Is the 2022 Audi Q8 Fuel-Efficient?

Gizmo Highlights:

Does the 2022 Audi Q8 get good gas mileage?

The fuel economy of this Q8 model is:

  • Bad compared to all other cars.
  • Very bad compared to other hybrid cars.
  • Substandard compared to other luxury cars.
  • Substandard compared to other mid-size SUVs.
  • Very bad compared to other 6-cylinder cars.

The 2022 Q8 has a bad fuel economy, with a combined gas mileage of 20 MPG (18 MPG city – 23 MPG highway). In comparison, the average car in 2022 has a gas mileage of 23.95 MPG (not including fully electric vehicles).

The 2022 Q8 is 16% less fuel-efficient than the average vehicle and is in the 28th percentile of fuel economy for all cars.

  • Premium AWD SUV – 18/23 MPG (20 MPG Combined)
  • Premium Plus AWD SUV – 18/23 MPG (20 MPG Combined)
  • Prestige AWD SUV – 18/23 MPG (20 MPG Combined)

The 50th percentile or median gas mileage for all cars in 2022 is 23 MPG. You can generally gauge how good a car’s fuel economy is by looking at which percentile of gas mileage it falls under.

If your gas mileage is above the median, you are better than the majority. If your gas mileage falls below the 50 percentile, then most people have a better gas mileage than you.

Consider the 0-35th percentiles as bad, the 40th-60th percentiles as acceptable, and the 65th-100th percentiles as good.

Cost of Fuel

The 2022 Audi Q8 takes premium unleaded (required), the price of which will vary depending on where you live.

At $4.25 per gallon of premium unleaded (required), driving this SUV will cost you:

  • 1-mile trip: $0.21
  • 5-mile trip: $1.06
  • 15-mile trip: $3.19
  • 10000 miles per year: $2125
  • 12500 miles per year: $2656.25
  • 15000 miles per year: $3187.5

When driving 15000 miles per year, the average and median cost of fuel for all cars is $2676.92 and $2550 respectively (in 2022).

The 2022 Q8 is 19.1% more costly to drive than the average vehicle in 2022. It is in the 72nd percentile of fuel costs for all cars, meaning it’s more expensive to drive than most vehicles.


The 2022 Audi Q8 can go 450 miles on a full tank of gas.

Compared to other cars, the range of the Q8 fares well. The average range for all vehicles, in 2022, is 417 miles. Its range falls into the 71st percentile, above the median of 414 MPG.

By Vehicle Category

The 2022 Audi Q8 is classified as a mid-size SUV. The average and median fuel economy for this segment is 21.1 MPG and 21 MPG, respectively. This puts it in the 36th percentile of the gas mileage for mid-size SUVs.

The 2022 Q8 is a luxury vehicle. Luxury cars are, on average, 17.2% less fuel-efficient than their non-luxury counterparts.

The average gas mileage for luxury cars is 21.95 MPG.

The average SUV has a gas mileage of 23.41 MPG. The 2022 Q8 is 14.57% less fuel-efficient than the average SUV.

By PowerTrain

The 2022 Audi Q8 is a mild hybrid car. This means that the car’s gasoline engine is assisted by an electric motor.

The average combined gas mileage for a mild hybrid car is 22.38 MPG. At 20 MPG, the 2022 Q8 is 10.63% less fuel-efficient than the average mild hybrid vehicle. It is in the 24th percentile of gas mileage for the segment, putting it below the median of 22 MPG.

The 2022 Audi Q8 is fitted with a 6-cylinder engine. The average and median fuel economy for a 6-cylinder car is 21.34 MPG and 21 MPG respectively. The engine is turbocharged. Turbocharged engines are generally 20-30 percent more fuel-efficient than non-turbocharged engines.

Horsepower-Gas Mileage Multiple

The 2022 Audi Q8 has a gas mileage-horsepower multiple of 6700 MPG.HP. The average mid-size SUV has an MPG-HP multiple of 7368. The higher the number, the better.

The gas mileage-horsepower multiple is an easy-to-understand indicator of how efficiently the powertrain moves the vehicle, relative to its power.

Heavier vehicles and cars with undersized engines will typically have lower scores. Sports cars and hybrids typically score higher. It’s best to compare scores with cars that are in the same vehicle category.

Vs. Other Audi Cars

2022 Audi cars have an average fuel economy of 22.95 MPG. The median (50th percentile) is 24 MPG. With a gas mileage of 20 MPG, the Q8 is one of the brand’s less fuel-efficient vehicles in 2022.

There are 41 2022 Audi models and trims (by per engine spec) sold in the United States. The Q8 ranks 32 by fuel economy, tied with the 2022 Q7 Plug-in.

Carbon Emissions

The 2022 Q8 emits 14693 pounds of carbon per year.

The average 2022 automobile, driving 15000 miles, burns roughly 13149 pounds of carbon per year.

Gizmo Score

We score the fuel economy of the 2022 Audi Q8 based on how well it fares when compared to other vehicles of its year. An average or standard score is 50.

Many factors are considered, such as the vehicle’s category, power, weight, and engine size (relative to other vehicles). For example, if a full-size pickup truck and a small sedan both do 25 MPG, the full-size pickup truck will typically have the higher score. This is because 25 MPG is considered excellent gas mileage for a pickup truck, but bad gas mileage for a small sedan.

All factors are not weighed equally, however. Most points go towards the fuel economy relative to all vehicles.

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