2021 Audi Q7 vs 2021 Audi Q8 Comparison in Columbus, OH

When it comes time to purchase a new family SUV, there are many things to consider. Which one is safest, most reliable, has the space your family needs? Whether it's an athletic, luxurious two-row or sporty, elegant three-row SUV that you're looking for, Audi has the vehicle that's perfect for you. Discover the differences between the 2021 Audi Q7 and 2021 Audi Q8 here and when you're done, stop by Audi Columbus to take each one for a test drive.

2021 Audi Q7 vs 2021 Audi Q8 Exterior

2021 Audi Q7 vs 2021 Audi Q8: Size & Utility

Whether your family is large or small, Audi has an SUV to fit them all. The 2021 Audi Q7 seats 7 with an immense cabin that boasts generous headroom and legroom in all three rows. You get a vast 138 cubic feet of passenger volume which means on long family trips, everyone is comfortable. There's also plenty of space for cargo, up to 69.9 cubic feet if you fold both rows of seats down. The 2021 Audi Q8 seats 5 with abundant comfort, impressive legroom and headroom. It offers a substantial 105 cubic feet of passenger volume and plenty of cargo space, whether the rear seats are up or down.

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2021 Audi Q7 vs 2021 Audi Q8 Interior

2021 Audi Q7 vs 2021 Audi Q8: Safety & Driver Assist

Audi PreSense® Basic comes standard on both the 2021 Audi Q7 and the Audi Q8, an innovative safety feature that pretensions seat belts and rolls up the windows if it detects an imminent collision. Standard driver assist features include Forward Collision Alert with Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Monitor, and Lane Departure Warning. Adaptive Cruise Control, Night Vision Camera, and Traffic Sign Recognition are available features on both vehicles. The Q7 offers standard Automatic High-beam headlights and rain-sensing windshield wipers, while the Head-Up Display comes standard on the Q8.

2021 Audi Q7 vs 2021 Audi Q8: Interior Comfort

Opulent is the only way to describe the cabin of both the 2021 Audi Q7 and Q8. Both come standard with leather upholstery, heated 8-way power front seats, and tri-zone climate control so everyone is comfortable, no matter where they're sitting. The larger Q7 comes with a standard power-folding third row. 12- or 18-way power seats are an available option on both models as are ventilated front seats with massage functions and a heated second row. An available heated steering wheel and quad-zone climate control are available on the higher trims of both vehicles. The Q8 offers an available leather upper dashboard for an extra layer of luxury.

2021 Audi Q7 vs 2021 Audi Q8 Features

2021 Audi Q7 vs 2021 Audi Q8: Technology

Both the 2021 Audi Q7 and Q8 come standard with the 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit, a convenient all-digital interface that replaces the traditional instrument cluster. They both offer a standard dual-touchscreen infotainment system with a 10.1-inch display on top to control music, phone, and navigation, while the bottom 8.6-inch display handles the climate controls. The standard audio system for both vehicles is a 10-speaker set-up but if you upgrade trim levels, both the Q7 and the Q8 offer either a 19-or 23-speaker premium sound system. Wireless device charging is an available feature on both SUVs for quick and easy charging of your devices whenever you need it.

2021 Audi Q7 vs 2021 Audi Q8: Performance

The 2021 Audi Q7 comes with a base turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder that generates 248 horsepower and 273 lb/ft of torque for a reliable, well-balanced drive. If you desire more power, you can upgrade trim levels and get the 3.0L turbocharged V6. This powerful engine delivers 335 horsepower and 369 lb/ft of torque. Paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and quattro® All-Wheel Drive means you get dynamic handling on almost any terrain. The 2021 Audi Q8 may only come with one standard engine, but that engine is the 3.0L turbocharged V6. It also has All-Wheel Drive and an 8-speed automatic transmission so you know you're getting a powerful, well-composed ride.

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Which Luxury Family SUV Is Right For You?

With a price difference of more than $13,000 between the 2021 Audi Q7 and Q8, choosing the right vehicle for your family is an important decision and the knowledgeable, friendly team at Audi Columbus is here to help you. Stop by the showroom to talk to an Audi expert to get all of your questions answered before you test drive one or both.

2021 Audi Q72021 Audi Q8
$54,950Starting MSRP*$68,200
248Standard Horsepower335
273Standard Torque (lb-ft)369
7Passenger Capacity5
69.6 Cubic FeetMaximum Cargo Volume60.7 Cubic Feet
10.1" + 8.6" Dual TouchscreensStandard Multimedia System10.1" + 8.6" Dual Touchscreens
StandardApple CarPlay™ / Android Auto™Standard
StandardFront & Rear Parking SensorsStandard
StandardAudi Virtual CockpitStandard
6.9 Seconds0-60 MPH Time5.6 Seconds

*Prices exclude $995 destination, taxes, title, other options and dealer changes. Dealer sets actual price.