Compare 2021 Audi Q5 vs 2021 Audi Q8

2021 Audi Q5 vs 2021 Audi Q8
2021 Audi Q5 2021 Audi Q8


2.0L Turbo I-4 3.0L Turbo V6


261 hp 335 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

23/28 * 18/23 *

  0-60 mph

5.7 seconds 5.6 seconds

  Cargo Space

54.0 cu. ft. 60.7 cu. ft.


Optional Standard

  Towing Capacity

4,400 lb 7,700 lb

  Rear Leg Room

38. in. 40.2 in.

2021 Audi Q5 vs 2021 Audi Q8

Serving Farmington Hills, MI

Selecting a beautiful crossover SUV from the 2021 Audi lineup is a challenge, with several unique options to consider. Now that you have narrowed down your choices to the 2021 Q5 and the larger Q8, you need to know how these vehicles differ. You may initially notice a substantial price differential between these two models, which only touches on the surface of their standout qualities. Are you ready to dig deeper to uncover all that these models bring to the table?


The 2021 Audi Q5 is loaded with a 2.0-liter turbo, four-cylinder engine. It produces 261 horsepower. The engine is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch auto transmission. The Q8, on the other hand, has a 3.0-liter turbo V6 engine that generates 335 horsepower. This is combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Both vehicles have Quattro all-wheel drive as standard equipment.


The Q8 is the larger model across all dimensions, but these models share the same design language. For example, you will notice that they both have a hexagonal grille that sinks to the bottom of the front end. They also have a long, confident flow through the sides with only a subtle difference in their hood and roof shapes. While both vehicles have LED headlights, the Q5’s headlights are almost rectangular, and they correspond with a chrome-outlined grille. The Q8’s headlights have a horizontal LED light bar running through them. They are integrated with the black grille, and this grille is connected to the lower front fascia.


As premium vehicles, the Q5 and the Q8 share numerous interior features. These range from leather material and heated seats to onboard wireless internet connectivity, smart device integration, and a sunroof. The Q8 has a few additional features that are not standard on the Q5. For example, the Q8 has a more advanced sound system, a reverse camera system, parking assistance, and night vision.

Our Audi Farmington Hills sales associates want you to make your selection between the 2021 Q5 and the Q8 with confidence. To finalize your Audi model research with a test drive of the Q5 and the Q8, contact our sales department for an appointment.

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