2020 Audi Q7  RealSafeCars95Safety Rating

#2 of 2020 SUVs

#3 of all 2020 vehicles


Pictured: 2018 Audi Q7
The Q7, part of Audi's lineup since 2007, is a three-row large SUV with seating up to 7. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The Q7 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 Q7 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 2020 Audi Q7 has a score of 95, implying a 0.022% chance of driver death (2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Audi Q7 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0219% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 2.5033%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0219% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 2.5033% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Audi Q7 is 54% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Audi Q7 is 48% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. There are optional safety features on the 2020 Audi Q7 which may add to the cost but should be strongly considered --- Active Lane Assist and Audi Side Assist.

Another advanced safety feature --- while not cutting edge --- can still improve vehicle safety. Side mirror turn signals are standard on the Audi Q7. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

10071Acura RLXINFINITI QX60Cadillac XT5Cadillac XT6M.-B. GLE-ClassAudi Q7BMW X5Volvo XC90Lincoln AviatorLincoln ContinentalAcura MDXLexus RXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Audi Q7 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 71 to 100. The 2020 Audi Q7 is safer than the 2020 Acura RLX, the 2020 INFINITI QX60, the 2020 Cadillac XT5, the 2020 Cadillac XT6, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, the 2020 Lexus RX, the 2020 Acura MDX, the 2020 Lincoln Continental, the 2020 Lincoln Aviator, and the 2020 Volvo XC90.

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