2018 Audi Q7  RealSafeCars88Safety Rating

#17 of 2018 SUVs

#23 of all 2018 vehicles


The Q7, a mainstay of Audi's lineup since 2007, is a three-row large SUV with seating up to 7. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Q7 packs some oomph. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Audi offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2018 Audi Q7 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 Q7 has a score of 88, implying a 0.032% chance of driver death (2.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2018 Audi Q7 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0315% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.598%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0315% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.598% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Audi Q7 is 34% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2018 Audi Q7 is 25% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

10063INFINITI Q70INFINITI QX60Lincoln MKTM.-B. E-ClassBMW X5Volvo XC90M.-B. GLE-ClassAcura MDXLexus RXVolvo S90Audi Q7BMW X3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Audi Q7 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 100. The 2018 Audi Q7 is safer than the 2018 INFINITI Q70, the 2018 INFINITI QX60, and the 2018 Lincoln MKT and less safe than the 2018 Lexus RX, the 2018 Acura MDX, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, the 2018 Volvo XC90, and the 2018 BMW X5. It is about as safe as the 2018 BMW X3 and the 2018 Volvo S90.

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