As the company’s signature SUV, the 2022 Audi Q8 sports some amazing exterior highlights and a robust V6 powertrain system. As always, it comes with an interior cabin that emphasizes comfort and space for all 7 passengers. It also comes with state-of-the-art technologies and infotainment features meant to entertain passengers throughout the whole ride. With so many amenities available for the driver to use, you’ll never get bored of this SUV. This 2022 Audi Q8 review will look into the specs and features that give this stylish SUV its coveted title as the company’s flagship.
The entirety of the Q8 product line has seen upgrades to its list of standard features. The base models get new 21-inch wheels and other additional amenities. Those getting into the higher trim levels get upgraded driver-assistive technologies and the option for an Executive Package. This package includes interior amenities and comforts that are sure to amaze both front and rear passengers. For the Prestige, an adaptive air suspension is used alongside further upgrades to the material work provided by the Executive package.
The 2022 Audi Q8 price point sits just shy of $71,800 for those drivers going for the Premium trim level. It already comes with the Virtual Cockpit and an Adaptive Damping Suspension to make the ride experience a lot smoother. The next trim level, the Premium Plus, gets improved driver-assistive features and the premium sound system along with other amenities. The Prestige, the Q8’s highest trim level, comes with a Head-up Display, Matrix-design LED Headlights, and a Comfort Adaptive Air Suspension kit. The roster of 2022 Audi Q8 colors includes options such as Dragon Orange Metallic, Galaxy Blue Metallic, Carrara White, and Daytona Gray Pearl. There are a total of 9 colorways available for all models with additional customizability through its different wheel styles. Below is our 2022 Audi Q8 cost table featuring all the different MSRPs of the different models:
|2022 Audi Q8 Premium||$70,800*|
|2022 Audi Q8 Premium Plus||$74,700*|
|2022 Audi Q8 Prestige||$80,900*|
Should you want to avail of any lease programs or financing deals offered by Audi, their Financial Services department is your best bet. The 2022 Audi Q8 lease price is available on their official webpage alongside the terms and perks you might want to know of. Make sure to consult with them and your preferred car dealer to ensure you’re getting the best deal that you can!
The 2022 Audi Q8 specs sheet spotlights the 3.0-Liter Twin-Turbocharged V6 Engine that gives the Q8 some decent performance metrics. With the powertrain, the 2022 Audi Q8 horsepower output raises the 335 horsepower and a max torque output of 369 pounds-feet. The ride experience does feel good during urban driving but tends to fall off during highway cruising and longer road trips. With that in mind, the 2022 Audi Q8 top speed rounds out at 130 mph while the 2022 Audi Q8 0-60 sprint time takes around 5.6 seconds.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
The 2022 Audi Q8 MPG scores have already been released by the EPA and show that its powertrain slightly loses against other models when it comes to fuel efficiency. Its lowest MPG score concerns its city driving performance with a score of 18. Each 2022 Audi Q8 configuration has a fuel tank capacity of 22.5 gallons. Below are the MPG scores received by the 2022 Audi Q8:
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/MPG||Highway/MPG||Combined/MPG|
|2022 Audi Q8||18||23||20|
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
The 2022 Audi Q8 interior follows the theme shared by other Audi vehicles as the cabin embodies a classy and ergonomic feel. It has a passenger capacity enough for 5 passengers with leather seating surfaces and heating elements available for the front seats. Higher-end trim levels get ventilation elements for the front seats while extending heating features to the rear seat. The cargo capacity of the Q8 measures around 30.5 cubic feet with the rear row of seats set up. It rises to 60.7 cubic feet with the rear row stowed away.
The infotainment system of the Audi Q8 starts with a dual-screen touch display that’s used to navigate the different entertainment features available. The drivers are given a standard digital gauge cluster setup called the Virtual Cockpit system which allows for the display of vehicle information during a drive. All models come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard features included with the Audi Smartphone Interface. All models receive a 6-month subscription to Audi connect PRIME and Audi connect PLUS online services. There’s also a 90-day All Access trial subscription to SiriusXM’s various connected services available for all Q8 models. Though there is a standard audio setup available on the Premium model of the Q8, the Premium Plus and Prestige models gain an upgrade to a 3D Premium Sound System. It comes with 23 speakers strategically placed to produce a 3D soundscape. It also comes with a 23-channel amplifier and a sound output of 1920 watts.
Currently, without a proper safety review from the NHTSA or other car safety authorities, the 2022 Audi Q8 makes up for it with a whole host of driver-assistive features. Although some are exclusive for the higher-end models, we feel that even the base roster of safety technologies is enough to ensure passenger safety. Some examples include a standard cruise control system, an electronic speed limiter, High Beam Assist, Parking Assists, a Rear View Camera, and lane departure warning systems. Other trim levels get improved driver-assistive features such as an Adaptive Cruise Control System, Traffic Jam Assist, Active Lane Assists, Emergency Assists, a Head-Up Display, Traffic Sign Recognition, and the Audi pre sense suite for pre-collision safety features.
As with all other Audi vehicles, their warranty terms and perks are average when compared to other luxury manufacturers they’re competing with. Both their limited and powertrain warranty offerings span a total of 4 years with a mileage limit of 50,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. The company has yet to offer any packages or plans that come with complimentary scheduled maintenance as a perk.