2021 Audi SQ8

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$89,100

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2021 Audi SQ8
2021 Audi SQ8

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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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

2 trims

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Our 2021 Audi SQ8 trim comparison will help you decide.

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 SQ8 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.  

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Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
144 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance

Compare the competitors

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Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 53

$72,350

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BMW X6 M

$108,600

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Land Rover Range Rover Velar

$58,300

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