Yes, I know you like to drive to Florida with your grandkids some years, but that’s what rental cars are for. If you have the means to own a six-figure vehicle, this is surely a solvable problem, right? End rant.
Lots to Compete With
In a landscape rich with posh competitors, there’s no room for even the “base” E-Tron GT to be basic. The humblest Premium Plus trim nets you 20-inch wheels, 14-way adjustable seats, and a flat-bottomed steering wheel clad in Alcantara—all for the tidy sum of $100,945 after destination. Tossing in another $7,200 gets you up to the Prestige trim that the test car wore, and adds in a HUD, cool LED interior lighting, heated rear seats (useless for Jack who is confined to his baby seat), and the stirring B&O sound system.
The $6,000 Performance pack is your way into the e-torque vectoring and rear-wheel steering that so enhanced my backroads fun, and the carbon fiber (“Carbon Atlas” in Audi speak) interior trim, along with a host of other visual embellishments. Tick boxes for the full leather interior pack (which includes the RS wheel, seats, and headliner), custom paint, 21-inch wheels, et cetera, and you can get close to $130,000 without going full RS at $142,400. That’s a big spread, but one that tracks with sticker prices for other makers of premium, sporty or otherwise, life-affirming vehicles.