Which Audi SUV is best for me?

With SUVs and crossovers being very much in demand right now, there are plenty of manufacturers building them, one of which being Audi. Its range of ‘Q’ cars spans five models, each differing in size, price and other parameters. However, with the segment filled with many different options, it’s easy to get confused by even one manufacturer’s line-up.

That being said, by reading on, Audi’s SUV range will hopefully become that bit simpler to understand…

Audi Q2

The Audi Q2 is the smallest and most affordable car in the Q range. It competes with crossovers such as the BMW X2 and Mercedes-Benz GLA. The model offers SUV style within a familiar, hatchback-sized package.

It’s also more premium than other similarly-sized crossovers such as the Nissan Juke and Renault Captur.

Audi SQ2

The S in SQ2 simply stands for Sport so as you can expect, the SQ2 is a more pumped up Q2 with higher spec. So what makes the SQ2 so different from the Q2? Well, for starters, it has a rather more powerful 2.0 TFSI engine with 300 PS resulting in 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds, compared to the 190PS of the Q2 counterpart, plus the suspension of the SQ2 is 20mm lower, resulting in impressive agility for an SUV.

front side view of an orange audi q3
Audi SQ2

Audi Q3 & Audi Q3 TFSI e

For those wanting a bit more space than the Q2, there’s the Q3. While still fairly compact (for an SUV), this is where the range steps into proper SUV territory. The Q3 TFSIe is eighth plug-in hybrid to join the Audi range is a new derivative of the Q3 small SUV with 31 miles of electric range, a quality cabin and potent performance.

Q3 Sportback

A key feature of the Audi Q3 Sportback is the large, octagonal Singleframe which forms the outline of the striking honeycomb grille.The SUV coupé has been designed as a fully-fledged five seater. There is plenty of boot space in this new model, with the boot holding 530 litres and when the rear seats are folding down this can stretch to 1,400 litres.

RSQ3 & RSQ3 Sportback

The RSQ3 and RSQ3 Sportback feature a 5-cylinder TFSI engine, producing 400PS and 480Nm of torque as well as A 7-speed S tronic gearbox that helps accelerate from 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds

Audi Q3 and Q3 Sportback
Audi RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback

Audi Q4 e-tron

The Q4 e-tron is Audi’s smallest electric SUV, it makes a statement with strong design cues: the wide stance; the large wheels, as well as the bold intakes and structured closed surface grille.

Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback

The Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback has a much more dynamic appearance than the Q4 SUV. The pioneering electric drive of e-tron, the unmistakable design aesthetic of Audi: both come together in Audi’s first compact, fully electric SUV.

Grey Audi Q4 etron driving on the road
Rear of blue Audi Q4 etron Sportback

Audi Q5

The Q5 is the next step up. Being a mid-sized SUV, it rivals the likes of the BMW X3 and Mercedes GLC. There is also an economical plug-in hybrid version called the TFSI e, which only adds to the model’s appeal and breadth of ability.

Q5 Sportback

The cabin of the Q5 Sportback has been given a generous helping of premium materials to ensure that it feels up to the standards expected from an Audi product. As we’ve come to expect from current Audi models, the Q5 Sportback is a car which is practically bristling with technology.

Audi SQ5

There is also a sporty upgrade to the Q5, the SQ5 delivers impressive performance as efficiently as possible with its Powered Compressor and MHEV drivetrain. Just like all other Audi S models, the new SQ5 features quattro permanent all-wheel drive as standard.

audi q5 sportback driving test drive review

Audi Q7

The Audi Q7 is the most practical car in the Q range. So practical in fact, that it’s offered with seven seats. It has tons of cabin space and a large boot.

While it does command a higher price than the previous cars on this list. But in saying that, buyers do get quite a lot for their money and not just in terms of space – there’s a lot of great tech on offer too, such as matrix LED headlights and MMI Navigation Plus.

Audi SQ7

For a powerful upgrade to the Q7, the 4.0 BiTDI quattro V8 engine of the Audi SQ7 delivers 435PS of power and an incredible 900 Nm of torque. So, from a standing start, the Audi SQ7 can reach 62mph in less than five seconds.

Audi Q7
rear of white sq7 driving on a road

Audi Q8

Topping Audi’s range of SUVs, however, is this – the Q8. While it can’t quite match the practicality of the Q7, this one’s more about style and sportiness – that can be seen in the aggressive design and sloping rear end.

Audi SQ8

No meet the Q8’s sporty sibling, the SQ8, this top tier Audi luxury SUV comes with a V8 TDI engine with 435PS and 900 Nm of torque, super sports seats in Valcona leather and adaptive air suspension as standard.


The RS Q8 has a biturbo V8 which draws on a mild-hybrid system (MHEV) that uses a 48-volt main electrical system as its basis​. ​Drawing on 600PS and 800 Nm (590.0 lb-ft) of torque between 2,200 and 4,500 rpm, the 4.0-litre V8 TFSI accelerates the new RS Q8.

Audi Q8 e-tron and Q8 e-tron Sportback

Audi’s largest and most premium electric SUV shares a name with the range topping Q8. The Audi Q8 e-tron has replaced the original Audi e-tron, and bought additional power, range and style. It’s adventurous, spacious, efficient and packed with Audi technology. Audi have also added the coupe-like sloping roof to the range with the Q8 e-tron Sportback.

Audi SQ8 e-tron and SQ8 e-tron Sportback

Audi have taken everything we love about the Q8 e-tron and made it better. The SQ8 e-tron has a faster 0-22 mph sprint and faster charging capabilities, this is reflected in the price. Is the Sportback shape is to your preference, Audi have finished off the range with the Audi SQ8 Sportback e-tron.



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