2018 Audi Q5  RealSafeCars90Safety Rating

#10 of 2018 SUVs

#10 of all 2018 vehicles


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. The Q5 has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2018. With standard 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 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 2018 Audi Q5 has a score of 90, implying a 0.029% chance of driver death (2.6% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.025%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.2%.

We estimate that the 2018 Audi Q5 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0288% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.2905%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0288% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.2905% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Audi Q5 is 40% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2018 Audi Q5 is 31% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2018 Audi Q5 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9571BMW X1Volvo S60Buick EnvisionVolvo V60Lexus NXAudi Q5M.-B. GLC-ClassBMW X3Audi A4BMW 3 SeriesLexus ISAcura RDXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Audi Q5 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 71 to 95. The 2018 Audi Q5 is safer than the 2018 BMW X1, the 2018 Volvo S60, the 2018 Buick Envision, the 2018 Volvo V60, the 2018 Lexus NX, the 2018 Acura RDX, the 2018 Lexus IS, the 2018 BMW 3 Series, and the 2018 Audi A4. It is about as safe as the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class.

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