2020 Audi Q5 vs 2020 Audi Q8
2020 Audi Q5 2020 Audi Q8


2.0L Turbo I-4 3.0L Turbo V6


248 335

  MPG (City/Highway)

22/28 * 17/22 *

2020 Audi Q5 vs 2020 Audi Q8

Serving San Diego, CA

At Audi San Diego, we know that deciding to buy a new Audi is relatively easy for most of our customers. The most challenging aspect of the purchase process for many of our valued customers involves picking out the right SUV to head home in. The 2020 Audi Q5 is a second-generation model that falls under the compact luxury crossover SUV class, and it sits in the middle of Audi’s SUV lineup. You may be curious about how it compares to the 2020 Audi Q8. The Q8 is a midsize crossover SUV that has only been offered for a few years, and it is classified as Audi’s flagship SUV. These are only some of the differences that shoppers should be aware of before making a purchase.


The 2020 Audi Q5 and the new Q8 share trim names, and these are the Prestige, Premium Plus, and Premium. However, these trims are not identical from model to model. In the Q5, all trims are outfitted with a 2.0-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, and a 7-speed auto transmission. Additionally, the Q5 is capable of putting out 252 horsepower. In comparison, the 2020 Audi Q8 has a similar engine across its three trims. This is a 3.0-liter, V6 engine that generates 335 horsepower. Both of these SUVs come with Quattro all-wheel drive, anti-lock brakes, electric power steering, driving modes, and other features that promise to delight you on the road.


The Q5 and the Q8 for 2020 also have stunningly different exterior designs with undeniable appeal. If you select the 2020 Audi Q5, you may appreciate flowing curvature from the tip of the nose, across the hood, and throughout the arched roof. This flow is paired with stable, horizontal character lines over the side panels. The 2020 Q8’s exterior has a tapered, more aerodynamic look that begins with a rounded nose and arrow-like LED headlights. The crisp character lines over the hood highlights its curvature, and the side contouring is angled slightly to accentuate the feel of forward momentum. Both vehicles may come with multiple wheel sizes and design options with all-season tires.


Regardless of which of these gorgeous new SUVs you prefer to drive, you can appreciate incredible features that ensure comfort and convenience. These may include a power tailgate, a color display screen with smartphone app integration, LED taillights, a digital instrumentation panel, memory functions for the powered and heated front seats, sonar technology for the front and rear parking sensors and guidance system, HomeLink, memory for the heated side mirrors, acoustic and privacy glass, a Bang & Olufsen sound system and more.

You can see that the Audi Q5 for 2020 and the new Q8 have stunning differences. Now that you know what they offer, you can more quickly identify which model is practical for your needs. Schedule time for a test drive comparison by contacting the Audi San Diego team today.

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