Audi Q8 review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

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RRP £67,090What Car? Target Price from£63,839
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The Q8 is available in two trims: S line and Vorsprung. But even entry-level S line is packed with kit.

Stepping up to Vorsprung gets you 22in alloy wheels, an upgraded stereo and adaptive cruise control – not to mention four-wheel steering. However, we'd stick with S line.

Even in this form, the Q8 looks expensive next to our reigning Luxury SUV of the Year, the Q7, although it is priced roughly on a par with the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé.

As for running costs, the Q8 is competitive in the class when it comes to fuel economy, but isn’t quite as clean as the X6, which emits less CO2.

The Q8 gets an impressive array of active safety equipment as standard, including automatic emergency braking (AEB) and lane-keeping assistance, and achieved the full five-star crash safety rating from Euro NCAP.

As for reliability, Audi finished a not-so-impressive 20th place out of 31 manufacturers in the 2019 What Car? Reliability Survey. Every Q8 comes with a three-year or 60,000-mile warranty – which is pretty average.

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Overview

If you want that coupé–SUV look and are shopping with a hefty budget, then the classy, spacious and refined Audi Q8 will certainly not disappoint.

  • Spacious interior
  • Fantastic build quality
  • Very quiet
  • High list price
  • Fiddly infotainment system
  • Average warranty

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