2009 Audi A4 Cabriolet

midsize convertible / 2-door convertible

2009 Audi A4 Cabriolet 2-door convertible
2007 Audi A4 Cabriolet shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

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

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2007-09 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.0T 2-door convertible

The Audi A4 Cabriolet was redesigned for the 2003 model year. Knee airbags in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes were added beginning with 2007 models.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained very well.

During rebound, the dummy's head hit only the head restraint, as indicated by smeared greasepaint.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low. The deployed driver knee airbag is clearly visible.

Side

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
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

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.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2003-09 models

Seat type: Power leather seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry