2019 Audi Q8  RealSafeCars97Safety Rating

#1 of 2019 SUVs

#2 of all 2019 vehicles


The Q8, which Audi introduced in 2018, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. The Audi Q8 has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. Audi offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2019 Audi Q8 is very 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 2019 Audi Q8 has a score of 97, implying a 0.019% chance of driver death (1.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2019 Audi Q8 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0195% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 2.2219%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0195% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 2.2219% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Audi Q8 is 59% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2019 Audi Q8 is 54% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

10073Acura RLXMaserati GhibliHyundai Genesis G90Audi A6M.-B. GLE-ClassAudi e-tronAudi Q8BMW X5Audi A7Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Audi Q8 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 73 to 100. The 2019 Audi Q8 is safer than the 2019 Acura RLX, the 2019 Maserati Ghibli, the 2019 Hyundai Genesis G90, the 2019 Audi A6, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, and the 2019 Audi A7. It is about as safe as the 2019 Audi e-tron.

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