The 2019 Audi Q8 delivers on so many of the promises Audi spoke about when they first revealed details about the new SUV back in 2017 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Audi stated that this SUV would be the Range Rover Sport for German car enthusiasts or even a superior sports activity vehicle to the rival BMW X6.
The Q8 has a 335-horsepower, turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine that is already an upgrade over the older Q7 model’s 333-horsepower engine.The Q8 has a beautiful streamlined frame that is the essential evolution to what Audi has been looking to build since the Q7 was first rolled out. Now that said, the Q8 does indeed have some sticking points.
The cargo space is smaller than the Q7 by about 15 percent, and it only has two rows of seats rather than three. It can still carry you and your kids around and be a comfortable ride for a small family, but it is not the wagon we have come to expect from an SUV that is supposed to be a transport vehicle for you and your family. This fact can be viewed as either a blessing or a curse after all an SUV can be so much more than a family bus. That said, there are times a bigger frame, more seating, and bigger trunk space could be beneficial. Beyond that, the price tag may be the only sticking point. The 2019 Audi Q8 which is closer to the $66,000 range that other competing vehicles in its class – like the BMW mentioned above X6 – are priced at is much pricier than the other Audi SUVs; take that into consideration if you are planning on test-driving this automobile.
The Q8 is built on the MLB Evo platform that Volkswagen Group built the Lamborghini Urus, Porsche Cayenne, and Bentley Bentayga on. The Q8 is a high-performing SUV that is the logical evolutionary predecessor to the legendary Q7. The 2019 Audi Q8 is out now and if you are in the market for a competent SUV that has everything you are looking for in a vehicle of its class all while blending the luxury touches Audi is known for seamlessly than you have to test-drive the 2019 Q8.