Audi e-tron Storage Almost Matches Tesla Model X: Video

JAN 29 2019 BY MARK KANE 20

Audi e-tron scores again

Bjørn Nyland’s banana box test reveals that the Audi e-tron storage capacity is pretty decent, as it should be in the case of such a large vehicle.

The result is 8 banana boxes in the trunk and up to 23 with folded seats. The frunk turned to be too small, but still enough for charging cables or some smaller things.

Better results were seen only in the Tesla Model S (but only pre-facelift) and Tesla Model X, while the Model S facelift and Kia e-Niro noted a slightly lower result.

In other words, the capacity, combined with easily foldable rear seats (from the back), ability to split the rear seats in three parts (middle for long items), frunk and a motorized tailgate makes the e-tron highly competitive again. On top of that, the car can tow (up to 1,800 kg) and have a roofbox installed.


Nissan e-NV200: 50/50

Model X 5 seater: 10+1/28

Model S pre-facelift: 8+2/24

Model X 6 seater: 9+1/23

Audi e-tron: 8/23

Kia e-Niro: 8/22

Model S facelift: 8/22

Nissan Leaf 2018: 7/21

Kia Soul EV: 6/21

Jaguar I-pace: 6/20

Hyundai Ioniq: 6/18

Nissan Leaf 2013: 5/18

Opel Ampera-e: 5/17

VW e-Golf: 5/16

Hyundai Kona: 5/16

VW e-up: 4/14

BMW i3: 4/14

Fiat 500e: 1/8

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20 Comments on "Audi e-tron Storage Almost Matches Tesla Model X: Video"

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Audi e-tron: 8/23
Kia e-Niro: 8/22

My money would go to the Niro, such an impressive EV. Sure they Audi got some nice features but properly don’t need that kind of luxury. Our choice will be between the Niro or Model 3 later this year or next year.

I wonder how many banana boxes Model 3 takes, hopefully we will know in a few weeks time 🙂

I guess nobody had a ready supply of banana boxes in California when he was there recently. Or maybe he needs metric banana boxes for a fair comparison 🙂

I think he wants his own 🍌🍌boxes because that’s fair 😁

If you’re looking for a luxury car the Niro isn’t on your list.

I’ve been inside the new Audi, and been riding it (as a passenger), and it’s a very nice car, nice materials, very comfortable seats, quiet and all the EV advantages… but if you add a lot of extra equipment, you will reach $ 100K very quickly (at least in Norway). For people who are very interested in cars, or have a lot of money – it is a good choise, but I would go for a cheaper model myself. You can probably buy 2 Niros for 1 e-tron. At the same time, if you’re used to a car with a nice interior quality and more high end features it kind of su** to use a cheaper car – but I think the Niro is good enough. There does not seem, to be important parts that is too cheap. All tests are good. They will sell all they make for sure. I had an i3 for a while at work. I loved the car. For me, I feel it’s too much money to put in a car (there is no discount on this in Norway due to people waiting in line to buy it). . but I really understand people who… Read more »

Not so fast. I’ve rented a Kia sedan with front wheel drive for the last three weeks. The car’s chassis is really poor in that whenever the car hit a tiny bump one of the front wheels would lose grip. It handled very poorly and had too much torque steer for a car made this century. Make sure you test drive the Kia Niro EV before proclaiming it the best value for your money.

Yeah. . Much better handling tend to be one of the features of a more high end vehicle. Noticed the same with the i3. That is (one of the reasons) why I have not replaced it by a cheaper EV yet, and why I consider buying a used i3 to use, until a new cheap(ish) EV comes to market – with better handling and OK materials used in the interior. I want to test the 3 EVs from the PSA group, the new Zoe and the new from VW. I find it hard to make up my mind. I’m considering the e-up, a new or newish i3 . . .and even a Twizy. . I’m also waiting to see if an OK electric passenger van comes to market.. at a price I’m willing to pay ($ 60-70K), because then I only need one vehicle. . and the Ford is in a real repair nighmare now with “everything” falling apart. 300K km and the van should probably have been scrapped. Had to change brake rotors/discs, calipers, wheel bearings, CV joints, springs, stock absorbers and had to replace brake lines and weld in new metal parts under the vehicle.. . And that… Read more »

By definition a luxury is not needed.

Shifter looks ugly and take up space. Love Kona

The E-Niro is the best EV by value so far. The materials inside are nice, it is spacious and Kia are known for reliability.

Yes, Kia E-Niro is very nice package. Very practical car, good space, 110 cm wide hatch opening. Also nice back seats height with good leg support. The car is best value for money.

I like how the seats fold down too, it’s a bit of a pain in the Model X, you have to open the falcon doors, and pull the lever on the side of the seat cushion.

So 1 more box than a Model S.

Amazing isn’t it.

Yes, that XL SUV form factor really pays off.

Bjorns realistic reviews are pretty nice!

Another Euro point of view

Yes I agree, I see not much on Youtube that can compare to his reviews, other reviews are often either too superficial or worded soo cautiously as not to say anything that could possibly be in disfavor of the tested car.

Banana Boxes should be bought by and publicly exposed. If banana fabric decides once to change boxes sizes that will ruin all EV movement!

Another Euro point of view

When I see in that video that lower part of the trunk where the spare wheel fit, it is perfectly finished. This is typical Audi as opposed to most other car brands. You got there obviously a “finished product” not a car where it seems that part of the design and engineering was interupted because of lunch break.

WTF did Tesla do to the facelifted S that it lost so much storage? Being able to fit 24 boxes vs. 22? If it was only 1 box different, then that could be as little as 1″ less somewhere…but two boxes different? That’s strange.