Back to back exterior comparison of the 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback and the 2020 Audi e-tron SUV

2020 Audi e-tron Sportback vs. SUV: What are the Differences?

The e-tron family is growing. Audi is extending its e-tron lineup by adding the all-new 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback into the mix. Since the e-tron Sportback is the first extension of the e-tron lineup, we want to review all the differences between the 2020 e-tron SUV and the new 2020 e-tron Sportback. This e-tron comparison will explore how the Audi e-tron Sportback price, dimensions, features, EV range, interior, and safety equipment compares to the e-tron SUV.

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2020 Audi e-tron Sportback

2020 Audi e-tron Sportback rear exterior design view parked in front of a lake

2020 Audi e-tron SUV

Rear exterior view of a blue 2020 Audi e-tron SUV parked at an overlook on a mountain side

2020 Audi e-tron Sportback Price & Trims

Reports say the 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback price will start slightly higher than the Audi e-tron SUV and contain the same trim levels. If projections are accurate, prices should look like this:

  • Premium Plus: $77,795 (est.)
  • Prestige: $84,795 (est.)

2020 Audi e-tron SUV Price & Trims

The 2020 Audi e-tron SUV comes with two trim levels and a reasonable price point. Here are your options:

  • Premium Plus: $75,795
  • Prestige: $82,795

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2020 Audi e-tron Sportback Interior Features

Interior design of the 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback seen through the driver window from outside the car

The 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback features room for five occupants. Inside the cabin, you will find many luxury features, including an infotainment system with multi high-definition screens and a digital gauge cluster. The vehicle also includes a premium Bang & Olufsen sound system plus wireless charging, as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot. There is slightly less luggage space with the Sportback version - down to 21.7 cubic feet in total (both behind the seats and in the front trunk) and 58.4 cubic feet when the seats are folded down. There is 2.1 cubic feet of room in the front trunk.

2020 Audi e-tron SUV Interior Features

2020 Audi e-tron SUV interior as seen from the outside of window of the driver seat

You will find the same interior features inside the 2020 Audi e-tron. All of the comforts, amenities, and luxuries such as the premium sound system or wireless charging are identical offerings. The biggest interior difference is a difference in cargo space while the back seats are up. With the e-tron SUV, there is 28.5 cubic feet of space in total behind the back seats and in the front trunk. When the seats get folded down, you gain access to 57 cubic feet of cargo space. All e-tron SUVs and Sportbacks have a seating capacity of 5 people.

2020 Audi e-tron Sportback Powertrain Performance

We expect to see the same powertrain with the 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback as the SUV version. This includes a 95.3-kWh lithium-ion battery pack and dual asynchronous electric motors which produce 355 horsepower, 414 lb-ft. of torque, and quattro all-wheel-drive.

2020 Audi e-tron SUV Powertrain Performance

The 2020 Audi e-tron SUV was the first to sport the electric powertrain that we will see in the Sportback. This is that same 95.3-kWh lithium-ion battery pack with two electric motors, 355-hp, 414-lbs. of torque, and quattro AWD.  All e-tron SUVs and Sportbacks should tow up to 4,000 pounds when properly equipped.

2020 Audi e-tron Sportback EV Range & Battery

The EPA states that the e-tron Sportback features a 204-mile driving range, but this number might increase with further testing. For now, it's expected to reach 74 MPGe city and 73MPGe highway.

2020 Audi e-tron SUV EV Range & Battery

The 2020 Audi e-tron has an all-electric driving range of 204 miles. It also achieves 74 MPGe city and 73MPGe highway. The EV range, charging rates, and MPGe between the e-trons should be very similar as they share the same battery, electric motors, and drivetrain.

2020 Audi e-tron Sportback Exterior Design

Front exterior view of the new Audi e-tron Sportback parked in the snow atop a snow-packed mountain range

The 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback showcases the same length and width as the original e-tron model, but comes with a two-inch lower roofline. At this time, we aren't sure how many exterior colors will be offered with the e-tron Sportback. It's likely we might see the same color options that are offered for the SUV.

2020 Audi e-tron SUV Exterior Design

2020 Audi e-tron SUV in blue color parked on a mountain-side cliff with a snowy mountain range in the distance

The 2020 Audi e-tron has a higher roofline, which provides some additional space inside the cabin without sacrificing seats. This e-tron model is available with 19-, 20-, and 21-inch tires. The e-tron SUV comes in 10 color choices: Antigua Blue, Catalunya Red, Brilliant Black, Galaxy Blue, Florett Silver, Glacier White, Siam Beige, Manhattan Gray, Typhoon Gray, and Mythos Black.

2020 Audi e-tron Sportback Safety

Safety ratings on the Sportback aren't available yet but it should rank highly as it does come with the same technology as the e-tron SUV. It comes with standard driver-assist technology, such as semi-autonomous drive modes, adaptive cruise control, self-parking assist, forward collision warning, automated emergency braking, and lane departure warning.

2020 Audi e-tron SUV Safety

The Audi e-tron SUV has a five-star crash-test rating from the NHTSA and the 2019 e-tron was named a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS. You can expect many of the same standard safety features and equipment that are included with the Sportback.

New Audi e-tron Sportback or SUV?

The biggest differences between the 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback and the e-tron SUV is the exterior shape, lowered roofline, and cargo space dimensions. With the Sportback, you will notice a sportier design with a lower roofline that focuses on style. The SUV showcases more interior space, doesn't need to limit passengers for more space, and has slightly more headroom. The e-tron SUV design focuses more on practicality. Both of these Audi electric vehicles offer a great choice for busy families that want to minimize their impact on the environment. The decision ultimately boils down to a battle between style and practicality. You can't go wrong either way. Browse our new Audi e-tron inventory below and reach out to us with any questions.

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