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2017 Audi Q7

Large SUV
Crashworthiness
  • Small overlap front
    G
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

Crash avoidance & Mitigation
Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Superior

Child Seat Anchors (LATCH)
ease of use
G
+
extra LATCH
positions

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Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2017
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
2015
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2014
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not Qualified
2013
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not Qualified
2012
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
G
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2017 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
A
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Audi Q7 was redesigned for the 2017 model year (no 2016 model was produced).

Structure

The driver space was maintained well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of only 5 cm at the footrest. Upper interior intrusion measured 2-3 cm at the instrument panel and upper hinge pillar.

Injury measures

Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the left lower leg would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

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 vehicle2017 Audi Q7 3.0T Premuim Plus 4-door 4wd
Weight 5,029 lbs.
Side airbagshead curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase118 in.
Length200 in.
Width77 in.
Engine3.0 L supercharged V6
EPA ratings19 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1604
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)4
Footrest (cm)5
Left toepan (cm)4
Brake pedal (cm)4
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)0
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)3
Upper dash (cm)3
Lower instrument panel (cm)2

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1604
Head
HIC-15225
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm)8
Maximum Nij 0.30
Chest maximum compression (mm)30
Femur (kN)
Left5.5
Right0.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left5
Right0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left4
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.57
Right0.70
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left4.2
Right0.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left121
Right127

Applies to 2017 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 Q7 was redesigned for the 2017 model year (no 2016 model was produced). 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 and passenger side curtain airbags deployed during the crash.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2017 Audi Q7 3.0T Premium Plus 4-door 4wd
Weight 5,071 lbs.
Side airbagshead curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase118 in.
Length200 in.
Width77 in.
Engine3.0 L supercharged V6
EPA ratings19 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF1601
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)1
Left (cm)0
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)0
Rearward (cm)-7
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF1601
Head
HIC-15174
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm)11
Maximum Nij 0.23
Chest maximum compression (mm)31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.5
Femur force - right (kN)0.3
Knee displacement - left (mm)7
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.57
Maximum tibia index - right0.60
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left64
Right43

Applies to 2017 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
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 Q7 was redesigned for the 2017 model year (no 2016 model was produced). 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 — 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 and a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

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 vehicle2017 Audi Q7 3.0T 4-door 4wd
Weight 5,071 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase118 in.
Length200 in.
Width77 in.
Engine3.0 L supercharged V6
EPA ratings19 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTS1601
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.
-27.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTS1601
Head HIC-1565
Neck
Tension (kN)1.0
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)34
Lateral force (kN)1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)29
Average deflection (mm)26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.74
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.23
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.1
Acetabulum force (kN)1.6
Combined force (kN)2.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.2
L-M moment (Nm)46
A-P moment (Nm) -18

Passenger injury measures

Test IDVTS1601
Head HIC-1554
Neck
Tension (kN)0.5
Compression (kN)0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)19
Lateral force (kN)1.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)26
Average deflection (mm)15
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.31
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.19
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.0
Acetabulum force (kN)2.2
Combined force (kN)2.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.4
L-M moment (Nm)105
A-P moment (Nm) 14

Applies to 2017 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight4,946 lbs
Peak force24,749 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio5.00
Tested vehicle
2017 Audi Q7 3.0T Premium 4-door 4wd
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2017 models

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

Seat type

Power leather seat

How this test is conducted

Seat typePower leather seat
Geometry
Backset (mm)22
Distance below top of head (mm)6
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)10.9
Head contact time (ms)61
Force rating1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)0
Max neck tension (N)223

Applies to 2017 models

System details

  • Standard Audi pre sense city

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Superior
6 points total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
2 points

High-speed autobrake

In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 23 mph.
3 points

How this rating is determined

Applies to 2017 models

System details

  • Optional Audi pre sense front

Package name

  • Optional Driver assistance package

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment
5 points total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
2 points

High-speed autobrake

In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 21 mph.
2 points

How this rating is determined

Applies to 2017 models

How this rating is determined

Overall evaluation

G
+
extra LATCH
positions
Vehicle trim3.0T
Seat type leather

This vehicle has 5 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

12364


Good
Acceptable
Marginal
Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
Tether anchor
Lower anchors
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
4
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
6
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors

Seat position 21

3
Lower anchor A
Open access ratedYes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs)0
Clearance angle (degrees)93
Lower anchor B
Open access ratedYes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs)0
Clearance angle (degrees)93
Tether anchor
LocationMiddle seatback
Confusing hardware presentYes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 22

2
Lower anchor A
Open access ratedYes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs)0
Clearance angle (degrees)84
Lower anchor B
Open access ratedYes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs)0
Clearance angle (degrees)61
Tether anchor
LocationMiddle seatback
Confusing hardware presentNo
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 23

1
Lower anchor A
Open access ratedYes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs)0
Clearance angle (degrees)93
Lower anchor B
Open access ratedYes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs)0
Clearance angle (degrees)90
Tether anchor
LocationMiddle seatback
Confusing hardware presentYes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 31

6
Lower anchor A
Open access ratedYes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs)0
Clearance angle (degrees)84
Lower anchor B
Open access ratedYes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs)0
Clearance angle (degrees)95
Tether anchor
LocationMiddle seatback
Confusing hardware presentYes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 33

4
Lower anchor A
Open access ratedYes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs)0
Clearance angle (degrees)90
Lower anchor B
Open access ratedYes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs)0
Clearance angle (degrees)83
Tether anchor
LocationMiddle seatback
Confusing hardware presentNo
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes
1
Side airbags: head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard); second row seat-mounted torso airbags (optional)
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Electronic stability control, includes roll stability control
4
Antilock brakes
5
Programmable daytime running lights

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