Electrical crossover comparability: Audi E-Tron vs. Jaguar I-Tempo and Tesla Mannequin X

The all-electric crossover section is all of a sudden heating up. Tesla was first to market with its Mannequin X, and the California-based automaker has a several-year head begin on the remainder of the sphere. However now it has competitors, with the Jaguar I-Tempo already hitting dealerships throughout the globe and the just-announced Audi E-Tron sizzling on their heels.

We determined to see how Audi’s new entrant compares with its British and American rivals, so we downloaded their spec sheets (not less than these which can be obtainable) and dumped all of them into the spreadsheet you see under. As you may quickly discover out, there are many similarities between these three electrical crossovers, however every has a singular promoting level or two with which to entice consumers.


Notice that we’re utilizing the Tesla Mannequin X 75D for this comparability, since that is the mannequin that’s closest in value to the Jaguar and Audi entries. In case you actually need the quickest and strongest electrical CUV obtainable, you are going to need to have a look at Tesla’s ludicrous P100D mannequin, however you’d higher be prepared to only about double the worth you see within the chart above.

With that out of the way in which, these specific electrical crossovers are all fairly fast. The Jaguar boasts the quickest Zero-60 time, however in the true world, that half-second benefit over the 75D will not quantity to a lot. The Audi is a full second behind the Jaguar, and a little bit over a half second slower to 60 than the Tesla. A 5.5-second Zero-60 time, although, nonetheless means the E-Tron will be capable of squirt away from visitors lights faster than the remainder of the morning commuters.

So far as battery capability, Audi leads the way in which with 95 kWh, which is 5 greater than the Jag and a whopping 20 greater than the Tesla. Till we get estimated vary figures, although, we cannot know what the additional capability means in the true world. In different phrases, keep tuned.

Exterior and inside dimensions

The Jaguar is the smallest of those three ‘utes, inside and outside. The Tesla Mannequin X is the biggest. Does that make the Audi good? Perhaps, however provided that you do not want a 3rd row — the Mannequin X is the one one in all this trio that gives seating for six or seven passengers (relying on whether or not the customer opts for a second-row bench or particular person chairs).

A smaller measurement could also be a boon for drivers who usually have to suit into tight areas, however these slinky dimensions imply the Jaguar’s cargo capability is properly behind that of the Audi and never even near the cavernous Tesla.


At $70,495 for a base I-Tempo, Jaguar leads the pack in pricing, however that is sensible contemplating it is the smallest of those three electrical utility autos. The Audi and Tesla are in a digital dead-heat, every coming in a number of Benjamins shy of $80,000. The Mannequin X is obtainable with extra seating, which might be a boon for practicality, relying on a consumers’ particular person wants. The Audi E-Tron has the biggest battery pack, however we do not but know what meaning for max driving vary.

One huge issue to think about relating to pricing for electrical autos are state and federal incentive applications aimed toward rising EV adoption. Now that Tesla has delivered greater than 200,000 electrical autos, the federal tax credit score for Mannequin X consumers will probably be lower in half from $7,500 to $three,750 beginning on Jan. 1, 2019. The total $7,500 credit score continues to be in impact for Audi and Jaguar, and will probably be for fairly a while since these two automakers are simply moving into the electrified recreation.

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