Audi Q8 Model Review

Key Features

  • Starting at $71,800 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
  • 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 allow 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 2023

Several key changes have been made to the range-topping Audi Q8 for the 2023 model year. All Q8 models now come standard with Matrix-design LED headlights, headlight washers, and lighting animations. Adaptive cruise control is now included in the Convenience package while dual-pane glass is now found in the available Executive package. Prestige models now include the remote parking feature as standard as well. Finally, Waitomo Blue, Satellite Silver, and Taramind Brown are three new exterior color choices for the 2023 Audi Q8.

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 $71,800 MSRP
  • 8-way power front seats with driver 4-way power lumbar and driver memory
  • Adaptive damping suspension
  • Audi virtual cockpit plus
  • Audi side assist with pre sense rear
  • MMI Navigation plus with MMI touch response

Premium Plus

Audi Q8 Premium Plus
  • Starting at $76,900 MSRP
  • Front seats with ventilation and 4-way power lumbar for passenger
  • Adaptive cruise assist with lane guidance
  • Bang & Olufsen® 3D Premium sound system
  • Top view camera system with Virtual 360 view
  • Four-zone automatic climate control system


Audi Q8 Prestige
  • Starting at $82,700 MSRP
  • Comfort adaptive air suspension
  • Head-up display
  • Executive package
  • Remote park assist plus
  • Power soft-closing doors