Audi Q8 vs Competition | Danbury CT

See How the Audi Q8 SUV Compares to its Rivals

in Danbury, CT

How Does the Audi Q8 SUV Compare to its Rivals in Danbury?

Stand out for all the right reasons when you choose a new Audi Q8 SUV from Audi Danbury. We get a lot of questions about the Audi Q8 and what makes it a top performer. Let's compare the Audi Q8 to some of the most sought-after rivals to determine which model best suits your lifestyle.

Engine Performance

Make a grand entrance at any Danbury destination when you choose an Audi Q8 from our new inventory. The new Q8 outperforms its closest competitors in a major way, making it a great option for those seeking to add a bit of thrill to their rides.

  • The Audi Q8 draws power from a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that generates 369 pound-feet of torque and 335 horsepower. Audi combined the engine with an eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission. You can also enjoy the confidence of quattro® all-wheel drive in your Audi SUV. With this powertrain setup, you can tow up to 7,700 pounds of gear around Watertown.
  • The new BMW X6 also offers you 335 horsepower from a 3.0-liter engine, but it offers less torque than the Audi Q8. The BMW model offers a turbo inline-six engine, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive. You can only tow up to 7,200 pounds with the BMW SUV, which is about 500 pounds less than what you'd get with the Audi Q8.
  • The Acura MDX comes standard with a 3.6-liter V6 engine, front-wheel drivetrain, and a 10-speed automatic transmission. With this setup, you'll experience significantly less horsepower and torque than what the Audi Q8 SUV provides. The Acura SUV offers 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque for your adventures near Milford. It also offers a much lower towing capacity, at 3,500 pounds. For the most get-up-and-go, we recommend choosing the Audi model.
  • The Volvo XC90 comes standard with a four-cylinder turbo engine, an all-wheel drivetrain, and an automatic transmission. When you choose the Volvo SUV, you'll get 247 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, which signify a much less potent powertrain than what you can experience with an Audi vehicle. Its towing capacity is also much lower, at 5,000 pounds.
  • The new Mercedes-Benz GLE features a 2.0-liter inline-four engine paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and a rear-wheel drivetrain. The Mercedes-Benz SUV can only tow 5,950 pounds, and it only offers 255 horsepower. As you can see, the new Audi Q8 provides more power and capability than the Mercedes-Benz GLE.

Interior Space and Design

Our new Audi Q8 models come standard with some of the most luxurious features, including a power panoramic sunroof, a power tailgate, a three-zone automatic climate control system, heated front seats, and leather seating surfaces.

  • The new Audi Q8 offers a generous amount of cargo space, at 60.7 cubic feet behind the front row and 30.5 cubic feet behind the back row. You'll also have access to an ample amount of passenger space, including:
    • 41.6 inches of front legroom
    • 37.1 inches of front headroom
    • 59.5 inches of front shoulder room
    • 40.2 inches of second-row legroom
    • 38.1 inches of second-row headroom
    • 58.5 inches of second-row shoulder room
  • The BMW X6 offers 27.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity, which is less than what you'll find in the Audi Q8. It also offers 35.7 inches of legroom and 57.7 inches of shoulder room for passengers seated in the rear seats, giving your guests less space to stretch out and enjoy the ride. Like the Audi Q8, the BMW X6 features leather upholstery, a panoramic moonroof, and heated front seats. It is lacking the Audi brand's three-zone climate control system, however.
  • The new Acura MDX offers only 16.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row of seats. The Acura SUV also offers a much smaller wheelbase, at 113.8 inches in comparison with the Audi model's 117.9 inches. It does not come standard at the base trim with leather upholstery, but it offers similar interior design features.
  • The updated Volvo XC90 offers less legroom and shoulder room in all seating positions than the Audi Q8 model. In comparison, it only offers 40.9 inches of front legroom, 37 inches of rear legroom, 57.7 inches of front shoulder room, and 56.6 inches of rear shoulder room. However, you can fit slightly more luggage in the back of the Volvo SUV. The Volvo model does not feature leather seats at the base trim, but it does offer a moonroof and heated front seats, like the Audi Q8.
  • The upscale Mercedes-Benz GLE offers less seating space than the Audi Q8 in several key areas, including its 40.3 inches of front legroom and 59.3 inches of front shoulder room. Rear-seat passengers will also have less head and shoulder room in the Mercedes-Benz model, at 36.9 inches and 58.3 inches, respectively. This luxury SUV also does not come standard with a panoramic roof or leather seats at the base trim.

Modern Technology Features

Technology is an essential component of every commute. That's why we recommend that you choose a model that can keep you connected to the things that matter the most to you when traveling away from home.

  • The innovative Audi Q8 boasts an Audi virtual cockpit plus system as standard equipment. It includes a 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster with three handy visual modes. Plus, the Audi smartphone interface helps you connect wirelessly to Apple CarPlay and Bluetooth. If you have an Android device, you can connect to Android Auto.
  • The ambitious BMW X6 also offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, in addition to Bluetooth technology. However, it does not come standard with Audi's virtual cockpit plus system.
  • Like the Audi Q8, the Acura MDX also offers a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth compatibility. While it appears similar at first glance, you may notice that the Audi offers a few more niceties, including handwriting recognition and capacitive controls that are intuitive.
  • The new Volvo XC90 offers Apple CarPlay and Bluetooth streaming. However, its 12-inch instrument panel is slightly smaller than what's available from Audi, and it does not feature the Audi brand's signature technology suites that make them highly sought-after SUVs.
  • The Mercedes-Benz GLE sports a new Mercedes-Benz User Experience suite with Bluetooth streaming. It also offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster display.

Test Drive a New Audi SUV Today

If you're eager to sit in the driver's seat of a new Audi Q8, you're not alone! Contact us at your leisure to schedule a time for a test drive. We look forward to learning more about how we can match you with the right vehicle.

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