Audi Q7 vs Audi Q8 at Audi Cincinnati East

Combining luxury, prestige, and performance - the Audi SUV model lineup has options to suit the needs of virtually every type of driver. Those with a growing family, growing social circle, or simply a growing thirst for adventure have two equally impressive options - the Audi Q7 and Audi Q8. If you're torn between these two large luxury SUVs, Audi Cincinnati East is here to help! We've assembled this guide that compares the Q7 vs Q8 to help you understand the key advantages of benefits that come from choosing each model. Let's get started!

Q7 vs Q8 - Quick Comparison

Audi Q7Audi Q8
2023 Audi Q7VS2023 Audi Q8
$58,200Starting MSRP$71,800
2.0L Turbocharged 4-CylinderStandard Engine3.0L Turbocharged V6
261 / 273 lb-ftHorsepower / Torque335 / 369 lb-ft
8-Speed AutomaticTransmission8-Speed Automatic
3.0L Turbocharged V6Available EngineN/A
335 / 369 lb-ftAvailable Horsepower / TorqueN/A
7,700 lbsMax Towing Capacity7,700 lbs
7Seating Capacity5
69.6 cubic feetMax Cargo Volume60.7 cubic feet
47.1 / 38.8 inchesFront / Rear Legroom41.6 / 40.2 inches
39.9 / 38.8 inchesFront / Rear Headroom37.1 / 38.1 inches
Audi Q8 Performance


The first category in which we'll examine how the Audi Q7 compares to the Audi Q8 is performance. One key difference is the fact that the Q7 comes standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder producing 261 horsepower while the Q8 is powered by a standard 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 cranking out 335 horsepower. Both come paired with identical 8-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmissions and the legendary confidence of quattro® all-wheel drive. However, the Q7 can be upgraded to the same 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 found on the Q8 for an additional cost. As a result, both share identical maximum towing capacity ratings of up to 7,700 pounds (when properly equipped). Essentially, the Q7 offers two engine options tailored to those who crave efficiency or pure power. The Q8, the more sport-focused variant, is powered solely by a muscular 3.0-liter V6 and benefits from exclusive performance features including available all-wheel steering and adaptive air suspension.

Audi Q8 Interior

Interior Dimensions

Transitioning our attention toward the interiors of both the Q7 and Q8, we'll uncover a variety of key distinctions between them. Although it may seem obvious, the three-row Q7 offers seating for up to 7 passengers along with a maximum cargo capacity of 69.6 cubic feet. Comparatively, the Q8 and its coupe-like styling characteristics features two-row seating for up to 5 along with a similarly impressive 60.7 cubic feet of max cargo capacity. In addition, the sleek swept-back profile and lowered roofline of the Q8 unsurprisingly results in slightly lower headroom. If your lifestyle frequently involves transporting more than 5 passengers or you need extra space for equipment or hobbies that you're passionate about - the Q7 could be the right choice for you. Conversely, if you're the type that prioritizes eye-catching style and clever design - the Q8 is sure to impress.

Audi Q8 Interior

Premium Features

Next, we'll take a look at the upscale features and cutting-edge technologies found on both of these large Audi SUVs. Some highlights included as standard on both models are leather upholstery with heated front seats, tri-zone climate control, panoramic sunroofs, ambient interior lighting, and the award-winning MMI® Navigation plus with MMI® touch response system. Looking to upgrade your audio experience? Both the Q7 and Q8 are available with the stunning Bang & Olufsen® 3D premium sound system. Always an industry leader in terms of active safety equipment, Audi offers a number of key driver-assist technologies on both models as well. Highlights include Audi pre sense® front/basic/rear, Top view camera system with Virtual 360 view, Adaptive cruise assist with Traffic Jam assist, and Lane departure warning. Both the Audi Q7 and Q8 remain tremendously popular with luxury SUV shoppers. Visit us at Audi Cincinnati East to learn more about what the Q7 and Q8 have to offer!