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.
As for running costs, the Q8 should be competitive. The 50 TDI, as the only engine currently available, is not only more frugal than equivalent units from Range Rover, BMW and Mercedes, but it’s also cleaner, emitting just 178 g/km of CO2.
As for reliability, it’s far too early to have any data for the Q8, but Audi finished a respectable 12th place out of 32 manufacturers in our most recent reliability survey.