Audi Q6 e-tron review: Price, specifications, availability

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The operating system is well developed, and it’s largely easy to use, but there’s a lot going on. And that’s not all. The Edition 1 model comes with an additional 10.9-inch display for the passenger, which can stream YouTube, show navigation, or change music. We found it innovative but a bit limited. For example, the navigation works well but is useless when it appears on the main screen next to it.

Audi Q6 Etron

Photo: Audi

Audi Q6 Etron

Photo: Audi

Then there’s the HUD, which now comes with augmented reality. Part of the “Sound and Vision Pack,” a costly option, it overlays directions on the road you see in front of you as you move, all the while showing your regular HUD features like speed, speed limit, and turn-by-turn signals.

When the driving assistance system is on, it also displays a “danger red” status when you get too close to the edge of the road, when you need to brake for the upcoming speed limit, as well as a brake warning to ensure you don’t collide with the car in front.

We’re sure this all becomes less distracting with use, but overall it feels more cumbersome than helpful. The chatty GPT-integrated Audi voice assistant can teach you how to use it, but this reviewer would prefer to turn it off and enjoy the sweeter ride comfort.

The interior is very nice, but there are too many cheap plastics used. In particular, the doors have a large plastic inlay where you can control the windows, as well as a plastic storage section that looks very out of place. The SQ6’s standard nappa leather, diamond-stitched seats are very attractive. But it’s worth the price.

Speaking of which, pricing for the Q6 e-tron starts at £64,200 ($81,200) and rises sharply to £92,950 ($117,500) for the top-of-the-range SQ6.

Audi Q6 Etron

Photo: Audi

The Q6 and SQ6 e-tron haven’t reinvented the wheel, and despite being quick in a straight line, they’re not as sporty as they look. Where they shine is in effortless ride comfort and class-leading range, which, if we’re being honest, is probably more important, shifting the goalposts slightly but surely.

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