Compare the 2020 Audi Q8 to the Competition in Frederick, MD

Shopping for the perfect luxury SUV can require hours of research, with plenty of suitable models for any lifestyle. If you're looking for something more than suitable, you'll love the experience of the 2020 Audi Q8. When matched up against any of its competitors, it showcases that the Audi takes a step ahead through a variety of categories. Check out how these models compare and see why the Audi SUV comes out on top!

Compare the 2020 Audi Q8 to the Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV

Audi Q8

Mercedes-Benz GLE

Audi Q8 vs Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV

  • The Audi SUV equips a 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbocharged engine that delivers 335 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, far outstripping the performance of the Mercedes-Benz model with its 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. The GLE powertrain only outputs 255 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque.
  • When your adventures take you off-road, you'll find the legendary quattro® all-wheel drive standard on every Q8 model in the lineup. The GLE SUV is not standard with all-wheel drive.
  • Both models come with LED Daytime Running Lights, but only the Audi Q8 is standard with high beam assist. This feature is only optional with the base GLE SUV model.
  • Both seat five passengers standard, so you'll find cozy comfort on every trip. However, the Audi Q8 more front and second-row shoulder room and front legroom, so you'll be able to sit a bit more comfortably.
  • Comfort is found throughout the Audi Q8 and Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV, especially with leather seating surfaces. However, the Audi SUV offers this standard; you'll need to spend more to unlock this feature with the Mercedes-Benz model.
  • Technology is littered throughout the interior, especially when you take time to check out the infotainment system. While the Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV equips a 12.3-inch touchscreen, it only has one center display. The Audi offers two, one for infotainment and one for climate control.
  • Both SUV models are equipped with an arsenal of driver assistance features that provide peace of mind when traffic gets busy and hard to manage on your own. Only the Audi pairs its features with standard all-wheel drive, a feature you need to pay more for to unlock further potential with the Mercedes-Benz.

Compare the 2020 Audi Q8 to the BMW X5 at Audi Frederick

Audi Q8


Audi Q8 vs BMW X5

  • While both models equip a 3.0 turbocharged six-cylinder engine and offer similar horsepower output, the Q8 provides more power to its wheels with 369 pound-feet of torque. The BMW X5 falls short by only delivering 330 pound-feet of torque.
  • The Audi Q8 comes standard with quattro® all-wheel drive, ensuring stellar traction control when the roads get rough. BMW does offer its xDrive all-wheel drive, but you need to pay more to unlock this optional feature.
  • Each model offers a similar economical performance, whether your travels take you through the city or you found yourself more often driving along the highway. The Audi Q8 does offer a larger gas tank, capable of 22.5 gallons, larger than the 21.9-gallon maximum capacity from the BMW X5.
  • When properly equipped, the Audi Q8 can tow a maximum of 7,700 pounds, which easily surpasses the 6,603 maximum capability that the BMW X5 offers.
  • For five passengers, either model is suited for comfy travel. You'll find more available legroom in both the front and second row of the Audi Q8, so you'll be able to stretch out a bit more.
  • Inside, you'll find plenty of ways to enjoy the ride. Both models offer comforts like heated front seats and plush seating, but only the Audi Q8 offers heated rear seats as an option for its base model. The BMW X5 doesn't.
  • Whether you choose the Audi or BMW option, you'll find you're well-equipped to enjoy every trip. Both come with intuitive touchscreen options, Bluetooth® connectivity, and even standard Navigation. However, only the Audi Q8 offers Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration. The BMW SAV doesn't offer these without a subscription charge.

Compare the 2020 Audi Q8 to the Acura MDX at Audi Frederick

Audi Q8

Acura MDX

Audi Q8 vs Acura MDX

  • The standard engine option for the Audi Q8 is a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder which delivers 335 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. This far outperforms the Acura's 3.5-liter V6, as it only manages 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque.
  • Audi's iconic quattro® all-wheel drive system is standard with every Q8 model in the lineup, ensuring that you get improved traction control no matter where you go. You won't find the same feature standard to the MDX lineup.
  • The Audi Q8 boasts a much larger gas tank, with a maximum capacity of 22.5 gallons. The Acura MDX can only carry 19.5-gallons, so you will need to stop much sooner to fill up.
  • Both models can be equipped to tow impressive amounts, but the Q8 manages quite a bit more with a maximum capacity of 7,700 pounds. The Acura MDX only manages up to 5,000 pounds.
  • While the Acura MDX can seat six passengers normally, it adds another row in by sacrificing front and second-row legroom. You'll find over 40 inches of room for both seats of passengers in the Audi Q8, something that the Acura MDX can't offer.
  • When you have a full load of passengers in the Audi Q8, you'll still be able to carry up to 30.5 cubic feet of cargo space. The Acura MDX can seat more but does so by only offering 15.8 cubic feet of storage.
  • While both are equipped with premium audio systems, easy-to-control touchscreen functionality, and smartphone integration. Navigation is offered for both setups, but only the Audi SUV offers this feature standard. You won't find the same convenience from the Acura MDX lineup.
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers are standard to the Audi Q8 lineup, but not so with the Acura lineup. Safety is more assured when you use this feature as it responds to precipitation.

Compare the 2020 Audi Q8 to the Lexus RX at Audi Frederick

Audi Q8

Lexus RX

Audi Q8 vs Lexus RX

  • The Audi SUV equips a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-liter engine that pumps out 335 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. The Lexus RX falls behind with its 3.5-liter V6, which only delivers 295 horsepower and 268 pound-feet of torque.
  • The quattro® all-wheel drive is legendary and equipped to the Audi lineup standard to help ensure you have stellar traction control wherever you go. The Lexus RX offers similar equipment, but you need to pay extra for it.
  • Both SUVs provide economical performance, ensuring that city and highway driving is easily managed. The Audi Q8 does offer a 22.5-gallon gas tank, while the Lexus RX limits you with a 19.2-gallon gas tank.
  • The Audi Q8 tows a maximum of 7,700 pounds, which is more than double the 3,500 pounds with the Lexus RX lineup.
  • Looking to bring the whole family along for the ride? The Audi Q8 and the Lexus RX both seat five passengers comfortably, but more shoulder room and rear legroom is found inside the Audi SUV.
  • If you're looking to utilize the cargo space of either model, you'll find the most available storage inside the Audi Q8. It offers 60.7 cubic feet maximum, more than the 56.3 cubic feet from the Lexus RX. With five passengers, the Audi Q8 also offers far more cargo room to work with.
  • Technology is abundant with either lineup, but most are only available or optional to the Lexus RX lineup. Features like Navigation offer an easy way to get around town, but you need to pay more to unlock it on the Lexus RX.

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