2015 Audi Q5  RealSafeCars87Safety Rating

#12 of 2015 SUVs

#13 of all 2015 vehicles


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


The 2015 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 2015 Audi Q5 has a score of 87, implying a 0.032% chance of driver death (2.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2015 Audi Q5 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0323% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.686%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0323% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.686% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2015 Audi Q5 is 33% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2015 Audi Q5 is 23% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is safer than many comparable models.

9767Volvo S60Volvo V60Lexus NXCadillac ATSLexus ISAcura RDXM.-B. GLK-ClassVolvo XC60Audi Q5Lexus RXBMW X3Lincoln MKCComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2015 Audi Q5 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 97. The 2015 Audi Q5 is safer than the 2015 Volvo S60, the 2015 Volvo V60, the 2015 Lexus NX, the 2015 Cadillac ATS, the 2015 Lexus IS, the 2015 Acura RDX, the 2015 Lincoln MKC, and the 2015 BMW X3 and less safe than the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class. It is about as safe as the 2015 Lexus RX.

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