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2003 Audi A4

Midsize luxury/near luxury car
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard); rear seat-mounted torso airbags (optional)
2
Electronic stability control
3
Antilock brakes
4
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
P
G
G
G
G
2013
P
G
G
G
G
2012
P
G
G
G
G
2011
P
G
G
G
G
2010
P
G
G
G
G
2009
P
G
G
G
G
2008
G
G
G
2007
G
G
G
2006
G
G
A
2005
G
G
M
2004
G
P
2003
G
2002
G

Applies to 2002-08 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Audi A4 was redesigned for the 2002 model year. Audi A4s manufactured after February 2002 include structural changes to improve occupant protection in frontal crashes. (Note: Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on or near the driver door.)

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has evaluated the crashworthiness of a 2002 A4 with the structural changes in a 40 mph frontal offset crash test into a deformable barrier.

The frontal offset crash test ratings also apply to the station wagon version of the A4, known as the A4 Avant, beginning with 2002 models manufactured after February 2002.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the roof rail hit was low, and it was negligible from the B-pillar contact.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the roof rail and B-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2002 Audi A4 1.8T quattro 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,569 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase104 in.
Length179 in.
Width70 in.
Engine1.8 L turbocharged 4-cylinder
EPA ratings19 mpg city / 28 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0216
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)4
Left (cm)6
Center (cm)5
Right (cm)3
Brake pedal (cm)10
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)2
Right (cm)3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)4
Rearward (cm)-1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0216
Head
HIC-15145
Peak gs at hard contact38
Neck
Tension (kN)1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm)26
Maximum Nij 0.43
Chest maximum compression (mm)29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)3.3
Femur force - right (kN)3.6
Knee displacement - left (mm)10
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.71
Maximum tibia index - right0.75
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left58
Right64

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