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

Confident, composed, and capable - the Audi Q8 is the dynamic 5-seat crossover that blends premium refinement with cutting-edge innovations. Infused with a stunning coupe-like stance combined with the practicality of an SUV - the Q8 proudly sports a wide upright grille and a fastback roofline. At the rear, bystanders will be able to spot a distinctive strip of lights that stretches across the width of the rear end. Additional eye-catching design features include a collection of bold exterior color options along with available 21-inch alloy wheels for a commanding stance. Responsive turbocharged performance paired with legendary quattro all-wheel drive helps the Q8 excel on both dry and slippery road surfaces. Placing equal emphasis on both the front and rear wheels, this layout represents the balanced handling characteristics of the Audi Q8. Inspired technology features and premium amenities inside the interior help showcase the strengths of the Q8.

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

This year, the Audi Q8 receives a plethora of key changes to help bolster its already impressive appeal. Three new exterior colors found on the Q8 for 2023 include Satellite Silver, Tamarind Brown, and Waitomo Blue. Prestige trim levels come standard with the remote parking feature. Opting for the available Convenience packages means that you'll receive adaptive cruise control as well. Similarly, dual-pane glass is included in the available Executive package. Last but not least, lighting animations, Matrix-design LED headlights, and headlight washers are now standard across the entire Audi Q8 model range.

Audi Q8 Features

Audi Q8 Performance


Engineered with a blend of potent performance and impressive efficiency, the Audi Q8 offers a driving experience that's truly remarkable. Underneath the hood lies a standard 3.0-liter TFSI® V6 engine which produces 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque along with the confidence of quattro® all-wheel drive. Unlike most five-seat luxury SUVs, the Audi Q8 is able to rocket from 0 to 60 MPH in a blistering 5.6 seconds. Giving you stability at high speeds and up to 5 degrees of counter-steer for maneuverability at low speeds, available all-wheel steering is yet another dynamic feature of the Q8. Lower the ride height for improved access to the cargo area or raise it to enjoy an extra 50mm of ground clearance, all at the touch of a button with the available adaptive air suspension. Standard on all Q8 models, Audi drive select lets you personalize drive characteristics to match your preferences.

Audi Q8 Interior

Luxurious Interior

Every component of the interior of the Audi Q8 has been painstakingly designed with the principle of "progressive elegance". The dashboard features a horizontal layout that gradually descends towards the floor of the cabin, providing a sense of fluid motion. Get comfortable in the standard front sport seats or the generously-sized rear seats which include side bolstering in the headrests for maximum relaxation on extended journeys. Commands and information requests are processed effortlessly from touch-activated displays and on the 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit. Using the optional Audi phone box, drivers and passengers can enjoy a stronger cellular signal along with the convenience of inductive charging abilities. Customizable layouts, pinch and swipe controls, and both audible and haptic feedback are each unique components of the standard MMI® touch response system. You'll even have the option to "write" your commands with the groundbreaking handwriting recognition technologies of the MMI® touch response system.

Audi Q8 Safety

Groundbreaking Safety

The simple truth is that even the most talented drivers occasionally need some help from time to time. That's exactly why Audi has engineered the Q8 with a collection of available driver-assistive features, giving drivers enhanced confidence on the road. Especially helpful on long journeys, Audi adaptive cruise control reduces fatigue by controlling braking, acceleration, and following distance relative to the vehicle you're following. Using the optional Top View camera system with Virtual 360° view, you're able to see every angle of your surroundings. Thanks to the sophistication of up to 23 available sensors, Audi pre sense® 360 allows drivers to react safely to the unexpected. An available Head-up display projects navigational information and key data directly onto the windshield to help keep your attention focused on the road. Other innovative features offered on the Audi Q8 include Intersection assist and Traffic sign recognition.

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