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2020 Audi Q8 Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos

2020 Audi Q8 Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos

As Audi’s biggest and most expensive crossover, the 2020 Q8’s loaded with tech that you’d expect in a luxury, flagship SUV. 

Not much has changed inside since the car was new last year, except “base” models get more of the standard good stuff. (Base, by the way, in a crossover that starts at nearly $70,000 is entirely relative.)

We give the Q8 points above average for good standard equipment and a good infotainment system. Others in the class pile high the options list with spend-up extras, while Audi’s baked in most of the popular features in as standard equipment. It’s a 7 here. 

Like last year, the Q8 is available in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trim levels. The base 2020 Q8 Premium costs $69,195, including mandatory destination charges. Fully loaded, a top-end Q8 Prestige can run up to nearly $80,000—the upcoming SQ8 and RS Q8 may easily crest six figures when those prices are announced. 

Every Q8 gets heated front seats, 20-inch wheels, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, 10.1-inch touchscreen for infotainment with smartphone-compatibility software, Bluetooth connectivity, panoramic sunroof, active safety features (that we cover above), leather upholstery, wood trim inside, navigation, a panoramic sunroof, and an 8.6-inch touchscreen for vehicle functions and climate controls. 

At the top, the Q8 Prestige costs $78,695 and includes 21-inch wheels, a head-up display, premium audio, a surround-view camera system, four-zone climate control, uprated headlights, and a suite of driver-assistance features. 

We’d hit the goldilocks spot in the middle at the Premium Plus trim level that costs $5,500 less than the top-dollar model and only skips the head-up display, leather dashboard, and matrix headlights. All three trim levels are luxury-grade crossovers, but the money saved on the top-dollar version is better spent on an air suspension that’s optional on Premium Plus and Prestige trim levels and costs $2,750. We’d also add Audi’s active driving assistants for $1,750 that can help keep the Q8 centered in its lane, stop and go in heavy traffic, and includes a stoplight timer compatible in some cities that will display how long the car will sit in an intersection. It’s particularly handy for busy parents or multi-tasking drivers to know how long they can anticipate staying stationary while reaching for objects in other seats. 

Other popular upgrades include a $600 cold weather package that adds heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel. 

All Audis get a 4-year/50,000-mile comprehensive warranty. 

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