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2022 Audi e-tron S

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$84,800

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

63-65
Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

Miles per gallon-equivalent is how the EPA provides efficiency ratings for battery-electric vehicles in a way that can be used in comparison with gasoline-powered vehicles. Actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

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208-212 mi.
EPA-est. range EPA-est. range

EPA-estimated range is the distance, or predicted distance, a new plug-in vehicle will travel on electric power before its battery charge is exhausted. Actual range will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

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10 hrs.
Level 2 charging Level 2 charging

Charge time estimates are based on using a 240-volt charging circuit charging from empty to 100% battery capacity. Level 2 is the fastest way to charge at home, though charging times can vary and are dependent on factors such as the capabilities of the charging circuit, charging equipment and the vehicle’s onboard charger. Level 2 charging time provided by Chrome Data, a JD Power company.

30 mins.
DC fast charging DC fast charging

DC fast charging is the fastest way to charge and only available at pay-for-use public charging stations, though some EVs come with complimentary charging for a limited time. Real-world DC fast charging times can vary greatly, even on the same vehicle, because of this type of charging’s sensitivities to ambient and battery conditions. DC fast charging time provided by Chrome Data, a JD Power company.

95 kWh
Battery capacity Battery capacity

Battery capacity is measured in kilowatt-hours, which is a measure of how much energy is used over time. A 70-kWh battery has more energy capacity than a 50-kWh battery and would result in a longer driving range if all other factors were equal. But more battery capacity doesn’t always mean longer range because of differences in energy consumption from vehicle to vehicle. Battery capacity provided by Chrome Data, a JD Power company.

5

Seating capacity

193” x 65.5”

Dimensions

All-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2022 Audi e-tron S trim comparison will help you decide.

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2022 Audi e-tron S review: Our expert's take

By Brian Normile

Audi’s newest additions to its electric vehicle lineup, the 2022 E-Tron S and E-Tron S Sportback SUVs, put a premium on power. With three motors powering each of the all-electric SUVs, the sportier S versions produce 429 horsepower and 596 pounds-feet of torque. Activate a boost mode and, for eight seconds, those figures jump to 496 hp and 718 pounds-feet. But acquiring an S version of either the E-Tron or E-Tron Sportback — the latter Audi’s designation for the SUV’s “coupe” variant that sacrifices space for styling — will cost buyers more than their less powerful counterparts.

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The E-Tron S is priced from $85,895, while the Sportback starts at $88,495. Both are mid-level Premium Plus trims, while upgrading to the range-topping Prestige trim will add $5,000 to the price of each. Pricing isn’t available yet for the regular 2022 E-Tron and E-Tron Sportback, but the 2021 E-Tron and E-Tron Sportback Premium Plus trims start at $75,895 and $79,095, respectively. All prices include a $1,095 destination fee but not any federal or local plug-in tax credits.

Besides a higher price, buyers may pay an additional cost, as well: reduced range. According to Audi, the EPA-estimated ranges for the S models are 208 miles for the E-Tron and 212 miles for the Sportback (when equipped with the standard wheel and tire package). Compare that with 222 or 218 miles, respectively, for the regular 2021 E-Tron and E-Tron Sportback. It seems unlikely that regular 2022 models will see a reduction in range, but the EPA has yet to publish numbers as of this writing.

It’s not all bad news for the S version, though. There’s the aforementioned eight-second power boost feature, which Audi says will rocket either S model from 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds, significantly quicker than the non-S E-Trons’ 5.5-second runs. S models also come upholstered with Valcona leather, with heated front and rear seats also standard. Audi’s 12.3-inch digital instrument panel and dual-touchscreen display are also standard. The S will also look more aggressive than non-S models, too: Audi says it’s almost 2 inches wider, and the standard 20-inch or optional 21- or 22-inch wheels hide upgraded front brake calipers with massive 15.7-inch front brake discs.

Audi says the 2022 E-Tron S and E-Tron S Sportback go on sale in the fall.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 1.0
  • Interior 1.0
  • Performance 1.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Exterior 1.0
  • Reliability 1.0
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Most recent consumer reviews

1.0

Unreliable & Basic

This is the 4th Audi I have owned, definitely my last. The performance of the car is basic, but will get you from point A to point B. The primary frustration is that the AudiConnect app never works. It is sold as a great tool to monitor and control your vehicle, however has only worked 1 out of the 6 months I have owned the vehicle. The dealership and Audi have been ineffective at addressing the issue. I spend hours each week waiting on hold, sometimes up to 2.5 hours, to find out if they have resolved the issues. Each week I submit the screenshots with the error codes and the weeks roll by with no follow up from Santa Barbara Auto group or Audi Corporate. The dealership says they have no solution and suggest there is nothing they can or will do. Don’t waste your money with Audi.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 1.0
  • Interior 1.0
  • Performance 1.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Exterior 1.0
  • Reliability 1.0
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  • Does not recommend this car
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Safety

Based on the 2022 Audi e-tron S base trim.
Risk of rollover
9.2%
Rollover rating
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Audi
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
144 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year or 20,000 miles (whichever occurs first)
Powertrain
N/A
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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