2020 Audi A5 Coupe

midsize luxury car / 2-door coupe

2020 Audi A5 Coupe 2-door coupe
2018 Audi A5 Coupe shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side: original test
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights (varies by trim/option)
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
Optional system
Superior
Standard system
Superior
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian
Standard system
Superior

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

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.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2018-22 models

Tested vehicle: 2018 Audi A5 Coupe 2.0T Premium quattro 2-door 4wd

The Audi A5 Coupe was redesigned for the 2018 model year. Driver-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Volkswagen/Audi as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTN1712
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 3
Footrest (cm) 7
Left toepan (cm) 4
Brake pedal (cm) 2
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 3
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 2
Upper dash (cm) 2
Lower instrument panel (cm) 2

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTN1712
Head
HIC-15 313
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 6
Maximum Nij 0.26
Chest maximum compression (mm) 31
Femur (kN)
Left 1.6
Right 1.2
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.74
Right 1.02
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 5.1
Right 4.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 125
Right 132

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2018-22 models

Tested vehicle: 2018 Audi A5 Coupe 2.0T Premium quattro 2-door 4wd

The Audi A5 Coupe 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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1717
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 1
Left (cm) 1
Center (cm) 1
Right (cm) 0
Brake pedal (cm) 1
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) -1
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -1
Rearward (cm) 0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1717
Head
HIC-15 198
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 7
Maximum Nij 0.15
Chest maximum compression (mm) 32
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.2
Femur force - right (kN) 0.4
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 0.32
Maximum tibia index - right 0.66
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 57
Right 47

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side: original test

Rating applies to 2018-22 models

Tested vehicle: 2018 Audi A5 Coupe 2.0T Premium quattro 2-door 4wd

The Audi A5 Coupe 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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1715
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -19.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1715
Head HIC-15 298
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 31
Lateral force (kN) 1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 34
Average deflection (mm) 30
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.88
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.59
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.1
Combined force (kN) 2.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.4
L-M moment (Nm) 71
A-P moment (Nm) 140

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1715
Head HIC-15 244
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 31
Lateral force (kN) 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 21
Average deflection (mm) 16
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.30
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.16
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.4
Combined force (kN) 1.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 41
A-P moment (Nm) -54

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2018-22 models

Tested vehicle: 2018 Audi A5 Coupe 2.0T Premium Quattro 2-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,588 lbs
Peak force 16,327 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.55

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Power leather seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power leather seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 22
Distance below top of head (mm) -7
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.6
Head contact time (ms) 62
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 222

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

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

Ratings are given for 2 different trim variations available on this vehicle.

System details

  • Optional Audi Pre Sense Front

Package name

  • Optional Driver Assistance Package

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2018-20 models

Superior
Superior
with optional equipment
  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 22 mph.

System details

  • Standard Audi Pre Sense City

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2018-22 models

Superior
Superior
  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 22 mph.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian

Trim level(s)

  • All trims

System details

  • Pre sense city

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2019-22 models

Superior
Superior

Crossing child

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

Crossing adult

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

Parallel adult

  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 37 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 31 mph. A warning was issued 2.3 seconds before impact.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

Ratings are given for 3 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • Premium Plus trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
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 good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

The low beams created some glare.

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 good in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Premium Plus trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2020-22 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 106.3 m None
Straightaway left edge 72.5 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 81.0 m 10.5 %
250m radius left curve, left edge 76.8 m 41.8 %
150m radius right curve, right edge 67.7 m 35.2 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 64.7 m 9.5 %
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 148.7 m
Straightaway left edge 121.3 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 84.3 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 84.7 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 67.6 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 66.9 m

Trim level(s)

  • Prestige trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
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 good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

The low beams created some glare.

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 good in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Prestige trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2020-22 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 105.5 m None
Straightaway left edge 78.3 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 88.5 m 36.4 %
250m radius left curve, left edge 77.8 m 55.6 %
150m radius right curve, right edge 70.3 m 76.3 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 65.6 m 57.6 %
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 142.7 m
Straightaway left edge 112.7 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 90.7 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 85.1 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 70.5 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 67.8 m

Trim level(s)

  • Premium trim
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
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 High-beam assist credit

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and fair on the right side. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves, fair on the sharp left curve and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual right curve and inadequate on the sharp right and both left curves.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and on the gradual left curve.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Premium trim
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2020-22 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 84.4 m None
Straightaway left edge 60.4 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 68.5 m None
250m radius left curve, right edge 46.6 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 57.0 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 46.7 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 122.3 m
Straightaway left edge 82.6 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 68.0 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 57.9 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 54.6 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 44.2 m

How headlights are evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2018-22 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim 2.0T Premium Plus
Seat type leather

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim 2.0T Premium Plus
Seat type leather
1 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
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
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
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 89
Lower anchor B
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 78
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 93
Lower anchor B
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 94
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

How child seat anchors are evaluated