2018 Audi A4  RealSafeCars84Safety Rating

#9 of 2018 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#31 of all 2018 vehicles


Pictured: 2017 Audi A4
The A4, part of Audi's lineup since 1996, is a large sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. The A4 provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. Strong on technology, it 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 2018 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 2018 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 0.032%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.9%.

We estimate that the 2018 Audi A4 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0366% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.1802%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0366% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.1802% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Audi A4 is 24% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2018 Audi A4 is 29% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2018 Audi A4 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 12%.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9373Volvo S60INFINITI Q50Volvo V60Toyota AvalonLexus NXAcura TLXLexus RCM.-B. C-ClassAudi A4BMW 3 SeriesLexus ISLexus ES-350Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Audi A4 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 73 to 93. The 2018 Audi A4 is safer than the 2018 Volvo S60, the 2018 INFINITI Q50, the 2018 Volvo V60, the 2018 Toyota Avalon, the 2018 Lexus NX, the 2018 Acura TLX, and the 2018 Lexus ES-350 and less safe than the 2018 Lexus RC. It is about as safe as the 2018 BMW 3 Series.

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