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Audi E-Tron vs. Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model X: How they compare on paper

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The all-electric


segment is suddenly heating up.


was first to market with its

Model X

, and the California-based automaker has a several-year head start on the rest of the field. But that’s all coming to an end, with the

Jaguar I-Pace



across the globe already and the

just-announced Audi E-Tron

hot on their heels.

We decided to see how


new entrant compares with its British and American rivals, so we downloaded their spec sheets (at least those that are available) and dumped them all into the spreadsheet you see below. As you’ll soon find out, there are lots of similarities between these three electric crossovers, but each has a unique selling point or two with which to entice buyers.

EV crossover comparison chart


Note that we’re using the

Tesla Model X

75D for this comparison, since that’s the model that is closest in price to the


and Audi entries. If you really want the fastest and most powerful electric


available, you’re going to want to look at Tesla’s ludicrous P100D model, but you’d better be willing to just about double the price you see in the chart above.

With that out of the way, these particular electric crossovers are all pretty quick. The Jaguar boasts the quickest 0-60 time, but in the real world, that half-second advantage over the 75D won’t amount to much. The Audi is a full second behind the Jaguar, and a little over a half second slower to 60 than the Tesla. A 5.5-second 0-60 time, though, still means the E-Tron will be able to squirt away from

traffic lights

quicker than the rest of the morning commuters.

As far as battery capacity, Audi leads the way with 95 kWh, which is 5 more than the Jag and a whopping 20 more than the Tesla. Until we get estimated range figures, though, we won’t know what the extra capacity means in the real world. In other words, stay tuned.


At $70,495 for a base I-Pace, Jaguar leads the pack in pricing, but that only makes sense considering it’s the smallest of these three electric utility vehicles. The Audi and Tesla are in a virtual dead-heat, each coming in a few Benjamins shy of $80,000. The Model X is available with more seating, which could be a boon for practicality, depending on a buyers’ individual needs. The Audi E-Tron has the largest battery pack, but we don’t yet know what that means for maximum driving range.

One big factor to consider when it comes to pricing for

electric vehicles

are state and federal incentive programs aimed at increasing


adoption. Now that Tesla has delivered more than 200,000 electric vehicles, the

federal tax credit for Model X buyers

will be cut in half from $7,500 to $3,750 starting on January 1, 2019. The full $7,500 credit is still in effect for Audi and Jaguar, and will be for quite some time since those two automakers are just getting into the electrified game.

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