Despite slow sales figures and relative unpopularity, the Audi e-tron remains one of the most important cars in the brand’s history. It’s the first-ever fully-electric car to wear four rings and it’s the first to usher the brand into the e-tron era. Though, a question still remains: is it any good?
We drove the Audi e-tron in California a few months back and it’s an excellent electric luxury car. But so too are the Mercedes-Benz EQC and Jaguar I-Pace. So which one is the best? Automobile Mag recently brought all three cars together to find out.
In this new three-way comparo, we see the biggest three European EV SUVs duke it out for ultimate bragging rights. All three cars use pretty similar setups, though. They all have dual-motor all-wheel drive systems, with an electric motor at each axle. They all have around 400 hp (402 peak hp for the Audi and Mercedes, 394 peak hp for the Jag) and they all get just over 200 miles of range. Though it must be said that the Audi’s 204 mile max range is about 20-30 miles shy of both competitors.
So, on paper, they’re all quite similar. Thought, they’re quite different on the road. Well, actually, the Audi e-tron and Mercedes-Benz EQC are quite similar on the road. Both are very comfortable, very premium and very well-equipped luxury cars. However, the Jaguar I-Pace stands out for its aggressive and sporty driving nature that puts it a few steps above its two competitors.
In the end, the Audi e-tron takes last place while the Mercedes-Benz EQC took second and the I-Pace third. We haven’t driven either the EQC or the I-Pace, so we can’t personally say which one is best. However, after having driven the Audi e-tron, I can say pretty confidently that Automobile got it right.
Sure the Audi e-tron is more comfortably than a lot of cars but it’s not very enjoyable to drive and it barely breaks any new ground.
[Source: Automobile Mag]