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2018 Audi Q5

Midsize luxury SUV
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G

Headlights
M
only certain
trims


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
G
G
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

Applies to 2018 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 Q5 was redesigned for the 2018 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Volkswagen/Audi as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

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

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain airbag deployed during the crash.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2018 Audi Q5 Premium 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,019 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 111 in.
Length 184 in.
Width 75 in.
Engine 2.0 L turbocharged 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 23 mpg city / 27 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1713
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 1
Left (cm) 1
Center (cm) 1
Right (cm) 1
Brake pedal (cm) 1
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -3
Rearward (cm) -7
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1713
Head
HIC-15 159
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 8
Maximum Nij 0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm) 29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.2
Femur force - right (kN) 0.2
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.18
Maximum tibia index - right 0.39
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 0.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 44
Right 42

Applies to 2018 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
A
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 Q5 was redesigned for the 2018 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Volkswagen/Audi as part of side crash test verification.

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 — Even though the side curtain and side thorax airbags deployed, they missed contacting and protecting the dummy's head. Instead, the head was hit by the intruding window sill. According to Volkswagen/Audi, this surface satisfies the federal standard to provide some protection for occupants' heads.

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 vehicle 2018 Audi Q5 Premium 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,057 lbs.
Side airbags standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 111 in.
Length 184 in.
Width 75 in.
Engine 2.0 L turbocharged 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 23 mpg city / 27 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1711
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.
-22.5

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1711
Head HIC-15 184
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 25
Lateral force (kN) 1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 27
Average deflection (mm) 24
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.92
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.34
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.0
Combined force (kN) 2.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.2
L-M moment (Nm) 69
A-P moment (Nm) 24

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1711
Head HIC-15 239
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.5
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 29
Lateral force (kN) 1.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 25
Average deflection (mm) 19
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.84
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.28
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.6
Acetabulum force (kN) 0.7
Combined force (kN) 2.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.2
L-M moment (Nm) 78
A-P moment (Nm) 17
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:
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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:
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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:
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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:
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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:
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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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