2020 Audi Q5  RealSafeCars90Safety Rating

#9 of 2020 SUVs

#15 of all 2020 vehicles


Pictured: 2018 Audi Q5
The Q5, a mainstay of Audi's lineup since 2009, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The Q5 has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with standard all-wheel drive (AWD). Audi offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 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 2020 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 2.3%.

We estimate that the 2020 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 2020 Audi Q5 is 40% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Audi Q5 is 31% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2020 Audi Q5 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 12%.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

10070INFINITI QX50M. Outlander PHEVLexus NXLexus ISLincoln CorsairCadillac XT5Volvo XC60Audi Q5Lexus RXM.-B. GLC-ClassAcura RDXBMW X3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Audi Q5 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 100. The 2020 Audi Q5 is safer than the 2020 INFINITI QX50, the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, the 2020 Lexus NX, the 2020 Lexus IS, the 2020 Lincoln Corsair, the 2020 Cadillac XT5, and the 2020 BMW X3 and less safe than the 2020 Volvo XC60. It is about as safe as the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class and the 2020 Lexus RX.

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