2016 Audi A4  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#24 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#58 of all 2016 vehicles


Pictured: 2017 Audi A4
The A4, part of Audi's lineup since 1996, is a large sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The A4 has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. With optional 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 2016 Audi A4 is 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 2016 Audi A4 has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Audi A4 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.042% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.8009%, meaning the average driver has a 0.042% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.8009% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Audi A4 is 12% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Audi A4 is 18% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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But it is safer than many comparable models.

8671Volvo V60Volvo S60INFINITI Q50Acura TLXNissan MaximaVolkswagen CCBMW 3 SeriesM.-B. C-ClassAudi A4Lexus ISCadillac ATSLexus ES-350Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Audi A4 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 71 to 86. The 2016 Audi A4 is safer than the 2016 Volvo V60, the 2016 Volvo S60, the 2016 INFINITI Q50, the 2016 Acura TLX, the 2016 Nissan Maxima, the 2016 Volkswagen CC, the 2016 Lexus ES-350, and the 2016 Cadillac ATS and less safe than the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the 2016 BMW 3 Series.

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