2017 Audi A4  RealSafeCars84Safety Rating

#12 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#37 of all 2017 vehicles


The A4, a mainstay of Audi's lineup since 1996, is a midsize sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. The Audi A4 has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. Audi offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2017 Audi A4 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 2017 Audi A4 has a score of 84, implying a 0.037% chance of driver death (3.3% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.033%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.9%.

We estimate that the 2017 Audi A4 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0373% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.259%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0373% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.259% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Audi A4 is 22% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Audi A4 is 27% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 Audi A4 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 12%.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

8970Acura ILXVolvo V60Nissan MaximaM.-B. C-ClassBMW 3 SeriesAudi A4Lexus ES-350Cadillac ATSVolvo S60Volkswagen CCAcura TLXINFINITI Q50Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Audi A4 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 89. The 2017 Audi A4 is safer than the 2017 Acura ILX, the 2017 Volvo V60, the 2017 Nissan Maxima, the 2017 INFINITI Q50, the 2017 Acura TLX, the 2017 Volkswagen CC, the 2017 Volvo S60, the 2017 Cadillac ATS, and the 2017 Lexus ES-350. It is about as safe as the 2017 BMW 3 Series and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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