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2012 Audi Q7

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


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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
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 2007-15 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 introduced in the 2007 model year.

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 negligible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the roof rail and grab handle.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2008 Audi Q7 3.6 4-door 4wd
Weight 5,148 lbs.
Side airbags head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 118 in.
Length 200 in.
Width 78 in.
Engine 3.6 L V6
EPA ratings 14 mpg city / 20 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0814
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 7
Left (cm) 9
Center (cm) 10
Right (cm) 6
Brake pedal (cm) 5
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2
Right (cm) 2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -1
Rearward (cm) -1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0814
Head
HIC-15 253
Peak gs at hard contact negligible
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 11
Maximum Nij 0.37
Chest maximum compression (mm) 41
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 3.1
Femur force - right (kN) 0.3
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.41
Maximum tibia index - right 0.54
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 57
Right 78

Applies to 2007-15 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 introduced in the 2007 model year.

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 vehicle 2008 Audi Q7 3.6 4-door 4wd
Weight 5,214 lbs.
Side airbags standard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 118 in.
Length 200 in.
Width 78 in.
Engine 3.6 L V6
EPA ratings 14 mpg city / 20 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0831
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.
-16.5

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0831
Head HIC-15 105
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Compression (kN) 0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 54
Lateral force (kN) 1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 41
Average deflection (mm) 33
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.77
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.66
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 0.8
Combined force (kN) 1.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.1
L-M moment (Nm) 65
A-P moment (Nm) 57

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0831
Head HIC-15 59
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 15
Lateral force (kN) 0.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 23
Average deflection (mm) 15
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.41
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.17
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.8
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.2
Combined force (kN) 1.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.7
L-M moment (Nm) 87
A-P moment (Nm) -18

Applies to 2008-15 models built after December 2007

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 seats built after Dec 2007

How this test is conducted

Seat type Power leather seats mfg after Dec 2007
Geometry
Backset (mm) 30
Distance below top of head (mm) 54
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 13.3
Head contact time (ms) 63
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 2
Max neck tension (N) 511
1
Side airbags: head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard); rear 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 (optional)

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