2020 Audi Q8  RealSafeCars97Safety Rating

#1 of 2020 SUVs

#2 of all 2020 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Audi Q8
The Q8, introduced by Audi in 2018, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. The Audi Q8 has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. The Q8 has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Audi offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 Audi Q8 is very safe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2020 Audi Q8 has a score of 97, implying a 0.02% chance of driver death (1.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Audi Q8 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0195% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 2.2294%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0195% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 2.2294% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Audi Q8 is 59% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Audi Q8 is 53% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

10069Acura RLXMaserati GhibliHyundai Genesis G90Audi A6M.-B. GLE-ClassAudi A7A. e-tron SportbackAudi e-tronAudi Q8Audi Q7BMW X5Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Audi Q8 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 100. The 2020 Audi Q8 is safer than the 2020 Acura RLX, the 2020 Maserati Ghibli, the 2020 Hyundai Genesis G90, the 2020 Audi A6, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, the 2020 Audi A7, and the 2020 BMW X5 and less safe than the 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback. It is about as safe as the 2019 Audi e-tron.

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