If you’re the type of SUV buyer who always needs to have the latest tech or latest designs, then you probably can’t do much better than Audi‘s Q8 crossover, which only recently joined the segment as a direct rival to the BMW X6 and Mercedes GLE Coupe.
However, if you go by pricing, wheelbase size and roofline design, you could argue that the Range Rover Sport belongs in the same conversation, even though it doesn’t really look as sleek as the Q8, or any of the previously mentioned models for that matter.
So how do they stack up? Well, even though the Range Rover Sport is taller than the Q8 by almost 100 mm (3.9 inches), it’s the Audi that offers greater comfort for rear seat passengers, according to Carwow – unless you’ve got three adults sitting in the back, which is where the RRS’ boxy design aids overall headroom.
Then there’s practicality, where the Land Rover product surely wins, right? Wrong. There’s more trunk space in the Audi Q8, whether you’re measuring with the rear seats up or completely folded.
Inside, the Q8 gets Audi’s latest and greatest tech and dashboard design, making it more of a novelty item compared to the Range Rover Sport, even though the latter now comes with the same displays as the high-tech Velar.
As for how they compare on the move, it goes without saying that any off-road activity would favor the British SUV. On regular roads though, it’s advantage Audi. The Q8 offers a lower sitting position, handles better in the corners and feels more balanced.
Which of these two would you rather live with on a daily basis?