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2023 Audi Q8

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Pros

  • Smooth ride quality
  • Refined interior
  • Comfortable seats

Cons

  • Distracting touchscreen
  • Slow engine response
  • Not as practical as the related Q7

Mileage (EPA estimate)

18 city, 23 highway, 20 combined

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The 2023 Audi Q8 is the big yet sporty luxury SUV alternative

The 2023 Audi Q8 is the brand’s flagship SUV, and when it was introduced in 2019, it showcased what the automaker was capable of. It’s based on the three-row Q7, but it opts for a sleeker profile with a tapering rear roofline and eliminates the third row of seats. It’s also available in higher-performance SQ8 and RS Q8 models that are reviewed separately.

For 2023, the Q8 gained Matrix-design LED headlights that automatically deactivate specific sections of the high beams to prevent blinding oncoming drivers. The available Convenience package added adaptive cruise control, while the Executive package upgraded to sound-insulated dual-pane glass. The top Prestige trim also added a remote parking system.

As much as we like the 2023 Audi Q8, it’s outclassed by rivals that include the Mercedes-Benz GLE, Porsche Cayenne, and BMW X5. If the Q8 had a less distracting infotainment interface and quicker engine response, it would help level the playing field.

All Audi Q8 years

What is new for the 2023 Audi Q8?

  • Q8 trims have been upgraded with Rear Air Conditioning, Heated Steering Wheel, and Rear Sunshade as standard equipment this year.
  • Automated Parking and Full Roof Rack features are now available as options on select trims.

2023 Audi Q8 trims

Curious how Audi Q8 trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities

Prestige:

  • 335-hp, 369-lb-ft of torque 3.0L
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Seats
  • Memory Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Side Airbags
  • View our Audi Q8 Prestige inventory

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5 reasons to buy the 2023 Audi Q8

What We Like

Smooth ride quality: Even though the Q8 is intended to be a sportier version of the Q7, it still provides plenty of comfort. The suspension strikes a very good balance between compliance for a smooth ride and firmness to allow for more engaging handling performance. Even better, the driver can adjust the adaptive suspension to be softer or stiffer through the selectable drive modes.

Refined interior: The Q8’s cabin benefits greatly from its modern yet understated design as well as an abundance of high-quality materials that grace almost every surface. Helping matters is a sturdy construction underneath that gives all of the elements a satisfying heft, with no detectable creaks or squeaks. Audi’s attention to detail is also evident in the consistent click emitted from every switch and screen tap.

Comfortable seats: The front seats have a wide range of adjustments to ensure you’ll easily find your preferred position without any sacrifices. The cushioning is on the firm side, but they’re well shaped for hours of comfortable touring. They come heated as standard, while ventilation and massage functions are available. The rear seats handily accommodate taller passengers too.

What Needs Improvement

Distracting touchscreen: Almost all of the Q8’s features are controlled via the two split touchscreens, which can be distracting if you simply want to adjust the temperature. Having those screens lower on the dashboard also requires the driver to take eyes off the road to use them. There are some voice controls that could alleviate some of the frustrations, but it’s not as good as Mercedes’ MBUX system.

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Audi Q8 features and specs

Premium 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size

3.0L

Horsepower

335

Torque (ft-lbs)

369

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

22.5

Wheelbase

117.9"

Overall length

196.6"

Width

78.5"

Height

67.2"

Leg room

F 41.6"/R 40.2"

Head room

F 37.1"/R 38.1"

Front tires

P285/45HR21

Rear tires

P285/45HR21

Seating capacity

5

Transmission

Automatic

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