2022 Audi Q8

Rating8.1

Ranked #9 in Midsize Suv

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$70,300

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Key Spec of 2022 Audi Q8
fuel economy

18/20/23

fuel type

Premium Unleaded

horsepower

335 hp @ 5000 rpm

basic warranty

4yr./ 50,000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Refined Ride and Handling Quality.

Below-average fuel economy

Tweak in the Feature list to make it more accessible

Offers ample standard fitments.

Limitation in rear visibility

More Safety features include Adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist as standards.

Front and Rear seats offer all day comfort.

Upscale, high-tech interior

2022 Audi Q8 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 5, 2022

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The 2022 Audi Q8 remains mechanically unchanged this year and gets more standard features and enhanced options packages. The base Q8 Premium features larger 21-inch wheels & power exterior mirrors with memory, while the Premium Plus trim now offers adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist & Lane-keep assist. The top-end Prestige model adds adaptive air suspension and leather armrest while the Executive package also enjoys more creature comforts. Built with premium materials, the 2022 Q8 faces stiff competition from the likes of the BMW X6, Porsche Cayenne Coupe, and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class.



2022 Audi Q8 for sale

The 2022 Audi Q8 is all set for release in Fall 2021 for a starting MSRP of $71,995 including the $1,095 destination fee. Without any major change, the same 3 trim levels of Q8- Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige will be available for sale this year as well. Ownership is slightly expensive, but you can opt for a lease deal as well which starts from $859/month for 36 months.

2022 Audi Q8 Buying Advice

While the Audi Q8 offers tremendous value to its buyers when compared to its competitors, the Q8 hasn't really received any major updates since its inception back in 2019. Therefore opting for a well-maintained older model 2019 Q8 shall save you money and yet offer the same premium experience. 

2022 Audi Q8 Latest Updates

  • Jul' 4, 2022 : Audi Announces Pricing and Updates for the 2023 Audi Q8 With Prices Starting At $70,800 Read More »
  • Dec' 14, 2021 : 2022 Audi Q8 priced at $70,300; comes with more standard features and package enhancements Read More »

The interior is comfortable, luxurious, and backed with the best tech that the brand has to offer. All trims are powered by the same 3L turbocharged V6 paired up with a 48V mild-hybrid powertrain which also powers the Audi Q7, on which the Q8 is based on. While there is no higher-powered Q8 model on offer, buyers can opt for the sportier Audi SQ8 or the mighty RS Q8 for an added price, if all-out performance is what you seek from your SUV. 


Over All Rating

8.1

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Notable Rankings

#9 in Midsize Suv

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Trims

Premium Plus$70,300 onwards

Prestige$70,300 onwards

Premium$70,300 onwards

  • Power-Folding And Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirrors
  • Audi'S Virtual Cockpit
  • Heated

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2022 Audi Q8 Prestige

Prestige 55 TFSI quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

Dealer Price
$85,490
Est. $1,160/mo
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$3,050 Below market
RMV: $88,540
Washington, PA
MSRP $85,490
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2022 Audi Q8 Prestige

Prestige 55 TFSI quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

Dealer Price
$85,645
Est. $1,162/mo
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$2,895 Below market
RMV: $88,540
Saint Louis, MO
MSRP $85,645
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2022 Audi Q8 Prestige

Prestige 55 TFSI quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

Dealer Price
$85,815
Est. $1,165/mo
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$2,725 Below market
RMV: $88,540
Chicago, IL
MSRP $85,815
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2022 Audi Q8 Prestige

Prestige 55 TFSI quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

Dealer Price
$86,130
Est. $1,169/mo
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$2,410 Below market
RMV: $88,540
Sioux Falls, SD
MSRP $86,130
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2022 Audi Q8 Prestige

Prestige 55 TFSI quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

Dealer Price
$86,340
Est. $1,172/mo
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$2,200 Below market
RMV: $88,540
Minneapolis, MN
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2022 Audi Q8 Prestige

Prestige 55 TFSI quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

Dealer Price
$86,315
Est. $1,171/mo
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$2,225 Below market
RMV: $88,540
Beaverton, OR
MSRP $86,315
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2022 Audi Q8 Prestige

Prestige 55 TFSI quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

Dealer Price
$86,425
Est. $1,173/mo
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$2,115 Below market
RMV: $88,540
Saint Louis, MO
MSRP $86,425
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2022 Audi Q8 Prestige

Prestige 55 TFSI quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

Dealer Price
$86,855
Est. $1,179/mo
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$1,685 Below market
RMV: $88,540
Las Vegas, NV
MSRP $86,855
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2022 Audi Q8 Premium Plus

Premium Plus 55 TFSI quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

Dealer Price
$76,115
Est. $1,033/mo
Fair deal
$1,481.5 Below market
RMV: $77,596.5
Glenwood Springs, CO
MSRP $76,115
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Colors and Styles

2022 Audi Q8 in Daytona Gray Pearl Effect color
Daytona Gray Pearl Effect

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

"Like all other Audis, the Q8 is loaded with tech and has a premium feel that's difficult to replicate." - Edmunds

The 2022 Audi Q8 gets more safety features across all trim levels and minor feature upgrades in the base Premium trim. Powered by a 335 hp 3.0L turbocharged V6 engine, it offers quick acceleration and impressive towing prowess for the segment standards. The interior of the 2022 Q8 is practical, spacious, and backed with a lot of standard tech like the Virtual Cockpit digital gauge cluster, head-up display, navigation, four-zone climate control, and many more.

Although the J.D. Power rating of 74/100 in their reliability tests for the Audi 2022 Q8 isn't the greatest, the 5-year cost of ownership value of around $72,000 is on par with the segment. Audi also offers great finance offers with the 2022 Q8 with an APR as low as 3.25% for 60 months for highly qualified buyers. That said, rivals like BMW offer an even lower APR and have lower running costs which make considering the Q8 a tad bit difficult. 

2022 Audi Q8 SUV Three Quarter Front View
2022 Audi Q8 SUV Three Quarter Rear View

Buying Advice
8.0/10

The base Premium trim offers more than the necessary essential features but we recommend going a step further for the 2022 Audi Q5 Premium Plus trim. It adds more driver assistance features, more interior creature comforts, and the premium B&O sound system for less than a $4,000 price hike. If budget isn't a constraint, opting for the Executive package will just cost $2,850 over the $75,895 MSRP and add the Matrix LED headlights and more interior features to the SUV. 

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Features
8.5/10

The price of the 2022 Audi Q8 is on the high end for the luxury midsize SUV class, and it's nearly the same as the all-electric Audi e-Tron Sportback. - Cars.USNews

The 2022 Audi Q8 will continue the same 3 trim configuration lineup from the previous year, which are the Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trims. The prices have not climbed much from last year and the MSRP of the 2022 Q8 starts from $71,995 onwards for the base trim and goes up by 10 grand to $82,095 for the flagship Prestige trim. Under the hood, the 335 hp 3.0L turbocharged V6 engine and the 8-speed automatic transmission remain unchanged too and Quattro AWD is standard as expected.

Part of the changes this year include the addition of more driver assistance and safety tech as standard across all the trim levels. Furthermore, the base trim also gets the bigger 21-inch alloy wheels as standard fitment. In the upper trims, the extended leather upholstery package for the armrest and door panels has been standard which makes the 2022 Q8 well worth the price. The base Premium trim adds a wireless charging pad, heated steering wheel & surround-view camera system with the $1,150 Convenience package.

Model

Premium

Premium Plus

Prestige

MSRP

$71,995

$75,895

$82,095

Key Features

Blind-spot & Lane-departure warning alerts

Adds/Upgrades to 'Premium' trim:

Adds/Upgrades to 'Premium Plus' trim:

Front & rear parking sensors w/rear-view camera

Adaptive cruise control w/Traffic jam assist

HD Matrix-design LED headlights w/Dynamic turn-signal animation

Three-zone climate control & power heated front seats

Four-zone climate control & heated steering wheel

Heated rear seats

Audi Virtual Cockpit gauge cluster & dual-screen infotainment system w/10-speaker audio system

17-speaker B&O premium surround audio system & wireless charging pad

Head-up display

Leather interior upholstery and genuine interior wood trims

Ventilated front seats & Ambient LED interior lighting

Leather armrest trim & rear side window sunshades

Panoramic sunroof & power liftgate

360-degree surround-view camera system

Headlight washers and Power soft-closing doors

21-inch alloy wheels

21-inch 5-segment-spoke-W design alloy wheels

Adaptive air suspension

While the $2,850 Executive package offers Matrix LED headlights, heated rear seats, rear-window sunshades, and a leather armrest for the Premium Plus trim. The Luxury package on the other hand adds even more creature comforts like massaging front seats, acoustic windows, more leather trims, and simulated suede headliner to the top Prestige model for another $5,950. All-wheel steering, 23-speaker B&O audio system & Night vision camera system, all are exclusive options with the Q8 Prestige models. 


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Engine and Performance
8.0/10

The Q8 has the sharp and precise steering of a smaller sports car. - Kelley Blue Book

Keeping things unchanged, the 2022 Audi Q8 comes with the same 3.0L turbocharged V6 engine coupled with a 48V mild-hybrid assist system as standard. Hooked up to an 8-speed automatic transmission, the 335 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque are put on all four wheels via the Quattro AWD drivetrain as standard. For more power, there is an SQ8 model that offers a 500 hp V8 engine while the most dynamic RS Q8 uses the same V8 engine to churn out 591 hp.

The power distribution is done swiftly and smoothly. Overall, the Q8 2022 handles like a breeze and does not feel much like an SUV crossover. Instead, the driving experience is sublime with minimum body roll. The mild-hybrid system offers that quick burst of power in the low revs which ease out as you move up the rev range. The ride quality is plush and gets even better with the optional air suspension system. The steering is quick to respond and although the slight understeer would not bother buyers, the lack of feedback will. 

Though you get just 335 hp under the hood, the 2022 Q8 manages to impress with a 0-60 MPH time of 5.3 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 14.0 seconds.  It can also tow up to 7700 pounds when equipped with a towing package. If that seems slow, the best option would be to drop north of 100 grand to pick up the RS Q8 that offers a 0-60 MPH time of 3.7 seconds. The SQ8 is only marginally slower with a 0-60 MPH time of 4.3 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 12.2 seconds. 

Models

2022 Audi Q8

2022 BMW X6

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class GLE 450

2022 Porsche Cayenne Coupe

MSRP

$71,995

$68,345

$64,550

$78,850

Engine

3.0L, Turbocharged Gas/Electric V6

3.0L, Turbocharged Gas/Electric V6

3.0L, Turbocharged Gas/Electric Inline-6

3.0L, Turbocharged V6

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

9-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power 

335 hp @ 5,000 RPM

335 hp@ 5,500 RPM

362 hp @ 5,500 RPM

335 hp @ 5,300 RPM

Torque 

369 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM

330 lb-ft @ 1,550 RPM

369 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM

332 lb-ft @ 1,340 RPM

0-60 MPH

5.3 secs

4.7 secs

5.3 sec

5.7 secs

Quarter-Mile

14.0 secs

13.4 secs

13.9 sec

14.4 secs

Top Speed

130 MPH

131 MPH

129 MPH

140 MPH

Towing Capacity 7,700 lbs 7,200 lbs 7,700 lbs 7,700 lbs

Compared to the rest, the BMW X6 outperforms the rest in accelerating off the line while the Audi Q8 picks up the pace in the quarter-mile. The Mercedes GLE-Class is the most powerful ride of the lot and costs less as well. The Porsche Cayenne is the quintessential driver's car with its precise handling but is actually the slowpoke despite bearing the high price tag in this lineup.

Fuel Economy
7.0/10

Despite mild hybridization, the Q8 is less efficient than much of its competition with comparable engines.- Edmunds

The 2022 Audi Q8 packs ample power, but fuel frugality is not one of its strong suits like most luxury SUVs. You get EPA estimated 18 MPG in the city, 23 MPG on the highway, and 20 MPG combined. Upgrade to the SQ8, and these MPG figures drop to 15 MPG in the city, 21 MPG on the highway, and 17 MPG combined. The 2022 Audi RS Q8 is the full-blown gas guzzler as the MPG figures further drop by 2 MPG in all respects and offer 15 MPG combined.

All of the versions are clubbed to a 22.5-gallon fuel tank which seems short-handed as you get an overall combined driving range of 450 miles with the standard 2022 Q8. Though most of us would have wanted a bigger fuel tank even if it was an optional extra, Audi has decided against that decision. Therefore, the maximum driving range is limited to just over 500 miles on the highways which is a tad bit lower than its rivals. 

Models

2022 Audi Q8

2022 BMW X6

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class GLE 450

2022 Porsche Cayenne Coupe

MPG (City)

18

21

20

17

MPG (Highway)

23

25

25

22

MPG (Combined)

20

23

22

19

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

22.5 

22.4 

22.5 

23.7 

Range (City/Highway/Combined) (miles)

405 / 518 / 450

470 / 560 / 515 

450 / 563 / 495

403 / 521 / 450

Compared to the rest, the BMW X6 sets the tone with the best MPG figures. The GLE-Class and the Audi Q8 offer the exact same fuel tank capacity which keeps the competition truly cutthroat. The 2022 Porsche Cayenne, being the corporate cousin to the Q8 manages to offer a bigger fuel tank and marginally poor gas mileage. 

Interior
9.0/10

In typical fashion, Audi has crafted a sophisticated and sturdy environment inside the Q8. - Car And Driver

The 2022 Audi Q8 comes is packed with one of the best interior designs and high-quality materials for the automaker. The interior boasts a premium design and comfort. The leather-wrapped steering wheel comes with mounted controls. The passengers get an ample amount of head, shoulder, and legroom and the seats are very well cushioned and the base model can be upholstered as per the customer’s choice. For a couple of hundred bucks extra, you can get Rock Gray cross-stitching along with up to 7 interior color options.

As you move up to the Premium Plus trim, features like 4-zone climate control, LED ambient lighting, and lumbar control gets added. The panoramic sunroof is also available as standard from the Premium Plus trim onwards. The 2022 Q5 Prestige trim upgrades the best features of the moniker by offering Valcona leather upholstery as standard. The rear seats are also as spacious as the front and even the tall guys will find no hassles in finding a comfortable seating position. Aiding practicality, you also get a spacious 30.5 cu-ft of cargo space as well.

Models

2022 Audi Q8

2022 BMW X6

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class GLE 450

2022 Porsche Cayenne Coupe

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

37.1 / 59.5 / 41.6

39.3 / 60.0 / 40.4

40.5 / 59.3 / 40.3

N/A

Rear (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

38.1 / 58.5 / 40.2

37.5 / 57.7 / 35.7

39.6 / 58.3 / 40.9

N/A

Cargo Space (cu-ft)

30.5

27.4

33.3

22.0

In this lineup, the Mercedes takes the top spot for offering the most spacious trunk while the Cayenne Coupe compromises the most with its sloping roofline. The BMW X6 is the original SUV coupe that started the trend and yet packs lesser space than the Q8. Additionally, the X6 offers lesser cargo space as well. In terms of travel entertainment, the Audi 2022 Q8 offers a 10.1-inch upper touchscreen infotainment system and an 8.6-inch lower touchscreen infotainment system as standard.

The infotainment system is paired to a 17-speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Sound System. The sound system is quite enthralling and packs the punch that you would expect from it. The UI has a learning curve to it but is fairly straightforward when you get used to it. There is a lot of connectivity like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, USB, WiFi, and Bluetooth as well. Some of the notable interior features inside the 2022 Audi Q8 are:

  • 18- way power, heated and ventilated front seats
  • Sliding, reclining, and split-folding 40/20/40 rear seatbacks 
  • Three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with shift paddles
  • Panoramic sunroof with power sunshade 
  • Four-zone automatic climate control
  • Audi virtual cockpit MMI Navigation plus
  • MMI touch response with dual center displays (10.1" upper and 8.6" lower)
  • 17-speaker 730-Watt Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium sound system
  • Audi Smartphone interface - wireless Apple CarPlay, wired Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa integration
  • Audi Connect Care & 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot
Exterior
9.0/10

Audi has designed a decidedly handsome exterior for the Q8, which draws attention no matter where you go.- CarBuzz

Audi got it right on the first try itself when designing the Q8. For 2022, the already handsome and bold-looking Audi Q8 offers a wide range of up to 14 paint color options. Also, the base Premium trim gets the 21-inch alloy wheel package as standard as well. Though the moniker slots above the Q7, the dimensions of the Audi 2022 Q8 are smaller than the Q7 which are befitting of a midsize crossover SUV.

At the front, the menacing-looking grille along with the LED headlamps will remain constant across all the trim levels. At the back of the Q8 2022, you get LED taillights as standard which get upgraded to Full LED with animation with the top tier Prestige trim. Furthermore, the adaptive suspension system allows you to alter the ground clearance which can go up to 8.7-inches at its highest.

Models

2022 Audi Q8

2022 BMW X6

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class GLE 450

2022 Porsche Cayenne Coupe

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,960

4,784

5,016

4,663

Length (in)

196.6

194.8

194.3

194.2

Width (in)

78.5

78.9

76.7

78.1

Height (in)

67.2

66.3

70.7

66.0

Ground Clearance (in)

5.8

8.1

7.1

8.2

Wheelbase (in)

117.9

117.1

117.9

114.0

While it may not look like it, the Audi Q8 is the heaviest ride of the lot while its cousin, the Cayenne is the lightest. The Mercedes matches the dimensions of the Q8 and is an equally great looker. The BMW X6 is the most compactly built vehicle and also has the lowest ground clearance. Some of the exterior features of the 2022 Audi Q8 are given below:

  • Power adjustable, power-folding, heated exterior side mirrors with memory
  • Aluminum-optic trim around exterior side windows
  • HD Matrix-design LED headlights with animation
  • Power tailgate with an integrated roof spoiler
  • Singleframe grille with a body-colored mask
  • 22-inch inch 5-arm design wheels
  • LED taillights with animation
  • Power soft-closing doors
Safety
9.0/10

It’s very safe. The NHTSA gives it a five-star overall rating, and the IIHS says it’s a Top Safety Pick.- The Car Connection

The 2022 Audi Q8 has not been crash-tested yet, however, the underlying structure remains unchanged, hence, the safety ratings from 2021 MY can suffice. The 2021 Audi Q8 scored a perfect 5-star rating in the NHTSA crash tests. With the IIHS, it received an overall "Good" rating along with the Top Safety Pick Award. 

Part of the changes this year include the addition of safety and driver tech as standard. The optional rear side-impact airbags are added as standard, tire pressure monitoring system, and other active driver-assist features. Also, the limited number of problems and recalls should ensure decent reliability for the 2022 Q8 in the long run. The following are the standout safety features in the 2022 Audi Q8:

  • Forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking
  • Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist
  • Parking system plus (front and rear acoustic sensors)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Offroad mode, secondary collision brake assist, and traction control (ASR)
  • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD) and brake assist
  • Electromechanical parking brake
  • Front & rear parking sensors w/surround-view camera system
Competition
8.0/10

2022 Audi Q8 vs 2022 BMW X6

The BMW X6 is the one that started the SUV Coupe trend, and it still going strong. Backed by a lesser-powered engine than the Q8, it still manages to outperform its rival in acceleration runs. Furthermore, the BMW offers better MPG figures and safety tech. However, the Audi Q8 manages to outdo the Bimmer with the interior space, tech, and exterior look which can be deciding factors for many. Here, it boils down to brand preference to choose the winner.

2022 Audi Q8 vs 2022 Porsche Cayenne Coupe

The Porsche Cayenne Coupe is the corporate cousin to the Audi Q8 and shares the platform as well. While the Audi Q8 offers a lot of space in both rows, the rear headroom in the Cayenne is slightly problematic if you are anything over 6-feet tall. However, the Porsche one-ups its cousin 2022 Q8 by offering marginally better gas mileage, a bigger fuel tank, and the quintessential driver-centric behavior of being a Porsche at an 8 grand premium. Among the two, the Audi Q8 is the better investment.

2022 Audi Q8 vs 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class GLE 450

One of the latest entrants in the SUV world is the GLE-Class. Simply the most comfortable ride in the lineup, it is also the most luxurious and offers exactly the same fuel efficiency as the Audi. While it is priced lower than the Q8, the Mercedes offers an equivalent amount of interior room, and one of the best ground clearance as well. It isn't as entertaining to drive and GLE Coupe is limited to just the more expensive AMG GLE 53 model only, we prefer the Q8 over the Mercedes. 

 

Final Verdict

The 2022 Audi Q8 is distinct and bold, yet practical and convenient. All set for launch in Fall 2021, the 2022 Q8 has a little something for every buyer without compromising on the things that matter. A comfortable interior, technologically rich, and a smooth performer on the road, it has everything you need from a midsize luxury SUV. So, we would definitely recommend you to buy the 2022 Audi Q8 for the encompassing package it offers.

 

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$70300

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
displacement

183 cu in

horse power

159 hp @ 5200 rpm

torque

369 lb.-ft. @ 1370 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

196.6 in

wheelbase

117.9 in

width

78.5 in

curb weight

5004 lbs

Height

67.2 in

Ground Clearance

5.8 lbs

capacity
cargo volume

6.7 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

18/19/22 mpg

highway range

517.50 mi

warranty
basic warranty

4yr./ 50,000 mi.


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