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2023 Audi Q8 Consumer Reviews

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We have a limited number of reviews for the 2023 Q8, so we've included reviews for other years of the Q8 since its last redesign.
5 out of 5 stars

Audi, where have you been all my life?

Jim Shields, 04/20/2019
2019 Audi Q8 3.0 TFSI Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)
82 of 83 people found this review helpful

After months of research I purchased the Q8 with Premium Trim. The Q8 has exceeded my expectations as a sporty and luxurious SUV. As a tall man (6’6”), I feel right at home in the Q8 and driving it is a lot of fun! This SUV has all kinds of power and smoothness. The Technology in the vehicle is a lot but it becomes fairly intuitive after a few days. Super quiet on the inside! One note for better or worse, the Q8 is bigger than you think - closer to the Q7 than the Q5. If you want a true midsized SUV I’d look at the Q5 and if I still had kids going to soccer, lacrosse, etc... I would have bought the Q7 The rear cargo area has enough room for my golf clubs, and work materials. The back seat has more room than any other vehicle I considered. I looked closely at and considered the BMW X5, Acura MDX, and the Mercedes GLE. Personally I don’t care for the looks of the Lexus or Infiniti SUVs, The Range Rovers looks great but I was scared away by the reliability reports on Edmunds, and I don’t really see myself as a Jag or Porsche owner.

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5 out of 5 stars

Pleasantly Surprised

Matt D, 06/22/2019
2019 Audi Q8 3.0 TFSI Prestige quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)
31 of 31 people found this review helpful

Have always shopped MB and BMW w/o much thought on Audis. When the MB debacle associated with the GLE 450 added six months (or more) to my delivery date I got my deposit back and started doing a bit more research. Never thought the "coupe" style SUVs were ugly personally, but I know they are polarizing. The Audi does a much better job making a sporty vehicle, so I figured it was worth a test drive. Loved the car, so ordered one loaded with all options less night vision. There is a learning curve on the tech., but the vehicle is very well equipped. Joy to drive and a four-hour car ride is about as stress-inducing as a jaunt to the corner market. The added insulation and thicker glass, coupled with the upgraded audio system make it a fun place to be. The mild hybrid system isn't remarkable and is largely focused on making the start-stop system smoother (it does). Audi seems to have slightly outsmarted themselves on the system though as it will put the car in coast mode prior to a full stop and if you find yourself getting back on the gas while this happens you can have a bit of hesitation. That hasn't been an issue for me, but others complain about it on the user boards and post workarounds like staying in sport mode and/or turning off the auto stop-start feature. All and all I'm very happy with the Q8 in the early stages of ownership. Probably rivals an S550 sedan for taking four adults on a long road trip with the added flexibility of an SUV.

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2019 Audi Q8

HM, 03/13/2019
2019 Audi Q8 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)
41 of 43 people found this review helpful

We have had the Q8 for three months, and have enjoyed every minute using it. We have put around three thousand miles, and reliablity, as it should be has been flawless. It is great in the snow. We drive it to our ski house each weekend, and it is like driving a snow cat compared with our previous vehicle, the dreadful 2016 Ford Explorer which was like a toboggan. The matrix-led headlights are as though the sun is on the front of the car when the superb auto high beams are active. They are definitely a worthy upgrade. The Q8 also has a cavernous rear seat where tall people can easily stretch out.

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1 out of 5 stars

Beautiful car but...

Chad Trott, 08/29/2020
2019 Audi Q8 3.0 TFSI Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)
31 of 33 people found this review helpful

We absolutely love the looks and all the technology in this car, however, we have had never ending issues with the front proximity sensors and Audi is doing NOTHING to fix it. Well...maybe that is not exactly true...they did tell us we could disconnect the proximity sensors! I feel that these are a must have safety feature and Audi’s advice is to turn them off because they can’t fix whatever is wrong with them. We have had the car back at Audi Chandler 4 times and have had nothing but excuses. We have been told that Audi engineers are working on the issue and their hands are tied. In the mean time our front sensors blast red flashing lights and warning buzzers while sitting at at stop light with nothing in front of the car...and when you need them to work they are silent. I started a ticket with Audi corporate in hopes they would escalate the issue and get the car fixed or trade the car out with one that works. Instead I waited 6 weeks for them to tell me they won’t do anything to fix the car. Not what you want to hear when you purchase an $80k car. The Hyundai I bought the kids works better than this fine automobile...thanks Audi.

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4 out of 5 stars

Great overall package

Steve D, 07/04/2019
updated 01/06/2020
2019 Audi Q8 3.0 TFSI Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)
21 of 22 people found this review helpful

Overall, we are really happy with our Q8. Regardless of published reviews, this car is very quick. Its a quiet ride, the technology is really strong. It gets constant looks or people asking us what model the car is. Its a definite 4 or 4.5 stars rating for us. A few things for the Audi designers to work on to make it a 5: - Remote start capability: Last four cars have had this, black car in Texas its a necessity - Really would good to turn off the auto-shutoff at stop lights permanently - Storage is lean (e.g. for sunglasses, etc). Console is tiny - Seat settings: there is some logic that we can't figure out but its not the settings of the last person that drove the car, but it doesnt seem to react the same everytime. - The software is a little flakey, with strange messages appearing occasionally, and certain parts of the menus disabled on one drive for no reason.

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