2016 Audi Q3  RealSafeCars86Safety Rating

#14 of 2016 SUVs

#19 of all 2016 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Audi Q3
The Q3, introduced by Audi in 2015, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2019 and Apple CarPlay since 2020. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. The Audi Q3 has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. Audi offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2016 Audi Q3 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 2016 Audi Q3 has a score of 86, implying a 0.034% chance of driver death (3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Audi Q3 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0339% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.8692%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0339% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.8692% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Audi Q3 is 29% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2016 Audi Q3 is 19% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9468Volkswagen EosVolvo V60Volvo S60Lexus NXBMW X1Lexus ISVolvo XC60BMW 2 SeriesAudi Q3BMW X3Lincoln MKCAcura RDXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Audi Q3 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 68 to 94. The 2016 Audi Q3 is safer than the 2016 Volkswagen Eos, the 2016 Volvo V60, the 2016 Volvo S60, the 2016 Lexus NX, the 2016 BMW X1, the 2016 Lexus IS, the 2016 Acura RDX, and the 2016 Lincoln MKC and less safe than the 2016 Volvo XC60. It is about as safe as the 2016 BMW 2 Series.

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