2022 Audi Q8 vs SQ8 Comparison in Columbus, OH

Leading the renowned Audi SUV lineup is the venerable Q8 with an imposing design, engaging performance, and luxury worthy of the Audi badge. Just one step up from that is the latest Audi SQ8, but what's the difference between these luxury SUVs from Audi? That's exactly what you'll find out in the following comparison. This is just one more way we strive to help you customers find the ideal Audi for their every need and desire. Once you have an idea of which new Audi SUV is the best fit, we invite you to come enjoy a better dealership experience at Audi Columbus.

2022 Audi Q8 vs SQ8 Exterior

Generous Features & Distinguished Design

If you've not seen the latest design language from Audi, you may get caught staring when you first lay eyes on the new Audi Q8 models in person. The captivatingly sleek and sophisticated exterior of both models is certain to turn heads but take a moment to consider what lies beyond the aesthetics. Both models feature LED taillights with dynamic turn signals, full LED headlights, 21-inch alloy wheels, aluminum roof rails, provisions for towing equipment, and more. However, you may notice some subtle differences between the new Q8 and SQ8 models. For example, at the back of the Q8 you won't find exhaust tips because they're hidden. The more powerful SQ8, on the other hand, proudly presents quad exhaust tips that hint at a much more significant difference under the hood.

Advanced & Intuitive Technology

Whether you're sitting in stop-and-go traffic or heading across the country on the open road, it's nice to stay connected without pulling your attention from the road in front of you. That's why the new Audi Q8 and SQ8 are equipped standard with avant-garde technology. It's called MMI® Navigation plus with MMI® touch response. It's as easy to use as your smartphone, but through the driver-centric and interactive display. A secondary touchscreen manages climate controls and features handwriting recognition. If you do choose the new Audi SQ8, you will enjoy a few additional features like Audi phone box signal booster and wireless charger and the impressive Bang & Olufsen® 3D Premium Sound System. Similar features are available upgrades on the standard Audi Q8 model.

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2022 Audi Q8 vs SQ8 Interior

2022 Audi Q8 vs SQ8: Performance

When you take the wheel of an Audi, you're in command of world-renowned performance. One quick test drive in the latest Q8, and especially the SQ8, will demonstrate the point well. Under the hood of the new 2022 Q8 resides a powerful, yet efficient, 3.0-liter turbocharged engine pumping out 335 horsepower and 369 lb/ft of torque. That's good for a 0-60 MPH acceleration of just 5.6 seconds or a towing capacity of up to 7,700 pounds. Every new Audi Q8 is also equipped with the renowned quattro® all wheel drive to give you world-class traction.

If you're familiar with Audi, then you already know that seeing the letter S as part of a model designation means next-level performance. That's certainly the case with the new 2022 Audi SQ8 packing a twin-turbo V8 with 500 horsepower and 568 lb/ft of torque. That means this luxurious family SUV can accelerate from 0-60 MPH in an astonishingly quick 4.3 seconds. All this power is carried on S-tuned adaptive air suspension that provides crisp handling with remarkable comfort. As with the entry-level model, the new Audi SQ8 is also equipped standard with quattro® AWD. Come by for a test drive to learn more.

2022 Audi Q8 vs SQ8 Features

World-Class Safety

From distracted drivers to deteriorating road conditions, the safety of your next luxury SUV is more important than ever. Fortunately, these are Audi SUVs we're talking about. Aside from earning top safety recognition from independent industry authorities, the new Audi Q8 and SQ8 come standard with Audi pre sense® front, basic, and rear to help monitor and react to the vehicle's surroundings, and just wait until you first use the latest parking system plus. If you go with the new Audi SQ8, you'll get the top view camera system with Virtual 360 view, which is an available upgrade for the new Audi Q8.

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2022 Audi Q8 vs SQ8: Summary

As the flagship luxury SUV from Audi, you're clearly getting an impressive return from your investment in any Q8 model. Generous standard features and comfort combine with exhilarating performance to leave you wishing the drive home was just a little longer in a Q8. For those who demand nothing less than the very best, the new SQ8 may be the perfect choice with its phenomenal performance and added upgrades. Come get a closer view of both at Audi Columbus where we look forward to showing you a dealership experience worthy of the Audi badge.

Feature2022 Audi Q82022 Audi SQ8
Starting MSRP*$70,300$92,500
Standard Horsepower335500
Standard Torque369 lb/ft568 lb/ft
quattro® AWDStandardStandard
0-60 MPH5.6 Seconds4.3 Seconds
Towing Capacity7,700 Pounds7,700 Pounds
All-Wheel SteeringAvailableStandard
Standard Wheels21" 5-Segment-Spoke21" 10-V-Spoke S Design
Power Panoramic SunroofStandardStandard
4-Zone Climate Control AvailableStandard