CAR REVIEW

Quality Verified | Posted July 19, 2023

2023 AAA Car Guide Winner: 2022 Audi Q4 50 e-tron quattro

The 2022 Audi Q4 50 e-tron quattro ranked 4th in the Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Vehicles in the 2023 edition of the AAA Car Guide .
What is the AAA Car Guide?
The AAA Car Guide helps consumers navigate the evolving automotive marketplace by ranking and rating the newest vehicles, including EVs. The Guide provides consumers with reviews, based on testing by AAA Engineers, highlighting how many advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are included in the vehicle, along with other criteria and information.
2022 Audi Q4 50 e-tron quattro
VEHICLE TYPE
BASE PRICE
PRICE AS TESTED
IIHS / NHTSA
SUV Electric
$49,900
$60,090
Overall Observations

The Q4 e-tron EV, new for 2022, shares a platform and some mechanicals with VW’s ID.4. It comes in single-motor (rear-wheel drive) and dual-motor (all-wheel drive) configurations. A compact, entry-level luxury SUV, the Q4 is a handsome vehicle, available in SUV and sloped-roof (“Sportback”) designs. Our Q4 tester had the dual-motor setup, which provides plenty of power and low-end responsiveness. The drivetrain has a strong fuel-efficiency rating (95 MPGe), too, although at 241 miles, the range is unexceptional. The Q4 delivers a comfortable ride, albeit on the firm side.

 

Overall, the Q4’s cabin has Audi’s typical high-quality fit and finish – except for some black plastic trim – but the design is a bit bland. There’s plenty of room inside for all passengers, plus decent cargo space. The back window is small, though, and rear visibility is poor. Then there’s the value question – paying extra for what you’d expect to be standard. For example, a decent number of convenience and advanced safety features come standard, including advanced LED headlights. But others – adaptive cruise control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a power front-passenger seat, among others – require the purchase of a $6,300 package.

 

In sum, the Q4 e-tron has numerous qualities to recommend it but comes up short in a few key areas.

Strengths and Weaknesses

AAA’s Recommendation: Whether you own an electric vehicle or a gas-powered car is up to you – and you should consider lots of factors in making that choice. No matter what type of vehicle you’re choosing, we recommend visiting a dealership, test driving one, and asking as many questions as possible to make an informed decision.

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