Audi Q8 Model Review

Key Features

  • Starting at $69,300 MSRP
  • 3.0-liter TFSI® V6 engine with 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque and quattro® all-wheel drive
  • Available all-wheel steering and adaptive air suspension
  • MMI® Navigation plus with MMI® touch response and Audi virtual cockpit plus
  • Optional HD Matrix-design LED headlights with LED taillights and animation
  • Available Bang & Olufsen® 3D Premium Sound System
  • Optional HD Matrix-design LED headlights with LED taillights and animation
  • Parking system plus (front and rear acoustic sensors)

About the Audi Q8

Smart, savvy, and stylish - the Audi Q8 is the dynamic crossover that blends luxury with exceptional capability. Engineered with the stunning exterior appearance of a coupe and the functionality of an SUV - the Q8 captures attention with its wide upright grille that cascades into a swept-back roofline. At the rear, an innovative strip of lights spans across the entire width of the rear end. Additional exterior features offered on the Q8 include a selection of vibrant exterior colors and optional 21-inch alloy wheels. Turbocharged power delivery and standard quattro all-wheel drive allows the Q8 to perform on both wet and dry road surfaces while still maximizing efficiency. Emphasizing the front and rear wheels equally, this unique layout also hints at the impressive handling capabilities offered on the Audi Q8. An upscale interior and inspired technology innovations elevate the Q8 above its rivals.

What the Critics Say

"The Q8 is Audi's range-topping SUV, with a modern turbocharged V-6 and a tech-heavy features roster highlighted by an interior with a two-touchscreen center stack and design that would make Rudolph Schindler blush. Deleting the third row opens some space for the second-row passengers and delivers a driving experience that is more carlike than any Audi SUV before." -- Car and Driver

"Structurally, the Q8 feels bank-vault solid and is nearly as quiet inside as one. Standard adaptive shocks read the road, firming up when needed for swells and sweepers and backing off to take the edge off harsh impacts and poor road surfaces." -- J.D. Power

Audi Q8

Audi Q8 Exterior Styling

What's New for 2022

The biggest changes to the Audi Q8 for the 2022 model year come in the form of newly standard equipment. Q8 Premium models now come standard with 21-inch alloy wheels and power-folding exterior mirrors. Mid-level Premium Plus trims now come standard with lane-keeping assist along with adaptive cruise control with traffic-jam assist as well. Lastly, the available Executive package now features sunshades for rear-seat occupants, ventilated rear seats, and leather-trimmed armrests.

Audi Q8 Features

Audi Q8 Performance


Featuring a combination of muscular performance and outstanding efficiency, the Audi Q8 delivers a balanced driving experience that's far from ordinary. Beneath its hood lies a standard 3.0-liter TFSI® V6 engine with 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque paired with the confidence of legendary quattro® all-wheel drive. A truly remarkable feat for a five-seat SUV, the Audi Q8 has the ability to accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in an astounding 5.6 seconds. For stability at high speed and up to 5 degrees of counter-steer angle at low speeds, optional all-wheel steering is another unique characteristic of the Q8. Lower the ride height for easy access to cargo or enjoy up to 50mm of increased ground clearance at the touch of a button with the optional adaptive air suspension. Standard Audi drive select lets you customize your drive experience to suit your preferences.

Audi Q8 Interior

Luxurious Interior

Every aspect of the cabin inside the Audi Q8 has been carefully crafted with the concept of progressive elegance as a top priority. The horizontal character of the dashboard descends gradually towards the floor of the cabin, giving the interior a sense of fluid motion. Relax in the standard front sport seats or generously-sized rear seating which features side bolsters in the headrests for the ultimate in comfort. Information requests and commands are processed effortlessly via touch-activated displays supplemented by the 12.3-inch high-resolution Audi virtual cockpit. Inductive charging capabilities and a stronger cell signal are two benefits both drivers and passengers can enjoy with the available Audi phone box inside the Q8. Its standard MMI® touch response system includes layout customization, haptic and audible feedback, along with intuitive pinch and swipe controls. Innovative handwriting recognition and haptic feedback with the MMI® touch response system allows you to "write" your entries as opposed to typing them.

Audi Q8 Safety

Groundbreaking Safety

A simple fact is that even the best drivers can use some help from time to time. That's precisely why the Audi Q8 is available with an array of driver-assist features for greater peace of mind behind the wheel. Audi adaptive cruise assist helps increase comfort, particularly on long journeys by monitoring acceleration, braking, and following distance relative to the vehicle in front. With the available Top view camera system with Virtual 360° view, you'll get a bird's eye perspective of what's around your vehicle. Relying on up to 23 available sensors, Audi pre sense® 360 helps drivers respond safely to the unexpected. An optional Head-up display with navigation system information displays important data directly onto the windshield which helps keep your eyes fixed safely on the road ahead. Additional cutting-edge features available on the Audi Q8 include Traffic sign recognition and Intersection assist.

Trims & Specs


Audi Q8 Premium
  • Starting at $69,300 MSRP
  • Audi virtual cockpit (12.3-inch LCD digital instrument cluster with two visual modes: Classic and Infotainment)
  • MMI® Navigation plus with voice control system
  • Sliding, split-folding 40/20/40 rear seatbacks with adjustable recline
  • Panoramic sunroof with power sunshade
  • Audi side assist and Audi pre sense® rear with Rear cross traffic assist and Vehicle exit warning

Premium Plus

Audi Q8 Premium Plus
  • Starting at $73,200 MSRP
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Top view camera system with Virtual 360° view
  • Four zone climate control and ventilated twelve-way power front seats
  • Bang & Olufsen® 3D Premium Sound System, 17 speakers, 16-channel amplifier and 730 watts
  • 21-inch 5-segment-spoke-W design wheels


Audi Q8 Prestige
  • Starting at $79,400 MSRP
  • Adaptive cruise assist with Traffic jam assist, Intersection assist, and Turn assist
  • HD Matrix-design LED headlights and LED taillights with dynamic animation
  • Head-up display with navigation and assistance systems information
  • Audi active lane assist with Emergency assist
  • Traffic sign recognition