Discover the current Audi Q Range
Audi has dramatically increased its presence in the SUV market in recent years, and it’s now considered one of the leading firms when it comes to producing these models.
Audi introduced its first SUV – the Q7 – in 2006 and has since expanded that to seven dedicated ‘Q’ models, and that’s before any of the performance versions have been considered.
With SUVs and crossovers being very much in demand right now, the selection of Audi SUV models has expanded from just a few Q range vehicles to the fantastic range of cars it is today.
The Audi SUV range, also known as the Q range, ranges from compact SUVs to large 7 seaters as well as the edition of a newer electric models.
With such a large range of Audi SUV models available to choose from it can be a bit confusing where to start. You may want to consider the size of vehicle you need, the Q2 model is compact enough if you prefer a smaller vehicle, while the Q7 and SQ7 offer 7 seats if you need the extra space for the family. Of course there's also everything in-between with Sportback versions available if you prefer the sportier look, plus if you want to go even sportier it's worth taking a look at the RS models, which will also come with larger engines.
There's also an expanding range of electric and Hybrid SUVs from Audi, the models with e-tron added into the name are your electric vehicles and the models with TFSI e added in are the hybrid cars.
Audi is a firm that’s really ramped up its range of SUVs in recent years – rising from just one model available in 2006 all the way up to eight today, and that’s before we’ve considered the sportier versions and different body styles. It’s clear there’s plenty of choice available, but deciding on the right car for you can prove quite a challenge. Here’s our guide to the full Audi range to help you make your mind up…
Q2 - Audi’s most affordable SUV is the Q2, a stylish and well-built model that truly just feels like a slightly smaller version of Audi’s far more expensive off-roaders. Despite its compact size, it comes brimmed with all of the firm’s latest technology, and is actually roomier than you might expect, with rear seat space suitable for adults and a decent-sized boot. Those wanting something a little sportier can also choose the 296 PS SQ2 model that can sprint from 0-62mph in just 4.9 seconds. The Q2 comes in a range of Trim Levels, such as Sport, S Line and Black Edition, whilst the SQ2 is available in Black Edition and Vorsprung. No matter which Q2 you choose, you're guaranteed fantastic fun behind the wheel.
Q3 - One of Audi’s most popular SUVs is the mid-size Q3, which is an ideal model for families thanks to its practical and well-built interior. It's a true all-rounder, not only does it offer practicality but comfort and performance. There are several body styles available from the regular SUV, to the hybrid Q3 TFSI e. There's the sleeker Q3 Sportback and hybrid version Q3 Sportback TFSI e and for those looking for a sportier model you can choose between the RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback. With so many body styles to choose from, it's not hard to see why the Q3 is one of Audi's most popular SUVs.
Q4 e-tron - Audi's Q4 e-tron is their third fully electric model, following on from the e-tron and e-tron GT. It sits comfortably between the Q3 and the Q5 in the Q Range and it utilises the Volkswagen group's widely praised MEB platform. Designed specifically with electrification in mind, the Q4 e-tron offers a big, roomy interior and an electric range of 314 miles. For those looking for a sleeker and sportier version, the Q4 Sportback e-tron is also available.
Q5 - A mainstay in Audi’s SUV range, the Q5 is a roomy premium SUV that impresses with its outstanding comfort and refinement. Like the brand’s other models, the interior quality is also superb and helps to give it a very upmarket feel. A range of options are available, too, such as the regular SUV and sleeker Sportback version that offers a more dynamic appearance. A choice of two plug-in hybrids are available, which deliver an electric range of around 37 miles, while a 341 PS SQ5 model heads up the line-up with its punchy 3.0-litre TDI diesel engine and for those looking for power and style, there's the SQ5 Sportback. Once again, with so many options to choose from, it's easy to understand why the Q5 is an integral part of Audi's Q Range.
Q7 - The original Audi SUV and the only seven-seater in Audi’s range, the Q7 is a model designed for those wanting maximum interior space in a very classy and premium package. Offering a long list of standard equipment, and superb interior quality, it’s a truly superb SUV. Yet again, there’s plenty of choice, including an appealing plug-in hybrid that delivers 34 miles of electric driving when fully charged, and a hugely powerful 507 PS SQ7 version.
Q8 - Audi’s flagship SUV is the Q8, a large and imposing car that turns heads wherever it goes. With its roomy and plush interior, it certainly feels like the most luxurious model of the bunch. There’s a huge choice of engine options, too, including a plug-in hybrid, the 507 PS SQ8 and a flagship RS Q8 model that boasts a 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 engine. Producing nearly 600 PS, it enables this SUV to reach 0-62mph in just 3.8 seconds.
Q8 e-tron - Last but not least in the Audi SUV range is the Q8 e-tron, which is arguably the brand’s most important car in recent years as it replaces the original e-tron. With an electric range of up to 330 miles and speedy electric car charging, it’s one of the most accomplished battery-powered SUVs on the market today. A sleeker Sportback version is also available for those wanting something a bit sportier-looking. There's also the e-tron S which boasts three electric motors - the first production vehicle in the world to do so.