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Audi e-tron GT - Reliability and safety

Many advanced safety technology features for the Audi e-tron GT are optional, and the brand’s Driver Power score is disappointing

Overall Auto Express Rating

4.0 out of 5

Reliability and safety Rating

3.5 out of 5

Price
£87,415 to £150,630
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To date, the Audi e-tron GT hasn’t been crash tested by safety experts Euro NCAP, and while its closely related sibling, the Porsche Taycan, has been (and received the maximum five-star rating in 2019), that result hasn’t been validated for the e-tron GT. 

Unless you opt for the pricier Vorsprung trims, some of the advanced safety systems are optional. You’ll need the Tour pack for adaptive cruise control and traffic sign recognition, while the City Assist Pack includes lane change assistance and cross-traffic warnings.

The Audi brand has slipped down the Driver Power rankings, coming in a woeful 30th place out of 32 manufacturers in the 2023 survey. That puts it behind Mercedes, BMW, Jaguar, and even upstart Tesla.

The overall build quality, and the integrity of the e-tron GT’s fundamental engineering is highly impressive, though. The car can receive over-the-air updates, so new software can be sent remotely, minimising the need to visit the dealer.

Warranty 

Like all cars in the Audi line-up, the e-tron GT is covered by a three-year or 60,000-mile warranty. That’s fairly standard in the luxury car sector, lagging behind the three-year/unlimited mileage policies of BMW and Mercedes, or the five years of cover provided by Genesis.

Audi also issues an eight-year or 100,000-mile warranty that guarantees battery performance above 70 per cent capacity during that period – hopefully eliminating a major cause for concern amongst some potential electric car customers. It’s worth adding that Genesis has a longer 120,000-mile guarantee, while Mercedes goes even further by guaranteeing the battery for 10 years and up to 155,000 miles.

Servicing

With fewer moving parts the basic service regime required for an EV is less rigorous than for traditional cars, and this is reflected in a trio of service packages that can be bought in advance for all the Audi e-tron models, including the e-tron GT, and can be paid for up front, or over a number of monthly payments.

Level 1 covers a single service, Level 2 two services, while Level 3 covers you for two services, and two MoT tests in the third and fourth years of ownership.

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