When we compare the Audi Q8's and the Audi Q7's specifications and ratings, the Audi Q8 has the advantage in the areas of resale value and base engine power. The Audi Q7 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Audi Q8's and the Audi Q7's specifications and ratings, the Audi Q7 is a better car than the Audi Q8.
Audi Q8 vs. Audi Q7 Pricing
A used 2023 Audi Q8 ranges from $71,774 to $89,250 while a used 2023 Audi Q7 is priced between $56,230 to $75,888. For a new model, the Audi Q8's price is between $75,942 and $96,406, with the Audi Q7 priced between $64,049 and $85,612.
Audi Q8 vs. Audi Q7 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Audi Q8 loses 52.3 percent of its value and the Audi Q7 loses 53.1 percent of its value. This means the Audi Q8 retains 0.8 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Audi Q7.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Audi Q8’s base engine makes 335 horsepower, and the Audi Q7 base engine makes 261 horsepower. The Q8 is rated to deliver an average of 20 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 518 miles. The Q7 is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 563 miles. This gives the Audi Q7 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Audi Q8. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Audi Q8 and Audi Q7 are comparable in regards to front shoulder room and rear shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Audi Q8 and the Audi Q7 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Audi Q8 has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.