Audi e-tron vs. Jaguar I-PACE vs Tesla Model X

With more and more drivers making the switch to an all-electric vehicle, competition in the luxury segment continues to grow. If you're in the market for an EV, the Audi e-tron has almost certainly caught your eye. No other luxury EV delivers electrified performance, everyday versatility, and premium refinement quite like the e-tron. To prove how the Audi e-tron is the best choice in the segment, Audi Ann Arbor has taken the time to compare it against two of its top rivals - the Jaguar I-PACE and Tesla Model X. Let's see exactly how Audi fares against the competition.

Audi e-tron vs Jaguar I-PACE

Audi e-tron exterior
Jaguar I-PACE
2021 Audi e-tron Premium PlusVS2020 Jaguar I-PACE S
$74,800Starting MSRP$69,850
402 ✓Total System Horsepower394
4,000 pounds ✓Towing CapacityNot Recommended
Approximately 30 minutes ✓0-80% Charge with 50 kW DC Charging85 minutes
Standard ✓Front Fog LightsOptional
20 inches ✓Wheel Size18 inches
Standard ✓Blind Spot MonitoringOptional
Power tilt/telescoping ✓Steering Wheel AdjustmentsManual tilt/telescoping
Standard ✓Rear HVAC ControlsOptional
Standard ✓Heated/Ventilated Front Seats with Memory FunctionOptional
Leather ✓Seat MaterialLeatherette
16 ✓Number of Speakers11
39.1 inches ✓Rear Legroom35 inches
57 cubic feet ✓Maximum Cargo Volume52 cubic feet

First up to challenge the Audi e-tron is the Jaguar I-PACE. Although the Jaguar offers a slight price advantage over the Audi, you'll quickly learn that there are plenty of sacrifices to be made when you choose an I-PACE instead of the e-tron.

The e-tron has the advantage in terms of total system horsepower, allowing you to experience more electrified exhilaration on your daily drive. Similarly, the Audi e-tron has a maximum towing capacity of 4,000 pounds to help you bring along even your biggest toys. Unfortunately for Jaguar drivers, the I-PACE is not recommended for towing. Thinking all of this performance capability comes at the cost of convenient charging options? That's simply not the case with the e-tron. Using 50 kW DC charging, the e-tron can charge from 0-80% in about 30 minutes. The Jaguar I-PACE requires 85 minutes to charge under the same circumstances.

Audi e-tron interior

Front fog lights, stylish 20-inch alloy wheels, and a blind spot monitoring system are each examples of standard features on the e-tron. You'll have to select costly options and packages at Jaguar to get the same equipment on the I-PACE. Similarly, the e-tron comes standard with a power tilt and telescoping steering wheel compared to the manual adjustable steering wheel of the I-PACE.

In terms of interior comfort and versatility, the clear favorite is the Audi e-tron. Standard rear HVAC controls ensure back seat passengers can personalize their climate preferences. Both the driver and front passenger will enjoy heated and ventilated front seats for maximum comfort. The e-tron comes standard with genuine leather upholstery, a sizable improvement over the synthetic leatherette found inside the I-PACE. Greater rear legroom, a higher number of audio speakers, and a larger cargo capacity round out the list of reasons why the Audi e-tron is the better option than the Jaguar I-PACE.

Audi e-tron vs Tesla Model X

Audi e-tron Exterior Gray
Tesla Model X Exterior
2021 Audi e-tron Premium PlusVS2021 Tesla Model X Long Range
Starting at $74,800 ✓MSRPStarting at $79,990
396 Volt Lithium-Ion ✓Battery Pack350 Volt Lithium-Ion
Standard ✓Roof RailsNot Available
Standard ✓Panoramic View MonitorOptional
Audi connect CARE integrated ✓Emergency SOS SystemNot Available
Standard ✓Ventilated Front SeatsNot Available
Leather ✓Seat MaterialLeatherette
40/40/20 ✓Rear Seat Split60/40

Next up to face off against the Audi e-tron is the Tesla Model X. In this matchup, the Audi e-tron represents $5,190 in savings as compared to the far more expensive Tesla Model X. Despite its premium price tag, the 375V battery of the Model X is less powerful than the 396V unit fitted to the e-tron. Its stronger voltage helps resist degradation and enhances power delivery.

Standard roof rails on the e-tron help you carry larger cargo on the roof of the vehicle, an ability which the Model X lacks in this trim level. A standard panoramic view monitor takes the uncertainty out of parking in a congested parking lot with the e-tron. In the unfortunate event of an accident, standard Audi connect CARE is integrated into the e-tron and can send help to your exact location. Both of these helpful features are not included on the Model X.

Audi e-tron interior

Ventilated front seats help make those hot summer days more pleasant inside the e-tron. Tesla drivers will have to do without them. Similarly, the synthetic leatherette lacks the genuine feel and comfort of the leather upholstery inside the Audi. Its 40/40/20 split folding rear seat helps create more possibilities for carrying a combination of cargo and passengers on the way to your next weekend adventure.

Winner - Audi e-tron

Audi e-tron charging

Now that you've seen the results, the clear winner of this comparison is the Audi e-tron. In terms of value, functionality, design, and luxury - the e-tron stands above the competition. Audi Ann Arbor cordially invites you to come experience all that the Audi e-tron has to offer.