inside do you have to immediately end up in want of additional house.
That stated, not that a lot additional house is gained by eradicating the covers. You’ll be able to in all probability add a duffel bag plus perhaps a pair of footwear. I’d think about that the common e-Tron is likely to be higher on this regard with its admittedly small quantity of additional room.
As a fast bonus, I occurred to be testing a GoCycle electrical bike similtaneously the e-Tron. It is a fairly cool factor — darn fast, makes tackling hills a breeze, and crucially, it folds up so you may simply retailer in your workplace in the course of the weekday. It additionally matches fairly simply in each the e-Tron and the Mach-E. Extra on the GoCycle sooner or later.
The cargo story would not finish there, although.
There’s some bonus house beneath the ground adjoining to the spare tire. Audi thoughtfully helps you to raise out the container to empty or clear, making it an incredible place to retailer muddy footwear.
Then there’s the frunk.
Audi would not present a measurement for the frunk, so it is a good factor I can put it into perspective with this small carry-on bag.
This frunk would be smaller and fewer helpful than what you will discover within the Mach-E, however my check Mach-E had an odd divider that prevented storing something bigger than perhaps the cost wire. Talking of which, let’s finish with the e-Tron’s contained in the frunk.