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Should you buy an Audi Q8?

If you fancy a large SUV – such as the Q7 – but don’t need seven-seats (or the boxy design that usually comes with it) and want something stylish and high-tech, the Q8 is easy to recommend. Thanks to its updated cabin and engines, it is the most complete SUV that Audi makes (and one of the best SUV-coupes around), but with a price tag starting at around £65,000, it may be hard to justify buying one over the – still excellent – Audi Q7.

Should you buy an Audi SQ8?

If you want a fast and capable SUV that's easy to live with then we'd probably recommend the SQ7 over the SQ8, due to the additional practicality of its bigger boot and extra two seats. That's not to say it's a bad car (far from it) but if you're going for a fast coupefied SUV, why not just get the RS Q8? Neither model is particularly cheap after all.

It's still a fantastic combination of power and economy though, just less enticing overall than the more practical SQ7 or faster RS Q8.

Should you buy an Audi RS Q8? 

The RS Q8 leaves us red hot. We can heartily recommend it. Despite a growing number of rivals, it's the happy medium of the lot. It's, in our eyes at least, the most complete package of the ultra-niche supercar-slaying SUV-cum-coupe lot.

The Lamborghini Urus is faster, but lacks the breadth of the RS Q8. The BMW X6 M Competition is 25hp more powerful, but is a lot less tasteful and around £10,000 more expensive. The Range Rover Sport SVR is the king of untasteful, but it's a bit cheaper than the RS Q8. The Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo is svelte and as handsome, but a bit down on power.

Audi S Q8 (2020) rear view