Ready to take on the roads of Burlington, Essex Junction, and South Burlington in style? In this Audi Q8 vs. Q7 comparison, we'll walk you through the differences between two midsize luxury SUVs that are more than up for the job.

These crossovers are similar in some ways and different in others, but our team at Audi South Burlington will reveal all. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride as we show you what the Q7 and Q8 bring to your drive!

2019 Q8 vs Q7: Interior Specs  

As far as family vehicles go, the 2019 Q8 and 2019 Q7 look the same in several respects. They're both midsize SUVs, but they do differ in terms of the space and seating configurations available in the cabin. Let's look at the specs in more depth:

Audi Q7

Audi Q8[SK1] 

Seating Capacity



Headroom (in; front to back)

39.9 / 38.8 / 35.9

37.1 / 38.1

Legroom (in; front to back)

41.7 / 38.8 / 29.2

41.6 / 40.2

Cargo Capacity (cu ft; seatbacks up/folded)

14.2 / 35.7 / 69.9

30.5 / 60.7

The main difference is the that Audi Q7 seats seven people across three rows, while the Audi Q8 seats five people across two rows. The third row in the Q7 is best suited for two kids, but the first and second rows in both SUVs will accommodate adults comfortably.

These vehicles have spacious cargo areas, with more than 60 cubic feet available in the Q8 and nearly 70 cubic feet available in the Q7. You'll need to decide just how much room you need in the cabin for all your gear.

 Audi Q8
  Audi Q7

Q8 vs Q7: Engine Specs & Capabilities

If you need an SUV that knows how to hustle, you'll be impressed by the engines under the hoods of the Audi Q8 and Q7. The former offers just a single powertrain: a 3.0L TFSI® V6 paired to a smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission. You'll see 335 horsepower for robust driving in any situation.

The Q7 has two engines available. The base powerplant is a 2.0L TFSI® 4-cylinder with 248 horsepower on tap. That's a solid output for daily driving, but the optional 3.0L TFSI® V6 engine (329 horsepower) really makes for a thrilling ride. An 8-speed automatic is standard for both engines.

These SUVs offer all the features you've come to expect from Audi, like standard quattro® all-wheel drive (AWD) and selectable drive modes. You can count on sure footing when you hit the roads of Burlington, Essex Junction, and South Burlington.

Advanced Safety Standard

Audi prioritizes your safety, which is why it has equipped the Audi Q8 and Q7 with Audi pre sense® driver-assist features. These technologies can help you extend your senses on the road and reduce the risk of an accident. They include:

  • Forward Collision Warning, to warn you of possible frontal collisions and help apply the brakes.
  • Lane Keep Assist, to alert you when you start drifting from your lane and apply corrective steering.
  • Night Vision Assistant, to help you see farther up the road and alert you to pedestrians and larger animals within 300 feet.

2019 Audi Q8 vs Q7: Which Will You Choose?

Did you find this 2019 Audi Q8 vs. Q7 comparison helpful as you explore your options? Both are incredible midsize luxury SUVs with impressive capabilities and that signature Audi style.

If you want to see them up close before you choose, just schedule a test drive at Audi South Burlington. We'll get you behind the wheel for a deluxe and powerful driving experience!

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