2019 Audi Q8

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in Midsize SUVs
2019 MODEL
$67,400 - $76,550 See Inventory Prices

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The Audi has now expanded its horizons a little for further by introducing the all new Q8 to the Q series this year. Q8 can be called the car that bridges the luxury of a coupe and the practicality of a SUV for the Audi enthusiasts. With the Q8 in the market the Audi has covered up one more segment in the market.

The Q8 can be considered as the younger brother of the Q7 in terms of luxury, but is an elder one when it comes to the power and performance. This crossover by Audi is available at a base price of $67,400 and comes with a 3.0 Liter TFSI V6 engine.

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Pros

Spacious rear-seat room

Smooth handling

Many standard features

Cons

Low power

Average fuel economy

What's New?

The car itself debuts this year


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$67400

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

horsepower

335 hp @ 5,000 rpm

torque

369 lb.-ft. @ 1,370 rpm

transmission

8-speed automated manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

117.9 in.

length

196.3 in.

width

78.5 in.

height

67.1 in.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/TBD/22 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

12 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

yes



Styles

 2019 Audi Q8 in Carrara White Metallic color  2019 Audi Q8 in Cobra Beige Metallic color  2019 Audi Q8 in Daytona Gray Matte Effect color  2019 Audi Q8 in Dragon Orange Metallic color  2019 Audi Q8 in Florett Silver Metallic color  2019 Audi Q8 in Galaxy Blue Metallic color
Carrara White Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Engine

8.0

Interior

8.2

8.1

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Audi Q8 3.0 TFSI Premium quattro

3.0 TFSI Premium quattro

power
335 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
19 combined

$67,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
3.0 TFSI Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) Starting at $67,400 MSRP (17 mpg/19/22 mpg) 335 hp @ 5000 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Audi Q8 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro

3.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro

power
335 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
19 combined

$71,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
3.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) Starting at $71,400 MSRP (17 mpg/19/22 mpg) 335 hp @ 5000 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive TBD

 2019 Audi Q8 3.0 TFSI Prestige quattro

3.0 TFSI Prestige quattro

power
335 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
19 combined

$76,550


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
3.0 TFSI Prestige quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) Starting at $76,550 MSRP (17 mpg/19/22 mpg) 335 hp @ 5000 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial February 28, 2019

8.1

Overall Rating


8.0/10
Engine

 

8.2/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The 2019 Audi Q8 might be new to the market but it took its stand as a competitors amongst most of the other midsize SUV and crossovers. Some of them include the Porsche Cayenne, the Maserati Levante, the Jaguar F-Pace, the BMW X5 and the Range Rover Vellar.

2019 Audi Q8 Engine

8.0/10

"You might look at the Q8 and think it's sporty, but performance is a mixed bag. The only engine option does its job just fine, but don't expect to be overcome with power." Cars.usnews

The 2019 Audi Q8 is equipped with a 3.0-liter TFSI V6 engine which comes with a twin-scroll turbocharger and Audi's Valve shift system. With this engine as the power core, the Q8 gets a horsepower of 335 hp and a torque of 369 lb.ft. Also, the response from the engine feels quite smooth and refined.

Moreover, this V6 engine is paired up with an 8-speed automatic transmission and Audi's Quattro AWD system. With this AWD system, the Q8 seems to attain optimum grip and stability on all terrains

Models

Audi Q8

Porsche Cayenne

Maserati Levante

Jaguar F-Pace S

BMW X5 xDrive 40i

Range Rover Velar S

MSRP

$67,400

$65,700

$75,980

$61,500

$60,700

$67, 600

Engine

3.0L TFSI V6

3.0L turbo V6

3.0L twin turbo V6

3.0L Supercharged V6

3.0L twin turbo Inline 6

3.0L Supercharged V6

Transmission

8 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

Horsepower

335hp

340hp

345hp

380 hp

335hp

380hp

Torque

369 lb.ft

331 lb.ft

369 lb.ft

332 lb.ft

330 lb.ft

332 lb.ft

The V6 might look quite less powered to the Velar and the F-Pace due to the supercharged engine. However when we look at the turbocharged 6 cylinder engines competitors i.e., the Levante, X5 and the Cayenne, the Q8 seems to be quite powered on par with them.

Acceleration

Powered up by the 3.0-liter V6 engine, the Audi Q8 attains a speed of 60 MPH in 5.6 seconds. With such a heavy weight, such quick acceleration sounds quite impressive.

Models

Audi Q8

Maserati Levante

Porsche Cayenne

BMW X5 xDrive 40i

Jaguar F-Pace S

Range Rover Velar S

0-60 MPH

5.6 Sec

5.8 Sec

5.9 Sec

5.3 Sec

5.1 Sec

5.3 Sec

Quarter mile

TBD

TBD

14.4 sec

TBD

TBD

TBD

Engine

3.0L TFSI V6

3.0L twin turbo V6

3.0L turbo V6

3.0L twin turbo Inline 6

3.0L Supercharged V6

3.0L Supercharged V6

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4,938

4,649

4,377

4,813

4,090

4,471

When compared to the other SUVs with turbocharged V6 engines in the line the Q8 is quite a quick accelerator. However, it falls behind when looked up at the BMW X5 which now comes with an inline 6 engine with power on par with the Q8. Moreover, the supercharged competitors sound a bit out of the league.

Ride and Handling

The Audi Q8 with its sports suspension and the Quattro AWD system feels quite a confident around the corners. Moreover, its new driver assistance system is all set up to notify you about all your surroundings and thus keeps you and your co-commuters safe all the times. However, one drawback that could be taken into account is its electromechanical progressive steering system which takes away the feel of the coordination between the steering wheel and the wheels.

Braking

The Q8 is equipped with ventilated disc brakes on both the front and the back. The front brake is 14.8 inches in size and the rear brake is 13.8 inches in the back.

Model

Audi Q8

Maserati Levante

Porsche Cayenne

BMW X5 xDrive 40i

Jaguar F-Pace S

Range Rover Velar S

Brake Front (in.)

14.8

14.9

13.7

TBD

Tbd

13.8

Brake Rear (in.)

13.8

12.9

12.9

TBD

Tbd

12.8

60-0 MPH (ft.)

Tbd

118

Tbd

TBD

Tbd

TBD

Although the performance is not available, the Q8's brakes seem to be quite large when compared to the other competitors of the class

2019 Audi Q8 Interior

8.2/10

"The Q8 is a range-topping model for the brand's crossover is packed with luxury and technology." Motor1

The Interiors of the all-new are quite luxurious and comfortable enough to make you stay behind the wheel for a long time. It provides you with a headroom of 37.1 inches (front) and 38.1 inches (rear), shoulder room of 59.5 inches (front) and 58.5 inches (rear) and legroom of 41.6 inches (front) and 40.2 inches (rear).

Model

Audi Q8

Maserati Levante

Porsche Cayenne

BMW X5 xDrive 40i

Jaguar F-Pace S

Range Rover Velar S

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.1/59.5/41.6

TBD

TBD

40/60/39.8

37.8/57.7/40.3

38.1/NA/40.3

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.1/58.5/40.2

TBD

TBD

40/58.1/37.4

37.5/55.8/37.2

38/NA/37.2

Passenger Volume (cu.ft)

TBD

108

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

The Q8 looks quite spacious when compared to that of F-Pace S and the Range Rover Velar. However, the BMW X5 looks comparatively more spacious than the Q8. Moreover, the Interior dimensions of the Porsche Cayenne and the Maserati Levante are not yet available.

Infotainment

The virtual cockpit of the all-new Audi Q8 looks fully loaded up with many tech-savvy features. Moreover, it also comes installed with Audi Connect and My Audi app to make you more connected to the car. Let's have a look at what all features it provides to infotain you:

  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • CD Player
  • HD Radio
  • MP3 Player
  • Satellite Radio
  • WiFi Hotspot
  • Smart Device Integration
  • Navigation System
  • Onboard Hands-Free Communications System
  • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup

Interior Features

  • Back-Up Camera
  • Cruise Control
  • Fog Lamps
  • Auto-Off Headlights
  • Keyless Start
  • Rear Parking Aid
  • Power Liftgate
  • Hands-Free Liftgate
  • Adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Trip Computer
  • Remote Trunk Release
  • Universal Garage Door Opener
  • Rain-Sensing Wipers
  • Keyless Entry
  • Power Door Locks
  • Electrochromic rearview mirror
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Mirror Memory
  • Power Folding Mirrors
  • Power Steering

Cargo volume

Looks like the Audi Q8 provides you with ample space to help you load it up with all the utilities as per your needs. It has a cargo Space of 30.5 cu.ft which seems quite fair for the class.

Model

Audi Q8

Maserati Levante

Porsche Cayenne

BMW X5 xDrive 40i

Jaguar F-Pace S

Range Rover Velar S

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

30.5

19.4

27.1

33.9

33.5

34.4

Although the cargo cabin of the Q8 feels quite spacious it is still less when compared to that of the F-Pace, the Velar and the X5. However, it is more than that of the Cayenne and the Levante.

2019 Audi Q8 Features

Like most of the Audis, the Q8 also has three standard trims i.e., the Premium, the Premium Plus, and the Prestige. Although all the three trims come with the same 3.0 liter TFSI V6 engine the features that they provide is what that makes them different from each other and that is the reason why the prices also vary.

The Premium is the base trim priced at $67,400 and offers many standard features available on most of the Audis. Whereas the Premium Plus trim which is priced at $71,400 gets a few upgraded features such as Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium sound system, Audi phone box, Audi advanced key—keyless start, stop and entry with hands-free trunk release, etc.

On the other hand, the Prestige is the most expensive amongst the three trims which come at a price of $76,550. It comes with almost all the features of the Premium plus. But it also gets its own upgrades such as Audi adaptive cruise assist, Audi active lane assist with an Emergency assist, Headlight washers, Power soft-closing doors, etc.

Trim

Premium

Premium Plus

Prestige

MSRP

$67,400

$71,400

$76,550

Key

Features

Audi virtual cockpit (12.3" LCD digital instrument cluster with two visual modes: Classic and Infotainment)

Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Sound System, 17 speakers, 16-channel amplifier and 730 watts

Adaptive cruise assist with Traffic jam assist, Intersection assist and Turn assist

 

MMI Navigation plus with voice control system2, 3

Audi side assist and Audi pre sense rear with Rear cross traffic assist and Vehicle exit warning

Audi active lane assist with an Emergency assist

 

20" 5-arm design wheels

21" 5-segment-spoke-W design wheels

Traffic sign recognition

 

Full LED headlights

Top view camera system with Virtual 360° view

Head-up display with navigation and assistance systems information

 

Panoramic sunroof with power sunshade

Four-zone climate control and ventilated twelve-way power front seats

HD Matrix-design LED headlights and LED taillights with dynamic animation

 

Sliding, split-folding 40/20/40 rear seatbacks with adjustable recline

Convenience package

Leather dashboard with contrast stitching

 

Gray Brown Fine Grain Ash Natural Inlays

 

Alu touch-sensitive interior buttons

 

Parking system plus with rearview camera

 

Driver assistance package

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Since the engine and other specs are same in all the three trims and so is the performance you cannot expect anything more in these segments. However for fully loaded up and upgraded features you can always go for the Premium Plus and the Prestige trims depending on what you want.

2019 Audi Q8 Fuel Economy

Well the 2019 Audi Q8 looks quite thirsty. It has a combined fuel economy of 19 MPG with 17 MPG in the city and 22 MPG on the highway.

Model

Audi Q8

Maserati Levante

Porsche Cayenne

BMW X5 xDrive 40i

Jaguar F-Pace S

Range Rover Velar S

MPG (city)

17

16.2*

25*

20

18

TBD

MPG (highway)

22

24*

35*

26

23

TBD

MPG (combined)

19

20.2*

30*

22

20

TBD

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

Tbd

6.4*

5.04*

Tbd

Tbd

Tbd

* The fuel consumption and CO2 emission figures shown were determined according to the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the version applicable at the time of type approval.

The Fuel economy of the Q8 seems quite low when compared to the competitors in the line. However, the Fuel Economy of the Cayenne and the Levante mentioned are based on the European standards.

2019 Audi Q8 Exterior

"The Audi looks immeasurably better than the garish Lambo and the gawky Bentley."- Car and Driver

The 2019 Audi Q8 is coupe-styled SUV that the Audi waited so long to launch amongst its fleet in the market. Its body is very elegantly designed and looks quite extruding in size. It has a length of 196.6 inches, a width of 86.2 inches and a height of 67.2 inches. Also, it looks like the detailing has also been paid attention to very well.

Model

Audi Q8

Maserati Levante

Porsche Cayenne

BMW X5 xDrive 40i

Jaguar F-Pace S

Range Rover Velar S

Curb weight (lbs.)

4,938

4,649

4,377

4,813

4,090

4,471

Length(in)

196.6

197

193.7

194.3

186.3

189

Width(in)

86.2

85

86.4

78.9

81.5

85.4

Height(in)

67.2

66.1

66.8

69

65

65.5

Ground clearance (in)

5.75

TBD

8.2

TBD

8.4

8.3

Wheelbase (in)

117.9

118.3

114

TBD

113.1

113.1

Track width (in) F/R

66.1/66.8

63.9/66

66.2/65.9

TBD

64.6/65.1

64.6/65.2

With such extruding dimensions and such heavyweight, the Audi Q8 stands as the one of its kind amongst the competitors such as the Cayenne, Levante and the X5

Exterior Features

  • Rear Defrost
  • Privacy Glass
  • Power Windows
  • Sun/Moon Roof
  • Panoramic Roof
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Tires - Front Performance
  • Tires - Rear Performance
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Aluminum Wheels

2019 Audi Q8 Safety

The Q8 sports Audi's slick Virtual Cockpit is a host of various active safety features along with other features. These safety features help you be aware of what is going on in your surroundings and help in preventing any accidents on a very large extent. So let's have a look at what are these safety features:

  • Brake Assist
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Auto-Leveling Headlights
  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • 6 Airbags

2019 Audi Q8 Competition

2019 Audi Q8 vs Maserati Levante

This is the third year for the Levante into the market. Although it stands as a barrier for the Q8 in taking its stance after debuting this year due to its power. The Q8 stands out to be a better performer. In most of the other aspects, it seems like they are giving each other a neck to neck competition. But when we look at the price, the Q8 makes a more compelling offer thus becoming a preference.

2019 Audi Q8 vs Porsche Cayenne

Though the Porsche Cayenne has been in the market for a long time, with an all-new generation starting this year, the stakes of the market are high. However the Q8 faces a similar Challenge with the Cayenne as it was with the Levante. However, the Cayenne has an upper hand here in terms of price as it is a little cheaper than the Q8. Still being a better performer adds up as an advantage.

2019 Audi Q8 vs BMW X5

The BMW X5 has been around in the market for quite some time and hence knows the game too well. With quite a similar power, the BMW stands out to be a better performer. Moreover, it is as technologically as the Audi Q8, has a better and spacious interior and is fully loaded up with various features. Moreover, all this is available at a far more economical price. Thus it looks like the X5 stands as one tough competitor for the Audi Q8 to take down.

2019 Audi Q8 Final Verdict

The Audi introduced the Q8 for the first time after such a long gap. But the Audi has built it in such a way that it has taken down most of its rivals with its entry. It is quite technologically advanced, filled up with luxurious interiors and is quite a performer in the class. But still, it falls back due to the long-standing rivals which offer the same or in some cases a better option at a more economical price.