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2020 Audi A6 allroad

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2020 Audi A6 allroad 4-door wagon

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
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
Standard system
Superior
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian
Standard system
Superior

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 2020 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Audi A6 2.0T Premium quattro 4-door 4wd

The Audi A6 was redesigned for the 2019 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. Ratings apply to the Audi A6 4-door sedan (tested) and the structurally similar all new 2020 A6 allroad as well as the Audi A7 4-door hatchback, redesigned for the 2019 model year.

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 VTN1903
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 4
Footrest (cm) 7
Left toepan (cm) 3
Brake pedal (cm) 2
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 0
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 4
Upper dash (cm) 5
Lower instrument panel (cm) 3

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTN1903
Head
HIC-15 491
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 8
Maximum Nij 0.30
Chest maximum compression (mm) 32
Femur (kN)
Left 1.2
Right 1.3
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.38
Right 0.47
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 3.7
Right 4.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 122
Right 95

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2020 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Audi A6 2.0T Premium quattro 4-door 4wd

The Audi A6 was redesigned for the 2019 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 A6 4-door sedan (tested) and the structurally similar all new 2020 A6 allroad as well as the Audi A7 4-door hatchback, redesigned for the 2019 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s head contacted the frontal airbag but rolled to the right, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward structure. The side curtain airbag deployed and has sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects.
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 passenger side

Test ID VTP1904
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 2
Footrest (cm) 5
Right toepan (cm) 2
Center toepan (cm) 1
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 0
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 2
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 1
Upper dash (cm) 3
Right lower dash (cm) 3

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTP1904
Head
HIC-15 312
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm) 13
Maximum Nij 0.28
Chest maximum compression (mm) 22
Femur (kN)
Left 2.0
Right 1.8
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.56
Right 0.53
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 4.5
Right 3.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 98
Right 105

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTP1904
Head
HIC-15 176
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 12
Maximum Nij 0.25
Chest maximum compression (mm) 33
Femur (kN)
Left 0.9
Right 0.2
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 2
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.32
Right 0.27
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.7
Right 2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 63
Right 90

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2020 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Audi A6 2.0T Premium quattro 4-door 4wd

The Audi A6 was redesigned for the 2019 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 A6 4-door sedan (tested) and the structurally similar all new 2020 A6 allroad as well as the Audi A7 4-door hatchback, redesigned for the 2019 model year.

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 VTF1904
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 0
Left (cm) 0
Center (cm) 0
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) -3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1904
Head
HIC-15 165
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 11
Maximum Nij 0.22
Chest maximum compression (mm) 28
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.5
Femur force - right (kN) 0.5
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.26
Maximum tibia index - right 0.35
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 47
Right 44

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2020 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Audi A6 2.0T Premium Plus quattro 4-door 4wd

The Audi A6 was redesigned for the 2019 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 A6 4-door sedan (tested) and the structurally similar all new 2020 A6 allroad as well as the Audi A7 4-door hatchback, redesigned for the 2019 model year.

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 VTS1904
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 VTS1904
Head HIC-15 291
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 40
Lateral force (kN) 1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 30
Average deflection (mm) 27
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.83
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.41
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.6
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.1
Combined force (kN) 2.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 96
A-P moment (Nm) 60

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1904
Head HIC-15 126
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.4
Compression (kN) 0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 22
Lateral force (kN) 1.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 29
Average deflection (mm) 22
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.05
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.29
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.9
Acetabulum force (kN) 0.7
Combined force (kN) 1.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 64
A-P moment (Nm) 38

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2020 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Audi A6 3.0T Premium quattro 4-door 4wd

Rating applies to both the Audi A6 sedan (tested) and the structurally similar Audi A6 allroad and Audi A7 hatchback.

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,209 lbs
Peak force 22,702 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.39

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) 23
Distance below top of head (mm) 15
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.8
Head contact time (ms) 58
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 311

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

System details

  • Standard Audi Pre Sense Front

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2020 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, this vehicle avoided a collision.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian

Trim level(s)

  • All trims

System details

  • Pre sense front

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2020 models

Superior
Superior
Average speed reduction
12 mph test 25 mph test
Crossing child 11 mph 25 mph
Crossing adult 12 mph 23 mph
Average speed reduction
25 mph test 37 mph test
Parallel adult 25 mph 36 mph
Warning time:
2.3 seconds

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

Trim level(s)

  • All trims
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:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on the sharp left and both right curves and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

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

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

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • All trims
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2020 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 100.0 m None
Straightaway left edge 61.5 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 63.1 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 53.3 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 52.8 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 45.5 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 148.9 m
Straightaway left edge 163.6 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 68.9 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 66.6 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 54.2 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 49.7 m

How headlights are evaluated