Audi Q8

Price $82,550 – $126,500
Fuel consumption 10.4 – 18.0 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 83%(view ratings)
As Audi’s flagship SUV, the prestigious and sporty Q8 stands out with racy looks and breathtaking performance. That’s especially true when you look at the new-for-2021 RS Q8, an insane model whose twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine unleashes 591 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. Feeling more reasonable? There’s an SQ8 offering 500 horsepower. The standard engine is a 3.0-litre V6 rated at 355 horsepower. All are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 83%
Fuel economy 7/10
Reliability 6/10
Safety 8/10
Infotainment 8/10
Driving 8/10
Overall 9/10

What's new in 2021

New RS Q8 version


  • Sportier look than Q7
  • Spectacular performance (RS Q8)
  • Exemplary quality of assembly and finish


  • Expensive
  • Cost of options
  • V6 engine a bit short on power (Q8)