2021 Audi Q8 vs. Its Competition

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Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Audi Q8 squares off against luxury ‘ute competitors with a blockier body, but elegant interior.

The king of hauling class is the Porsche Cayenne, which is now available as a coupe.

The BMW X6 pushed us to stretch our definition of “SUV coupe” in the first place, but it’s still remarkable for its performance.

Same goes for the GLE Coupe, which is lusty and well appointed.

The Range Rover Sport is the oldest of the bunch, but still one of the best—it’s even good off road.

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Quick Specs
The 2021 Audi Q8 is an expansive–and expensive–full-size luxury crossover that doesn’t cut corners, it carves them.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is a no-compromise SUV with excellent performance, a spacious interior, and tons of style.
The 2020 BMW X6 is the humpback version of the X5.
The 2020 Range Rover Sport is one of the most luxurious, most capable SUVs on the planet—befitting its high price.
The 2020 Porsche Cayenne offers hybrid models, but fuel economy isn’t its best look. For that you’ll want to check out the new Taycan electric car.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
13 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class    
N/ASmall SUV 2WDStandard SUV 2WDN/AN/A
Style Name    
Premium Plus 55 TFSI quattroGLE 350 SUVsDrive40i Sports Activity CoupeTurbo i6 MHEV SEAWD
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
quattro Sport UtilitySport UtilitySports Activity CoupeSport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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