Applies to 2015-16 models built after January 2015
|Structure and safety cage|
|Restraints and dummy kinematics|
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.
The Audi Q5 was introduced in the 2009 model year. Beginning with 2015 models built after January 2015, the front-end and occupant compartment structure was reinforced to improve occupant protection in small overlap frontal crashes.
The driver space was maintained reasonably well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 10 cm at the lower hinge pillar. Upper interior intrusion measured 8-9 cm at the instrument panel, and the steering column was pushed back 6 cm toward the driver dummy.
Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.
Restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s movement was well controlled. The dummy’s head loaded the frontal airbag, which stayed in front of the dummy until rebound. The side curtain airbag deployed and has sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects.
Tested vehicle specifications
|Tested vehicle||2015 Audi Q5 3.0T Premium Plus quattro 4-door 4wd|
|Weight|| 4,438 lbs.|
|Side airbags||front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags|
|Engine||3.0 L supercharged V6|
|EPA ratings||18 mpg city / 26 mpg highway|
How this test is conducted
Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side
|Lower occupant compartment|
|Lower hinge pillar max (cm)||10|
|Left toepan (cm)||6|
|Brake pedal (cm)||4|
|Parking brake (cm)|
|Rocker panel lateral average (cm)||3|
|Upper occupant compartment|
|Upper hinge pillar max (cm)||6|
|Upper dash (cm)||9|
|Lower instrument panel (cm)||8|
Driver injury measures
|Peak gs at hard contact||no contact |
|Tension (kN)||1.3 |
|Extension bending moment (Nm)||8 |
|Maximum Nij ||0.25 |
|Chest maximum compression (mm)||32 |
|Knee displacement (mm)|
|Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)|
|Maximum tibia index|
|Tibia axial force (kN)|
|Foot acceleration (g)|