Top Safety Pick

2013 Audi Q5

midsize luxury SUV / 4-door SUV

2013 Audi Q5 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Optional system
Advanced
Optional system
Basic

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection

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 2009-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2009 Audi Q5 3.2 quattro 4-door 4wd

The Audi Q5 was introduced in the 2009 model year.

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.

Forces on the lower right leg were just high enough to indicate the possibility of injuries.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head contacted the side curtain airbag during rebound.

Side

Rating applies to 2009-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2009 Audi Q5 3.2 quattro 4-door 4wd with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Audi Q5 was introduced in the 2009 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 doors removed, showing the side airbags 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 airbags.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2009-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Audi Q5 3.2 Premium quattro 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,237 lbs
Peak force 18,684 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.41

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2009-17 models

Seat type: Power seats

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 2013-16 models built after October 2012

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 11 mph.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 0 mph.
Advanced
Advanced
with optional equipment

System details

  • Optional Audi Pre Sense Front

Package name

  • Optional Driver Assistance Package

Applies to 2013 models built before November 2012

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • Autobrake not available.
Basic
Basic
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated