Used test: Audi Q8 vs Range Rover Velar

Buy either of these uber-stylish luxury SUVs at a couple of years old and you could save a fortune, but which makes more sense? We've got the answer.....

Audi Q8

Our Verdict

Despite appealing to the same buyer, these two SUVs are very different in character. The Velar is a cosseting cruiser, making every drive a relaxing experience, whereas the Q8 has a firmer edge and handling that lives up to the promise of its sporty looks.

While the Velar is a little cheaper at this age, as well as being better equipped and more practical, that’s not enough to stop the Q8 from winning. Not only does it feel like a luxury item inside, but the effortless performance is far more in keeping with its sporty remit, and the way it handles is astonishing. Despite this, it’s still comfy and roomy enough for the job. In this case, you get what you pay for.

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1st – Audi Q8 50 TDI quattro S line

Audi Q8

For Much sharper handling; stronger performance; higher-quality interior 

Against Awkwardly shaped boot; more expensive to run; ride can be fidgety

4 out of 5 stars


2nd – Range Rover Velar D240 R-Dynamic HSE

Range Rover Velar

For Cheaper to buy and run; very well equipped; comfortable ride 

Against Interior feels cheaper in places; so-so performance; wallowy handling

4 out of 5 stars

Read the full used Range Rover Velar review


Specifications: Audi Q8 50 TDI quattro S line

Engine size 3.0-litre diesel

Power 282bhp

Torque 443lb ft

0-60mph 6.3sec

Top speed 152mph

Fuel economy 41.5mpg (Official average)

CO2 emissions 178g/km


Specifications: Range Rover Velar D240 R-Dynamic HSE

Engine size 2.0-litre diesel

Power 237bhp

Torque 369lb ft

0-60mph 8.6sec

Top speed 135mph

Fuel economy 43.5mpg (Official average)

CO2 emissions 171g/km


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