2023 Audi Q8 vs 2023 Audi e-tron Sportback Research Comparison in Columbus, OH

With the ever-changing dynamics in the automotive industry, it's hard to look past the benefits of greener mechanics. Audi stands at the forefront of eco-friendly engineering with this all-electric model, offering another choice in the SUV market. If you've started the search for your next ride, chances are you've discovered the SUV category is expansive and confusing. In the land of luxury SUVs, Audi is proud to offer choices aplenty to find the right fit for you. We still have a bounty of great gasoline-powered models, and the 2023 Q8 is an excellent contender for anyone looking for luxury models. Compare the Q8 to the 2023 e-tron® Sportback, our luxury all-electric vehicle.

There's a lot to consider between these luxury SUV models, from starting price points to powertrains and all the space you get in between. We've done the groundwork for you at Audi Columbus, digging up all the facts and compiling them here side by side for you to easily compare. When you've decided which luxury model is ideal for you, stop in and see us at our premier dealership. We always look forward to seeing you in person and inviting you to experience car-buying with Audi. We can't wait to help you find your next luxury SUV.

2023 Audi Q8 vs 2023 Audi e-tron Sportback Exterior

2023 Audi Q8 vs 2023 Audi e-tron Sportback: Design & Exterior Features

See more of the road in the 2023 Q8 and the 2023 e-tron® Sportback; the Q8 has a max ground clearance of almost 10 inches, and the e-tron® Sportback maxes out at 8.8 inches. The Q8 has standard 21" 5-segment wheels, a tailgate roof spoiler and LED taillights with dynamic turn signals and animation, whereas the e-tron® Sportback offers 20" standard wheels, a rear tailgate spoiler and full LED headlights. Aluminum roof rails and a panoramic sunroof are standard fare on both models, as well as the available black optics package for a refined look.

2023 Audi Q8 vs 2023 Audi e-tron Sportback: Comfort & Technology

Slip into the 2023 Q8 and the 2023 e-tron® Sportback for a spacious interior with lots to offer. The Q8 has a max cargo volume of 60.7 cubic feet compared to the e-tron® Sportback that maxes out at 56.4 cubic feet. The ambient interior lighting package, heated front seats and leather seating surfaces all come standard on both models. The Q8 has three zone climate control and the e-tron® Sportback offers four zone control. Upgrade trims on either model and experience luxurious Valcona leather seating, massaging front seats and the Audi head-up display.

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2023 Audi Q8 vs 2023 Audi e-tron Sportback Interior

The Audi virtual cockpit plus is standard to both vehicles, with MMI® Navigation Plus standard on the e-tron® Sportback and available on the Q8. Stay connected with the Audi smartphone interface and bluetooth® capabilities on both models. For a more thrilling audio experience, SiriusXM® and Audi connect® PRIME and Audi connect® PLUS trial subscriptions are standard for both vehicles as well.

2023 Audi Q8 vs 2023 Audi e-tron Sportback: Performance

The 2023 Q8 offers a 3.0L V6 engine that produces a mighty 335 horsepower and 369 lb/ft of torque, pairing with the 8-speed Tiptronic® transmission. This powerhouse can tow up to 7,700 lbs and still manages to hit 0-60 MPH in a swift and efficient 5.7 seconds. The Q8 maxes out at 130 MPH, and gets up to 23 highway MPG.

The 2023 e-tron® Sportback utilizes dual electric motors in the front and rear axle, producing a max 402 horsepower with boost engaged and a whopping 490 lb/ft of torque. The electric motors pair with an automatic transmission and still manages to tow up to 4,000 lbs. The e-tron® Sportback charges completely in 10 hours, and offers a max range of 222 miles on a single charge. Utilize the 150 kw fast charger when you need an extra push and charge your e-tron® Sportback to 80% in a scant 30 minutes. With all that electric power and boost engaged you can hit 60 MPH in just 5.5 seconds. You'll max out at 124 miles per hour, and can optimize the electric motors to 79 miles per charge. Both the Q8 and the e-tron® Sportback are equipped with quattro® all-wheel drive.

2023 Audi Q8 vs 2023 Audi e-tron Sportback Features

2023 Audi Q8 vs 2023 Audi e-tron Sportback: Safety

In 2022, the e-tron® Sportback received an overall crash safety rating of five stars from the NHTSA, while the 2022 Q8 was not rated. Whereas the IIHS rated both the Q8 and e-tron® Sportback in 2022; the Q8 was awarded a Top Safety Pick, while the 2022 e-tron® Sportback received the institute's highest honors as a Top Safety Pick+. The 2023 Q8 and the 2023 e-tron® Sportback work to continue these legacies with enhanced safety features. Audi pre sense® front and rear are standard to both models, and basic is included with the Q8. Lane departure warning and high beam assist are also standard. The HomeLink® garage door opener is standard to both vehicles, while keyless start, stop and hands free tailgate release is a standard feature only on the Q8.

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2023 Audi Q8 vs 2023 Audi e-tron Sportback: Overall Value

With a starting MSRP of $71,800, the 2023 Q8 is a luxurious SUV that offers great performance, mileage, and seemingly unlimited comforts within to keep your ride cushy throughout your journey. The 2023 e-tron® Sportback has a slightly higher starting MSRP at $74,000 but you get the benefits of all-electric capabilities including over 200 miles per full charge. We invite you to stop in to our dealership in Columbus to test out the robust capabilities of the Q8, and the thrilling drive of the e-tron® Sportback. We can't wait to help you discover your new luxury SUV at Audi Columbus.

Feature2023 Audi Q82023 Audi e-tron® Sportback
Starting MSRP*$71,800$74,000
Standard Horsepower335402
TransmissionEight-Speed Tiptronic® AutomaticSingle-Speed Automatic
quattro® All-Wheel DriveStandardStandard
Ventilated Front SeatsAvailableAvailable
Power Soft-Closing DoorsOptionally AvailableUnavailable
Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™StandardStandard
Comfort Adaptive Air SuspensionAvailableStandard
0-60 MPH Time5.75.5 Seconds w. Boost Engaged
Wireless ChargingOptionally AvailableUnavailable

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Excludes options; taxes; title; registration; delivery, processing and handling fee; dealer charges. Dealer sets actual selling price.

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