2013 Audi Q5  RealSafeCars87Safety Rating

#11 of 2013 SUVs

#13 of all 2013 vehicles


Pictured: 2018 Audi Q5
The Q5, part of Audi's lineup since 2009, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The Q5 has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2018. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Audi offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2013 Audi Q5 is above average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2013 Audi Q5 has a score of 87, implying a 0.033% chance of driver death (3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2013 Audi Q5 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0335% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.8239%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0335% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.8239% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2013 Audi Q5 is 30% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2013 Audi Q5 is 20% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is safer than many comparable models.

9473Volvo S60Cadillac ATSINFINITI EXLincoln MKXVolvo C70Acura RDXM.-B. GLK-ClassVolvo XC60Lexus RXAudi Q5M.-B. C-ClassBMW X3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2013 Audi Q5 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 73 to 94. The 2013 Audi Q5 is safer than the 2013 Volvo S60, the 2013 Cadillac ATS, the 2013 INFINITI EX, the 2013 Lincoln MKX, the 2013 Volvo C70, the 2013 Acura RDX, the 2013 BMW X3, and the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and less safe than the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class. It is about as safe as the 2013 Lexus RX.

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