Comparing 2024 Acura ZDX Vs. Audi Q8 e-tron

2024 Acura ZDX Vs. Audi Q8 e-tron

Welcome to the wonderful, all-electric world of the Acura ZDX vs. Audi Q8 e-tron SUVs. These masterful models are taking crossover sport utility to new heights, delivering efficient electric range, muscular powertrains, and a smooth ride to drivers across the country.

If you're ready for an EV with sophisticated style and fantastic performance, then you're ready to explore the specs, range, design, and safety features of these two powerhouse models. Let's get this Acura ZDX vs. Audi Q8 e-tron party started!

Eager and Efficient: The New Acura ZDX vs. Audi Q8 e-tron Range, Charging, and Specs

Electric Range

First and foremost, we're all here to compare the Acura ZDX vs. Audi Q8 e-tron range, right? Trust us, you won't be disappointed. While the Acura ZDX first debuted in 2010 with a gasoline engine and fastback styling, the 2024 model year is reclaiming the ZDX name to give us the automaker's first-ever all-electric SUV.

Regardless of your preference for RWD or AWD, the Acura ZDX wins this electric range contest. Travel an EPA-estimated 278 electric miles with one of the Type S dual-motor AWD powertrains, or jump to an EPA-estimated 304 or 313 miles with the single-motor A-Spec AWD or RWD powertrains, respectively.1

The 2024 Audi Q8 e-tron, even with its boosted dual-motor quattro AWD powertrain, can only travel an EPA-estimated 285 miles2 before it needs to be recharged. Since this is the Audi SUV's only motor, there's no option to increase the electric range.

Electric Charging

Another critical component of EV ownership is charging rates. In this category, the Acura ZDX and Audi Q8 e-tron are pretty evenly matched. While the Acura model can use a DC fast-charger to take its battery from 20% to 80% in 42 minutes,3 the Audi trims can DC fast-charge from 10% to 80% in 31 minutes.3 Either way, you'll only be making a quick stop at a public charger to "refuel." Both SUVs also offer Level 2 AC charging so you can fill up your battery at home.

Electric Performance Specs

The new Acura ZDX also dominates in terms of motor muscle. Get up and go with the 358 to 500 horsepower range available across the Acura SUV's trim lineup. The Acura model also offers a wider wheelbase for improved cornering. In contrast, the Audi Q8 e-tron is a bit more sluggish, reaching 402 horsepower only when Boost is engaged.

2024 Acura ZDX 2024 Audi Q8 e-tron
Powertrain
Single-Motor RWD Dual-Motor AWD
Dual-Motor quattro AWD
Horsepower 358 / 490 / 500 402 w/ Boost
Torque 324 / 437 / 544 lb-ft Not Available
Electric Range 313 / 304 / 278 mi1 285 mi2
DC Fast-Charging Time 42 mins (20% to 80%)3 31 mins (10% to 80%)3
Battery Capacity 102 kWh 106 kWh
Suspension Multi-Link Front/Rear Five-Link w/ Adaptive Air
Wheelbase 121.8 in 115.1 in4
Wheels 20 in or 22 in 20 in or 21 in
Max Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs5 4,000 lbs6
Trim Levels 4 4
Exterior Length / Width / Height 197.7 / 77 / 64.4 in 193.5 / 76.3 / 65.6 in4
Cargo Capacity (Behind 1st / 2nd Row) 60.8 / 28 cu ft 56.4 / 28.5 cu ft4
Passenger Seating 5 5
Headroom (Front / Rear) 37.8 / 37 in 38.1 / 38.6 in4
Legroom (Front / Rear) 41.4 / 39.4 in 40.8 / 39.1 in4

Techy and Tenacious: The New Acura ZDX vs. Audi Q8 e-tron Design

Acura ZDX vs. Audi Q8 e-tron Exterior

Acura ZDX vs. Audi Q8 e-tron Exterior

Arriving in spring 2024, the fierce new Acura ZDX is serving major futuristic attitude. Its floating roof and smooth side panels are sleek and sophisticated, while the Illuminated Seamless Pentagon Grille and signature headlights give the SUV a confident stance. Its performance-focused wheels can be outfitted with Acura accessories to boost your exterior style even further.

Reserve your 2024 Acura ZDX now, or keep reading to see how the Audi SUV compares.

The Audi Q8 e-tron also received a refresh for the 2024 model year, getting a restyled grille and updated wheel designs. Its LED headlights are not nearly as provocative as those of the Acura ZDX, maintaining a conventional Audi appearance instead. The Audi model's exterior paint options aren't especially exciting either, whereas the available Scarlet Red Metallic color of the Acura ZDX is energized and athletic.

Acura ZDX vs. Audi Q8 e-tron Interior

Acura ZDX vs. Audi Q8 e-tron Interior

The luxe Acura ZDX interior is meticulously crafted with premium materials like Milano leather upholstery and brushed aluminum accents. Customizable ambient lighting and elevated technology make the Acura cabin a tech-lover's paradise, with options like a Digital Rearview Mirror, a Bang & Olufsen® Sound System, and Google built-in capabilities at your fingertips. Open the panoramic moonroof to let in the sunshine, and keep valuables safer with rear privacy glass.

Inside the Audi Q8 e-tron cabin, you'll find leather upholstery and leatherette or leather-trimmed elements, depending on your trim choice. A panoramic sunroof lets in the breeze, while the LED interior lighting adds a modern ambiance. Upper trims feature a Bang & Olufsen® Sound System, Valcona or Milano leather with piping, and manual rear sunshades.

Are you ready to order your new Acura ZDX and be among the first drivers to experience this SUV's electrified performance? Learn how you can sign up ahead of the 2024 Acura ZDX and ZDX Type S release date through your local Acura dealer.

Acura ZDX vs. Audi Q8 e-tron Safety Features

Acura ZDX vs. Audi Q8 e-tron Safety Features

Enjoy the safety and security of the latest AcuraWatch system in the 2024 Acura ZDX. This system offers Adaptive Cruise Control, Traffic Sign Recognition, Reverse Automatic Braking, and Blind Zone Steering Assist to help enhance driver awareness and avoid collisions. The Acura ZDX Type S trim even features an AcuraWatch 360+ system that offers Hands-Free Cruise and Automatic Parking Assist.

Inside the 2024 Audi Q8 e-tron, you'll find standard safety features like Adaptive Cruise Assist with Lane Guidance, Audi connect CARE, and Audi pre sense front, as well as available features like Intelligent Park Assist, a Top-View Camera System, Audi connect NAV & PLUS, and a Head-Up Display on upper trims.

Blaze Ahead in a New Acura ZDX

Now that you've seen how the Acura ZDX vs. Audi Q8 e-tron stack up, which one will you invite to the party? Visit Muller's Woodfield Acura to test-drive your favorite Acura ZDX trim, add custom Acura accessories, and drive home in a stunning 2024 SUV using one of our competitive Acura offers. We can't wait to help you start your new journey!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the range of an Audi Q8 e-tron?

Unfortunately, the Audi Q8 e-tron range is not a standout in its segment. This SUV has one powertrain option that delivers an EPA-estimated 285 miles2 of range. The Acura ZDX, on the other hand, delivers a much higher maximum EPA-estimated electric range of 313 miles.1 If you need a road-trip-worthy electric SUV, you need the Acura ZDX.

Is an Audi Q8 e-tron bigger than an Acura ZDX?

No, the 2024 Audi Q8 e-tron is smaller than the 2024 Acura ZDX in exterior length and width, passenger legroom, and maximum cargo space. The Acura ZDX also has a wider wheelbase to elevate its cornering and handling. The two SUVs have nearly identical standard trunk space, headroom, and exterior vehicle height. Visit our dealership today to explore the spacious Acura ZDX interior.

What are the key differences in performance between the Acura ZDX and the Audi Q8 e-tron?

The key performance differences between these two electric SUVs are motor options, muscle, and electric range. Choosing an Acura ZDX gives you a choice of two powertrains, a max 500 horsepower, and an EPA-estimated 313-mile1 maximum electric range. The Audi SUV has a single powertrain that generates up to 402 horsepower and travels an EPA-estimated 285 miles.2


1313-mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. Based on 2024 EPA range ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

2EPA estimated electric-only range for fully-electric cars in miles. Actual mileage and range will vary and depend on several factors including driving and charging habits, accessory use, temperature and topography, battery age, load, and vehicle condition. Battery capacity decreases with time and use. Your total range will vary and depends on several factors including your driving habits and vehicle condition. See owner’s manual for details.

3Charging times may vary and are influenced by several factors, including but not limited to outdoor temperature, battery temperature, charging equipment, battery condition, and the overall condition of the vehicle. For precise information on charging times for a specific vehicle model, please contact our dealership.

4This information is not verified by the official manufacturer and shall serve solely as unofficial general information. For details, visit: https://www.edmunds.com/audi/q8-e-tron/2024/st-401962082/features-specs/.

5Towing requires the addition of the Acura accessory trailer hitch and hitch ball. Please see your Acura dealer for details. Added cargo weight in the vehicle may reduce max towing capacity, see Owners Guide for details.

6When properly equipped.

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