Thus far, the NHTSA has not yet fully reviewed the RS Q8 but it has received four stars out of five in its rollover test. The regular Q8, however, managed a full five stars in the overall rating. Over at the IIHS, the RS Q8 has not been rated at all, although this is not uncommon for cars at this price level. However, the standard Q8 on which this is based has been awarded as a Top Safety Pick + as recently as 2022.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
As standard, the 2021 RS Q8 comes with a number of impressive features, including blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, a surround-view camera, lane departure warning, HD Matrix-design LED headlights, hill descent control, and frontal, side-impact, overhead rollover, and curtain airbags. You also get frontal collision preparation. If you're willing to spend a little more, you can also equip the RS Q8 with adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist and traffic sign recognition, lane keep assist, a head-up display, and a night vision camera.
|Audi RS Q8 Trims||4.0 TFSI quattro|
|Rear Parking Aid||S|
|Blind Spot Monitor||S|
|Lane Departure Warning||S|
|Lane Keeping Assist||S|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S|
A few recalls have affected the RS Q8, with five in 2021 and three for the 2022 model year. All three of the latter were for inoperative rearview displays, while additional recalls for the 2021 models included misaligned rear axles, lock nots on the rear axle that could break, an engine cylinder bore that may develop cracks, and s malfunction on the seat belt locking retractors.
Should anything go wrong with your RS Q8, a limited and powertrain warranty covers the car for the first four years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first, along with four years of 24-hour roadside assistance. Complimentary scheduled maintenance is also included for the first year or 10,000 miles.