2019 Audi Q8 vs. 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

The Q8 has a standard Secondary Collision Brake Assist, which automatically applies the brakes in the event of a crash to help prevent secondary collisions and prevent further injuries. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer a post collision braking system: in the event of a collision that triggers the airbags, more collisions are possible without the protection of airbags that may have already deployed.

A passive infrared night vision system optional on the Q8 Prestige helps the driver to more easily detect people, animals or other objects in front of the vehicle at night. Using an infrared camera to detect heat, the system then displays the image on a monitor in the dashboard. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer a night vision system.

Both the Q8 and the Range Rover Sport have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, all wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, rearview cameras, available lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

The Q8’s corrosion warranty is 6 years longer than the Range Rover Sport’s (12 vs. 6 years).

There are over 75 percent more Audi dealers than there are Land Rover dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Q8’s warranty.

Reliability

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Audi vehicles are better in initial quality than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Audi 25th in initial quality. With 55 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 31st.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Audi vehicles are more reliable than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Audi 13th in reliability, above the industry average. With 63 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 30th.

Engine

The Q8’s 3.0 turbo V6 hybrid produces 37 lbs.-ft. more torque (369 vs. 332) than the Range Rover Sport’s standard 3.0 supercharged V6. The Q8’s 3.0 turbo V6 hybrid produces 37 lbs.-ft. more torque (369 vs. 332) than the Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic’s standard 3.0 supercharged V6. The Q8’s 3.0 turbo V6 hybrid produces 74 lbs.-ft. more torque (369 vs. 295) than the Range Rover Sport P400e’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. hybrid.

Fuel Economy and Range

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Audi Q8 uses regular unleaded gasoline (premium recommended for maximum performance). The Range Rover Sport requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

Brakes and Stopping

For better stopping power the Q8’s standard brake rotors are larger than those on the Range Rover Sport:

 

Q8

Range Rover Sport

Front Rotors

14.8 inches

13.7 inches

Rear Rotors

13.8 inches

12.8 inches

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the Q8 has larger standard tires than the Range Rover Sport (275/50R20 vs. 235/65R19). The Q8’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Range Rover Sport (285/45R21 vs. 275/40R22).

The Q8’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 50 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Range Rover Sport’s standard 65 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Q8 has standard 20-inch wheels. Smaller 19-inch wheels are standard on the Range Rover Sport.

Suspension and Handling

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Q8’s wheelbase is 2.8 inches longer than on the Range Rover Sport (117.9 inches vs. 115.1 inches).

Chassis

The design of the Audi Q8 amounts to more than styling. The Q8 has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .35 Cd. That is lower than the Range Rover Sport (.37). A more efficient exterior helps keep the interior quieter and helps the Q8 get better fuel mileage.

Cargo Capacity

The Q8 has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the Range Rover Sport 5-Passenger with its rear seat up (28.6 vs. 24.8 cubic feet). The Q8 has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the Range Rover Sport with all its rear seats folded (67.5 vs. 55.8 cubic feet).

Towing

While the Range Rover Sport SVR can only tow 6613, any Q8 can tow a minimum of 7700 pounds.

Servicing Ease

J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that Audi service is better than Land Rover. J.D. Power ranks Audi third in service department satisfaction. With a 59% lower rating, Land Rover is ranked 23rd.

Ergonomics

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Q8 has standard extendable sun visors. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer extendable visors.

A manual rear sunshade is optional in the Q8 to help block heat and glare for the rear passengers. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer a rear sunshade.

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