Luxury SUVs can add a certain flair to your driving experience, perfectly melding style, versatility, and first-class amenities. Audi is known for its extensive lineup of such models, including the popular 2021 Audi Q8 and the 2021 Audi Q7. Which one will transform the way you drive around Peabody, Danvers, and Beverly, Massachusetts?

Audi Peabody is here to help with our detailed 2021 Audi Q8 vs. Q7 comparison. No matter what your SUV needs are, one of these models is sure to exceed them and offer you with a brand-new way to take on the road.

Audi Q8 vs Q7: Performance & Efficiency

Audi doesn't shy away when it comes to offering robust and versatile performance and two perfect examples of this feature are the Audi Q8 and the Audi Q7. However, each model offers something unique under the hood. Let's take a look.

If you're looking for pure power on the road, the Audi Q8 may be for you. Standardly, it's powered by a lively 3.0L 6-cylinder engine that produces 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. When properly equipped, this allows you to tow up to 7,700 pounds with ease, which makes it an ideal adventure machine.

Looking for a model that boasts greater efficiency? Then, look toward the Audi Q7. With its 2.0L 4-cylinder powertrain, you'll get a respectable fuel economy alongside 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Let's take a look:


2021 Audi Q8

2021 Audi Q7

EPA-Estimated City MPG

18 MPG1

19 MPG1

EPA-Estimated Highway MPG

23 MPG1

23 MPG1

EPA-Estimated Combined MPG

20 MPG1

21 MPG1

As you can see, no matter which Audi SUV you opt for, you'll get both strength and efficiency!

Audi Q8 vs Q7: Dimensions

Another difference between these two luxury Audi SUVs is in their size. While both of them offer spacious interiors and statuesque exteriors, one may be more suited to your unique needs.

If you're looking for a family vehicle with plenty of passenger room, go for the Audi Q7. It includes three rows of seating for up to seven people, plus plenty of configurable cargo room in the rear. It also offers slightly more room than the Q8, especially in the front row with the following dimensions:

  • Front Headroom: 39.9 inches
  • Front Legroom: 41.7 inches
  • Front Shoulder Room: 59.5 inches

However, if you don't require three rows of seats and prefer a smaller body style, the Audi Q8 is the one for you. Its slightly smaller stature allows you to easily maneuver through city traffic and slide into any parking space available. Plus, you can still seat up to five people and enjoy a maximum cargo volume of 60.7 cubic feet.

Here's how the exterior dimensions measure up:

  • Length: 196.6 inches
  • Height: 67.2 inches
  • Width: 86.2 inches

Q7 vs Q8: Standard Features

In the Audi Q8 and the Audi Q7, you'll find a great array of standard amenities inside and out to get you more excited about driving every day.

The exterior mixes fashion and function with LED lighting, a power panoramic sunroof, and a power liftgate. Inside, you'll find a suite of features to keep you cozy with heated and leather front seats and a three-zone automatic climate control system.

The technology in these two luxury SUVs is also similar, giving you the latest innovations in the world of Audi. Some of these standard features include:

  • MMI® Navigation plus with MMI® touch response
  • Bluetooth® capability
  • Audi Pre sense front and Audi pre sense® basic and rear
  • Rear view camera

Audi Q8 vs Q7: Which Luxury SUV Is for You?

Whether you're looking for a powerful vehicle on the roads or one that offers ample space inside, Audi Peabody has the perfect model for you.

To see which one you like best in person, schedule a test drive at our dealership today! Then before you know it, you'll be cruising the Peabody, Danvers, and Beverly, MA, streets in style.




1 EPA estimates. Your mileage and emissions will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition. See for details.


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