2019 Audi Q8 vs. Its Competition

2019 Audi Q8, Park City to Telluride
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Audi Q8 may be slightly bigger and more expensive than the BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Class, but it’s where we’d start.

Both those crossovers, like the Q8, are new this year and represent some of the best from each brand.

The Mercedes-Benz GLE is a stellar family crossover with heapings of tech.

The BMW X5 offers tried-and-true powertrains and its interior is similarly smart.

The Range Rover Sport is more powerful and more capable off-road, but also more expensive in top trims.

The Volvo XC90 is aging out of the class a little, but it still manages to feel special—especially in top trims.

The Audi Q7 is related to the Q8, but offers a third row for family buyers.

2019 Audi Q8, Park City to Telluride2019 Audi Q8
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Quick Specs
The 2019 Audi Q8 four-seat luxury crossover is the logical answer to: “What’s the first thing you’ll do when you don’t have to pay for the kids to go to college anymore?”
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class delivers no-compromise crossover SUV comfort and luxury.
The 2019 Audi Q7 delivers on the factors most important to large luxury SUV buyers: space, comfort, style, safety, and impressive technology.
The 2019 BMW X5 grows even closer to being the do-it-all vehicle in its family.
The 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport climbs to the peak of the luxury-SUV niche with its tasteful looks and exceptional performance.
The 2019 Volvo XC90 is a standout effort from the Swedish brand, offering style, luxury, and practicality in a way many other luxury SUVs don’t.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/ASmall SUV 2WDStandard SUV 4WDStandard SUV 4WDN/AStandard SUV 2WD
Style Name     
Premium 55 TFSI quattroGLE 350 SUVPremium 45 TFSI quattroxDrive40i Sports Activity VehicleV6 Supercharged SE *Ltd Avail*T5 FWD Momentum
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
quattro Sport UtilitySport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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