2004 Audi A4 Cabriolet

midsize convertible / 2-door convertible


Rating overview
Side: original test
Head restraints & seats


  • G
  • A
  • M
  • P
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Side: original test

Rating applies to 2003-09 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.0T 2-door convertible with standard front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags

The Audi A4 Cabriolet was redesigned for the 2003 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Rear passenger head protection
The dummy's head was hit by the interior side trim. This impact did not produce high head injury measures, but the head protection is inadequate.

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with door removed, showing the side airbag, pop-up rollover bars, and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side airbag.

Smeared yellow, red, and green greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was hit by the interior side trim.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0709
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -17.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0709
Head HIC-15 306
Tension (kN) 1.6
Compression (kN) 0.0
Lateral deflection (mm) 56
Lateral force (kN) 1.7
Maximum deflection (mm) 55
Average deflection (mm) 49
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 6.64
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 1.47
Iliac force (kN) 0.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.8
Combined force (kN) 2.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.7
L-M moment (Nm) 255
A-P moment (Nm) 48

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0709
Head HIC-15 502
Tension (kN) 1.9
Compression (kN) 0.0
Lateral deflection (mm) 26
Lateral force (kN) 1.3
Maximum deflection (mm) 18
Average deflection (mm) 13
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 1.83
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.18
Iliac force (kN) 1.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.0
Combined force (kN) 3.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.4
L-M moment (Nm) 73
A-P moment (Nm) -21

How the side crash test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Power leather seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power leather seats
Backset (mm) 68
Distance below top of head (mm) 42
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 13.9
Head contact time (ms) 90
Force rating 3
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 184
Max neck tension (N) 977

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted
Currently, IIHS tests apply only to front seats.

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