2016 Audi Q5  RealSafeCars88Safety Rating

#13 of 2016 SUVs

#16 of all 2016 vehicles


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


The 2016 Audi Q5 is safe 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 Q5 has a score of 88, implying a 0.032% chance of driver death (2.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Audi Q5 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0319% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.6439%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0319% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.6439% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Audi Q5 is 33% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2016 Audi Q5 is 24% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is safer than many comparable models.

9469Volvo S60Lexus NXBMW X1Cadillac ATSBuick EnvisionAcura RDXVolvo XC60Lexus RXAudi Q5BMW X3BMW 3 SeriesLincoln MKCComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Audi Q5 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 94. The 2016 Audi Q5 is safer than the 2016 Volvo S60, the 2016 Lexus NX, the 2016 BMW X1, the 2016 Cadillac ATS, the 2016 Buick Envision, the 2016 Acura RDX, the 2016 Lincoln MKC, the 2016 BMW 3 Series, and the 2016 BMW X3. It is about as safe as the 2016 Lexus RX and the 2016 Volvo XC60.

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