2023 Audi SQ8 Safety and Reliability

Audi SQ8 Reliability Rating

2023 SQ8 Safety

Neither the NHTSA or the IIHS have a complete review of the 2023 Audi SQ8 yet, although the SUV did manage to score four stars in the NHTSA's rollover test. However, the 2023 Audi Q8 on which the SQ8 is based received a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS for 2022 and a full spread of Good crashworthiness scores for 2023, so if full testing of the SQ8 is conducted, we expect it to return favorable reviews compared to the competition.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

2023 SQ8 Key Safety Features

The SQ8 hosts an impressive amount of safety features, both traditional and modern. The former includes eight standard airbags, including rear side airbags. A tire-pressure monitoring system is also part of the suite. As for driver-assist tech, the SQ8 comes with Audi pre sense front, a top-view camera system, front/rear parking sensors, Audi side assist with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keep assist. The Prestige additionally gets a head-up display and traffic-sign recognition, and it is the only model that can be upgraded with night vision assistance.

Audi SQ8 Trims4.0T Premium Plus quattro4.0T Prestige quattro
Back-Up CameraSS
Cross-Traffic AlertN/AN/A
Rear Parking AidSS
Blind Spot MonitorSS
Lane Departure WarningSS
Lane Keeping AssistSS
Night VisionN/AO
Tire Pressure MonitorSS
Brake AssistSS
Stability ControlSS
Traction ControlSS

2023 SQ8 Reliability

The 2023 Audi SQ8 hasn't been recalled yet but the 2022 model was recalled twice, both times for a faulty rearview camera display. Four recalls apply to the 2021 SQ8: once for a seatbelt retractor lock that may malfunction, once for cracks that might form in the cylinder bores with the possibility of an oil leak increasing the risk of a fire, a rear axle that could be misaligned, and a rearview camera display issue.

If reliability is ever an issue, the SQ8 comes standard with a basic warranty for four years or 50,000 miles. The powertrain warranty is also valid for the same time period and mileage limit. The corrosion warranty is valid for 12 years, while roadside assistance is standard for the same amount of time as the basic warranty.


  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    12 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    4 Years \ Unlimited Miles
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