2017 Audi Q5  RealSafeCars86Safety Rating

#21 of 2017 SUVs

#28 of all 2017 vehicles


Pictured: 2018 Audi Q5
The Q5, a mainstay of Audi's lineup since 2009, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The Q5 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 2017 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 2017 Audi Q5 has a score of 86, implying a 0.034% chance of driver death (3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 Audi Q5 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0341% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.8929%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0341% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.8929% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Audi Q5 is 29% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2017 Audi Q5 is 19% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is safer than many comparable models.

9570Lexus NXBuick EnvisionINFINITI QX50Acura RDXLexus ISBMW X3M.-B. GLC-ClassLincoln MKXVolvo XC60Cadillac XT5Audi Q5Lexus RCComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Audi Q5 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 95. The 2017 Audi Q5 is safer than the 2017 Lexus NX, the 2017 Buick Envision, the 2017 INFINITI QX50, the 2017 Acura RDX, the 2017 Lexus IS, and the 2017 BMW X3 and less safe than the 2017 Lincoln MKX and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class. It is about as safe as the 2017 Lexus RC and the 2017 Cadillac XT5.

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