New Audi Q8 vs Range Rover Velar
Audi’s new Q8 luxury SUV trades practicality for more rakish looks. Let’s see if it’s as on trend as the Range Rover Velar...
Buying and owning
Costs, equipment, reliability, safety and security
On a PCP deal with a 10,000-mile-a-year limit and a £6500 deposit, the Velar will cost you £118 a month less than the Q8, partly because the Velar will hold its value better. Factor in smaller insurance, servicing and fuel bills and the Velar will be more than £6000 cheaper to own over three years. Given that the Velar comes with more standard kit, it’s actually relatively good value.
Business users will need deep pockets whichever they choose, though. Both cars will cost you more than £5000 a year in BIK tax, assuming you’re in the 40% bracket, while monthly leasing rates are around the £800 mark.