2020 Audi Q7

large SUV / 4-door SUV

2020 Audi Q7 4-door SUV
2017 Audi Q7 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

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
Standard system
Superior
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian
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 2017-20 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Audi Q7 3.0T Premuim Plus 4-door 4wd

The Audi Q7 was redesigned for the 2017 model year (no 2016 model was produced).

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver 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 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.

Forces on the dummy's left lower leg were just high enough to indicate a moderate risk of injury.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1604
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 4
Footrest (cm) 5
Left toepan (cm) 4
Brake pedal (cm) 4
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 0
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 3
Upper dash (cm) 3
Lower instrument panel (cm) 2

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1604
Head
HIC-15 225
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 8
Maximum Nij 0.30
Chest maximum compression (mm) 30
Femur (kN)
Left 5.5
Right 0.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 5
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 4
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.57
Right 0.70
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 4.2
Right 0.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 121
Right 127

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2017-20 models

Tested vehicle: 2018 Audi Q7 2.0T Premium Plus 4-door 4wd

The Audi Q7 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.

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 VTP1809
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 3
Footrest (cm) 7
Right toepan (cm) 6
Center toepan (cm) 3
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 VTP1809
Head
HIC-15 141
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 9
Maximum Nij 0.11
Chest maximum compression (mm) 26
Femur (kN)
Left 0.6
Right 0.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 3
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.41
Right 0.30
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.5
Right 2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left no data
Right 77

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTP1809
Head
HIC-15 125
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 5
Maximum Nij 0.16
Chest maximum compression (mm) 27
Femur (kN)
Left 0.0
Right 0.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left no data
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.29
Right 0.14
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.0
Right 0.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 53
Right no data

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2017-20 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Audi Q7 3.0T Premium Plus 4-door 4wd

The Audi Q7 was redesigned for the 2017 model year (no 2016 model was produced). Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Volkswagen/Audi as part of frontal crash test verification. The ratings also apply to the Audi Q8, introduced in the 2019 model year. The Q8 is derived from the Q7, but it has a more sloping roofline and only two rows of seats instead of three.

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 VTF1601
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 1
Left (cm) 0
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) 0
Rearward (cm) -7
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1601
Head
HIC-15 174
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 11
Maximum Nij 0.23
Chest maximum compression (mm) 31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.5
Femur force - right (kN) 0.3
Knee displacement - left (mm) 7
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.57
Maximum tibia index - right 0.60
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 64
Right 43

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2017-20 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Audi Q7 3.0T 4-door 4wd

The Audi Q7 was redesigned for the 2017 model year (no 2016 model was produced). Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Volkswagen/Audi as part of side crash test verification. The ratings also apply to the Audi Q8, introduced in the 2019 model year. The Q8 is derived from the Q7, but it has a more sloping roofline and only two rows of seats instead of three.

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 VTS1601
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -27.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1601
Head HIC-15 65
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 34
Lateral force (kN) 1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 29
Average deflection (mm) 26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.74
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.23
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.1
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.6
Combined force (kN) 2.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.2
L-M moment (Nm) 46
A-P moment (Nm) -18

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1601
Head HIC-15 54
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.5
Compression (kN) 0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 19
Lateral force (kN) 1.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 26
Average deflection (mm) 15
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.31
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.19
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.2
Combined force (kN) 2.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.4
L-M moment (Nm) 105
A-P moment (Nm) 14

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2017-20 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Audi Q7 3.0T Premium 4-door 4wd

Rating applies to the Audi Q7 (tested) and the structurally similar Audi Q8.

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,946 lbs
Peak force 24,749 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.00

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) 22
Distance below top of head (mm) 6
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.9
Head contact time (ms) 61
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 223

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

System details

  • Standard Audi Pre Sense Front

Package name

  • Standard Standard

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2020 models

Superior
Superior
  • 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, 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 10 mph 25 mph
Crossing adult 12 mph 25 mph
Average speed reduction
25 mph test 37 mph test
Parallel adult 25 mph 37 mph
Warning time:
2.3 seconds

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2017-20 models

Overall evaluation
+
extra LATCH positions
Vehicle trim 3.0T Premium
Seat type leather

This vehicle has 5 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

Overall evaluation
+
extra LATCH positions
Vehicle trim 3.0T Premium
Seat type leather
1 2 3 6 4
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
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
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
4
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
6
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) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 93
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
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 84
Lower anchor B
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 61
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present No
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) 93
Lower anchor B
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 90
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 31

6

Lower anchor A
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 84
Lower anchor B
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 95
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 33

4

Lower anchor A
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 90
Lower anchor B
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 83
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

How child seat anchors are evaluated