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2018 Audi Q5

Midsize luxury SUV
Crashworthiness

    Headlights
    M
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    Ratings shown are the latest available for this model year.
    See below for ratings based on manufacture date.

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    Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
    Small Moderate
    2018
    Crash avoidance rating
    2017
    G
    G
    G
    G
    G
    Crash avoidance rating
    Advanced
    2016
    G
    G
    G
    G
    G
    Crash avoidance rating
    Advanced
    2015
    G
    G
    G
    G
    G
    Crash avoidance rating
    Advanced
    2014
    G
    G
    G
    G
    Crash avoidance rating
    Advanced
    2013
    G
    G
    G
    G
    Crash avoidance rating
    Advanced
    2012
    G
    G
    G
    G
    Crash avoidance rating
    2011
    G
    G
    G
    G
    Crash avoidance rating
    2010
    G
    G
    G
    G
    Crash avoidance rating
    2009
    G
    G
    G
    G
    Crash avoidance rating
    Ratings are given for 6 different headlight variations available for this vehicle.
    Trim level(s)
    • Prestige trim equipped with Driver Assistance package
    Low-beam headlight type LED projector
    High-beam headlight type LED reflector
    Curve-adaptive? No
    Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? Yes
    Overall rating
    Applies to models built after February 2017
    M
    Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
    car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination High-beam assist credit

    Low beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right curve, fair on the sharp right curve and inadequate on both left curves.

    The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

    High beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was fair on both right curves and inadequate on both left curves.

    High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and all 4 curves.

    How this test is conducted

    Trim level(s)
    • Premium Plus trim
    • Prestige trim
    Low-beam headlight type LED projector
    High-beam headlight type LED reflector
    Curve-adaptive? No
    Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? No
    Overall rating
    Applies to models built after February 2017
    M
    Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
    car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination

    Low beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right curve, fair on the sharp right curve and inadequate on both left curves.

    The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

    High beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was fair on both right curves and inadequate on both left curves.

    How this test is conducted

    Trim level(s)
    • Premium trim
    Low-beam headlight type HID projector
    High-beam headlight type HID projector
    Curve-adaptive? No
    Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? No
    Overall rating
    Applies to models built after February 2017
    P
    Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
    car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination Some glare

    Low beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on both right curves and inadequate on both left curves.

    The low beams created some glare.

    High beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

    How this test is conducted

    Trim level(s)
    • Premium trim
    Low-beam headlight type HID projector
    High-beam headlight type HID projector
    Curve-adaptive? No
    Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? No
    Overall rating
    Applies to models built before March 2017
    M
    Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
    car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination

    Low beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on both right curves and inadequate on both left curves.

    The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

    High beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

    How this test is conducted

    Trim level(s)
    • Prestige trim equipped with Driver Assistance package
    Low-beam headlight type LED projector
    High-beam headlight type LED reflector
    Curve-adaptive? No
    Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? Yes
    Overall rating
    Applies to models built before March 2017
    M
    Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
    car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination High-beam assist credit Some glare

    Low beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on both right curves and inadequate on both left curves.

    The low beams created some glare.

    High beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

    High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and all 4 curves.

    How this test is conducted

    Trim level(s)
    • Premium Plus trim
    • Prestige trim
    Low-beam headlight type LED projector
    High-beam headlight type LED reflector
    Curve-adaptive? No
    Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? No
    Overall rating
    Applies to models built before March 2017
    P
    Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
    car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination Some glare

    Low beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on both right curves and inadequate on both left curves.

    The low beams created some glare.

    High beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

    How this test is conducted

    Trim level(s)
    • Prestige trim equipped with Driver Assistance package
    Low-beam headlight type LED projector
    High-beam headlight type LED reflector
    Curve-adaptive? No
    High-beam assist? Yes
    Overall rating
    Applies to 2018 models built after February 2017
    M
    LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
    illumination distance (5 lux)
    Amount glare
    exceeded threshold
    Straightaway right edge 79.2 m None
    Straightaway left edge 48.3 m None
    250m radius right curve, right edge 65.3 m None
    250m radius left curve, right edge 43.5 m None
    150m radius right curve, right edge 54.6 m None
    150m radius left curve, left edge 43.7 m None
    HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
    illumination distance (5 lux)
    Straightaway right edge 134.1 m
    Straightaway left edge 112.1 m
    250m radius right curve, right edge 72.0 m
    250m radius left curve, left edge 60.0 m
    150m radius right curve, right edge 56.7 m
    150m radius left curve, left edge 47.8 m

    Trim level(s)
    • Premium Plus trim
    • Prestige trim
    Low-beam headlight type LED projector
    High-beam headlight type LED reflector
    Curve-adaptive? No
    High-beam assist? No
    Overall rating
    Applies to 2018 models built after February 2017
    M
    LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
    illumination distance (5 lux)
    Amount glare
    exceeded threshold
    Straightaway right edge 79.2 m None
    Straightaway left edge 48.3 m None
    250m radius right curve, right edge 65.3 m None
    250m radius left curve, right edge 43.5 m None
    150m radius right curve, right edge 54.6 m None
    150m radius left curve, left edge 43.7 m None
    HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
    illumination distance (5 lux)
    Straightaway right edge 134.1 m
    Straightaway left edge 112.1 m
    250m radius right curve, right edge 72.0 m
    250m radius left curve, left edge 60.0 m
    150m radius right curve, right edge 56.7 m
    150m radius left curve, left edge 47.8 m

    Trim level(s)
    • Premium trim
    Low-beam headlight type HID projector
    High-beam headlight type HID projector
    Curve-adaptive? No
    High-beam assist? No
    Overall rating
    Applies to 2018 models built after February 2017
    P
    LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
    illumination distance (5 lux)
    Amount glare
    exceeded threshold
    Straightaway right edge 94.3 m None
    Straightaway left edge 56.0 m None
    250m radius right curve, right edge 59.4 m 15.7 %
    250m radius left curve, left edge 51.3 m None
    150m radius right curve, right edge 46.3 m 33.6 %
    150m radius left curve, left edge 43.6 m None
    HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
    illumination distance (5 lux)
    Straightaway right edge 122.1 m
    Straightaway left edge 68.5 m
    250m radius right curve, right edge 59.2 m
    250m radius left curve, left edge 53.1 m
    150m radius right curve, right edge 46.2 m
    150m radius left curve, left edge 42.8 m

    Trim level(s)
    • Premium trim
    Low-beam headlight type HID projector
    High-beam headlight type HID projector
    Curve-adaptive? No
    High-beam assist? No
    Overall rating
    Applies to 2018 models built before March 2017
    M
    LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
    illumination distance (5 lux)
    Amount glare
    exceeded threshold
    Straightaway right edge 90.5 m None
    Straightaway left edge 54.0 m None
    250m radius right curve, right edge 58.2 m None
    250m radius left curve, left edge 50.5 m None
    150m radius right curve, right edge 45.8 m None
    150m radius left curve, left edge 42.0 m None
    HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
    illumination distance (5 lux)
    Straightaway right edge 144.7 m
    Straightaway left edge 67.7 m
    250m radius right curve, right edge 59.2 m
    250m radius left curve, left edge 52.3 m
    150m radius right curve, right edge 45.6 m
    150m radius left curve, left edge 41.3 m

    Trim level(s)
    • Prestige trim equipped with Driver Assistance package
    Low-beam headlight type LED projector
    High-beam headlight type LED reflector
    Curve-adaptive? No
    High-beam assist? Yes
    Overall rating
    Applies to 2018 models built before March 2017
    M
    LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
    illumination distance (5 lux)
    Amount glare
    exceeded threshold
    Straightaway right edge 67.7 m 0.5 %
    Straightaway left edge 42.1 m 0.5 %
    250m radius right curve, right edge 59.9 m None
    250m radius left curve, right edge 41.7 m None
    150m radius right curve, right edge 54.3 m None
    150m radius left curve, left edge 41.0 m None
    HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
    illumination distance (5 lux)
    Straightaway right edge 127.0 m
    Straightaway left edge 118.7 m
    250m radius right curve, right edge 64.9 m
    250m radius left curve, left edge 53.9 m
    150m radius right curve, right edge 54.6 m
    150m radius left curve, left edge 44.7 m

    Trim level(s)
    • Premium Plus trim
    • Prestige trim
    Low-beam headlight type LED projector
    High-beam headlight type LED reflector
    Curve-adaptive? No
    High-beam assist? No
    Overall rating
    Applies to 2018 models built before March 2017
    P
    LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
    illumination distance (5 lux)
    Amount glare
    exceeded threshold
    Straightaway right edge 67.7 m 0.5 %
    Straightaway left edge 42.1 m 0.5 %
    250m radius right curve, right edge 59.9 m None
    250m radius left curve, right edge 41.7 m None
    150m radius right curve, right edge 54.3 m None
    150m radius left curve, left edge 41.0 m None
    HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
    illumination distance (5 lux)
    Straightaway right edge 127.0 m
    Straightaway left edge 118.7 m
    250m radius right curve, right edge 64.9 m
    250m radius left curve, left edge 53.9 m
    150m radius right curve, right edge 54.6 m
    150m radius left curve, left edge 44.7 m

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