2020 Audi SQ8

MSRP range: $89,000 - $94,500
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MSRP$95,155
Edmunds suggests you pay$85,980

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2020 Audi SQ8 Review

  • Turbocharged 500-hp V8 moves the SQ8 with authority
  • Four-wheel steering keeps the big SUV feeling nimble
  • Surprisingly comfortable given its performance attributes
  • Stylish, distinctive exterior
  • Infotainment system can be distracting to use
  • Driver's seat has few adjustments
  • Limited interior storage
  • The SQ8 is new for 2020
  • Kicks off the first SQ8 generation

We never felt the regular Audi Q8 had performance to match its good looks. The 2020 Audi SQ8 was seemingly created to silence our griping, taking the Q8's package and cranking things up a bit. The supercharged V6 from the Q8 goes out the window, replaced with a turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 good for 500 horsepower. It's essentially a detuned version of the engine found in the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. As we hoped, the SQ8 strikes an expert balance between the comparatively pedestrian Audi Q8 and the bonkers RS Q8.

Standard all-wheel steering and all-wheel drive help keep the SQ8 pointed ahead at higher speeds and reduce the turning radius in the parking lot. Inside, passengers are treated to front sport seats to keep them in place when exploring the SQ8's dynamic possibilities. The SQ8 gives you the ability to actually have some fun in your luxury family hauler. There are some minor faults, which you can read about in our Expert Rating. But overall this is an impressive all-in-one luxury SUV.

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The SQ8 is a sporty spin on Audi's Q8 midsize SUV. Audi has anointed it with a 500-horsepower V8 and too many performance upgrades to count. It's considerably more dynamic than the standard Q8 and nearly as comfortable. Well-executed tech offerings and a top-notch cabin design round out this pricey SUV's long list of strengths.
Perhaps you want the roar of a V8, or just a sportier driving experience. Either way, the SQ8's superior performance is likely the reason you're upgrading from the regular Q8. This performance-minded model does not disappoint, with an engine capable of rocketing this SUV from 0 to 60 mph in an impressively quick 4.0 seconds.

Slowing the SQ8 is effortless in day-to-day driving thanks to well-calibrated brakes. Well-controlled body roll gives the driver considerable confidence to explore the SQ8's dynamic prowess.

The SQ8 isn't perfect, however. Our test model's all-season tires didn't deliver the grip we were expecting to match this model's power — the no-cost summer tires would have been a better match. The SQ8 isn't super smooth when driving normally around town either. There's some lag between pressing the accelerator and the transmission downshifting, and the auto stop-start system turns off the engine too early, resulting in lurchy stops.
The SQ8 is surprisingly comfortable given its sporting pretensions. In the Comfort drive mode, the standard adaptive suspension dampers and air suspension provide the pillow-like ride you'd expect of a luxury SUV. It doesn't feel floaty either. You can also dial up the Dynamic mode for a firmer feel.

The leather upholstery is soft, and the padding is compliant but supportive. But we'd prefer that the SQ8's sport front seats offered more adjustments. Also, their fixed front headrests may not fit all body types. Fixed headrests aren't unusual on sports cars, but they are overkill on a family-friendly SUV.

Four-zone climate control comes standard, as do heated and ventilated front seats. The SQ8, just like the regular Q8, has a two-tier touchscreen setup, with the lower touchscreen used to control climate functions. Our team was split on its effectiveness, with some saying it's distracting to use. But you can always use voice controls so you don't take your eyes off the road. Outside noise is adequately quelled, and you'll only hear the throaty exhaust of the V8 under hard acceleration.
Audi's bold decision to go full touchscreen on its latest infotainment interface is controversial. Some of our experts found it distracting and easy to smudge, while others liked the clean look and operation. We were more united in our dislike of the Q8's limited visibility, caused by the steep rake of the front windshield and the thick front and rear roof pillars.

The Q8 offers plenty of room. The space up front is generous, even if the lower roofline gives the impression of less headroom than there is. Unfortunately, the lack of seat adjustments and aforementioned fixed headrest might cause discomfort for some drivers. The rear seating is roomier than what you'll find in other coupe-like SUVs. There's excellent legroom, lots of toe clearance and ample headroom. The wide rear bench can hold three adults in agreeable comfort.
Operating the SQ8's infotainment interface is controversial, but you can't deny that the SQ8's cabin tech looks fully modern and comes with plenty of features. We like that it supports wireless Apple CarPlay too. The standard Bang & Olufsen audio system is quite powerful but requires fine-tuning to alleviate some muddiness on tracks with a lot of instruments.

Audi's voice control system isn't as comprehensive as Mercedes' MBUX, but it's still very good compared to the majority of systems on the market. It will pull up an address or point of interest quickly, activate the driver's seat heater, or switch to a satellite radio station with ease.

Most driver aids are standard and work well. The only issue we found was with the adaptive cruise control system, which overestimated the amount of braking needed when traveling downhill.
The SQ8's design preserves most of the cargo space that you'd normally get from the three-row SQ7. The air suspension allows you to lower the rear for easier access to a wide cargo area, too. The split seats fold flat and provide a decent 30.5 cubic feet of cargo space. Storage is scarce for small items aside from the sizable door pockets.

Planning to use your 500-hp super SUV as a family taxi? Car seat anchors hide behind removable covers, and the generous legroom ensures car seats of any size will fit.

The optional towing package gives the SQ8 a towing capacity of 7,700 pounds, which is generous for the class. The SQ8's trailer maneuver assist feature is also neat. You can use it to easily guide your trailer while reversing by swiping left or right on the lower infotainment display.
EPA-estimated fuel economy for the SQ8 stands at 17 mpg combined (15 city/21 highway). The SQ8 is slightly thirstier than other performance-oriented midsize SUVs, but not so much so that it makes much of a difference. Buyers looking for a fast, roomy SUV likely won't care anyway. Our test vehicle managed 19.8 mpg on our 115-mile test route, proving these estimates are achievable in the real world.
There's no question the SQ8's interior is worth the price. Except for the upper door trim section, all surfaces are trimmed in luxury materials. Build quality is up to Audi's typically high standards, and the high-tech design makes an impression on first-time passengers.

Including destination and handling, the SQ8 starts a hair under $90,000, and our tester with the Driver Assistance package and visual upgrades rings in just under $95,000. It's a bargain compared to a similarly configured Porsche Cayenne GTS (which features the same engine), though it costs a bit more than the more powerful BMW X5 M50i.

Basic and powertrain coverage lasts for four years/50,000 miles, while roadside assistance is offered for four years/unlimited miles. All are average for the class.
There's a lot to love about the SQ8 from behind the wheel. It's tremendously quick, turning responses are sharp, and the engine is boisterous. The SQ8's composed handling is a testament to Audi's engineering. there's no way a big, heavy SUV should be this enjoyable on a tight, twisty road. Our tester's all-season tires were the only sore spot; throw a set of summers on this beast and go have fun.

The SQ8 is one of the only SUVs to offer style and practicality in equal measure. The base Q8 was already a showstopper, and the SQ8's more aggressive aero kit only adds to the visual appeal. And unlike with the current crop of coupe-like SUVs, the sporty roofline doesn't come at the expense of rear headroom or cargo space. Go ahead: Have your cake and eat it too.

Which SQ8 does Edmunds recommend?

The addition of a 500-horsepower V8 engine puts the SQ8 squarely into the realm of performance SUVs, and we feel obligated to squeeze as much performance from it as possible. That points to the Prestige trim and its available Sport package with anti-roll stabilization and a sport differential. Adding it will push the price into lofty $100,000 territory, but it's the purest form of the SQ8 and the one worth having in a crowded field of super-SUVs.

Audi SQ8 models

The 2020 Audi SQ8 comes in two trim levels. The Premium Plus includes a number of sumptuous features that cement its luxury SUV status. The Prestige trim takes things even further with advanced creature comforts. Both trims use the same turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine (500 horsepower, 568 lb-ft of torque) with an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. Highlight features include:

Premium Plus
Starts you off with:

  • 21-inch wheels
  • 15.8-inch ventilated front brakes and 13.8-inch ventilated rears
  • Adaptive air sport suspension
  • LED headlights and taillights
  • Heated and ventilated front sport seats with four-way power lumbar adjustment
  • Leather seating with contrasting diamond stitching
  • Four-zone automatic climate control
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Power-adjustable, heated steering wheel with paddle shifters

Technology and safety features include:

  • Navigation
  • 10.1-inch upper infotainment touchscreen and 8.6-inch lower touchscreen
  • Bang & Olufsen sound system
  • Multicolor ambient lighting
  • Top- and corner-view camera system
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane departure warning

Prestige
Takes all features in the Premium Plus and adds:

  • Power soft-closing doors
  • Heated rear seats
  • Head-up display
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Adaptive cruise control with Traffic Jam Assist
  • HD Matrix-design LED headlights with full LED taillights

Main optional features and packages
Also available on both SQ8 Premium Plus and Prestige trims unless otherwise noted:

  • Black Optic package with dark exterior accents and summer performance tires
  • Intersection assist (issues warning at up to 18 mph if cross-traffic is detected)
  • Massaging front seats
  • Wi-Fi hotspot with subscription
  • Sport package with anti-roll stabilization and sport differential (Prestige only)
  • 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System (Prestige only)

Consumer reviews

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5/5 stars, Switched from Audi Q8 55 TFSI to Audi SQ8.
Philip,
Prestige TFSI quattro 4dr SUV AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)
I loved the looks of the Q8 when I first spotted it in 2019. I remember seeing it for the first time driving through a Whole Foods parking lot, wondering what model it was. It didn't look like anything I'd seen from Audi. There was a more sporty look to it compared to the Audi Q7, which I thought looked too much like a Wagon. Audi managed to beat out BMW and Mercedes in terms of looks for a Sports Activity Coupe type vehicle. The rear end of the BMW X6 is just ghastly, and while the Mercedes GLE is a somewhat better take on the coupe version of an SUV, Audi managed to execute the look much better, especially toward the rear of the vehicle. The interior of the Audi Q8 is phenomenal, clean, and if you love tech, this IS your vehicle. People complain about the piano black interiors, but you can't beat the clean lines. In particular, Audi did an amazing job incorporating the air vents across the panel with a seamless, modern look. You get used to having no real buttons (only digital), very quickly, especially if you become accustomed using the steering wheel buttons to navigate the Audi's numerous functions. Here's where I start complaining. The Audi 6-cylinder Q8 55 TFSI has terrible throttle lag. I called my local Audi dealership several times about the Auto Stop/Start function not engaging quick enough. Often times, the engine would shut off at a rolling stop at an intersection, anticipating a full stop. However, if the intersection was clear, in normal driving one would go ahead and proceed with a turn. You would apply the pedal as you rolled out into the intersection, but always to my surprise, the engine would not engage. It was a good 2-4 seconds before power went from the pedal to the engine. Human intuition is to apply more pedal if you aren't getting a response, so by the time the engine finally accepted the pedal inputs, you would be quite heavy on the pedal and the vehicle would lurch aggressively forward, with you being already panicked about the stall you are experiencing in the middle of an intersection. My dealership's response to this was that it was a driving characteristic of the car. It was not. At my 10K mileage service, they admitted there was a problem, and they had developed a patch for it. They applied the tuning patch, and it did help things some. The 6-cylinder, 55 TFSI's transmission is quite odd as well. It's almost as if first and second gears do not exist, as the engine shifts from these gears very quickly, and the feel is very unnatural. At this point, the SQ8 was becoming more widely available in the US, and I found one about 200 miles from home. I decided to test drive it. The 8-cylinder SQ8 is by far much better than the 6-cylinder 55 TFSI. The engine is incredibly responsive, with so much power available in every gear. The transmission shifts as one would expect and anticipate. The sound of the SQ8 is throaty, but not annoyingly loud or obnoxious, unless you want it to be. Part of me thinks the exhaust note responds to the way you are driving, as the more aggressively you drive the vehicle, the more pops and cracks you hear on the downshifts, and the throatier the response you receive from throttle inputs. The SQ8 is perfection. The air suspension provides and excellent ride quality, and in dynamic mode, stiffens enough to feel like you are driving a car, instead of a large, heavy SUV. There is nothing SUV about the driving quality of this vehicle. There is barely any roll, and the steering is so nimble, tight, and responsive. I test drove a Range Rover Sport, prior to this purchase, and that vehicle felt top heavy, and disconnected from the road. Not the case with the Audi Q8 or SQ8. If you can spring the $100k+ for the Audi SQ8, it is ABSOLUTELY worth the money for the incredible power, torque, and sound. The 6-cylinder, 55 TFSI Q8 is a fine vehicle after the patch, but lacked the power and presence in the driving experience that I desired. As far as the RSQ8, while there are styling and engine features of the vehicle that are stunning and aggressive to admire, I couldn't justify spending another 40-50K for an additional 90 HP. Audi has managed to produce an absolute masterpiece in the SQ8. It fits wonderfully in between the 55 TFSI and the RSQ8. The SQ8 is a phenomenal competitor to the BMW M models and the mid-level Mercedes AMG class SUV's, and should be highly considered when shopping for this class of vehicle.
5/5 stars, Excellent road experience
Bill,
Prestige TFSI quattro 4dr SUV AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)
Previously owned Mercedes and BMW large SUVs...traded in my wife’s Porsche McCann, which we loved..turned in my Tesla 100S lease and bought the Audi SQ8. Bought thru Costco program, and very pleased with price...fully loaded with options listed at $105,000 plus. This is a driver’s car and meant to be pushed...have driven thru the Appalachian Mountains over interstate 40 to Pinehurst, awesome handling, secure and safe. Just back from Naples Florida, about 1700 miles of interstate...a great cruiser with almost unlimited power...the best though is the experience to drive 8 hours, get to your destination, and feel like you just departed... Have had many compliments regarding the exterior and interior..neighbors not known as car people have stopped by to inquire as to where I bought.. The big difference in the Audi and the Tesla is the feeling of safety and being in total control..the Audi is a big vehicle and provides a driver’s view looking down on the Tesla driver. Just a great road vehicle...
5/5 stars, SQ8—suv coupe is all you will need or want!
Mark A. DeVito,
Premium Plus TFSI quattro 4dr SUV AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)
Don’t over spend on on options.....V8 is tremendous and quality ride mean u can tear up 3,4,500 ,miles days no problem is this. Never feel tired too!


Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$89,000
MPG & Fuel
15 City / 21 Hwy / 17 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 22.5 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: all wheel drive
Transmission: 8-speed shiftable automatic
Engine
V8 cylinder
Horsepower: 500 hp @ N/A rpm
Torque: 568 lb-ft @ N/A rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 196.6 in. / Height: 67.2 in. / Width: 78.5 in.
Curb Weight: 5324 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 30.5 cu.ft.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite SQ8 safety features:

Audi Pre Sense City
Uses sensors at the front of the car to warn you about an imminent front collision and can automatically apply the brakes.
Audi Pre Sense Rear
Reacts to an imminent rear-end collision by tensioning seat belts, closing windows and adjusting the seats for optimal protection.
Audi Side Assist with Rear Cross-Traffic Assist and Vehicle Exit Warning
Warns you if a vehicle is lurking in your blind spot and alerts passengers about to exit the car to approaching vehicles.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
DriverNot Rated
PassengerNot Rated
Side Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Side Barrier RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
DriverNot Rated
PassengerNot Rated
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front SeatNot Rated
Back SeatNot Rated
RolloverRating
Rollover4 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of Rollover15.8%



Audi SQ8 vs. the competition

2020 Audi SQ8

2020 Audi SQ8

2020 BMW X6

2020 BMW X6

Audi SQ8 vs. BMW X6

The X6 M50i is the closest direct competitor to the SQ8. The two share fastback "coupe" styling, turbo V8s and beefed-up performance bits. The X6 eats up back roads thanks to inspired handling, and its engine matches evenly with the SQ8's. It's perfectly reasonable if your decision comes down to which design language you prefer.

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Audi SQ8 vs. Porsche Cayenne

For a twist on the SQ8 formula, look within its family tree. The Cayenne Coupe offers similar styling and strong performance with Porsche pedigree attached. To make pricing line up, consider the S model. Its turbocharged V6 doesn't pack as much horsepower as the SQ8's V8 and it's way down on torque. But Porsche handling and a lower curb weight are enticing.

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Audi SQ8 vs. Jaguar F-Pace

Jaguar threw the book at its ultra SUV. The F-Pace SVR earns some customers based on looks alone, plus its 5.0-liter V8 engine making 550 horsepower is a triumph. Thrilling speed is supported by dynamic handling and confident braking ability. The Jag's ride is firm and its technology is behind the curve, but for the right shopper it won't matter.

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2020 Audi SQ8 First Impressions

What is it?

We like the Audi Q8 more than other so-called SUV coupes, but we never felt its performance matched its good looks. The 2020 Audi SQ8 was seemingly created to silence our griping. The Q8's supercharged V6 goes out the window to be replaced with a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8. Essentially a detuned version of the engine found in the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, this throaty beast produces 500 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque. On paper, the SQ8 looks to be a seductive middle ground between the pedestrian Q8 and the tire-melting RS Q8.

In our testing, the standard Audi Q8 with the optional supercharged V6 made the 0-60 mph run in a respectable 5.6 seconds. That's darn quick by midsize SUV standards, but it's not going to earn you a valet spot at Nobu. The SQ8, with its quad exhaust pipes, more aggressive body kit and 4.3-second sprint time, should make even jaded boulevardiers take notice.

But the SQ8 isn't just about straight-line speed. There's also an available sport differential, which can increase the ratio of power shunted to the rear axle from the standard 40:60 front/rear split to 20:80. You can also spec active stabilizer bars to reduce body roll in corners. Standard all-wheel steering helps keep the SQ8 pointed ahead at higher speeds and reduces the turning radius in the parking lot. Inside, passengers are treated to front sport seats to keep them in place when exploring the SQ8's dynamic possibilities.

Why does it matter?

The SQ8 gives you the ability to actually have some fun in your family hauler when you're flying solo. (As a side benefit, it comes with the inherent benefit of being able to keep the kids in line with one squeeze of your right foot.) As long as Audi doesn't sacrifice the Q8's impressively comfortable ride in the process, the SQ8 could prove to be one of the most desirable vehicles in the segment.

What does it compete with?

There is no shortage of hopped-up midsize SUVs. The Jaguar F-Pace SVR and Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR are both powered by supercharged V8 engines. There's also the new BMW X5 M50i, which boasts more power than the SQ8 and a marginally quicker 0-60 mph time. And while we wouldn't really consider it a luxury SUV, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk features a 707-horsepower engine that helps make up for the SUV's lack of subtlety and grace

EdmundsEdmunds says

The 2020 Audi SQ8 starts with the attractive Q8 crossover and adds even greater levels of performance. Its relatively affordable price tag means you can get Porsche performance at Audi cost.


FAQ

Is the Audi SQ8 a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 SQ8 both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.1 out of 10. You probably care about Audi SQ8 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the SQ8 gets an EPA-estimated 17 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the SQ8 has 30.5 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Audi SQ8. Learn more

What's new in the 2020 Audi SQ8?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Audi SQ8:

  • The SQ8 is new for 2020
  • Kicks off the first SQ8 generation
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Is the Audi SQ8 reliable?

To determine whether the Audi SQ8 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the SQ8. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the SQ8's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2020 Audi SQ8 a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Audi SQ8 is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2020 SQ8 and gave it a 8.1 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 SQ8 is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2020 Audi SQ8?

The least-expensive 2020 Audi SQ8 is the 2020 Audi SQ8 Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $89,000.

Other versions include:

  • Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) which starts at $89,000
  • Prestige 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) which starts at $94,500
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What are the different models of Audi SQ8?

If you're interested in the Audi SQ8, the next question is, which SQ8 model is right for you? SQ8 variants include Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A), and Prestige 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A). For a full list of SQ8 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2020 Audi SQ8

2020 Audi SQ8 Overview

The 2020 Audi SQ8 is offered in the following submodels: SQ8 SUV. Available styles include Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A), and Prestige 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A). The 2020 Audi SQ8 comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2020 Audi SQ8 comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2020 Audi SQ8?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Audi SQ8 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 SQ8 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 SQ8.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 Audi SQ8 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 SQ8 featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

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What's a good price for a New 2020 Audi SQ8?

2020 Audi SQ8 Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)

The 2020 Audi SQ8 Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $95,155. The average price paid for a new 2020 Audi SQ8 Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) is trending $9,175 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $9,175 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $85,980.

The average savings for the 2020 Audi SQ8 Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) is 9.6% below the MSRP.

2020 Audi SQ8 Prestige 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)

The 2020 Audi SQ8 Prestige 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $102,720. The average price paid for a new 2020 Audi SQ8 Prestige 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) is trending $9,912 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $9,912 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $92,808.

The average savings for the 2020 Audi SQ8 Prestige 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) is 9.6% below the MSRP.

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What is the MPG of a 2020 Audi SQ8?

2020 Audi SQ8 Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
17 compined MPG,
15 city MPG/21 highway MPG

2020 Audi SQ8 Prestige 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
17 compined MPG,
15 city MPG/21 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG17
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement4.0 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase117.9 in.
Length196.6 in.
Width78.5 in.
Height67.2 in.
Curb Weight5324 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2020 Audi SQ8?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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