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2006 Audi A4

Midsize luxury/near luxury car
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    A
Ratings shown are the latest available for this model year.
See below for ratings based on manufacture date.
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

Applies to 2005-08 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Audi A4 was redesigned for the 2002 model year. The car was reengineered and restyled during the 2005 model year so that 2005 models manufactured after October 2004 include structural changes to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes. Occupant protection in frontal crashes was not affected for 2002 and later A4 models manufactured after February 2002. (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 reengineered A4 can also be identified by a much larger grille compared with the earlier version.)

The side impact crash test ratings also apply to the station wagon version of the A4, known as the A4 Avant, beginning with 2005 models manufactured after October 2004.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2005 Audi A4 2.0T quattro 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,675 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase104 in.
Length181 in.
Width70 in.
Engine2.0 L turbocharged 4-cylinder
EPA ratings22 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0507
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-11.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0507
Head HIC-15237
Neck
Tension (kN)0.8
Compression (kN)0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)48
Lateral force (kN)1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)29
Average deflection (mm)25
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.91
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.33
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.4
Acetabulum force (kN)1.7
Combined force (kN)2.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.2
L-M moment (Nm)54
A-P moment (Nm) 22

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0507
Head HIC-15190
Neck
Tension (kN)0.3
Compression (kN)0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)48
Lateral force (kN)2.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)37
Average deflection (mm)32
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.57
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.72
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.6
Acetabulum force (kN)3.0
Combined force (kN)3.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.6
L-M moment (Nm)70
A-P moment (Nm) -20

Applies to 2006 models built after November 2005

Overall evaluation
A
Dynamic rating
A
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Head restraints & seats ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

All seats (AHR)

How this test is conducted

Seat typeAll seats (AHR)
Geometry
Backset (mm)18
Distance below top of head (mm)52
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)12.7
Head contact time (ms)62
Force ratingModerate
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)108
Max neck tension (N)759

Applies to 2005-06 models built after September 2004 and before December 2005

Overall evaluation
M
Dynamic rating
M
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Head restraints & seats ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

All seats (AHR)

How this test is conducted

Seat typeAll seats (AHR)
Geometry
Backset (mm)42
Distance below top of head (mm)45
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)14.4
Head contact time (ms)71
Force ratingModerate
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)150
Max neck tension (N)859

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