2010 Audi Q7

large SUV / 4-door SUV

2010 Audi Q7 4-door SUV
2008 Audi Q7 shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

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 2007-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2008 Audi Q7 3.6 4-door 4wd

The Audi Q7 was introduced in the 2007 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

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 well.

Smeared pink greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the B-pillar and grab handle during rebound. Head acceleration from this hit was negligible.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0814
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 7
Left (cm) 9
Center (cm) 10
Right (cm) 6
Brake pedal (cm) 5
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2
Right (cm) 2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -1
Rearward (cm) -1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0814
Head
HIC-15 253
Peak gs at hard contact negligible
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 11
Maximum Nij 0.37
Chest maximum compression (mm) 41
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 3.1
Femur force - right (kN) 0.3
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.41
Maximum tibia index - right 0.54
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 57
Right 78

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2007-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2008 Audi Q7 3.6 4-door 4wd with standard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Audi Q7 was introduced in the 2007 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

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 curtain airbag.

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

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0831
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -16.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0831
Head HIC-15 105
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Compression (kN) 0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 54
Lateral force (kN) 1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 41
Average deflection (mm) 33
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.77
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.66
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 0.8
Combined force (kN) 1.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.1
L-M moment (Nm) 65
A-P moment (Nm) 57

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0831
Head HIC-15 59
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 15
Lateral force (kN) 0.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 23
Average deflection (mm) 15
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.41
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.17
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.8
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.2
Combined force (kN) 1.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.7
L-M moment (Nm) 87
A-P moment (Nm) -18

How the side crash test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Power leather seats built after Dec 2007

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power leather seats mfg after Dec 2007
Geometry
Backset (mm) 30
Distance below top of head (mm) 54
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 13.3
Head contact time (ms) 63
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 2
Max neck tension (N) 511

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted