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Buying Guide: Range of Audi SUVs

Buying Guide: Range of Audi SUVs


A handy guide to Audi’s range of SUVs

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 Q2 is the smallest and most affordable car in the Q range. Priced from £28,225, 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 q2

Audi SQ2

The S in SQ 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. Prices start from £37,970.

audi sq2

Audi Q3 & Audi Q3 TFSIe

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. Starting from £30,885. 

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.

This model also gets a Sportback version, featuring a sloping rear end for that extra bit of style, sportiness and desirability. The Audi Q3 Sportback is priced from £34,010.

It’s worth noting that the sporty, 392bhp five-cylinder-engined RS Q3 is also available from £53,715.

audi q3

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. Starting from: £32,430

Audi Q3 Sportback

RSQ3 & RSQ3 Sportback

The RSQ3 and RSQ3 Sportback fesature 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. From: £52,275

Audi RSQ3 and RSQ3 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 and is available from £43,625.

Pay a bit more, however – £50,410 to be exact – and buyers can get themselves a fuel-sipping plug-in hybrid version called the TFSI e, which only adds to the model’s appeal and breadth of ability.

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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. From: £45,890

Q5 Sportback

Audi SQ5

For £55,745, 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 sq5

Audi Q7

The 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.

Starting from £57,695, 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. A hybrid version of the Q7 is also available from £66,000.

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Audi SQ7

For a powerful upgrade to the Q8, 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 sq7

Audi Q8 & Audi Q8 TFSI e

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.

This is all reflected in the price – £67,800. And if that still isn’t enough, there’s the £105,300 RS Q8, which features a 592bhp 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine.

Audi has also recently introduced an electrified option for Audi’s flagship SUV – with the new Q8 TFSI e.  The Audi Q8 TFSI e is available with two slightly different powertrains – both featuring a 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine mated to an electric motor and 17.8kWh battery, which allows for a 28-mile electric range.

audi q8

Audi SQ8

For the Q8’s sporty sibling, priced at £84,490,  this top tier Audi luxury SUV comes with a V8 TDI engine with 435PS and 900Nm of torque, super sports seats in Valcona leather and adaptive air suspension as standard.

audi sq8


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. From: £103,925

Audi RSQ8

Audi Q4 e-tron

The Q4 e-tron 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

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.

Audi Q4 Sportback

Audi e-tron

Audi's first ever all-electric car, is everything you'd expect from an Audi, priced from £61,350. The acceleration response in the e-tron is almost instant, providing a truly rocket-like sensation at launch, propelling this full-sized SUV from 0-62mph in less than 6 seconds. On a full charge the e-tron has a range of 248 miles*.

audi e-tron

Audi e-tron Sportback

Following on from the e-tron, Audi have revealed their second fully electric car. With its sloping roofline, the new Audi e-tron Sportback 55 makes an immediate impression. Priced from £69,850.

e-tron sportback

Find out more about the Audi SUV range.