2024 Audi Q8

large SUV / 4-door SUV

2024 Audi Q8 4-door SUV
2019 Audi Q8 shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front
Moderate overlap front: original test
Side: updated test

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention: pedestrian
Standard system

Seat belts & child restraints

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor

Small overlap front

The small overlap front evaluation consists of a driver-side and a passenger-side component. If the results of the two evaluations differ, then the combined small overlap rating is equal to the lower rating.

Driver-side

  • Rating applies to 2019-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Audi Q8 3.0T Premium Plus 4-door 4wd

The Audi Q8 was 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. 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 driver-side 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 VTN1815
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 2
Footrest (cm) 5
Left toepan (cm) 3
Brake pedal (cm) 3
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 0
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 2
Upper dash (cm) 3
Lower instrument panel (cm) 4

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTN1815
Head
HIC-15 196
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 7
Maximum Nij 0.22
Chest maximum compression (mm) 26
Femur (kN)
Left 0.0
Right 0.0
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.24
Right 0.23
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.3
Right 1.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 48
Right 86

Passenger-side

  • Rating applies to 2019-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Audi Q8 3.0T Premium Plus 4-door 4wd

The Audi Q8 was 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. 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 passenger-side 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 VTP1831
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Footrest (cm) 7
Right toepan (cm) 4
Center toepan (cm) 2
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 0
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 1
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Upper dash (cm) 2
Right lower dash (cm) 2

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTP1831
Head
HIC-15 194
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 10
Maximum Nij 0.21
Chest maximum compression (mm) 26
Femur (kN)
Left 0.0
Right 0.2
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.29
Right 0.21
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 0.0
Right 1.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 51
Right 48

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTP1831
Head
HIC-15 219
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 8
Maximum Nij 0.24
Chest maximum compression (mm) 27
Femur (kN)
Left 0.1
Right 0.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.34
Right 0.25
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.1
Right 0.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 36
Right 43

How the small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 2019-24 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: updated test

Rating applies to 2019-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2023 Audi Q7 3.0T 4-door 4wd

The Audi Q7 was redesigned for the 2017 model year (no 2016 model was produced). Side 2.0 ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2023 Q7 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
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS2313
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -26.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS2313
Head
HIC-15 86
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Compression (kN) 0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 28
Lateral force (kN) 1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 24
Average deflection (mm) 22
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.08
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.22
Pelvis
Combined force (kN) 4.2

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS2313
Head
HIC-15 40
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.4
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 11
Lateral force (kN) 0.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 28
Average deflection (mm) 20
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.91
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.48
Pelvis
Combined force (kN) 3.6

How the side crash test is conducted

Front crash prevention: pedestrian

Rating applies to all 2024 models

Overall evaluation
Includes high-beam assist credit

Crossing child — day

  • In the 12 mph test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

Crossing adult — night

  • In the 12 mph test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph test, impact speed was reduced by 23 mph when using its high beams. When using its low beams, this vehicle avoided a collision.

Parallel adult — night

  • In the 25 mph test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 37 mph test, impact speed was reduced by 36 mph when using its high beams and a warning was issued 2 seconds before impact. When using its low beams, impact speed was reduced by 31 mph and a warning was issued 1.9 seconds before impact.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Child seat anchors

Rating applies to 2019-24 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim 3.0T Premium
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.

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim 3.0T Premium
Seat type leather
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) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 74
Lower anchor B
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 82
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) 71
Lower anchor B
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 76
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