2021 Audi Q8 – Review, Specs, Configurations, Prices, and Interior

2021 Audi Q8

MSRP: $68,200 - $68,200.










  • It has a beautiful interior with plenty of room for passengers.
  • It has an easy-to-use infotainment system.


  • It offers a below-average cargo capacity.
  • It has a poor fuel economy.
  • It is a pricy option.


In 2021 luxury midsize SUV listings, the 2021 Audi Q8 ranks in the top half. This German SUV is high-class and fun to drive, but it suffers from a limited cargo hold and poor fuel economy ratings.

The Audi Q8 has three engines to choose from, all of which are capable. The V6 isn’t a slouch, even though it’s the base engine. It’s turbocharged, and despite some turbo lag when you first start, it feels very energetic in all driving situations.

The Audi SQ8 and RS Q8 are equipped with twin-turbo V8 engines. These models are significantly more potent than the V6 (both have at least 500 horsepower) and have a notably higher energy level.

The 2021 Audi base Q8 Premium is well-equipped, and it represents excellent value for money. Even the best choice in the lineup is the Premium Plus. It’s not much more expensive than the basic trim, and it has more driver assistance and infotainment features than the Premium. While the Prestige trim is the most abundant, the features it adds are ones that many people can do without.

While the added power of the V8 engines is incredible, the SQ8 and RS Q8 are probably not worth the money for most buyers, particularly since they lack any tech features.

More details regarding the Features, Configurations, and Interior are described in the sections below. If you want to know about the 2021 Audi e-Tron, then click our post.

Specs and Features

Engine3.0L V-6
Seating5 Passengers
Power335 @ 5700 rpm
Transmission8-spd w/OD
MPG18 City / 23 Hwy
DrivetrainQuattro all-wheel-drive
2021 Audi Q8 Specs and Features


The MSRP of the 2021 Audi Q8 is $68,200.

What’s Newly Include in 2021 

The new upgrades in the 2021 Audi Q8 include the following features:

  • The Audi Side Assist and Audi pre-sense rear are now standard.
  • Many feature shuffling between trims.

2021 Audi Q8 Configurations

The only configuration of the 2021 Audi Q8 is listed below:

1. 4dr All-wheel Drive Quattro Sport Utility (55 Premium) trim

Price: The MSRP of the 4dr All-wheel Drive Quattro Sport Utility (55 Premium) trim is $68,200. 

Specs and Features: It comes with a 3.0L V-6 Engine, 8-spd w/OD Transmission, 335 @ 5,700 rpm Horsepower, ABS and driveline Traction control, 1st and 2nd-row exterior express, open/close sliding and tilting glass sunroof, 20″ silver aluminum wheels, front air conditioning, 369 @ 2,800 rpm Torque, Quattro all-wheel-drive type, dual-zone automatic, rear air conditioning, with separate controls, driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback heated front seats, SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan radio, 3 – 1st row LCD monitor, keyfob (all doors) remote keyless entry, front and rear fog/driving lights, heated mirrors, windshield wipers – rain-sensing, leather seat trim, lumbar driver support, Audi MMI navigation plus with touch response with voice activation navigation system, and Audi parking system plus parking assist.

2021 Audi Q8 Configuration
2021 Audi Q8 Configuration

2021 Audi Q8 Interior

What is the seating capacity

The 2021 Audi Q8 has two rows of seating for a total of five people. The front seats are spacious, comfortable, and welcoming, and the driver has an excellent vision in all directions. And taller adults would be comfortable in the back seats.

Interior Quality

The cabin standard of the Q8 is unrivaled. Premium materials cover almost every square inch of the interior, making it sleek and elegant. Furthermore, the inhabitants are well-insulated from external noise.

Cargo Space

Many competitors in the class have more cargo space than the Q8, but this is because some are bigger three-row luxury SUVs. With the rear seats folded, the Q8 has 30.5 cubic feet of cargo space and 60.7 cubic feet with them folded.

Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

The MMI infotainment system in this Audi SUV is simple to use. There’s a slight learning curve due to the dual-screen configuration, but the interface is intuitive once you get used to it. The touch screens have haptic feedback, which means they vibrate to indicate that your input was received. Even so, response times may be a little faster.

2021 Audi Q8 Interior
2021 Audi Q8 Interior

Should I Buy a 2021 Audi Q8?

In a field, the Audi Q8 is an excellent purchase. It has a wide range of appeal and performs admirably in a competitive class. However, because of its high price, the Q8 isn’t the best value in the market. You could argue that the price is justified given the Q8’s efficiency, but competitors have similar starting rates, such as the BMW X6. However, rivals such as the Audi Q7 give nearly all the Q8 for a much lower price.

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Is the 2021 Audi Q8 a Good SUV?

The Audi Q8 is an excellent luxury midsize SUV. It comes standard with a capable V6 engine and two performance-oriented V8 engines. The Q8’s gas mileage isn’t great, but it has engaging handling and a comfortable ride. The interior is opulent, with plenty of easy-to-use features and plenty of space for passengers. However, cargo capacity is below average.

Is a 2021 Audi Q8 a reliable car?

The Audi Q8 is estimated to have a reliability rating of 79 out of 100 in 2021. , a projected reliability score of 91-100 is considered the best, 81-90 is considered significant, 70-80 is considered average, and 0-69 is considered fair and below average.

Where Is the Audi Q8 Built?

Audi produced the  2021 Q8 in Slovakia.

For more information about the latest Audi Q8, kindly visit the Official Website.

Bilal Ibrahim

Bilal Ibrahim is an automotive engineer, graduated from NED University of Engineering and Technology.