2019 Audi A5 Sportback

midsize luxury car / 4-door hatchback

2019 Audi A5 Sportback 4-door hatchback
2018 Audi A5 Sportback shown

Crashworthiness

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

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights (varies by trim/option)
Front crash prevention
Optional system
Superior
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 2018-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Audi A4 2.0T Premium 4-door 2wd
The Audi A4 was redesigned for the 2017 model year. Driver-side small overlap frontal ratings apply to the Audi A4 4-door sedan (tested) and to the structurally similar Audi A4 Allroad wagon, also redesigned for the 2017 model year, and to the Audi A5 Sportback 4-door hatchback, introduced in the 2018 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the driver-side small overlap frontal crash test.

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

The driver's space was maintained well, and risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury.

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2018-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Audi A4 2.0T Prestige quattro 4-door 4wd
The Audi A4 was redesigned for the 2017 model year. Passenger-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. Ratings apply to the Audi A4 4-door sedan (tested) and to the structurally similar Audi A4 Allroad wagon, also redesigned for the 2017 model year, and to the Audi A5 Sportback 4-door hatchback, introduced in the 2018 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2018-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Audi A4 2.0T Premium 4-door 2wd
The Audi A4 was redesigned for the 2017 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. Ratings apply to the Audi A4 4-door sedan (tested) and to the structurally similar Audi A4 Allroad wagon, also redesigned for the 2017 model year, and to the Audi A5 Sportback 4-door hatchback, introduced in the 2018 model year.

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

Side

Rating applies to 2018-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Audi A4 2.0T Premium quattro 4-door 4wd
The Audi A4 was redesigned for the 2017 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Volkswagen/Audi as part of side crash test verification. Ratings apply to the Audi A4 4-door sedan (tested) and to the structurally similar Audi A4 Allroad wagon, also redesigned for the 2017 model year, and to the Audi A5 Sportback 4-door hatchback, introduced in the 2018 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

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2018-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Audi A4 2.0T Premium 4-door 2wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,471 lbs
Peak force 18,540 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.34

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2018-19 models

Seat type: Power leather seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry

Front crash prevention

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

Applies to 2018-19 models

Overall evaluation

  • 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.
Superior
Superior
with optional equipment

System details

  • Standard Audi Pre Sense City

Applies to 2018-19 models

Overall evaluation

  • 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.
Superior
Superior

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

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

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

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

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

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 fair on both right curves and inadequate on both left curves.

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

Trim level(s)

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

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

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

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 fair on both right curves and inadequate on both left curves.

How headlights are evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2018-19 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim 2.0T Prestige
Seat type leather

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

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

1 2 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
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
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

How child seat anchors are evaluated