2021 Audi Q8

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$68,200

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

20
Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

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5

Seating capacity

196.6” x 67.2”

Dimensions

All-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Q8’s ride quality
  • Quiet at highway speeds
  • Excellent visibility
  • Large backseat
  • Interior materials quality

The bad:

  • Acceleration lag
  • Engine stop-start system
  • Minimal in-cabin storage
  • Options add up quickly

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • Blind spot warning now standard
  • Five-seat mid-size SUV
  • Turbo V-6 engine standard
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission standard
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • 500-hp V-8 in SQ8

2021 Audi Q8 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Audi Q8?

The five-seat Audi Q8 blends coupelike design with SUV versatility. It’s powered by a standard 335-horsepower, turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine that works with an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard, and competitors include the BMW X6 and Land Rover Range Rover Velar. The performance-oriented SQ8 features a twin-turbocharged V-8 engine that makes 500 hp. 

What’s New on the 2021 Audi Q8?

Blind spot warning is newly standard. 

What Features in the 2021 Audi Q8 Are Most Important?

Standard features include: 

  • Full-LED headlights with high-beam assist
  • Power liftgate
  • Navigation
  • Dual-touchscreen control system 
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Panoramic moonroof 
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats

Available features include: 

  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated rear seats
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Bang & Olufsen premium stereo
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Adaptive air suspension 
  • Head-up display 

Should I Buy the 2021 Audi Q8?

Even though the Q8 puts style ahead of functionality with its sleek looks, it still has a large backseat. Interior quality is impressive, and so is the Q8’s ride quality and outward visibility. Acceleration lag, however, is a problem, and the drivetrain’s stop-start system isn’t great. The SUV also gets expensive in upper trim levels.  

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 4.7
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
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Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Nicest Car I've ever owned

This car is the perfect vehicle for me. The fit and finish of the exterior and interior is perfect. The technology is amazing and makes it a joy to drive.

5.0

Best car in it's class.

This is a car everyone should look at, it is the best car in it's class, nothing comes close. I also would highly recommend Crown Audi Clearwater. They made our experience smooth and easy. Go see Amy Sizemore she is a true professional.

5.0

This is a Dragon

Dragon Orange is a beautiful color for someone who like to travel a different road than most. It is roomy, powerful and stylish. Interior and electronics are outstanding. This is my 5th Audi. They have all been great cars.

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Safety

Based on the 2021 Audi Q8 base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
4
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
5
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
5
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
15.8%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Audi
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
144 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year or 20,000 miles (whichever occurs first)
Powertrain
N/A
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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