2019 Audi Q5

midsize luxury SUV / 4-door SUV

2019 Audi Q5 4-door SUV
2018 Audi Q5 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

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning
  • Optional lane departure prevention

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: 2018 Audi Q5 Premium quattro 4-door 4wd

The Audi Q5 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 VTN1709
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 6
Footrest (cm) 10
Left toepan (cm) 8
Brake pedal (cm) 7
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 0
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 4
Upper dash (cm) 10
Lower instrument panel (cm) 9

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTN1709
Head
HIC-15 110
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 22
Maximum Nij 0.20
Chest maximum compression (mm) 31
Femur (kN)
Left 3.0
Right 0.0
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 2
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.64
Right 0.24
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.7
Right 0.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 80
Right 51

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2018-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2018 Audi Q5 Premium quattro 4-door 4wd

The Audi Q5 was redesigned for the 2018 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.

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
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID VTP1728
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 6
Footrest (cm) 10
Right toepan (cm) 8
Center toepan (cm) 4
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 1
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 4
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 4
Upper dash (cm) 6
Right lower dash (cm) 6

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTP1728
Head
HIC-15 230
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 15
Maximum Nij 0.20
Chest maximum compression (mm) 31
Femur (kN)
Left 0.7
Right 1.0
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 5
Right 4
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.46
Right 0.36
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.5
Right 1.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 59
Right 81

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTP1728
Head
HIC-15 159
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 11
Maximum Nij 0.24
Chest maximum compression (mm) 35
Femur (kN)
Left 0.1
Right 0.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.19
Right 0.20
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.8
Right 1.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 53
Right 85

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2018-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2018 Audi Q5 Premium quattro 4-door 4wd

The Audi Q5 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 VTF1713
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 1
Left (cm) 1
Center (cm) 1
Right (cm) 1
Brake pedal (cm) 1
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -3
Rearward (cm) -7
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1713
Head
HIC-15 159
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 8
Maximum Nij 0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm) 29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.2
Femur force - right (kN) 0.2
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.18
Maximum tibia index - right 0.39
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 0.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 44
Right 42

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2018-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2018 Audi Q5 Premium quattro 4-door 4wd

The Audi Q5 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.

Rating applies to 2018-19 models

Tested vehicle:2018 Audi Q5 Premium quattro 4-door 4wd

The Audi Q5 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
Even though the side curtain and side thorax airbags deployed, they missed contacting and protecting the dummy's head. Instead, the head was hit by the intruding window sill. According to Volkswagen/Audi, this surface satisfies the federal standard to provide some protection for occupants' heads.
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 VTS1711
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -22.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1711
Head HIC-15 184
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 25
Lateral force (kN) 1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 27
Average deflection (mm) 24
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.92
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.34
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.0
Combined force (kN) 2.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.2
L-M moment (Nm) 69
A-P moment (Nm) 24

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1711
Head HIC-15 239
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.5
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 29
Lateral force (kN) 1.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 25
Average deflection (mm) 19
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.84
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.28
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.6
Acetabulum force (kN) 0.7
Combined force (kN) 2.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.2
L-M moment (Nm) 78
A-P moment (Nm) 17

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2018-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2018 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium Plus quattro 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,114 lbs
Peak force 21,215 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.16

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2018-19 models

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) 25
Distance below top of head (mm) 5
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.5
Head contact time (ms) 65
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 387

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention

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

System details

  • Optional Audi Pre Sense Front
  • Standard Audi Pre Sense City

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 nearly avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
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 21 mph.
Superior
Superior

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

Ratings are given for 3 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
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right curve, fair on the sharp right curve and inadequate on both left curves.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair 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 and all 4 curves.

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 2018-19 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 79.2 m None
Straightaway left edge 48.3 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 65.3 m None
250m radius left curve, right edge 43.5 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 54.6 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 43.7 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 134.1 m
Straightaway left edge 112.1 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 72.0 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 60.0 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 56.7 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 47.8 m

Trim level(s)

  • Premium Plus trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right curve, fair on the sharp right curve and inadequate on both left curves.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair 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.

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? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2018-19 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 79.2 m None
Straightaway left edge 48.3 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 65.3 m None
250m radius left curve, right edge 43.5 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 54.6 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 43.7 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 134.1 m
Straightaway left edge 112.1 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 72.0 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 60.0 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 56.7 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 47.8 m

Trim level(s)

  • Premium trim
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
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 both right curves and inadequate on both left curves.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Premium trim
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2018-19 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 94.3 m None
Straightaway left edge 56.0 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 59.4 m 15.7 %
250m radius left curve, left edge 51.3 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 46.3 m 33.6 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 43.6 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 122.1 m
Straightaway left edge 68.5 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 59.2 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 53.1 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 46.2 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 42.8 m

How headlights are evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2018-19 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.

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
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 2
Clearance angle (degrees) 96
Lower anchor B
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 93
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
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) 88
Lower anchor B
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 91
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

How child seat anchors are evaluated