2020 Audi Q8

MSRP $72,200 - $77,700

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2020 Audi Q8 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 1, 2021

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The 2020 Audi Q8 is reintroducing itself with no major upgrade in the same trim lineup of the Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige formats. The price ranges from an MSRP of $67,400 to $76,550 with the continuation of a 3.0 L Turbocharged V6 across all the configurations. Moreover, its 335 horsepower on tap and AWD layout simply complement each other.

2020 Audi Q8

If one needs a better performance curve, the Audi SQ8 with 500 hp is also there in the inventory. Besides all, this 5-seater mid-size SUV has got that opulent interior with premium accents and a spacious cargo capacity of up to 60.7 cu-ft for all-round satiation. It is up against the other luxury emblems such as the Porsche Cayenne, Maserati Levante, and the BMW X5 in the segment. 

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Pros

Spacious rear-seat room

Smooth handling

Power Curve

Cons

Average fuel economy

What's New?

No major mechanical change

Lane Departure and Automatic HighBeam are now standard for the Premium trim

S Line and Black Optic Packages are in the queue


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$72200

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

183 cu.in.

horsepower

335 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

295 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm

transmission

8 speed Automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

14.8/13.8 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

117.9 in.

length

196.6 in.

width

78.5 in.

height

67.2 in.

curb weight

5004 lbs.

ground clearance

5.8 in.

capacity

cargo volume

60.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

7700 lbs.

payload capacity

1102 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.6 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

17.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/19/22 mpg

highway range

495.0 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

Premium Plus$72,200 onwards

Prestige$77,700 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 Audi Q8 in Carrara White 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

Pricing and Feature

7.0

Features

8.5

Engine and Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

8.5

Safety

9.5

Competition

8.0

8.1

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.1

Overall Rating


The 8-speed automatic transmission with an AWD in the 2020 Q8 is finely tuned for seamless gearshifts. Its 3-level trim starts with the Premium format with a price tag of $65,700 that increases to $71,500 for Premium Plus, and $76,500 for the Prestige. The 335 hp 3.0 L V6 engine comes as a single powertrain option that delivers a 0-60 mph acceleration mark in less than 6 seconds. The 48-volt hybrid motor configuration has also been synced for energy recovery regenerative braking system and easy stop-start assist.

2020 Audi Q8

Though unchanged, the Audi Q8 Premium Plus does add the Lane Departure and Automatic HighBeam Assists as a new standard in the 2020 model year. The interior remains power-assisted at seats and steering column for profound convenience. The room for an expansive sound surround system from normal 10-speaker to optional 23-speaker Bang Olufsen in the Premium and Prestige respectively is also worth noticing.     

2020 Audi Q8
2020 Audi Q8

8.5/10
Features

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

8.5/10
Exterior

9.5/10
Safety

8.0/10
Competition


2020 Audi Q8 Buying Advice

Among all, the base Premium trim makes the most sense as it is equivalent in terms of power performance and safety integrity as that of the other siblings. The parallel driving pursuit and adaptive dynamics also expand its dimensions. However, adding the Convenience package at a cost of $850 and the Cold Weather Package at a price of $600 is recommended. Opting for these two brings on heated rear seats & steering wheels along with Audi Side Assist and other safety techs. So, it seems a more fair deal than spending an extra $4,000 on the Premium Plus.

2020 Audi Q8 Features

8.5/10

Like most of the Audi, the 2020 Q8 also has three standard trims namely the Premium, the Premium Plus, and the Prestige. The standard list entails the power-heated 8-way front seats along with MMI Navigation unit right from the Premium configuration pricing at $67,400. Along with that, the Audi Virtual Cockpit and inspiring leather upholstery make up for the ambiance inside the cabin. However, the transition of the 20-inch wheels into 21-inch wheels is pretty evident as we move up to the Premium Plus class. Further, it has a few upgraded features as well such as Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium sound system and 12-way adjustable front seats at $71,400. 

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 system

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-inch 5-arm design wheels

21-inch 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

 

Parking system plus with rearview camera

Convenience package

Driver assistance package

 

Gray Brown Fine Grain Ash Natural Inlays

 

 

On the other hand, the Prestige is the most expensive in the trim strata which comes at an MSRP of $76,550. It harnasses all the features that are subjected to the Premium Plus with an additional array of assets. The same includes Audi adaptive cruise assist, Audi active lane assist with an Emergency assist, Intersection Assist, and many more in the Driver Assistance Package. In addition, the Head-up display and 23-speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Sound System have been kept exclusively for the range-topping Prestige.   

2020 Audi Q8 Engine and Performance

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 2020 Audi Q8 has been equipped with a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine that is capable of producing 335 hp @ 5700 rpm and a torque of up to 369 lb-ft @ 2800 rpm. This performance characteristic is coupled with 8-speed automatic transmission. The power is delivered to all the axles via an Audi's Quattro AWD. With an impressive power-weight ratio, the Audi Q8 clocks 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds and can cover a quarter-mile within 14.3 seconds. Despite weighing around 5000 lbs, this mid-size SUV can drive at a top speed of 155 mph.

2020 Audi Q8 3.0L TFSI V6

The 2020 Q8 has been given Ride Control Adaptive Suspension for maintaining the ride height and frequency. The body lean and roll have also been curbed to minimal. However, the Range Rover Sport has better maneuverability than the Q8 for its lower turning radius. Even the RS Q8 features a stable yet sportier handling with its standard adaptive air suspension. One of the other takeaways in this SUV is that to keep the power-torque band intact, the preferred oil type is often recommended to be changed after every 7500-10000 miles.    

Models

2020 Audi Q8

2020 Porsche Cayenne

2020 Maserati Levante

2020 BMW X5

MSRP

$67,400

$65,700

$75,980

$60,700

Engine

3.0L TFSI V6

3.0L Turbo V6

3.0L Twin Turbo V6

3.0L Turbo Inline 6

Drive AWD AWD AWD AWD

Transmission

8 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

Horsepower

335 hp @ 5700 rpm

335 hp @ 5300 rpm

345 hp @ 5750 rpm

335 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque

369 lb-ft @ 2800 rpm

332 lb-ft @1340 rpm

369 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm

330 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm

0-60 MPH (Sec)

5.6

5.8

5.6

5.2

Quarter mile (Sec)

14.3 14.4

12

13.8
Top Speed (mph) 155 157 156 151

As far as competition is concerned, the BMW X5 leads the mark in acceleration by a significantly low margin of 0.4 seconds. While the Maserati Levante has been packed with the class-leading quarter-mile drag supremacy. All of them boil down to the almost same top speed range of 155 mph on average except for the BMW. However, the AWD remains consistent throughout the rivalry.  

2020 Audi Q8 Brakes

When ventilated disc brake rotors of 14.8-inch in the front and 13.8-inch in the rear with a Regenerative system are integrated with the 2020 Q8, the braking efficiency improves drastically. The 4-wheel ABS, Brake Assist, and Hill Descent Control are among the other features to supplement the braking prowess. Irrespective of the trims, be it the Audi Q8 Premium, Premium Plus, or the Prestige, all are equally adorned and are indicative of the brand egalitarian approach in performance and braking collectively.  

2020 Audi Q8 Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The 2020 Audi Q8 offers a combined 18 mpg fuel economy. A 22.5-gallon fuel tank has also been fitted with it which allows it to travel a range of more than 470 miles at the max. Furthermore, the expected fuel charge as per 5-year operation comes  out to be around $12,000. 

Model

2020 Audi Q8

2020 Porsche Cayenne

2020 Maserati Levante

2020 BMW X5

MPG (city)

17

19

15

20

MPG (highway)

21

23

21

26

MPG (combined)

18

20

17

22

Fuel Tank (Gallon) 22.5 23.7 21.0 21.9

Range
(City/Highway/Combined)
(miles)

382.5/472.5/405.0 450.3/545.1/474.0 316.5/443.1/357.0 438.0/569.0/481.8

In terms of comparison, the BMW X5 yet again brings the best cost-effectiveness on the table with better performance and miles count. The 569 miles meter of the former is closely followed by the Porsche Cayenne peak tapping of 545 miles.

2020 Audi Q8 Interior

8.0/10

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

The interior of the Audi Q8 has been deluged with 4 leather seat accents in 2020 such as Okapi Brown and Saiga Beige. The comfort, bestowed with the 8-way adjustable front seats in the Premium configuration, is in conjunction with residual heat recirculation. It can further be upgraded to 12-way flex in the Premium Plus. The Piano Black Instrument Panels and Wood Inlays further propound the stature.

2020 Audi Q8 Front Seats, Dashboard, Steering Wheel, Center Console

The power tilt/telescopic steering wheel with high tech-ends such as voice activation and subscription-based Audi Connect Care, Prime, & Plus is another add-on. The capacity to seat 5, though, might be generic but it gets more practical with a cargo space of 30.5 cu-ft. The space management is flexible too, which can be varied from 30.5 cu-ft to 60.7 cu-ft once all rear seats are folded.    

Model

2020 Audi Q8

2020 Porsche Cayenne

2020 Maserati Levante

2020 BMW X5

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

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

37.1/59.5/41.6

N/A

N/A

40/60/39.8

Second Row
(Head/Shoulder/Leg)
(In.)

38.1/58.5/40.2

N/A

N/A

38.7/58.1/37.4

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

30.5

27.1 20.5 33.9

The Q8 looks quite roomy in both rows but the BMW X5 is comparatively more spacious than the former. Further, if one is motivated by slightly bigger seating and cargo capacities then the 2020 Audi Q7 can be viewed as well. Having said that, this directs us towards the infotainment unit of the 2020 Q8 that is as precise as it has ever been as the pack clouds Audi Connect and My Audi app to keep engaged. 

2020 Audi Q8 infotainment display

Into the bargain, the duality of 10.1-inch and 8.6-inch touchscreens has been integrated with an embedded real-time traffic function. The standard 10-speaker unit can be upgraded to a 17-speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Sound System in the Premium Plus. This audio setup can be replaced by the 23-speaker format that is exclusive to the Prestige trim. The in-built MMI navigation is also there for one's easy tracking.      

  • 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

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2020 Audi Q8 Exterior

8.5/10

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

The 2020 Q8 is an SUV coupe that rides on the 20-inch wheels in its Premium class that are ousted by the 21-inch in the Prestige trim. Those sleek automatic HighBeam LED headlights encompass the metallic-accented grille on the front fascia with a power sunshade on top. The 11 exterior colors including the standard Night Black and additional Samurai Gray Mettalic at a cost of $595 can be cladded as well.  

2020 Audi Q8 Isometric View 

The S Line can also be availed of which entails the S Line based body kits and badges with body-colored panels. The S Line Plus, on the other hand, features a number of black accent attachments such as the 22-inch wheels and grille inserts & background. However, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class is one worthy luxury focus with its 9-trim interior coloring and 7-variant exterior finish availablilties.        

Model

2020 Audi Q8

2020 Porsche Cayenne

2020 Maserati Levante

2020 BMW X5

Curb weight (lbs.)

5,004

4,377

4,649

4,813

Length(in)

196.6

193.7

197

194.3

Width(in)

78.5

78.5

77.5

78.9

Height(in)

67.2

67.2

66.1

68.7

Ground clearance (in)

5.8

N/A

8 N/A

Wheelbase (in)

117.9

114.0

118.3 117.0

Though heaviest among all the rivals, the Audi Q8 still feels nimble in its drive. The dimensions of the Q8 are also at par with others, except for the ground clearance. The margin of 2.2 inches in the ground clearance can give Levante an edge over the former when laden at the maximum payload. Some of the features have been listed below:

  • 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

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2020 Audi Q8 Safety

9.5/10

The Audi has come up with an impressive 2020 Q8 frame that marks a 5-star rating in the NHTSA crash tests and a "Good" rating in the IIHS parameters. Not just that, the Q8 shares the same platform as that of the Lamborghini Urus. The structural integrity is maintained by a high crumple zone both in the front and rear. The same MLB EVO platform is used for the 2020 Audi RS Q8 and 2020 Audi Q7 as well.     

2020 Audi Q8 crash test

The Audi Q8 sports a host of safety features such as the Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Control, and Collision Mitigation System. The likes of the Audi Pre Sense and Lane Departure Warning also make it to the list. The level of sophistication further goes on a step further with its Driver Assistance Package with which Adaptive Cruise Control and Intersection Assist can also be availed of in the Prestige trim. Some of the features are: 

  • 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

2020 Audi Q8 Competition

8.0/10

2020 Audi Q8 vs 2020 Porsche Cayenne

Both the Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q8 are competitive on and off the field. Be it price tag or performance the thrill remains the same. Even the exterior appeal goes hand in hand for the two. In terms of handling as well, no clear favorite can be spelled out. The safety dynamics and tech-ends are also parallel to a large extent. However, it is those extra miles where Porsche highlights the margin and takes the lead in the favorite index.   

2020 Porsche Cayenne 

2020 Audi Q8 vs 2020 Maserati Levante

Attractively exhilarating and better drag prowess might put the Maserati Levante in lead but with a lower cost and parallel acceleration the Audi Q8 catches up with the former. The ambiance and exterior styling for both are more on the subjective sides where anyone can be preferred. If there has to be one between the two luxuries then it has to be the Audi for its overall stand-out stance and that too after spending a lesser dollar on the line.    

2020 Maserati Levante

2020 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 armed as the Audi Q8, with a better and spacious interior. Moreover, all these are 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.

2020 BMW X5

2020 Audi Q8 Final Verdict

The Q8 is a fresh entrant in the market, but the Audi has built it in such a way that it has given tough time to most of its rivals. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is the Q8 bigger than Q7? 

The Q8 and the Q7 are almost the same on interior spacing. The exterior dimensions are also almost the same. However, the Q8 has a greater trunk volume than the Q7. 

What is the top speed for the Q8? 

The Q8's 335 hp and 330 lb.-ft. of torque can push it to a top speed of 155 mph.

Is Q8 Reliable?

Since the SUV has been designed keeping every practical scenario in mind and considering its safety rating, it is reasonable to label it reliable. 

Can Audi Q8 park itself?

Yes, Q8 comes with a series of sensor to keep a track of its motion that is applicable while parking also. 

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