Comparison - Audi SQ8 TFSI 2021 - vs - Audi SQ8 2020

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2021 Audi SQ8 | MotorWeek Road Test
Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
95,000
Updated: 
12 Nov 2020
$
89,000
Updated: 
26 Jul 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
22.50gals
22.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Carrara White
#ECECEA
Night Black
#0C0C0C
Dragon Orange metallic
#DF7F19
Galaxy Blue metallic
#11556E
Matador Red metallic
#B4373C
Navarra Blue metallic
#37459C
Vicuna Beige metallic
#BEB9A9
Daytona Gray pearl
#8E8F91
Orca Black Metallic
#262626
Glacier White Metallic
#E7E8EA
Florette Silver Metallic
#B2B2B2
Color: 
Vicuna Beige Metallic
#F5EEE8
Navarra Blue Metallic
#313B78
Carrara White
#FFFFFF
Florett Silver Metallic
#B2B2B2
Galaxy Blue Metallic
#2E5363
Glacier White Metallic
#E7E8EA
Orca Black Metallic
#262626
Night Black
#000000
Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
#546465
Matador Red Metallic
#803A3D
Dragon Orange Metallic
#F2A319

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

No significant changes for 2021.

Pros
Turbocharged 500-hp V8 moves the SQ8 with authority
Four-wheel steering keeps the big SUV feeling nimble
Surprisingly comfortable given its performance bent
Stylish, distinctive exterior

Cons
Infotainment system can be distracting to use
Driver's seat has few adjustments
Limited interior storage

By: 
edmunds.com

For its sophomore year, the SQ8 soldiers on with only one change: It now comes standard with a built-in toll-road-payment transmission feature.Upgrading to the Prestige trim costs $5500 but adds a host of driver-assistance and luxury features, such as adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, a head-up display with navigation guidance, fancier LED exterior lighting elements, soft-close doors, headlamp washers, heated rear seats, and power rear sunshades. If none of that sounds particularly important to you, save the cash and go with the Premium Plus. All SQ8 models come with the best performance-enhancing features Audi can throw at them, so no matter which one you choose, you're getting the same driving experience.

PROS
Powerful V-8 engine,
high-quality interior trimmings,
aggressive exterior design.

CONS
Some may regret not going with the RS Q8,
braking performance could be better,
thirsty powertrain.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Pros
Sports-car fast
Posh and spacious interior
Plenty of infotainment tech

Cons
Alternatives are more fun to drive
Cheaper Q8 50TDI makes more sense
Petrol-powered alternatives are more dramatic

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The Audi SQ8 adds a heady dose of diesel performance to the regular Q8's style-led form, creating a compelling new variant in the Audi Sport range.

Pros
Enticing low rpm performance
Impressive dynamics for the size
Comfortable and quiet as a family SUV...
But able to transform itself when asked to angry-up

Cons
Not different enough from a cheaper Q8 inside
Minor wind noise interruption at highway speeds
Hides its size well on the open road, but not on city streets

By: 
caradvice.com.au

The SQ8 is new for 2020.Kicks off the first SQ8 generation.

Pros
Twin-turbo 500-hp V8 moves the SQ8 with authority
Four-wheel steering keeps the big SUV feeling nimble
48-volt hybrid system provides added acceleration from a standstill

Cons
Less practical than the related Q7
Infotainment system can be distracting to use
Limited interior storage

By: 
edmunds.com

Put simply, the Audi SQ8 is one of the fastest diesel-powered SUV in the world and can be had with loads of high-tech kit. Sadly, lots of these features are reserved for top-spec Vorsprung cars.

Pros
Sports-car fast
Posh and spacious interior
Plenty of infotainment tech

Cons
Alternatives are more fun to drive
Cheaper Q8 50TDI makes more sense
Petrol-powered alternatives are more dramatic

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
15.00mpg
15.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
21.00mpg
21.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
32
Cylinders: 
8
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
4.00L
4.00L
Torque: 
568ft-lbs
at 3 000rpm
568ft-lbs
Horsepower: 
500hp
at 5 500rpm
500hp
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
43.60Feet
43.60Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
yes
Side view Camera: 
yes
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission Controls And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Heated Steering Wheel
Adaptive Cruise Control
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
196.60in
196.60in
Width: 
78.50in
78.50in
Height: 
67.20in
67.20in
Front Track: 
66.10in
Rear Track: 
66.60in
Wheel Base: 
117.90in
117.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.10
37.10
Rear Head Room: 
38.10
38.10
Front Leg Room: 
41.60in
41.60in
Rear leg room: 
40.20in
40.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.50in
59.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.50in
58.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
60.70cu.ft
60.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7700lbs
7700lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
30.50cu.ft
30.50cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
5324.00lbs
5324.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8-way power lumbar for front seats
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Height adjustable driver seat
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Sliding rear seats with 40/20/40 split folding seatbacks and adjustable recline
Multi-Level Heating
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Audi S-tuned adaptive air suspension
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Audi S-tuned adaptive air suspension
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Four Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Four Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
17 Total Speakers
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
730 Watts Stereo Output
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
17 Total Speakers
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
730 Watts Stereo Output
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
LED Headlamp
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 in
21 In.
Wheels more: 
all-season tires
10-V-spoke S design bi-color finish wheels
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R21
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R21

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated disc
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated disc
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Self-Leveling Headlights
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
LED Headlamp
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Prestige
Black Optic Package
Towing Package
Luxury Package
S Sport Package
Driver Assistance Package
Black Optic Package
Towing Package
Luxury Package
Exterior Options: 
22" 5 Twin-Spoke V Design Forged Wheels
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
Carbon Fiber Mirror Caps
Audi Black Rings And Badges Kit
22" Summer Tires
22" 5 Twin-Spoke V Design Forged Wheels
DELETE Front License Plate Holder
Carbon Fiber Mirror Caps
22" Summer Tires
Interior Options: 
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Audi S Beam-Front And Rear Doors
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Night Vision Assistant
Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System
Audi First Aid Kit
Audi Guard Cargo Mat
Interior Protection Package
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Audi S Beam-Front And Rear Doors
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Audi First Aid Kit
Audi Guard Cargo Mat
Interior Protection Package

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Rotor Gray Valcona, leather
#889093
Black Valcona, leather
#000000
Arras Red Valcona, leather
#935554
Color: 
Arras Red Valcona, leather
#935554
Black Valcona, leather
#000000
Rotor Gray Valcona, leather
#889093
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